As instructed by the Government in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Conyers School will partially close until further notice at the end of the day on Friday, 20 March 2020.
From Monday, 23 March 2020 at 9.00 a.m. the Conyers Virtual School will open, which will allow all students in Years 7-10 and Year 12 to continue their education via distance learning. Further details on how this will work is attached.
Students are expected to follow their normal school timetable from home and complete work online via the school’s digital systems. See below for the guidance, which has been shared with students, for your reference.
To ensure that children are accessing learning whilst at home, attendance registers will be taken and we will inform you should your child miss sessions.
In the event that your child cannot attend virtual school (e.g. due to illness), we would ask that you report absence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a key worker, defined as performing an essential service keeping our country safe and functioning, the school will remain open for your children, during the normal school day.
The school will remain open to the children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday, 23 March 2020. The school day will follow the usual pattern for those children, the programme will be the as those children learning at home. Should you be unsure as to whether your child is eligible to attend school in this way, information is available on the government website. Children should sign in at reception when they arrive at school. They should arrive and leave (or be collected) at their usual time.
The Government announced that school exams will not take place this summer. A separate letter is being issued to all those directly effected with more information.
We will keep you all informed of developments during this difficult time through a regular letter and updates on the school website. Please keep safe and look out for all in our community.
To all parents in Years 7-10 and 12
As you will be aware, the Conyers Virtual School opens on Monday 23 March 2020, enabling students to access distance learning from home. Similar approaches are being taken across all industry sectors to facilitate home-working. Consequently, we cannot predict the stability of the internet or online platforms, should they experience a sudden surge in demand.
Whilst we anticipate that any issues may be minimal, it is important to be aware of potential problems, as we head into an unprecedented situation.
Should issues occur during a timetabled lesson, we would ask students to continue their studies via BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize) for that particular hour, and then attempt to continue as normal for the subsequent lesson.
We will review our delivery model over the coming weeks, and keep parents informed.
Many thanks for your support and understanding.