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Please click on the link below to read the second issue of Central Foundation Boys’ School Community Bulletin.

 

Community Bulletin no 2 – Monday 30.3.20

 

The Bulletin will be published every Monday and Thursday while the School is closed.

 

Please see below a link to a letter in relation to Year 11 and Year 13 calculated grade process.

 

Letter re GCSE A Level and Vocational Qualifications 27.3.20

 

 

Please click on the link below to read the first issue of Central Foundation Boys’ School Community Bulletin.

 

Community Bulletin – Thursday 26.3.20.

 

The Bulletin will be published every Monday and Thursday while the School is closed.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, I would like to extend my very best wishes to you all in these unprecedented circumstances.  My thoughts are with all of our students and their families.

Last night, you would have heard the Prime Minister announce new measures aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19. You can read a summary of his address at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52014472.

Thank you very much for following government advice and keeping your children at home where possible. The latest advice on how to protect yourself and others against Covid-19 can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Please share this advice with your children.

Our school provision started yesterday for those students who cannot remain at home during this period.  We had a small group of students in school and this allowed us to operate in line with government guidance in respect of social distancing, to protect the students, their families and staff.  The students are being educated and looked after by a small group of staff, with the majority of staff now working remotely.

Our on-line programme of learning for students has now started. Whilst working remotely, it is important that students adhere to a good routine and complete work set to their daily timetable. They should contact their teachers with questions only at the times when they are due to be taught by them, in order to allow staff to manage the flow of messages.

Year 11 and Year 13 students will understandably be very anxious to know how their final grades will be determined.  We are working hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students, but in particular for Years 11 and 13 in this unprecedented situation. We will provide more information to students in Year 11 and 13 as soon as it is released to schools.  You can read the information provided by the government at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

With best wishes,

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

 

Please find below a letter from the Headteacher in relation to home learning during school closure.

LETTER REGARDING HOME LEARNING

 

 

The government has now released its guidelines on the education of the children of Key Workers.  The guidance can be read HERE.  Key Workers, whose sons will be attending school over the next few weeks, should contact us at 02072533741 / info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

We will be contacting the families of other young people who will be attending school next week.

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

School Opening Friday 20th March

The school is running for all Year groups tomorrow, Friday 20th March.  The school will shut at lunch time to allow time for staff to finalise the home learning for the students.

I would repeat the requirement that:-

  • Any student who has a persistent cough or fever should not be in school, and should be self-isolating for 7 days.
  • If anyone in the household has a new persistent cough or fever, the student should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 14 days.
  • Any student who has a medical condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19  they should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 12 weeks.

School Closure

In line with government guidance, the school will be shut to students from Monday 23rd March, with the exception of two groups of students:-

  • Those students who we consider particularly need the support of being in school – we will be contacting these families tomorrow to inform them that they will be able to attend school.
  • Those students whose parents are ‘Key Workers’.   We have not received a definition of this from the government, but at the moment we presume this to include those working within health care, the police, the fire service, social care and those working within essential supply chains, such as supermarkets and medical supplies.  We would ask you to contact the school via e-mail at info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk or phone on 02072533741 tomorrow to confirm that your son will be attending school from Monday.

Home Learning

A programme of home learning for our students who are not in school will start from Monday.  We will provide further information in respect of this tomorrow.

School Meals

We are exploring an approach in respect of continuing to provide school meals for all those students who receive free school meals.

GCSE, A level and BTEC exams

All we know at the moment is that the government has confirmed that these exams have been cancelled but that students will still get their qualifications.  As soon as further information is provided in respect of this I will write further.

I will provide more information on all of the above matters as and when I have it.  My thoughts and best wishes are with all of our students and their families at this time.

 

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

 

 

 

Following on from the announcement by the government yesterday evening the position at the school is as follows:

The school is running for all Year groups for today and tomorrow, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March.

I would repeat the requirement that:-

  • Any student who has a persistent cough or fever should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 7 days.
  • If anyone in the household has a new persistent cough or fever, the student should not be in school, and should be self-isolating for 14 days.
  • Any student who has a medical condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19 should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 12 weeks.

From Monday, the school will be shut to all students, except the children of ‘key workers’ and other groups of students that are identified in government guidelines

A programme of home study will start from Monday for all students who are at home

The government has stated that the Year 11 and Year 13 exams for this year will be cancelled.  We will provide more details in respect of this once they become available.

I appreciate that the position creates much anxiety and uncertainty. We will be doing all that we can to provide more clarity as we receive further information ourselves. For those students who were in school yesterday, we were able to keep disruption to a minimum. We expect for students to be able to follow their normal timetable over the next couple of days.

 

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

 

 

The Government has updated its advice in respect of its response to COVID-19.

As a consequence of this :-

  1. If students have a new persistent cough or a fever they should self-isolate for two weeks.
  2. If anyone in their household has a new persistent cough or a fever they should self-isolate for two weeks.

It is, of course, important that we all follow this advice.  We are tracking students to ensure that they do follow this guidance.

The School remains open for all Year groups.

Once again I would like to wish you all well at this challenging time and thank you for your continued support.

 

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

On 12 March 2020, the government announced a move into the ‘delay’ phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus. The immediate implication for the School is that

  • Anyone with a new persistent cough or high temperature is now advised to self-isolate for 7 days.

We would ask, therefore, that any students with such symptoms are kept at home for this period of time, or for longer, if their symptoms continue.

 

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher