Dear Parents / Carers,
Firstly, and most importantly I hope that you and your families are well. I have delayed writing until now to avoid you being inundated with communications from the College as the rapid consequences of the Coronavirus unfolded. I would like to remind you that all the communications that have been sent out, including the Year 8 update, information on claiming Free School Meals, Enrichment week and information regarding options can be found on our website: http://sjhcsc.co.uk/parents/letters-home
Many of you will also have been contacted by myself or Mrs Davies and we will continue to keep in touch with you all. Our team will be attempting to make telephone contact with all students over the coming days.
As I am sure you are aware the College will be closed until further notice and as a result we will all need to learn to work in different ways. Please refer to the College website under Students- Homework and then respective subjects and the corresponding year 8 group to find out the work that will be set each week. http://sjhcsc.co.uk/students/homework
Many teachers will start to adopt a number of online platforms to help with distance learning and full instructions on how to access these can be found in the respective subject areas above. I have asked all tutors to make contact with parents of students in their tutor groups over the next week to find out how everyone is coping and to deal with any home learning issues that may have arisen. In the meantime if you would like to get in touch with them yourself then feel free to email them:
I would like to reiterate the message that it is vital to maintain the momentum of effort we have seen from students in College whilst learning from home. This is especially important for Year 8 as they approach their first year of GCSE qualifications within their options. While it is fantastic if parents and guardians can support learning I would encourage that students work more independently when able to. If you need any help or support all of our teacher’s email contacts can be found at: http://sjhcsc.co.uk/our-college/meet-the-staff
To enable myself, Mrs Davies and the pastoral team to keep in touch and publish information and resources more easily I have set up a Year 8 Google classroom. Some students will be familiar with this process and some subjects may also start using this as an easier distribution and monitoring of home learning tasks during this time.
The class code you need to join the Year 8 Classroom is: b2x7jpy
Please can you share this communication with your son / daughter so we can keep in touch with them directly moving forward.
On a personal note I have been thinking about you all and I hope everyone is safe and well. Please look after yourselves and if you need any support, advice, or just want to chat to someone please let us know and either myself, Mrs Davies or our tutor team will get in touch.
Take care and I look forward to “seeing” the Year Group in the Google classroom!
Mr N Holliday