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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Face to Face Support for Years 10 & 12

Our plans for the wider opening of the school to accommodate some face to face support for our Year 10 and Year 12 students is as follows.

  • secondary schools, sixth form, and further education colleges to begin offering some face-to-face support to year 10 and 12 pupils to supplement their remote education, which should remain their predominant mode of education during this term
In making plans for this, the safety of students and staff has been an absolute priority. In terms of social distancing, the government has set a limit of 25% of students in school at any one time. We are also very much aware of our responsibilities to the community and the need to keep public transport use to a minimum.
 
Our staff are currently working hard to deliver an online curriculum to the whole school. This work of course has to continue: the government has not allowed KS3 students to return to school and currently there are many girls and staff who are unable to come into school, including a number in Years 10 and 12.
 
For these reasons, the provision we will be making in school from 15th June will involve academic mentoring to support online delivery of the curriculum; all subject teaching will continue to take place online. Every Year 10 and Year 12 student will be offered the opportunity of a 30-minute meeting with a member of staff to discuss their progress and raise any concerns. The member of staff will be able to feed back any specific issues to subject teams who will address these via online delivery. In addition, we will continue with our online provision for these year groups, including video-conferencing sessions allowing remote face to face opportunities for subject specific question and answer and group discussion with the students’ subject teachers.
 
I want to reassure parents, carers and students that we have carried out risk assessments as the government require and are taking the following precautions to make our school safe for students who wish to take the opportunity of face-to-face meetings:
  • Strict social distancing in classrooms or meeting rooms
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer around the school
  • Signage regarding social distancing and hygiene around the school
  • Staff and students allowed to wear face masks
  • Cleaning teams working on all areas used at the end of each day
  • No sharing of equipment
  • Socially distanced systems for entrance, exit and movement around the school
  • Separate areas of the school assigned for the Keyworker children hub and Year 10 and 12 mentoring with easy access to specific washrooms
  • Movement minimised between meetings
  • Varied entry and exit times to reduce congestion and allow for social distancing.
In order to help with our planning, Heads will be asking in due course for your response to the following question:
Within the parameters above, would you be willing for your child to come into school for an academic mentoring meeting with a tutor:
 
o Yes
o No
o Maybe (I need to explain further)
 
Headteachers will be contacting parents of Year 10 and Year 12 shortly with a link to a survey.

Jennifer Smith, CEO