As you will be aware, we are continuing to review our staffing levels and due to ongoing and increased staffing challenges we have reluctantly made the decision to partially close the
school on Friday 27 November for Year 9 (whole cohort).
The decision to do this has not been taken lightly but parents and carers will understand that we absolutely must prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of all students on site. If staffing numbers do not allow us to achieve this, then we are put in a position whereby we cannot have all pupils in school. Please be reassured that we are doing our best to limit the times when our pupils are not on site, but we understand that this can cause difficulty for their families.
In order for us to maintain a quality provision of education for pupils, we will move to our on-line timetable for Year 9. Lessons will be available through Google Classroom with additional work through the Oak Academy. The situation of learning from home is not yet ideal, but it can be highly effective and is proving invaluable in building a wider set of learning skills in students, so please do encourage your child, seek our support in doing this and link with class teachers as much as possible through Google Classroom.
- Google classroom links have been emailed to Year 9 parents. Please check your email inbox.
- The Oak National Academy website can be found here: https://www.thenational.academy.
We will continue to evaluate our staffing levels and ensure we work closely with parents and carers to give as much notice of any further closures should they be required. The school will continue to follow the advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education and keep parents and carers updated.
With our best wishes and thanks for your continued support through these challenging times.