Message from the Headteacher

“ I hope that all members of our school community enjoyed a restful half – term holiday. We are very excited to be planning for the full re – opening of Seaford Head School. The first two rounds of tests will start on Thursday 4th March. When these are completed all students will return to school on Thursday 11th March. The government has rightly made young people’s education its number one priority as we emerge from lockdown. A summary of the government’s roadmap can be found here and the full document can be downloaded here. The current restrictions and how they are applied to Seaford can be found here.

We will use the first part of the next week to offer the first of three covid tests to students in the school; consent forms have already been sent out to parents and carers. Whilst this first round of tests is being carried out, we will continue to make onsite provision for children of key workers and vulnerable learners. Our students have coped fantastically well with the challenges of remote learning during lockdown and I would like to thank their parents and carers for the excellent support that they have given to their children and the school. I would also like to thank our fantastic team of staff who have ensured that the quality of this on line provision has  been outstanding. We are now really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back onto school site and into their classrooms. Detailed information regarding the arrangements being made for each year group will be sent out early next week.”

The school is open to children of Critical Workers/Vulnerable Students until Thursday 11 March when ALL students will be expected to be in school.

Where will students be tested?

Where to find your work...

The students work will be on TEAMS, below are the live lessons timetable. Staff will endeavor to follow their timetable and students will find the work at the appropriate times/days throughout the week.

Which timetable week are we? 

Week commencing 1 March 2021 is week two

Week commencing 8 March 2021is week one

 

Remote Learning
In line with government guidance we are moving to remote learning for years 7-13 this week. Our online provision will take place on Teams. Our staff have been working incredibly hard to develop the quality of our on line provision and we are confident that our students will continue to make accelerated progress during this period of remote learning. Our remote learning provision is as follows:

Online lessons

Details of online lessons can be found by clicking on the calendar tab on Teams.

Work set

Work will be set for students under the assignments tab on Teams. We have been using this all year to set homework, so students will be used to this.

Completed work

Completed work should be submitted on Teams. If a student is unable to do this then this should be emailed to the subject teacher.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me.

 

Parent and student survey feedback

 

Our recent parent survey showed that 83% of parents are happy with our remote learning provision while 77% of student find that their live lessons help them make progress. However, we are keen to continue to improve our remote learning provision. As a result of this we are introducing the following changes:

  • Weekly well-being hour for students

  • A 10 minute break between lessons 1 and 2 and then lessons 3 and 4

  • All independent study tasks to be completed during lesson time to ensure students do not spend more than 5 hours a day in front of their screens

Yours sincerely,

Jon Waite

Assistant Headteacher i/c Teaching and Learning

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