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School Letters 2020/21

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...