Coronavirus School Updates
Updated: Thursday 9 July @ 12:00
The government closed all schools indefinitely from Friday 20th March.
Our plans for a safe return in the autumn
Following the recent announcements by the government, Manor High School is ready to provide details for the start of the new term. The Secretary of State for Education referred to “business as usual”. The school has worked to ensure that the return by all pupils will be as safe as possible and that learning and catch-up work are promoted and driven forwards. The plans are subject to change, depending upon further government instruction.
We will be writing to parents again, later in the summer holiday with more information.
You can view a summary of the school’s actions to this point and for safe learning in the new academic year in our Covid-19 section on our Policies page. The plan:
- Shows how the school will minimise pupil and staff movement to almost zero on each school day
- Allows for a smooth transition in the event of future lockdowns which may arise from outbreaks of the virus
- Facilitates online learning for families and pupils by giving each day a single subject focus in the event of a future lockdown
- Contains the start dates and arrangements for pupils, depending upon their year group
We agree with the government view that education in school is essential for all children. We are delighted that all of our pupils will return, subject to guidance from the government and from Public Health England. We look forward to working with you all again in the new year. We will expect all pupils to be in full uniform with the exception, for the time being, of the school tie. We advise that government recommendations for washing of clothes and personal hygiene are followed, fully.
The school has responded to changes in government guidance with careful consideration. We have made safety and learning paramount.
The latest examinations information from the DFE is that there will be a results day on 20th August for GCSEs. We continue to monitor for further updates.
We have been in touch with our Year 11 Prom Committee. They have advised us they would still like a Year 11 Prom once social distancing measures are relaxed and we are happy to support them in arranging this. Class of 2020 leavers hoodies are now available to order online.
Free School Meals
We continue to provide free school meal (FSM) during the lockdown. The government has developed a national scheme to provide supermarket vouchers via the Edenred online portal. The Department for Education has advised schools that the site is being expanded to meet the high demand.