Our approach: Pupils will continue with their full curriculum: we have decided not to scrap some subjects for extra English and maths. We have always felt that learning as full a range of subjects as possible is important, and recent disruptions does not change that view. However, the way we teach our subjects will have to be adapted for some. For some students in key stage 4, they may wish, on the advice of teachers and with the consent of their parents, to drop an option subject and move to study support sessions. We expect this to be a small number of students.
Disrupted Delivery: There is the risk of disrupted delivery to our curriculum due to students being offsite. This could be due to individuals self-isolating while waiting for test results, groups being directed to go home, or, in the worst-case scenario, the entire school being shut again. We are planning for how we will move back to a school-dispersed model if the worst happens, and we will set work for individual pupils or groups that are off due to self-isolation. We expect to use Teams for this, so continued access to it will be important.
Trips: Based on the national guidance, sadly, residential trips are not yet able to go ahead, although day trips can. However, we will keep these to an absolute minimum and only where they are directly needed for curriculum delivery.
Extra-Curricular Provision: Due to these often being cross year group, and also in places where students may need to move into hubs that are not for their year group, these will not be able to take place in person in the autumn term. We would encourage them, where possible, to continue on Microsoft Teams. With regards to sports fixtures, we will follow advice from external sporting organisations if these go ahead.
Work Experience: We continue to plan to run work experience for year 10 in November 2020 but will take advice from Solent EBP on how to minimize risks to students.
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