27 April 2020
As we enter the sixth week of lockdown and our fourth week of virtual school, I wanted to write to you to update you with a new aspect to our online provision.
From now until the end of the lockdown period and the resumption of normal schooling, the SAL and ASAL for each year group will be increasing their contact with you and your children.
Firstly, they will be publishing weekly assemblies for each year group via the school’s You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel
This will give learners the chance to see or hear a friendly face and will give us the chance to talk to all learners about some of the issues they may be facing due to the lockdown.
Secondly, to support this effort, every parent/learner will receive a ‘Keeping In-Touch’ call every two weeks or so. This will be via the parents’ phone and is intended to allow learners and parents to talk to their SAL or ASAL, ask any questions and raise any issues they are having. This will be starting from today. We hope it will prove useful to you and your children.
Please also have a look at our Home Learning Tab on the website where we will posting guidance about staying safe online and at home https://www.hhsweb.org/staying-safe-help-and-guidance/
If learners have any concerns, they should use the See It. Report It. Stop It. tab which is constantly monitored by the safeguarding team.
Can I thank you for all your support with the online learning programme. It is important that learners keep working wherever possible and are in an excellent position to resume their studies when we return to school. Well done to those doing the daily personal development and fitness challenges. It was great to see over 300 students participating in the whole school Kahoot quiz, and would like to see 400 this Friday!
For Year 11 learners who will be joining the Sixth Form next year we are putting together subject specific transition courses for students in all HHS Sixth Form subjects. These will be available later next week. For now, Mr Patel has set students an online course which will help them develop the academic skills needed for Sixth Form study. You can find this on Show My homework. For Year 11 learners who have applied for college places, Harrow College will be contacting you with transition materials on or after 11th May.
We do understand how difficult and uncertain this period is for everyone and we are trying our best to ensure we keep excellent communication going. If you have any feedback on this or have any questions we have not yet answered, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
I will be writing to you again next week. In the meantime, please look after yourselves and each other.
With very kind regards