COVID19

 

Bonus Pastor are following the Government's advice regarding school closures.

For upto date Government advice please see the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 

 

For up to date information regarding our closure and ongoing provision, please see the attached letter, or a summary of key points below. 

 

There is no requirement for parents to send their children to school and many parents working in critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.

In line with government guidance;

Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear.

If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be                                                                                      
  2. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, or people with underlying conditions.                                                                                                                   
  3. Parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

Critical workers include NHS staff and police. Full details can be found on this link

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Please complete the attached booking form with all the information required. This information will allow us to allocate children a space if we have the capacity. Please return this form to the school asap. 

The plan is for school to follow normal school day period 1 to 6, with pupils using computers/laptops to complete the Google Classroom activtiies / lessons that teachers are providing and facilitating. 

Your child must:

  • Come to school in full school uniform
  • Register at the Winlaton site between 8.25-8.45am
  • Bring trainers for break
  • bring in a named water bottle;
  • bring planner to follow timetable on Google Classroom
  • bring google classroom log in details and email log ins
  • Bring normal school equipment
  • bring any medication needed.

 

Working From Home / Google Classroom:

For pupils working from home they have access to Google Classroom where teachers are uploading lessons, resources and activities for pupils to complete. Pupils can then submit / turn in the work back to those teachers for them to mark and give feedback. For more help please download the Google Classroom Guides provided on the right. 

 

Enrichment and Extra Curricular: 

We are also in the process of creating additional Google Classrooms to support the other outstanding areas of our school, such as stretching our most able students and maintaining our catholic ethos through our spirituality team and a "Faith in Action" classroom, whilst also provided careers information, advice and guidance to our Year 11s in preparation for their transition, and for Year 10s and lower years in the school.

Subjects are also uploading to Google Classroom a range of extra curricular activities, A Level work and other tasks that pupils can be getting involved in beyond their Google Classroom lessons. 

Students can also take part in the Bonus Pastor Charter..From Home! A tweaked version of our existing enrichment programme, with a wide range of activities that pupils can be completing at home, that will not only get them thinking creatively or stretch them beyond their regular subjects, whilst also improving their CV's and College/6th form applications, but can also earn them rewards and count towards their BP Charter back in school! 

 

Children's Guide to Covid19: 

The Children's Commissioner has designed a guide to help explain the current situation to children and gets them to reflect upon their feelings. Please see the download attached. 

 

Free School Meal Vouchers: 

Over the last 2 weeks parents of all students who recieve free school meals should have recieved an email letter from Mr Lawrence, and a seperate Tesco E-Voucher worth £15 per week (£30 in total) which can be used in store to purchase food in order to provide their child a free school meal. 

The government has recently published a national voucher scheme available to use to buy food from a number of supermarkets which we will be utilising, with a weekly voucher code per child being sent each Friday from the 17th April worth £15, in order for families to buy food in order to provide the following weeks' worth of free school meals. 

If you need more information please see the information to download on the right or contact Mr Lawrence at: LawrenceN@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Who to Contact: 

If you or your child need any help or support over the coming weeks and months then please do get in touch, we will do all that we can as a school to help during this difficult and challenging time. 

For any questions realting to your child's school work for specific subjects please email your child's individual subject teachers, or the Head of Department. 

For all other questions or concerns please email your child's Head of Year or Head of House, and if they are unable to help they will redirect your enquiry as necessary. 

Head of Year 7: Miss C Winder: WinderC@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Year 8: Miss M Stanislaus: StanislausM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Year 9: Mr M Cann: CannM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Year 10: Miss R Stock: StockR@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Year 11: Mr C McAuliffe: McAuliffeC@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Barton: Miss M Arias: AriasHoyosM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Campion: Miss L Mannings: ManningsL@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Clitherow: Miss K Johal: JohalK@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Fisher: Miss N Thorpe: ThorpeN@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of Gwyn: Miss R Hill: HillR@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Head of More: Miss A Fullilove: FulliloveA@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

SENDCO: Miss S Wise: WiseS@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs S Quinn: QuinnS@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time, and we look forward to being reunited as a school community.