23rd April 2020
I hope that you have had a positive, albeit restricted, Easter break. Today's email is a chance to provide a range of information.
I hope that access to Microsoft Teams remains positive. The feedback we have had to the survey in our last email is very positive, and will help us shape what we continue to provide. A reminder that you can access support for Microsoft Teams at: https://st-annes-soton.eschools.co.uk/web/microsoft_teams.
Educational Provision onsite
We continue to provide educational provision on site for children of critical workers and vulnerable families. The registration process for this is weekly, closing reach Thursday for the following week, and can be found on the front page of our website: https://st-annes-soton.eschools.co.uk.
Free School Meals
We are working hard to ensure that the vouchers for free school meals are finding their way to families who are eligible for free school meals. We will continue to send out vouchers by email to the email address we have for parents. This will be the provision for all families unless you tell us otherwise. This national system is experiencing delays (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52283067) and we are as frustrated as families are with the time it is taking to get into the website. Contact Emma Wright at emma.wright @st-annes.uk.com if you need further support.
Cancellation of exams for year 11 and year 13.
Ofqual have provided a short video for students outlining their decisions regarding the cancellation of the exams for 2020. It is also worthwhile for parents to view this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuDOrtJY1Q&feature=youtu.be. In addition please note that the students' results will be published on the dates originally planned (Thursday 13th August for Y13 and Thursday 20th August for Y11). School will be open from 09:30 to 11:30 both days to pick up results.
Sixth form enrolment for September 2020
We sent letters to all our sixth form applicants at the end of last term explaining that we are very aware of the anxiety around entry to sixth form that this current crisis brings. We'd like to reassure you that we are very mindful that this year we need to be flexible with our approach to entry requirements, and we are devising ways to ensure that the right students get on the right courses without being disadvantaged by the school closures. We will be sending more information out on that shortly to all our applicants. If your daughter has not yet applied to our sixth form and would still like to, then please get in touch with Mr Matteucci, our head of sixth form at andrea.matteucci@ st-annes.uk.com.
We want to wish those families who observe it 'Ramadan Mubarak' for when the holy month begins. We have no doubt that families will work hard to ensure that good learning routines set up in the last few weeks will continue into this new phase of the year.
Immunisations (A message from Solent NHS Trust)
Due to coronavirus our immunisation programme is currently postponed. Once the Government reinstates school attendance for all, we will be rearranging any sessions that have been delayed. We will, of course, be reviewing this situation in line with Government guidance and recommendations. If you have any questions please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Anne's wins award!
I finish with the great news that St Anne's have yet again won an award from the SSAT for the exceptional student progress made in 2019. We are delighted that the progress our students made put us in the top 15% nationally.
I wish you and your families continued good health and that you remain safe during this difficult time.
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