Coronavirus Information

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Changes to delivery of Remote Learning - w/c 11th January 2021

Last updated - 17:30 Friday 8th January

Now that we are coming up to a week of remote learning, it is a good time to clarify how lessons will work going forwards in order to support our students.

We appreciate that our learners are now facing long periods of screen work, which needs to be managed carefully. For the benefit of their mental health and general wellbeing, we would like to allow time for students to undertake physical activity and engage with family life, as well as completing their school work.

To this end, we are modifying our remote learning expectations to allow some flexibility and variation in our students’ work whilst adhering to the government guidelines of 3-5 hours of learning provision (live or otherwise) per school day.

 


Education Secretary statement to Parliament regarding the national lockdown

The following statement was published on 6th January 2021 From Department for Education and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP


Statement from Cambridge International following the UK Government announcement on June 2021 exams

The following statement was published on 5th January 2021 From Cambridge International Exam Board

"With regard to our schools in the UK, Cambridge International will be monitoring the decisions being taken on June exams and working closely with the UK Department for Education and Ofqual. We will share further details as soon as possible."

 


Lockdown 3.0 Risk Assessment January 2021 – Key Worker Provision & Lateral Flow Testing

Last updated - 21:00 Monday 22nd February

The following document outlines the return to school and risk assessment from January 2021. All parents and students are required to read this document before returning to school from January.


Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents and Carers

Last updated - 20:30 Monday 22nd February

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.


Risk Assessment document for return to school from September 2020

Last updated - 10:30 Monday 4th January

The following document outlines the return to school and risk assessment from September 2020. All parents and students are required to read this document before returning to school in September.


Bishop Wordsworths School – COVID-19 Testing Privacy Statement

Last updated - 12:30 Thursday 14th January

To enable the Covid-19 testing to be completed at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, we need to process personal data for staff and pupils taking part, including sharing of personal data where we have a legal obligation. Bishop Wordsworth’s School is the Data Controller for the data required for processing the tests and undertaking any actions which are needed by the school to ensure we meet our public health and safeguarding legal obligations.


NHS Test and Trace consent form for COVID-19 testing

Last updated - 12:30 Thursday 14th January

This common consent form has been designed for use by parents and guardians of pupils and under 16s, pupils and students over 16 and staff.


BWS Remote Learning System Status

  • Staff Remote Desktop - Good Service
  • Student Remote Desktop - Good Service
  • New web based Remote Desktop - click here to login - Good Service (Facility  to change your password has been added)
  • Teams - click here to login - Good Service (username is xxxxx@bws-school.org.uk)

An acceptable user guide for Microsoft Teams has been published for all students to read, a copy is available here

For technical enquiries, please email insight@bws.wilts.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  If you are reporting an error, if possible, please attach a screen shot

Last Updated:-09:15 Monday 11th January


Use of face coverings on school transport

14:00 Wednesday 2nd December - Wiltshire Council letter to parents added to bottom of this page

Please see the following advice updated by Wiltshire County Council

Where your son / daughter can, they should wear a face covering if they are over 11 years old whist on school transport. There is no requirement for primary aged pupils or children who are exempt to wear one, although it is strongly recommended. If travelling by public bus a face covering must be worn if your son / daughter is over 11 years old.

It is the responsibility of the parents and students to make sure they wear a face covering. Drivers are not responsible for enforcing face coverings, neither are we encouraging them to challenge students.

Please have a closer look at the FAQs on our website for more detail regarding home to school transport.
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/transport-covid19

You can also read our recent press release on this: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/back-to-school-transport-advice-for-families

Jason Salter
Head of Service
Passenger Transport
Communities & Neighbourhood


Wiltshire Council Face Covering Letter
D of E latest information
Teen guide to surviving lockdown
Self Help Apps for Smartphones
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