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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support for Students Working Remotely 

Expectations during live lessons

Step-by-Step Guide to Teams - for students

 

 

 

 


Parent Communication

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 21/06/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 16/06/21

Surrey County Council Letter and Supporting Leaflet - emailed home 16/06/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 08/06/21

Parent/Carer Letter - 28/05/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 25/05/21

Teacher Assessed Grading Information Evening - emailed home 07/05/21

Variation of Grading - emailed home 30/04/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 01/04/21

Lateral Flow Testing Update - emailed home 01/04/21

Evidence of Grading 2021 - emailed home

Grading in Summer 2021 (exam students) - emailed home 18/03/21

Grading in Summer 2021 (non exam students) - emailed home 18/03/21

Lateral Flow Testing - emailed home 18/03/21

Parent Presentation - Re-opening Information and Expectations

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 03/03/21

Parent/Carer Letter (school transport) - emailed home 01/03/21

Parent/Carer Letter - update 26/02/21

COVID-19 Testing for Students and Privacy Notice - emailed home 24/02/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 23/02/21

Parent/Carer Letter

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 04/02/21

Oxted School Remote Learning Provision

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 15/01/21

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 07/01/21

Summer Exams 2021 - emailed home to Year 10, Year 11 and Year 13 students and parents

Vocational Exams January 2021 - emailed to Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 affected students

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 31/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 18/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 16/12/20

Risk Assessment - updated 14/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 14/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 10/12/20

The following message has been emailed home to Year 7 parents/carers - 09/12/20 (8.45pm)
I am sorry to say we have had a second case of COVID 19 within the Year 7 ‘bubble’.
As with all positive cases we are trying our best to track and trace all close contacts of the student, as the last thing we want to do is close the ‘bubble’.  As the positive case was reported to us after 6pm, we have been unable to complete the track and trace this evening and have yet to receive a reply from Public Health England.
As a precaution we are asking Year 7 to work remotely tomorrow while we complete this process and we have instructed teachers to deliver all lessons remotely via Teams tomorrow (Thursday 10 December).
Tomorrow morning the Year 7 Team, along with members of the Leadership Team, will contact relevant students to ensure the track and trace process is as comprehensive as possible.
I will write to you later in the day to update you further.
Thank you, as ever, for your support and understanding, especially given the late notice.
 

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 09/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 07/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 04/12/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 26/11/20

COVID-19 Flowchart - emailed home 26/11/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 20/11/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 16/11/20

Year 10 Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 16/11/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 14/11/20

The following message has been emailed home to Year 10 parents/carers - 14/11/20 (7.00am)
I am sorry to say yesterday evening I was alerted to another positive case in the Year 10 bubble.
As it is the weekend, I am unable to contact Public Health England at this time.  But as in previous cases, as the student was in school for a full 48 hours before developing symptoms, I believe we will be asked to shut the Year 10 bubble and instruct the students to self-isolate.  Hence as of today, can I please ask that your child self isolates.  Please see our previous correspondence regarding self-isolation.
Remote learning is already in place effective from Monday due to the rota, but it is highly likely this will be extended during the isolation period.
Once I have spoken to PHE I will be able to update you further.
Thank you again for your support and understanding.

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 13/11/20

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 11/11/20

The following message has been emailed home to Year 11 parents/carers - 10/11/20 (9.25pm)
We have been made aware of the positive case in the Year 11 bubble and have taken pre-emptive action to alert the identified close contacts, prior to taking further advice from Public Health England tomorrow.
Unless you have been contacted by us directly, please send your child to school as normal tomorrow morning.
We appreciate that this information will cause anxiety for some students and their families. We would like to reassure you that, as always, the safety and wellbeing of all our students remains our highest priority.
Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 10/11/20

Updated Risk Assessment - 06/11/20

Parent/Carer Letter - 06/11/20

 

Sixth Form Video Message emailed to parent and students 23/09/20

 

Year 10 Video Message emailed to parents and students 23/09/20


 

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 13/10/20

Parent/Carer Update - emailed home 13/10/20
Unfortunately, we have received confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 in the Year 12 bubble. We have been advised by the DfE that we need to send all students in this bubble home to self-isolate. 
From tomorrow live lessons will continue online for Year 12 as per their timetable.  We appreciate that you may find this situation concerning, but please be assured we are working closely with the DfE and will be sending out further details shortly. 
Please note there is no further action for Year 7 to Year 11 and Year 13 parents, this communiqué is for your information only. 
We will continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students and will keep you informed of any developments.

 

 

Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 23/09/20

Live Activities Presentation - emailed home 23/09/20 

Parent/Carer Letter (Y12/Y13) - emailed home 22/09/20

Parent/Carer Letter (Y10, Y12, Y13) - emailed home 22/09/20

 

Parent/Carer Update - emailed home 22/09/20
Unfortunately, we have received confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 in the Year 12 and 13 bubble. We have been advised by the DfE that we need to send all students in this bubble home to self-isolate. 
From tomorrow live lessons will continue online, for Years 12 and 13, as per their timetable.  We appreciate that you may find this situation concerning, but please be assured we are working closely with the DfE and will be sending out further details shortly. 
Please note there is no further action for Year 7 to Year 11 parents, this communiqué is for your information only. 
We will continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students and will keep you informed of any developments. 

 

September Opening - Parent/Carer Updates

Tutorials for Frog

Parent Guide:

Thursday 2 April
Parent Guide to Home Learning during COVID-19 (emailed home)

Student Guide:

Thursday 2 April
How will your work be set during the school closure (emailed directly to students cc to parents)

 

Parent/Carer Updates

Tuesday 21 July
Risk Assessment - full opening in September

Friday 17 July
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Monday 13 July
Arrangements for GCSE and A-Level Results
- emailed home

Friday 10 July
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Monday 6 July
Year 10 Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
 

Friday 3 July
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
 

Friday 26 June
Update on School Activities - emailed home
 

Friday 19 June
Parent/Carer Letter (Home Learning) - emailed home
Expectations During Live Activities - emailed home

Tuesday 16 June - 
Places for children of Key Workers
If you are a key worker returning to work and your child is unable to remain at home during the school day, please email schoolprovision@oxted.thpt.org.uk stating your child’s name and tutor group, your job title (or why you qualify as a key worker) and the day(s) of the week you would need your child to access the provision. Please note that there is currently a one week notice period between requests for a place and a student’s starting date, to allow us time to prepare the additional space and ensure we have enough staff. 

Monday 15 June
Safeguarding COVID-19 Addendum 

Friday 12 June
Parent/Carer Letter from Chair LGB - emailed home
 

Thursday 11 June
Risk Assessment - reopening for Y10 & Y12
 

Friday 5 June
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
 

Thursday 4 June
Year 10 Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
 

Wednesday 3 June
Home Learning Survey Results - emailed home
 

Friday 22 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Surrey County Council Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
'Fake News' Presentation - emailed home

Friday 15 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Letter Attachment - emailed home
 

Thursday 7 May
Safeguarding Update during COVID-19
 

Friday 1 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
'The New Normal' - emailed home
Parent/carer Online Radicalisation Information Support - emailed home
 

Wednesday 29 April
Year 11 and Year 13 Summer Exams - emailed home
 

Tuesday 28 April
For information regarding free school meals during COVID-19, please click here 

Friday 24 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Friday 17 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Thursday 16 April
Year 11 and Year 13 Summer Exams - emailed home 
Advice for Parents and Carers when a child is unwell or injured - emailed home 

Friday 3 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Surrey County Council Parent/Carer Letter 
Ofqual Student Letter

Wednesday 1 April
Oxted Virtual School - Useful Information for Parents and Carers (emailed home) 

Update Friday 27 March (15:15)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 

Update Friday 20 March (19:45)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Update Friday 20 March (11am)
emailed home to Parents/Carers of students in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 

Dear Parents and Carers
We apologise for the difficulties we had in communicating with you yesterday. The commercial systems used by most schools up and down the country for communicating with parents were, it seems, all overloaded by the sheer volume of schools using them. While such issues are beyond our control, please be assured that we always use the school website as back up and so it is always worth checking this on a regular basis.

In terms of identifying the students who will be in school next week, the DfE published its official list of key workers very late last night and therefore we are asking that, if you could not find your employment post on the form sent yesterday, and you believe you fall into one of the categories listed, please re-send the form, filling out the final box for ‘other’.

If you believe you have circumstances that require your child to be in school, but you are not listed in the official categories, please get in touch and we will review each request on a case-by-case basis.

The official Government advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home in the coming weeks, then they should be in order to help to keep the infection spread contained.

Therefore, if you need to register your child in the light of the latest information, please urgently complete the online form, hard copies of which are also available from Reception.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Yours sincerely
Mr R Bond
Head of School

 

Update Friday 20 March
Please find attached PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with today.


 

Update Thursday 19 March (3.30pm)
emailed to Parents/Carers of students in Year 7,
Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 

Dear Parents and Carers
We will be writing to you later today with a more general update on our planning for the coming weeks following the official announcements of yesterday concerning the future operation of schools.

However, in the meantime we are attempting to get a feel for the number of young people who will be in our school from next week onwards. In particular, we need to ask parents who are key workers to identify themselves by completing the online form, but please be understanding if we have to contact you again once the government has published what they consider to be the official list of key worker categories. Hard copies of the form are available from Reception.

Please be assured we are attempting to respond to this need in the best way we can to support other services who are rallying to this national crisis situation.

Yours sincerely

Mr R Bond
Head of School

Update Thursday 19 March (08:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.  
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with Year 11 students today.   

Update Thursday 19 March (08:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 

Update Wednesday 18 March (15:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 

Update Wednesday 18 March (8:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.   

Update Tuesday 17 March (15:00)
Parent/carer Letter - emailed home


Update Tuesday 17 March (8:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.  Going forward, we will be providing students with a daily update as we receive information from the Government.  

Update Monday 16 March (22:00)
As per my letter on Friday, my concern was that there may come a point where we have to partially close the school due to staffing pressures.

I am sad to say that on Tuesday 17 March, Oxted School will be forced to partially close. We will not be open for the following year groups:

• Year 8
• Year 9

Work will be set via Frog for these year groups by their teachers.

I will write to parents again on Tuesday to update you of any further developments this week.

I hope you appreciate that I do not take this decision lightly and will always have the safety of students and staff at the heart of all our decisions.

Yours sincerely

Mr R Bond
Head of School


Update Monday 16 March (17:25)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


Update Monday 16 March (13:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that tutors shared with their tutor groups this morning.
If Public Health England and our Local Education Authority advise us to close the school, parents and carers will be notified by a text message or an email. There will also be an announcement on the school website and all the school media sites.

Mr R Bond
Head of School

Update Friday 13 March (17:45)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home 

Update Wednesday 11 March (19:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


Update Wednesday 11 March (10am)
Please see the revised guidance in the ‘information for the public’ website below, regarding travellers returning from Italy:

Update Tuesday 10 March (11am)
The Department for Education and the Local Authority are encouraging schools to follow the Public Health England guidance regarding Coronavirus and to remain open. PHE advise that in most cases, even if there is a confirmed case within the school community, closure of the school is unnecessary. We can assure you that in this situation we would take further advice from PHE to ensure the right proportionate local decision.

It is important that we all do our best to ensure that our children’s education is disrupted as little as possible and as always, everyone should continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue and wash your hands (or use a sanitiser gel)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Mr R Bond
Head of School 

Update Tuesday 3 March (16:45)
As I am sure many of you will have seen over the weekend, there have been media reports about Coronavirus in the UK and in Surrey, and many of you will be concerned. I, Mr Bond, Head of School can assure you that we are taking the situation seriously but that we do not need to cause undue alarm. It is important for the children that we remain calm, sensible and work together as a school community to follow the national guidance.

The Department for Education have set up a Coronavirus helpline (tel 0800 046 8687) for queries relating to schools and other educational establishments in England. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

The advice to us from Public Health England and Surrey County Council remains the same and is as follows:

  • Where a suspected case has been in a childcare or educational setting, there is no need to close the setting or send other learners or staff home
  • Even if there is a confirmed case in your childcare or educational setting, in most cases, closure of the childcare or education setting will be unnecessary and advice would be provided by Public Health England
  • As always, everyone should continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue and wash your hands (or use a sanitiser gel)
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Remember, if you have any direct medical concerns, to contact NHS 111.

Please be assured that when there is a confirmed case, Public Health England (PHE) use the method of contact tracing to prevent the infection spreading further. Please see below to link below to find out more about contact tracing: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/13/expert-interview-what-is-contact-tracing/

For further information, please see www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and ‘Guidance to educational settings about COVID-19’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 


Mr R Bond, Head of School 

Update Monday 2 March (16:30)


 

Update - Wednesday 26 February (16:55)
As I am aware, there have been a number of rumours today about the School ski trip to Italy during the February half term. I know this can be a concern to both parents and students but I can assure you the school will always follow the advice of Public Health England:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

If you have any medical questions about this situation please phone NHS 111 and not the school.

I expect all of our students to behave in an appropriate manner and to attend school on a daily basis.

Please be assured that the school’s number one priority is that our students are, at all times safe, and would immediately take the appropriate action if we felt there was any risk to our students safety.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Mr R Bond
Head of School


Please be assured that as a school we are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 

As you are aware, we have many school trips and over the February half term break, we had a trip to Pila in Northwest Italy.  From the information below, it is clear that students and staff who went on this school trip fall into Category 2 which means they only need to self-isolate if they have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and they should contact NHS 111. 

For further details of these categories please see below: 

Category 1
Further clarification has now been provided with regards to students or staff who should self-isolate and notify NHS 111 if they have travelled to or from a Category 1 Area: 

  • Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China, see map)
  • Iran
  • Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea, see map)
  • Any Italian town under containment measures (see map)

Category 2
Students or staff who have travelled to or from Category 2 countries/area (which now includes non-quarantined areas of Northern Italy) remains unchanged; they only need to self-isolate if they have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and contact NHS 111: 

  • Cambodia
  • China (see map)
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy: north (see map)
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Republic of Korea (see map)
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam 

If you travelled abroad during the half term break, please check carefully the guidance for the area you visited and the attached maps if appropriate. 

Public Health England will continue to update their list on a daily basis, which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk 

If you have any further health concerns, please call NHS 111 in the first instance.  This is a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information.