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Our school examinations (also known as PPEs) have now finished. Year 11 results will be shared with students on 2 December and available to parents at the parents' evening on 3 December (see below). Results will be available to parents of children in all other year groups on the SIMS Engage App from Tuesday 8 December. You will need the app to access these results. Please contact the school to speak to the IT support team if you have not yet downloaded it and are struggling to do so.
Year 11 parents' evening will go ahead this Thursday, 3 December. All meetings with subject teachers will take place online. Information about how to log on to the software to book these meetings has been sent out. Any year 11 parents with questions should email or call the school.
Good news for users of the 639 and 670 bus services. Both services are departing from Roehampton 15 minutes earlier each day to ensure that they beat the traffic and get students to school on time. The afternoon services are now leaving at 1.47 to give all students (except year 11 doing intervention) adequate time to get on board and head home.
Under government guidance staff and students will be expected to wear face coverings when they are using indoor, communcal spaces. Please ensure that your son/daughter brings a suitable face covering to school. There is not an expectation to wear them in the classroom if normal Covid safety procedures are taking place but should your child wish to wear one in class then of course they will be free to do so. If you’d like to read the guidance for yourself there is a link to it here. We expect that all students follow the new guidance. If your son/daughter has a medical reason why they cannot wear a face covering please contact the school to let us know so that we can plan accordingly.
On another Covid related note I'm delighted to report that we were visited by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) before half-term for a 'spot' inspection of our Covid safety measures. I'm delighted to report that they gave us a clean bill of health and made no recommendations for improvement. The safety of students, staff and visitors remains paramount and we were pleased to receive this endorsement.
Please can I remind all parents that if a member of your household is symptomatic of Covid-19 and awaiting a test result, then you MUST NOT send your child to school until you receive confirmation of a negative result. If you are in any doubt about whether to send your child in to school please call the school on 0207 924 8310 to discuss with school staff.
Safety of students and staff is our priority. We have prepared this short video outlining some of the measures that we've put in place to keep children and staff safe. These include year groups taught in 'bubbles' to reduce contact between groups of students; changes to classroom organisation to reduce movement, remove group work and keep students 'front-facing'; reduction in the school day and the removal of break time to minimise contact between students and increased cleaning and hygiene facilities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. We want all of our students to be able to return to school and continue their education while feeling safe and happy. A copy of our risk assessment is available for you to read below.
In the light of new government restrictions imposed on social gatherings of six or more people it is essential that all students make their way home directly once school has finished and do not wait around in the neighbourhood for friends. Students should travel home either alone or in pairs or small groups only. Please support us by reinforcing this message at Home.
It is also important that all students are fully able to access remote learning from home both to support their normal curriculum and to be ready to switch to online learning should we need to lock down again or should any student need to isolate. If your child has any problems accessing the remote learning on Teams then please contact the IT support team on 0207 924 8310 or by email IT_helpdesk@sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk
Sadly we've had to postpone our annual prize-giving ceremony given the restrictions in place on non-essential gatherings. We are continuing to offer after-hours, socially-distanced, individual family tours to prospective parents who are seeking a school place for September 2021. Full details can be found on our admissions page. Please do encourage friends who have children in year 6 to come along and visit the school.
SJBC Covid Risk Assessment 18.10.2020
If you would like to look at some of the materials that were shared with students and parents last year please see the list below.