31st December, 2020

UPDATED January 2021 Return Information

UPDATED 31st DECEMBER 2020

Dear Parent/ Carer

I do hope that you and your families have managed to have a peaceful and happy Christmas. We are taking the unusual step of contacting you during the school holidays following yesterday’s government announcement which altered the planned return to school in January. Please see a summary of this below:

INSET day – Monday 4 January 2021
This will go ahead as normal. Like all INSET days there will be no work set for this day.

Years 11, 12 and 13
Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 will receive remote learning from their subject teachers at home for Tuesday 5 January through to Friday 8 January. We will aim to deliver the majority of lessons as ‘live’ lessons and expect students to follow their usual timetable from home via the Google Classroom platform. Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 will then be returning to school for face-to-face lessons on Monday 11 January.

Year 12 Internal Formal Assessments and 13 Exams
All previously planned internal formal assessments (Year 12) and exams, both mock exams and public BTEC exams, will be continuing as previously scheduled. Students should check their examination timetables carefully to ensure that they arrive on time for public examinations.

Year 13 UCAS applications
Please be aware that the UCAS deadline is still 15 January 2021 and any student who is still completing their UCAS form should contact Dr Mulligan and/or one of the Sixth Form Pastoral Team for support with the application process.

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 will receive remote learning from their subject teachers at home for Tuesday 5 January through to Friday 8 January and we will expect students to follow their usual timetable from home via the Google Classroom platform. From Monday 11 January we will aim to deliver the majority of lessons as ‘live’ lessons. Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 will be returning to school for face-to-face lessons on Monday 18 January.

Rapid Testing in School
We will be sharing more information with you on this early next week.

Free School Meals
If your child/ren are eligible for free school meals then please come into school between 1pm and 2pm on Monday 4 January and collect a specially created lunch food pack. The easiest way to collect this is to send your child to the Kingsbury site canteen where they will be available.

Children of Critical Workers and Children who are in the ‘Vulnerable’ Category
Children of critical workers and children who are in the ‘Vulnerable’ category will be able to attend school during the week between Tuesday 5 January and Friday 15 January. The children will work in a computer room, allowing access to their online learning. They will be socially distanced, working within bubbles and Trinity teaching staff will support these sessions. Meals will be provided. If you need this service, please contact Mr Holt (Transition Manager / Progress Coordinator Year 7 / Affiliate Senior Leader) via e-mail at your earliest convenience to allow us to plan for numbers. a.holt@trinity.nottingham.sch.uk .

Yours faithfully
Matt Shenton
Headteacher


18 DECEMBER 2020

Dear Parent/ Carer,

We hope that you and your families are all well. We are writing to you with some important information regarding the return to secondary schools in January 2021 following recent Government guidance.

Monday 4 January 2021 will be an additional Inset Day for all students at Trinity School along with all other secondary schools within the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. This Inset Day is to enable the secondary schools to prepare for the rapid testing of students and staff in schools when there is a positive Covid-19 case. The Inset will also support staff in preparing for the blended learning and online ‘live’ lesson activities for the rest of the week.

Years 11, 12 and 13
Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 will be returning to school for face-to-face lessons on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Year 12 and 13 Exams
All previously planned exams, both mock exams and BTEC exams, will be continuing as previously scheduled.

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 will receive remote learning from their subject teachers at home from Tuesday 5 January through to Friday 8 January. Schools will aim to deliver the majority of lessons as ‘live’ lessons and expect students to follow their usual timetable from home via the Google Classroom platform. Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 will be returning to school for face-to-face lessons on Monday 11 January 2021.

Rapid Testing in School
When we have more details from the Department for Education on how rapid testing will work, we will share these with you.

Free School Meals
If your child(ren) are eligible for free school meals then please come into school between 1pm and 2pm on Monday 4 January and collect a specially created lunch food pack. The easiest way to collect this is to send your child to the Kingsbury site canteen where they will be available.

Children of Critical Workers and Children who are in the ‘Vulnerable’ Category
Children of critical workers and children who are in the ‘Vulnerable’ category will be able to attend school during this week between Tuesday 5th January and Friday 8th January. The children will work in a computer room, allowing access to their online learning. They will be socially distanced, working within bubbles and Trinity teaching staff will support these sessions. Meals will be provided. If you need this service, please contact Mr Holt (Transition Manager / Progress Coordinator Year 7 / Affiliate Senior Leader) via e-mail at your earliest convenience to allow us to plan for numbers – a.holt@trinity.nottingham.sch.uk.

Thank you for your support with all of this and please could we take the opportunity to wish you and your families a peaceful, safe, and holy Christmas.

Yours sincerely

James McGeachie
CEO, Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT

Matt Shenton
Headteacher

RETURN TO SCHOOL18.12.2020