Dear Parent / Carer
I hope that his letter finds you and your family safe and well. If as a College we can provide further support to you or your child then please do let us know.
I am aware that the pastoral team and tutors have been making contact with everyone this week. If your child’s tutor has not been able to get through to you I would be grateful if you could contact them by E-mail. The letter that was sent to you on 22 April contained the relevant E-mail address for your child’s year group. A copy of the letter and the E-mail addresses for all staff can be found on the College website.
Pastoral leaders have also set up Google classrooms for their year groups and if your child has not yet joined this then please encourage them to do so. This mechanism is allowing students to maintain some of their social links with peers, allowing them to ask questions of the pastoral team and is also hosting some quizzes and competitions with chocolate for the winners being sent out next week. Please contact your child’s tutor if you need support accessing this classroom.
I am also pleased to share with you the two links below. The first has been shared by Plymouth City Council with a title of ‘Things for young people to do…’
This contains some links to support services and also a range of learning, leisure and fun things to do on line. If you scroll down their web page it lists a whole range of topics to explore. Last night I followed a link and watched some Cirque de Solei on YouTube with my own son: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/youngpeople/coronaviruscovid19thingsdochildrenandyoungpeople
The second link ... and for adults
is a new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home. It was launched yesterday by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Free courses are available and give people access to high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. I understand that new courses will be added to this platform frequently but at this point it doesn’t have as many activities as the link for young people. New free online learning platform to boost workplace skills
We also have some useful contact numbers for support services on our College website http://www.sjhcsc.co.uk/safeguarding
should you need them but, as above, please feel free to contact our pastoral team should you need any further support from us.
With my very best wishes,
Mr O Marner