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Reading Girls' School newsletter - 30 DECEMBER 2020

Principal's message: "A brief return to our successful LIVE ONLINE LESSONS"

Arrangements for the first two weeks of term…

As per my promise before the Christmas holidays, we are distributing a special edition of our Newsletter today, to confirm arrangements for the first two weeks of next term.

Monday 4th – Friday 8th January 2021

  • Monday 4th January 2021: Inset day for all staff. There will be no lessons for all pupils.
  • Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th January 2021: LIVE remote lessons for all pupils via MICROSOFT TEAMS from home, just like we did during lockdown from last March to July.
  • Thursday 7th January 2021: Year 11 BTEC Travel & Tourism pupils will be in school for revision lessons period 1 & 2 with Mrs Ockerby.
  • Friday 8th January 2021: Year 11 BTEC Travel & Tourism pupils will be in school for their exam at 9am.

Monday 11th – Friday 15th January 2021

  • Year 11 pupils will return to school as normal.
  • All other year groups will continue with LIVE remote lessons via MICROSOFT TEAMS from home.
  • Friday 15th January 2021: Mrs Conway’s Year 10D new Health & Fitness group will have normal lessons in school for periods 4, 5 & 6 on this day.

Mass testing

It is our intention to offer testing to Year 11 and Staff on Friday 8th January 2021 and all other year groups during the week commencing 11th January 2021. However, we await more details from the Government and will confirm with you accordingly.

Monday 18th January 2021 onwards…

It is the Government’s intention that Year 7-10 pupils will return to school as normal. I will confirm this in our Newsletter on Friday 15th January 2021.

Attendance to online lessons

  • It is compulsory to attend online lessons and we will be monitoring attendance on a lesson-by-lesson basis.

Internet access and access to IT devices

  • Again, we have our database from the first lockdown and new Year 7 girls. We will be distributing chromebooks on Monday ready for lessons on Tuesday.

Vulnerable pupils & children of Key Workers

  • As part of our inset on Monday, we will be revisiting our database of vulnerable pupils and children of Key Workers. Subsequently, we will make contact with those parents to confirm arrangements from Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Pupils entitled to Free School Meals

  • Again, we await more details from Government and hope to confirm with you on Monday 4th January 2021.

Year 7 Examinations series

  • Year 7 core subject exams scheduled for 5th January 2021 will now be postponed. We will confirm a new date in due course.

Jon Gargan, Principal