Parents/Carers update 31st December
First of all, I hope you and your families had a restful Christmas and were able to stay safe and well.
As you are likely aware, the government yesterday issued updated guidance for schools in January. Please see below for details regarding how Cheam High School will operate over the next three weeks. As you are aware, guidance can be subject to change at very short notice. If there are any changes, we will communicate these with you via email as quickly as possible.
W/B 4th January
- The school site is only open to students whose parents/carers are key workers, have an EHCP or are considered vulnerable in all year groups. If you believe your child falls into one of these categories and you would like them to attend school site in this week, please complete the form here.
- PLEASE NOTE: as stated in our previous correspondence, the form must be completed by the end of the day today, 31st December. Students will need to bring a packed lunch for this week. We will contact you before Monday to confirm your child’s place and with further details.
- If you have signed up for Keyworker and Vulnerable student school please read the information here.
- All other years will follow a remote learning package in line with their normal school day.
- We will be offering blend of live learning and other resources. Our provision will include a tutor session each morning at 08.30 and will follow students’ usual timetable. Attendance to lessons is compulsory and it is very important that your child logs-in using a computer, tablet or smartphone on time to access the live learning on offer.
- Students in Year 12 or 13 who have vocational exams to sit in this week should attend school for lessons related to their exams. For example, if your child has a Media CTEC exam, they should come to school for their normal, timetabled Media lessons in the run up to the exam. They must leave site as soon as their lesson is complete. Please see separate email for further details.
- Students in Year 10 or 11 who have exams in Construction or Hair & Beauty will also be able to attend site for revision sessions. We will contact you separately with the specific times that your child should attend.
W/B 11th January
- Year 11 and Year 13 students should attend school as normal for face to face lessons.
- The school site will also continue to be open to students whose parents/carers are key workers, have an EHCP or are considered vulnerable in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.
- All other students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 will access a blend of live learning and other resources. This will follow the same mode as the previous week and, again, attendance to lessons is compulsory and it is very important that your child logs-in using a computer, tablet or smartphone on time to access live learning on offer.
W/B 18th January
- As stands, students in all year groups should attend school as normal. The Government will be updating Sutton schools about these arrangements nearer the time so this may be subject to change and we will communicate any updates with you as soon as possible.
- You will likely be aware that there are government plans for schools to offer mass testing on-site. The idea behind this is to minimise both transmission of the virus and the need for students to isolate unnecessarily. As you will appreciate, particularly given the scale of our school, this is likely to present challenges, not least from a staffing perspective, but as plans are formalised we will communicate these with you. Our priority ensuring that any testing carried out is done so with the utmost regard for the health and safety of students and staff alike. We will communicate with you as we receive further information and as plans develop.
Finally, on behalf of all of the staff at the school, we wish you all the very best for the year ahead and thank you for your ongoing patience and support.
Mr P Naudi