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Dear Parents/Carers of Year 11

I hope you are all having a good Summer and looking forward to National Standardised Grades Day  -- 20th August 2020 9am

As you are aware we have taken the important decision to allow students to come into school to receive their grades as we believe it is a very important milestone for students to be able to obtain their grades in person. 

Year 11 students will be invited into school between 9am and 10:30am to receive their grades envelope, please understand that we will obviously be advising social distancing while students are on site.

Additionally the Government has released the following additional guidance for the 20th August which is particularly relevant given the current situation in Greater Manchester.

·         Students who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, must NOT attend school on the 20th August to receive their grades.

(If this situation does occur please email our exams officer who will be able to send you an email copy the grades. Email:  r.mansoor@stmcollege.org.uk)

·         We will be ensuring that staff in school clean their hands more often than usual and we will be providing hand sanitiser for students and we would ask all students to ensure that they sanitise or clean their hands before entering the area to receive their results.

·         We will be ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach with tissues and lidded bins available for staff and pupils to use

·         On the day we will ensure that frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly using standard approved products

·         We will be advising pupils to minimise contact and mixing as far as possible by maintaining social distancing of 2 metres where possible while on the school site.

 

In line with Government advice pupils and parents should follow coronavirus safer travel guidance for passengers when planning their travel to school on 20th August, and should walk or cycle where possible.

Unfortunately at this stage parents/carers won’t be able to come onto the school site on the 20th August but of course are more than welcome to wait in the car parking area for their son or daughter while they receive their grades. We would politely ask parents/carers not to gather in groups by the school gates as this increases the risk of possible transmission.

I have also been asked to remind you that it is important that your sons and daughters are reminded not to not to socialise with each other in large groups outside school either before or after receiving their results due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

I look forward to seeing your sons/daughters on the 20th August

God bless

H Brophy

 

COLLEGE MISSION & ETHOS

St Thomas More RC College is a group of believers, united heart and soul in a Community which recognises the worth and dignity of all people. St Thomas More RC College is committed to developing fully the talents of all its members, in Communication of the Gospel values of peace, love, truth and justice; in Communion with Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Aims : There is a friendly and experienced teaching staff in the college that work together to support our Christian Ethos and ensure that each student is enabled to achieve their full potential. Our recent Ofsted report (February 2017) stated that all staff and pupils work harmoniously together to create a calm, purposeful and warm atmosphere. We are listed in the Good Schools Guide . The curriculum management structure in the school supports National Curriculum subject areas, Religious Education and Whole School Development. All staff are supported by a Senior Management team. There is a strong team of support staff including teaching support staff, secretaries, librarian/reprographics assistant, ICT, ADT and Science technicians, caretakers, lunchtime assistants, cleaners and kitchen staff. The collective strength of our staff ensures that the ethos and values in our Mission Statement provide all our pupils with high quality teaching and learning within a supportive environment.

 

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