GEP Academies – Coronavirus & Parent FAQ 

Wednesday 30 September : Remote Learning Plan

 

Friday 04 September : Guidance for schools and Parent FAQ

 

Friday 24 July : Return to school in September

 

June 26 : Coping with heat and COVID-19

The government have released advice on staying safe during hot summer weather. Click here to see the govenrment leaflet: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/891887/Beat-the-Heat_Leaflet_Coping_with_heat_and_COVID-19.pdf

 

June 5 : Parents questions answered by Mrs Moore

The Fullbrook Parent Voice have gathered questions from parents about the ongoing situation with school closure.

Click here to see the interview.

Please see the table below for a list of the questions asked in the video, and the time in the video that the question is asked.  We have focused on the questions raised primarily in relation to the wider opening of school from Monday 15 June. More detailed questions relating to September 2020 will be addressed when we have further information.

Question Video Time Stamp
How are you planning to ensure students socially distance within the school? 00:01:06
How will school manage social distancing in September when all students are due to return? 00:02:12
What action will be taken ? students who deliberately ignore the rolls on social distancing when at school? 00:05:00
If student attendance is staggered in September, will the number of lessons taught via Zoom increase, or will some lessons continue to be set via Show My Homework? 00:07:34
If a Fullbrook 6 student continues to study at home, will there still be Zoom lessons or just work set via show my homework? 00:08:20
My child normally travels to school on public transport, will they be able to cycle to school? 00:11:12
Will students need to wear a face mask when on school site? 00:17:55
What catering facilities will be available on site? 00:20:45
Will hand sanitiser be provided for students, and how will bathrooms be kept clean? 00:22:15
How are children going to be taught if they’re in this bubble/group/pod and they’ve got a single teacher with them. How will they handle teaching all the different subjects as it’s very different to primary school? 00:26:38
Will you be keeping the class size to a maximum of 15 students? 00:32:19
Where a class has to be split across multiple rooms for a lesson, how will this be supervised by the subject teacher? 00:32:40
If some students are in school, and some are not in school, how are you going to manage the student’s learning? 00:36:55

June 1 : Student Learning Update

We are aware that our previous communication regarding the changes to timetabling may have caused some confusion. It is quite hard to explain the changes we are making and, due to the nature of the current fast changing climate, we have had to adjust a number of things. Hopefully the information below will provide some extra clarification.

W/C 1 June – we have had to reduce workload simply by removing 2 lessons per cycle. this is because we have to complete the year 11 bridging programme which was written against that timetable so we cannot change the teaching slots as this would disrupt that programme. That programme finishes on Friday 5/6/20
W/C 8/6/20 – we will move to the new timetable. This will enable us to accomplish two things, a different approach to work being set in 3 learning slots per day and to enable the timetabling of staff for the limited face to face session that will take place for year 10 and 12 from 15/6/20
Year 10 will also have 3 home learning sessions per day.
The proportion of lessons for each subject will remain the same for all year groups, they are just distributed differently on the timetable.
We originally hoped to have the new timetable for everyone from 1/6/20 as this would have been a crisper way to introduce the new approach to learning with the new timetable, however the clashes with the year 11 to 12 bridging programme meant there were a lot of timetable clashes, so once the government announced that wider opening would not occur until 15/6/20 we decided to use this interim option till 8/6/20. This also gives us time to get the admin done to send out new timetables to all students.

We hope this goes someway to explaining the situation more clearly. In summary, there is less learning this week as it is a half way house, but from 8/5/20 there is the same amount of learning per subject, just distributed differently.

If you have any additional questions regarding this change, then please email info@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk so your query can be answered by the right person.

May 28 : Learning for all years from 1/6/20

Dear Parents/Carers

In response to the welfare questionnaire completed by students and parents we are changing the timetable from Monday 1 June to reduce workload for students. The changes in provision will be in three stages:

Stage 1: Week Beginning 1 June 2020
Students in Years 7,8,9&10 will only have periods 1,2 and 5 from their old timetable. Period 3 or period 4 will not take place.
Year 12 will remain on the old 5 period a day timetable.

This will reduce workload for students whilst also enabling us to complete the Year 11 to 12 bridging transition programme which began before half term and was based on the old timetable.

Stage 2: Week Beginning 8 June 2020
A new 3 period a day timetable for all students Years 7 to 12 will be implemented. This will maintain the reduced workload for years 7-10 but will give a better balance of time for each subject. Year 12 students will maintain the right number of teaching hours for each subject they study to enable them to complete their Year 12 courses, the time is just arranged differently so this fits with the rest of the school. The new timetable will be sent out next week.

Stage 3: Week Beginning 15 June 2020
In line with government guidance, online lessons will remain the main provision for learning for all year groups on the timetable issued for the week beginning 8/6/20, but year 10 and 12 will begin some limited face to face learning. Further details for years 10 and 12 will be sent out next week.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that provision for vulnerable students and students whose parents are critical workers who have been registered, continues on site. The recent letter with further details on this can be found here http://www.fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Wider-Opening-of-Fullbrook-22.5.20-PDF.pdf

Thank you for all your hard work to support home learning. I hope you have enjoyed the good weather we have been having over half term.

Kind regards

Mrs K Moore

Principal

May 26 : Wider Opening of School for Years 10 and 12 Delayed until Monday 15 June 2020

Message from the Principal:

I hope you have enjoyed the lovely sunny bank holiday weekend and you and your friends and families continue to be safe and well.

You will, no doubt, have heard Boris Johnson’s announcement on Sunday 24/6/20, reiterated yesterday, that Secondary Schools will not begin to implement the plans for wider opening until 15/6/20. The guidance clearly states that “Any plans that secondary schools have made for pupils to return earlier in June should be amended to commence from 15 June.” https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-schools-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-secondary-schools

As a result, Fullbrook will not begin wider opening to students of Year 10 and 12 until Monday 15 June 2020. I will be in touch with further information as soon as possible.

Mrs K Moore, Principal

 

May 22 : Wider Opening of School – Information for all years.

To read further information about the wider opening of school, including registration of vulnerable students and students whose parents/carers are critical workers who would like to access provision from 1 June 2020  click here.

 

May 19 : Wider Opening of School – Years 10 and 12.

To read the letter about the wider opening of Fullbrook to Years 10 and 12 click here.

 

April 23rd: Support and resources for parents for the school website – Coping with Uncertainty

 

April 3rd: Easter Message from the Principal & important information from Surrey County Council for Parents/Carers

 

April 2nd: Online Safety

Dear Parent/Carer,

During the school closure, the amount of time that students spend online will increase. It is important that their time spent online is appropriate, and that students understand how to keep themselves safe, as well as understanding some of the potential risks and dangers.

Fullbrook would highly recommend that students complete an online training course that helps explain how to adhere to the above. It would also be hugely advantageous if parents/carers were to join in with the course.

The details of the course, and how to complete it can be found in this link (https://www.onlinesafetyalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Introduction_Microsoft.pdf)

NB – If you do not see the option ‘Available Courses’ in the top navigation bar as described on page 5 of the guide, click on the orange box with the three white lines on the far right of the navigation bar. From here you can select ‘Available Courses’.

If the course is completed, a certificate will be generated. This should be emailed to the Tutor of each student for safe keeping.

I also attach a few links below which should help with online safety.

* Internet matters– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
* London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
* Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
* Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
* Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
* UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Stay safe,
Mr Baker

April 1st: Easter School Holiday – Letter from Mrs Moore – Click here for more information

March 30th: Week 2 of School Closure

At the start of the second week of lockdown, I hope that everyone is in good health and finding new routines for working at home. School now has only a small number of people working here to deep clean the premises ready for reopening and supervising children of critical workers.

Reception is no longer staffed. If you need to contact the school you should do so through info@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk This email address is monitored from 9am-3pm to manage your enquiries. All other enquiries should take place using the usual email addresses found here on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Notices week beginning 30/3/20:

  1. All – Please continue to access work on Show My Homework and sumit as requested by the teacher.
  2. Year 10 – some lessons are now being taught live on line through Zoom. The link to the virtual classroom will be sent by teachers on Show My Homework but it is vital that students check this first thing in the morning. Because the lesson is live, students must log in to Zoom using the link provided at the time the lesson is usually scheduled to take place otherwise they will miss it. The lesson can be accessed from a PC, laptop, tablet or phone.
  3. The Word of the Cycle is ‘Unprecedented- Never done or known before’. Please use this as much a possible this cycle.
  4. Fullbrook Radio is waiting to launch. 30 second voice clips on the theme of ‘Social Media’ are needed. Please record and send in your views and opinions.

Mrs Moore, Principal.

March 26th: Year 11 FAQ – COVID-19 – click here for more information

March 22nd: Fullbrook is open on Monday 23/3/20 to vulnerable students and students whose parents/carers are Key workers, IF THEY HAVE BEEN REGISTERED

If you are a key worker as identified on the DfE list (here) or the parent/carer of a vulnerable student your child can come into school from Monday 23/3/20 IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED THEM WITH US.

If you have not registered for tomorrow, please do not send your children in. It is vital we know who to expect for safeguarding and staffing purposes.

If you need to register your child after 23/3/20, please call the school on 01932 349301, reception will receive calls from 9am-3pm. Alternatively, please email us at info@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk

Students attending school should do so in uniform and bring a packed lunch. They should go to the Fullbrook 6 sixth form centre where they will be supervised to complete the work set for them by their teachers.

Students will be expected from 8.40am as normal. School will finish at 3pm. On arrival in the F6 centre students will be required to wash their hands.

Students will work  in groups of 10 students per room with a member of staff. They will be required to observe social distancing measures by sitting 2 metres apart. They should bring hand sanitiser if possible.

All reasonable precautions will be taken to minimise risk of spreading Coronavirus while students are on the school site.

March 19th: Mental Wellbeing for Students

March 19th: Due to the current situation all extracurricular activities and events are suspended

March 19th: Important message for year 9 & 10 

Dear Parents / Carers

Due to the current circumstances we need to give Year 9 & 10 students an opportunity to collect their exercise books and any other equipment they may still have in school and in their lockers.  This is in order for them to be able to complete homework tasks that have been set on show my homework.

Students need to come into school on Friday 20 March 2020 at selected times for:
1. an assembly explaining plans for the foreseeable future while school is closed
2. to collect these resources

Year 9 are to come in at 9am

Year 10 are to come in at 2pm 

If students are unable to collect their books, please make arrangements for someone else to do this for them, otherwise let us know by emailing: info@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk

Yours sincerely

Mr S Manley
Assistant Principal 

 

March 18th: Fullbrook will be closed to MOST students from Monday 23/3/20. 

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today, Fullbrook will be closed to most students from Monday 23/3/20.

Students in years 7,8,11,12 and 13 must all still attend school Thursday 19/3/20 and Friday 20/3/20. Students in Years 9 and 10 should remain at home due to staff absence.

 

The Prime Minister has said that public examinations will not take place in May and June, we are awaiting further clarification. However, exams can still take place after that. Tomorrow, Thursday 19/3/20, Year 11 will have a special assembly during period 1 with Mr Baker and Mr Smith to ensure that they have all the information they need to support their studies from Monday 23/3/20 onwards. Year 13 students will be advised by their tutors during tutor time on Thursday morning.

 

Vulnerable students and students whose parents/carers are key workers will still be able to come into school. This is to support critical services that we will all be relying on during these unprecedented times. Key workers have been identified as those who work in Health, Social Care, Police, or are Delivery Drivers. A further list is to be published from the government shortly.

If you work in a critical area identified by the government and want your child to come into school from Monday 23/3/20 please contact school by phone, 01932 349301, or email, info@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk to let us know by Friday 20/3/20 9am.

School will continue to run for students whose parents have requested this and let us know. School will start at 8.40am as usual and finish at 3pm. Students will be supervised to complete the learning activities set by their teachers remotely for all Fullbrook students. They should wear their uniform and will need to bring packed lunch, no catering services will be available.

 

 

March 17th: Year 9 and 10 Students to stay at home from Wednesday 18/3/20

Dear Parents /Carers

Due to the number of staff who are not able to come to work, Fullbrook do not have enough staff to teach the whole school. To support exam classes, Years 11, 12, and 13 will continue as long as possible. To support parents who may work in the health care sector, younger year groups will remain in school.

From Wednesday 18/3/20 students in Years 9 and 10 must remain at home. They should log in to Show My Homework. Their lessons will be set by their teachers through this software. Students are expected to complete work for all the lessons they would have on their timetable each day. If your son/daughter cannot log in to SMHW please email networkhelpdesk@fullbrook.surrey.sch.uk . If hard copy is required please telephone reception. We will provide hard copy as soon as possible.

Please see the website for further information.

Kind regards

Mrs Moore

 

March 16th: Fullbrook will close at 2.15pm on Tuesday 17.3.20 for staff training on remote working. 

Dear Parents / Carers

There is a potential that the government may direct schools to close as part of their strategies to delay the spread of the coronavirus.  At Fullbrook we intend to stay open unless directed to close by the government, however, IF a critical number of staff are sick or need to self isolate we may also have to close the school to specific year groups.  We intend to teach exam classes in school for as long as possible.

In order to ensure that we are prepared to teach lessons remotely in case of school closure, staff will receive training tomorrow afternoon.  To enable staff to be trained Fullbrook will be closed to students at 2.15pm on Tuesday 17/3/20. Students in years 7, 8, 11 will attend period 4, students in years 9 & 10 will have lunch. All students will go to tutor time at 2pm to be registered then dismissed by 2.05pm.  Yellow School buses will depart by 2.15pm.

Students in Fullbrook 6 can leave at 1.20pm or as soon as their last lesson is finished, signing out as usual.  Students should continue to monitor their email in the afternoon.  Students in year 12 Film and Media who are taking part in the UCA workshop with Mrs Learnmont should still attend this in the afternoon.

School will be open at 8.40am as usual on Wednesday 18 03 20. Please continue to monitor the school website for further information.

Kind Regards

Mrs K Moore
Principal 

 

 

 

March 13th: Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase

Yesterday, the Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

The symptoms are:

·         A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

·         A new, continuous cough

 

No education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Schools letter travel advice

Public Health England are constantly updating advice on their website about the COVID-19 Corona Virus. We are monitoring this closely and will release updates that are relevant to schools via the website and email as we receive them. Good personal hygiene is the best form of protection. Everyone should follow the ‘Catch-it, Bin-It Kill-it’ procedure for coughs and sneezes (catch in a tissue, bin this, wash hands) and hands should be washed carefully with soap and water regularly. As an extra precaution you can  provide your son/daughter with an alcohol hand sanitiser to use during the day.

 

Currently advice remains that students should continue to attend school unless they have visited a quarantined area. Advice for schools can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

The today’s update (26/2/20) concerns those who may have recently travelled to Italy. If travel was within the 11 towns that have been quarantined in Italy, in the Lombardy and Veneto region then they are advised to self-isolate and contact NHS 111. Returning travellers from Northern Italy other than these areas should continue their daily lives as normal unless they show symptoms. Returning travellers from any other areas in Italy are currently considered not at risk. The specific list of towns in Italy that are quarantined can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy

 

Information from the BBC including a map of Italy with these towns marked can be found here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51625733

 

Public Health England UK information can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt4-vgc7u5wIVCbLtCh1PnwdBEAAYASAAEgI3HvD_BwE

 

We will continue to monitor and share government advice and update you when new information is received. The NHS website has further advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

There has been a change to the advice for travellers returning from Italy. The whole of Italy outside of the specified lockdown towns in the North of Italy is now in category 2 and the advice is :

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places (information for the public link above) in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild.

The advice for the category 1 lockdown towns remains the same.

This map shows the affected areas in Northern Italy.