Coronavirus Information

This page will be updated with any changes to the usual school routine. To receive urgent updates, please ensure we have your correct email address via INSIGHT.

Any important letters can be found at the bottom of this page

BWS Remote Learning System Status

  • Insight Parent/Student Portal - Good Service (If you get an error uploading evidence files, check you don't have characters like , & * @ in the filename)
  • 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)
  • Email - Migration is finished, new webmail links are now on school website, same login as teams

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:-0800 Thursday 3rd September


Risk Assessment documents for return to school in September 2020

Last updated - 13:30 Wednesday 2nd September

The following documents outline the return to school and risk assessment documents for September 2020. All parents and students are required to read these documents before returning to school in September.

 


11 Plus Testing - September 2020

12:00 Monday 3rd August

We can now confirm that the 11+ examination will provisionally take place at Bishop Wordsworth's School on Saturday 17th October 2020. Further details will be made available to parents and candidates by the beginning of September 2020 via the BWS Admissions website and also announced via BWS twitter.

 


Use of face coverings on school transport

16:00 Friday 4th September

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


Letter from Education Secretary regarding 2021 exams

15:00 Thursday 2nd July

The Education Secretary has provided further information regarding GCSE, AS and A level exams next year. More detail in this link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/how-gcses-as-a-levels-will-be-awarded-in-summer-2020


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