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Advice on Coronavirus

Letter from the Headteacher

Advice for parents

The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

 

Further guidance can be found in the following Government document:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Please see below a guide for parents on independent learning:

using_your_independent_learning_skills.pdf

Advice for students

Expectations of work during closure

All students have been given information about work expectations throughout the closure.

 

Staff will be setting work for students through Show My Homework. In order for students to log on to this platform, they must use the same username and password that they use to log on to the school computers. The link for Show My Homework must be accessed through the 'student' section of the school website, which is at the top of this page.

 

This is also the same username and password combination to log on to Firefly.

 

If students wish to log on to Office365, they must access the link through the 'student' section of the school website. They must use the same username as above followed by @thecompton.org.uk. The password for this is the same as they would use to log on to the school computers.

 

Students should have their logins for different online portals, however, in the event that they are experiencing difficulty they should email:

loginhelp@thecompton.org.uk 

 

Please see the links below for advice for Year 11 and Year 13 students regarding the assemblies they received and their exams:

yr_11_and_13_exams_faqs__1_.pdf

yr_11_and_y13_exam_letter_24.03.2020__1_.pdf

Please see below for updated information for our Year 13 students (as of 31/03/20:

update___year_13_message_to_students_31.03.20.pdf

Please see the link below for places for students to go to access support:

places_students_can_go_for_help.pdf

Government guidance

Please see below a list of useful Government links regarding Coronavirus

information_on_coronavirus.pdf

 

Support for key workers

The Compton School has set up an email account – keyworker@thecompton.org.uk. If you are a Key Worker and it is essential for you to work and therefore send your child into school, please email this account if you plan to send your child to school. 

 

  • You will need to provide the following information: 
  • Your name
  • Your child’s name and form
  • Occupation
  • Full address of workplace o Contact number for workplace
  • Your mobile number
  • Confirmation of any medical needs of your child so we can check records and retrieve medicine if necessary 

 

We will need this information at least 24 hours before you intend to send your child to school so that we can plan staffing and safe provision. We will then respond to confirm if we have the staffing to support your child.

 

Your child will complete the work set on Show My Homework for each day. You would need to provide a packed lunch for your child. We will do our best to ensure that we can cover each day, however, if staff absences make it difficult we will communicate with you via text or email. 

 

Additionally, if your child has an EHCP can you also let us know, using the same email address, keyworker@thecompton.org.uk if you need them to come into school. However, we will have reduced staffing and therefore their support will be limited. If you are able to keep your child at home this would greatly assist us. 

 

However, if your child is displaying coronavirus symptoms or in contact with someone displaying the symptoms, Government guidance regarding self-isolation must still be followed. This provision will exist up to the Easter holidays Friday 3rd April; after which there may be more clarity provided by the government and there may be centralised hubs set up. All school rules will exist during this period. Students will need to wear their full school uniform and bring their school bag and equipment. 

Exam Support

Please see the links below for exam support for Year 11 and Year 13 students.

A message for all GCSE, AS and A level students this summer

Awarding of grades for Yr 11 and Yr 13 students Summer 2020

Frequently Asked Questions