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School Letters 2020/21

Year 11 PSHE Letter - 29th March 2021
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Year 10 PSHE Letter - 29th March 2021
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Year 9 PSHE Letter - 29th March 2021
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Year 8 PSHE Letter - 29th March 2021
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Year 7 PSHE Letter - 29th March 2021
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Year 10 Positive Cae - 26th March 2021
We have been made aware that one of our Year 10 students has tested positive for Coronavirus. 

 

Year 10 Positive Case - 26th March 2021
We have been made aware that one of our Year 10 students has tested positive for Coronavirus.  Having spoken to Public Health England and sought advice regarding this, we are confident that we have effectively put measures in place to reduce any further risk

 

RSE Parent Consultation - 23rd March 2021
You will be aware that, as a part of your child’s educational experience at St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught curriculum and Personal...

 

Year 11 Positive Case - 23rd March 2021
We have been made aware that one of our Year 11 students has tested positive for Coronavirus.  Having spoken to Public Health England and sought advice regarding this, we are confident that we have effectively put measures in place to reduce any further risk. 
Term Dates Letter - 22nd March 2021
Please find below our updated Term Dates for the 2021/2022 Academic Year. A copy of these dates can also be found on our website.
 
Covid Testing Letter - 18th March 2021
Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing. This is because they have no symptoms.
 
Parents Evening Letter - 12th March 2021
Throughout this year, we have spent a lot of time focusing on the well-being of our Students and supporting them with their remote learning. 
 
Instrumental Lessons - Wednesday 10th March 
As we return to the new normal at SPH, we will also restart instrumental lessons on the week commencing 15th March. All lessons will continue in the usual manner, following SPH Safe guidance and will occur during lesson and break times.

 

World Book Day - Year 9 - Thursday on March 4th
This year, we are celebrating the day virtually with lots of exciting events throughout the week!
 
World Book Day - Year 7 & 8 - Thursday on March 4th. 
This year, we are celebrating the day virtually with lots of exciting events throughout the week!
 
Behaviour Addendum Letter - 1st March
I hope you are continuing to keep well during these unprecedented times. As I am sure you are aware the government recently announced children will begin returning to school from Monday 8th March.
 
Covering Letter - 1st March 
We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well given what continues to be strange and uncertain times.
 
Parent Guidance on the reopening of SPH to all students: March 2021 - 1st March

All members of the St Philip Howard Community are responsible for the safety of all at St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy. In this guidance, we explain what measures must be followed by all in our community to keep each other safe and healthy.

 
Re-opening of St Philip Howard - 26th February
We are extremely pleased about the recent announcement regarding Students returning to school from March 8th. 

 

St Ralph Sherwin Trust school reopening 8th March - 23rd February
You will no doubt have heard Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday that all schools will reopen the week beginning 8th March.
St Ralph Sherwin Newsletter - February 2021
I would like to begin by expressing my thanks to our school leaders and to every single member of staff for their incredible efforts and patience in what has been an extremely difficult half-term for everyone

 

Half Term - Thursday 11th February
Following a busy half-term, we would like to update you on some key information for the half-term break.  On Friday 12th February, school will be closed to all Students and this will be an Inset Day for Staff training.
Year 8 Options - Wednesday 10th February
At St Philip Howard CVA, we pride ourselves on ensuring that the Quality of Education on offer to all our pupils is of the highest standard. An important part of this offer is the annual curriculum review which the Senior Leadership Team have just completed.
Parents’ Guide for Booking Appointments - Monday 8th February 2021

Browse: https://stphiliphowardcatholicvoluntary.schoolcloud.co.uk/

 

Year 8 Parents Evening - Thursday 11th February 2021

Our Year 8 Virtual Parents’ Evening will be taking place on Thursday 11th February between 4pm -7pm.

 
February Half Term Closure - Friday 29th January 2021
Further to the DfE announcement this week, we write to advise that school will be closed to all pupils during the February half-term holiday. 
Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Timetable - Friday 22nd January
At the end of the first fortnight of Live Lessons, we would like to say a huge thank you for your support.  At the end of Week 2, we have completed over 310 Live Lessons;
Year 7 Remote Learning Timetable
Year 8 Remote Learning Timetable
Year 9 Remote Learning Timetable
Year 10 Remote Learning Timetable
Year 11 Remote Learning Timetable

 

 Letter regarding remote learning or in school attendance during testing period - Friday 18th December 2020
In yesterday’s news, you may have heard the government’s announcement that from January, lateral flow tests will be deployed by all secondary schools in the first week of term to help detect asymptomatic cases and break chains of transmission.
 
School Closure - Friday 11th December 2020
Earlier this week the Department for Education provided updated guidance regarding the end of term and as a result we are writing to inform you that the last day in school for your child/ren will be Thursday, December 17th.
 
Hardship Fund Introductory Letter to Parents - Friday 11th December 2020
The St Ralph Sherwin Trust, a family of 25 Catholic academies, acknowledges the difficulties faced by many of the families we serve, particularly in light of the adverse effects of the Coronavirus in 2020 on the community.
 
SRS Hardship Policy - Friday 11th December 2020
The St. Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) holds charitable Funds which have unrestricted use within the scope of its stated charitable objectives.
 
Year 11 PSHE Day Letter - Tuesday 15th December 2020
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 15th December 2020

 

Year 10 PSHE Day Letter - Tuesday 15th December 2020
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 15th December 2020

 

Year 9 PSHE Day Letter - Tuesday 15th December 2020
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 15th December 2020

 

Year 8 PSHE Day Letter - Tuesday 15th December 2020
Please find enclosed details of the content of your child’s PSHE Drop Down Day on Tuesday 15th December 2020
 
Christmas Jumper Day Friday 11th December 2020
St Philip Howard will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. We would ask that the students donate a minimum of £1 each for the opportunity to come into school in their Christmas Jumpers for the day
 
Non Uniform day 3rd December- 30th November 2020
The focus for the Hummingbirds is to ‘Gift a Gift’ this Christmas for the elderly and children in our area who are in need of support.
 
Year 11 Positive Covid Case Letter - 20th November 2020
We have been made aware that one of our Year 11 students has tested positive for Coronavirus
 
Year 11 Revision Letter - 20th November 2020
On the 2nd December, we have arranged for Year 11 pupils to participate in a morning workshop designed to improve memory skills and offer revision techniques through the use of experiments, demonstrations and interactive exercises.
 
AQA GCSE Science Revision guides - 20th November 2020
The Science department are offering you the opportunity to purchase Science revision guides at a reduced cost for the GCSE examinations.
 
Non-Uniform Day in Support of NDCYS - 17th November 2020
On Sunday 22nd November, the Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates National Youth Sunday: it is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our young people and all the joy they bring to our world!

 

Student email address - 10th November 2020
In support of our Remote Learning offer, we have set up Student email addresses so that Students can contact their class teachers to discuss Homework or seek additional support should they need to. 

 

Catch Up Intervention Letter - 6th November 2020
As Students have missed learning in school due to lockdown last year, we have appointed a catch- up Tutor for Literacy and Numeracy to support Students’ progress in English and Maths.
 
Face Coverings letter 6th November 2020
I hope you are continuing to keep well during these unprecedented times. As I am sure you are aware the government recently announced lockdown conditions that will take effect as of Thursday 5th November. 

 

Year 7 Review Evening Letter - 4th November 2020
Our Year 7 Virtual Review Evening will be taking place on November 12th between 4pm -7pm.  This is an opportunity for Parents to meet with their child’s Form Tutor to discuss their transition into secondary school. 
Parent Guide Year 7 Review Evening Letter - 4th November 2020
Parents Guide for booking appointments.

 

End of Half Term Letter - 23rd October 2020
As we reach the end of what has been an extremely challenging first half term, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support.

 

Remote Learning Letter - 22nd October 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your family well.  We would very much like to thank you for helping us manage the changes in school with regards to the school day and the practices we have put in place to keep our school community safe.

 

 

Year 11 Exam Update Letter - 22nd October 2020
We want to congratulate our Year 11 Students on a positive start when returning to school and starting this new academic year.  Since September, Students have shown positive attitudes to learning and this year, more than ever, they have shown an awareness of the importance of engaging in learning and preparing themselves for their GCSEs later in the year. 
 
 
 
Letter regarding Covid-19 Year 8 Positive Case - 21st October 2020
We have been made aware that one of our Year 8 students has tested positive for Coronavirus.  Having spoken to Public Health England and sought advice regarding this, we are confident that we have effectively put measures in place to reduce any further risk.
 
Letter regarding Covid-19 Year 9 Positive Case - 20th October 2020
We have been made aware that one of our Year 9 students has tested positive for Coronavirus.  Having spoken to Public Health England and sought advice regarding this, we are confident that we have effectively put measures in place to reduce any further risk. 
 
Quell and Kooth Schools - 14th October 2020
We are writing to inform you that Kooth.com which is a free, safe and confidential way for young people to receive counselling, support and advice online, has recently been promoted at St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy.

 

 

Face Coverings Guidance - 13th October 2020
Face Coverings Poster
As you may be aware, the local area of Glossopdale has been placed under TIER 2 COVID -19 measures.  In line with the DfE and Public Health guidance, from Wednesday 14th October we will be expecting students to wear face coverings as they enter and leave the school building, in corridors, at lesson changeover as well as during social times. 

 

Positive Covid-19 Cases - 13th October 2020
Today, we became aware that one staff member and one student had tested positive for Coronavirus.  Having spoken to Public Health England and sought advice regarding these cases, we are confident that we have effectively put measures in place to reduce any further risk. 

 

World Mental Health Day - 7th October 2020
To support World Mental Health Day we are going to be taking part in #HelloYellow 2020 on Friday 9th October with a non-uniform day.

 

Letter for KS2 Food Prep - 1st October 2020
Your son/daughter will be studying Food Preparation for two terms during the year. They will learn about food and nutrition and develop their practical skills.

 

Letter for Year 9 Food Prep - 1st October 2020
Your son/daughter has opted to study GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

 

Music Letter - 22nd September 2020
 
Due to continued interest surrounding instrumental lessons at St Philip Howard, peripatetic lessons will be available for Year 7 pupils for the 2020/2021 school year. 
Year 11 Food Department Letter 22nd September 2020
 
Your son/daughter has opted to study GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. The course places a significant emphasis on developing the ability to produce good quality food competently.
Data Collection Letter - 14th September 2020
I enclose a Data Collection Sheet with information for your son/daughter that we hold on our school system.   To ensure our records are up to date, can you check through all the information...