The Prime Minister has announced that schools will be closed for all but the most vulnerable of students and for children of key workers. Therefore, Gildredge House will close from Friday 20th March for the majority of children.
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. It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
On this page
- Latest news
- How to Support Your Child at Home Guide
- Work for Primary phase students
- Work for Secondary phase students
- Work for Sixth Form students
How to Support Your Child at Home Guide
Please refer to the Letter to Parents re Learning at Home [PDF] from the Head Teacher, Mr Reeves.
Work for students
Primary Phase: Reception – Year 6
Primary staff will be checking their emails and EduLink every day that school is not open, so if parents have any news or home learning they would like to share with staff, it will be gratefully received. While students are at home, it is really important that they keep busy. A home learning menu has been created with lots of tasks for students to choose from. This has been uploaded to the ‘Independent Learning’ tab on EduLink.
Please make use of the Blank timetable and cards [PDF] which will help parents to create their own visual timetable to keep students’ Home Learning on task, just like the visual timetables we use at school. The PDF is an example of a blank timetable/cards template that parents can print, or parents can design and draw their own template. Download the Visual timetable for home learning [PDF] and click through it – then this will make a lot more sense!
Secondary Phase: Years 7-11
Resources and work for students in the Secondary phase is uploaded to EduLink and the VLE. Please refer to the Secondary Phase Student Work VLE EduLink Overview [PDF] for an overview of the current topics for each subject and each Year Group.
If students or parents require assistance with the VLE, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13
Staff have communicated directly with Sixth Form students via EduLink or the VLE. Students can continue to contact staff through these platforms during normal school hours. It is vital that Sixth Form students continue to be self-motivated during the school closure. In addition to their studies, students are encouraged to think about their post-18 options, research into Universities, look into possible apprenticeships or future employment opportunities.
Students have access to the UniFrog platform through which they can access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and courses to supplement their studies and further develop areas of interest. Often, these course are nationally accredited and recognised so MOOCs will support students in their future endeavours.
The Pastoral Team are available to support the Sixth Form students during the school closure. If students have any questions, please get in touch.