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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 22 May 2020

 

Blessed George Napier School Update [22 May 2020]

Trip Information

If your trip has been cancelled, our Finance Department are currently doing everything possible to reclaim the costs incurred, either through the venue or our insurance company.  The current circumstances are unprecedented and there are delays due to the volume of claims being processed and companies not being able to work at full capacity.  We will be in contact with parents affected as soon as we have further information.   Thank you for your understanding.

From the Principal  

Dear Parent/Guardian

I would like to thank you for the continued support you have given your children with their lessons at home, using the VLE.  I am more than aware how difficult this can be at times with my own children but I know our staff and parents have continued in their efforts to support each other.

During the half-term holiday from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May no work will be set on the VLE.  Lessons using the VLE will recommence from Monday 1st June.

An email has been sent home to parents of students in Years 10 and 12, looking at the possibility of reopening school, so those year groups can have some face-to-face time with their teachers before the summer holidays.  We would like to thank you for your responses.  We will not be starting any face-to-face contact with Years 10 or 12 on 1st June, but we will update you on our plans for this after half-term. 

Please be assured of our ongoing support in these difficult circumstances and our continued prayers for all the staff. students and parents adversely affected by this virus.

Yours sincerely

Fraser Long - Principal

 

Communication

Staff may contact students via home phones.  Please be aware, if this happens, numbers will be shown as unknown or withheld number. 

The VLE remains the primary method of communication between students and staff.    We have asked staff to take some feedback from their classes, to find out how students are finding the specific work they are being set.  This will help teachers to modify tasks, where necessary.

We will continue to put updated information onto our school website and occasionally, where there is the need, we will email or text parents.

Our school site remains closed to all but a very small number of people in order to reduce the risk of infection.   We would remind all students they should not be visiting each other’s homes or congregating together outside at any time. 

We would like to thank you for your continued support during these challenging times and will keep you updated of any further changes.

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Information on staying safe on the internet from the NCA CEOP website can be found at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.     This contains links to advice for children at different age groups, parents/carers and professionals including teachers

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Please find below a link  for children who may be anxious following recent announcements.

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/

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A guide for parents regarding social media and how to keep your child safe can be found at

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Contact details for Childine can be found at:

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/