Information for parents/guardians
Parents/Guardians will have received a letter from school on 19 March 2020 outlining our plans to continue to deliver the very best education possible during these unsettling times. The children remain our top priority and our overriding responsibility is to keep our community safe, while maintaining appropriate care, support and education to our pupils in the best way we can. This is a time that will require a great deal of mutual collaboration as we endeavour to support one another as practically and safely as we can. We are very grateful to all our staff and all our families.
So what next?
The whole school team is committed to helping every student positively navigate their way through the days and weeks ahead.
We are responding positively to the Secretary of State's request to us to keep our schools open for children of key workers and for vulnerable children from Monday 23 March 2020.
We aim to provide supervisory staff to oversee any individual student who requests to attend during school hours from Monday onwards who fall into the two categories noted above. As directed by the government, this staffing provision will be care, not education. Any student present in school will access their work in the same way that they would do if they were at home - that is, without direct classroom teaching or other support.
You will understand that available staffing levels mean that for reasons of safety this ‘at-school-provision’ may have to be withdrawn, either wholly or in part, at short notice. Together we shall all do everything we can to make the most of this situation.
School dates moving forward are as follows:
Normal teaching for all year groups to finish on Friday 20 March at 15:15
Remote learning to begin Monday 23 March until 3 April
Easter Holidays April 4 – 26 April
Summer Term begins 27 April
For all other pupils, Form Tutors will be in touch on Monday to check if there are any problems logging into the school platforms or if there are any other questions about learning from home. Everyone should have received an email confirming our Virtual Learning (VL) platform and our communication channels will remain open so you can contact tutors (who should be your primary contact), senior staff or other staff if you have questions.
Support for pupils
Academic work will be primarily through 'Google Classroom' or an alternative method set by individual teachers such as 'My Maths'. Pupils will complete learning tasks set by each teacher following their regular and daily timetable. For example, if you have Mathematics on a Monday period 3, teachers will set work at the start of Monday morning and you will have 24 hours to complete the work set. All staff at Bredon are working hard to ensure any disruption to learning is minimised.
All completed work will be 'handed in' using the google classroom for each relevant teacher to review and provide feedback. This means that pupils will be required to complete a maximum of 7 pieces of work on each school day. Work should not take longer than a usual lesson.
Pastoral support and wellbeing support via email and virtual meetings with staff (if needed).
SLS support will be primarily through 'Google Classroom'. Support will also be available for proof reading and for support with other lessons.
For those pupils who receive SALT, packs have been sent for home working and discussions with parents will remain ongoing.
Information for external visitors
We are following government advice in order to keep our community safe and as such we are unable to offer visits or tours of the School at the present time. Please email the Admissions Team in order to keep up to date with regards to future tours, visits and Open Mornings or call 07799 127449 (Louise Ciaravella, Head of Admissions and Marketing) or 07986 762549 (Rebecca Jones, Admissions Officer).
In these unique circumstances, we have created mailboxes for you to contact the School in the first instance. Please email:
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Office: email@example.com