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Daily Update

7 July 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

I hope you all have a good day.

If my calculations are correct, this is our 75th Update.  I hope you continue to find these emails helpful and that the format is clear and useful.

  

End of Year Arrangements

The final day of this academic year is Wednesday 22 July 2020.   We will be continuing with our Critical Worker / Vulnerable Group provision until then.  

We will be sending students an end of year assembly, which will a prerecorded video, so that we can wish them all a pleasant and safe summer.

As I mentioned yesterday, we are finalising our arrangements for fully opening in September.  I am aiming provide you with the details as soon as possible and I will hold a virtual meeting where I will present our plans and answer questions.  I will send out the details of this meeting next week.

  

Provision for This Week - Critical Workers and Vulnerable Groups

Thank you to those parents / carers that have completed the form for this week’s provision.  We are looking forward to seeing your child this week.

If you have not done so already, it is imperative you complete this form as soon as possible - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WB06JULY/.  

This provision is ONLY for  parents / carers  who are critical workers or who have children that are classed as vulnerable.

I wish to stress that parents/carers retain the authority to decide whether school is an appropriate environment for their children. Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time, and schools will not be held to account for attendance levels. 

 PLEASE NOTE: Due to the higher demand for this provision, we now need to run two groups with immediate effect.  Therefore, the following changes are now in place.

  

Year 10 Face-to-Face Sessions - Week Beginning 29 June 2020

These are the remaining Year 10 sessions for this week:

 Date                             Group          Time                      Subject                     Room

Wednesday 08 July      Group 5        10:00 – 12:00        Maths                         U01

Wednesday 08 July      Group 6        13:00 – 15:00        Maths                         U05

Thursday 09 July          Group 7        10:00 – 12:00        Science                      U01

Thursday 09 July          Group 8        13:00 – 15:00        Science                      U05

  

Let us know how things are going at home

Are you proud of the work your child has done at home? Are they helping out with household chores?

As a school we love to acknowledge students who are working hard or those who have done an amazing job in school. For obvious reasons we are not able to do this at the moment. So instead, we are asking parents to help us out. Why not send us a photo of your child getting stuck into their distance learning or doing a household chore and we will post it on our Twitter account (@deanesschool)?

Feel free to avoid photographing your child’s face if you prefer. Be sure to send us a sentence to explain what work they are doing or how they are helping around the house and we will share the positive messages! Please send these via email to dmckeown@thedeanes.essex.sch.uk  or tag us in on Twitter. 

  

How to contact us

Can I also remind you that we want to do what we can to support our students and their families during this period.  

In order to help with communication, we have set up a quick form.  By using this form, we will be able to respond to you very quickly and it will allow our reception staff to remain at home.

If you need to contact us during this difficult period, please click here.  The form is also on our website under the 'Contact Us' menu item.

  

Take care,

Desi

Desi McKeown

Headteacher