Update: 17th July
Update: 16th July - "Preparing for September 2020"
If you missed our "Preparing for September 2020" meeting on Wednesday 15th July, you can download a copy of the meeting presentation here.
If you would prefer to watch a recording of the live stream then that can be accessed via this link.
Update: 7th July
Update: 29th June
Update: 25th June
Please see our latest communication to parents and carers - COVID-19 Wider Opening Risk Assessment (Thursday 25th June).
Update: 22nd June
Update: 15th June
Update: 9th June
Please see our latest communication on wider opening for year 10 and year 12 students (Tuesday 9th June).
Update: 8th June
Update: 1st June
Update: 26th May
Please see our latest communication to parents and carers (Monday 26th May).
Please see our latest weekly student bulletin - Issue 9
Please see the letter from Worcestershire NHS Trust - Support for Parents during school closures
Update: 20th May
Please see the attached letter from the Local Authority regarding the partial 're-opening' of schools. This is mainly aimed at primary schools and we are still awaiting guidance for our sector from the DfE.
Update: 18th May
Update: 11th May
Update: 14th April
Update: 6th April
Update: 3rd April
Summer 2020 Exam Results Update
Ofqual have released information today regarding the mechanism for awarding grades this summer and this documentation can be accessed using these links:
Clearly more information will be required about the process before teachers can begin this work. Please do not contact us with questions since we only have the same information that you do at this stage. There is currently a consultation process underway regarding whether Year 10 should be awarded grades this summer and we will update you further when we know more.
Update: 1st April
I hope that you and your families remain healthy. I have been asked by the Department for Education to share this link regarding school closures with you:
The school will remain open over the Easter holiday including Good Friday and Easter Monday to provide support for the children of Key Workers and those who are vulnerable. Further advice on this is available on the link above.
We will continue to provide food every day that we are open, subject to sufficient catering staff being available. Given the unprecedented circumstances there may be families who have become eligible for free school meals and it is possible to register for this with Worcestershire County Council using this link: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20062/schools/684/applying... For just over a week, whilst we have been waiting for the DfE's free school meals voucher system to be launched we have been providing vouchers for families in receipt of free school meals - we now have the login to their system so the voucher arrangements will change as soon as possible and the vouchers will have a higher face value. Thanks to the generosity of staff, former staff and friends of the school we have received some cash donations and are putting together some Easter hampers for those families that we know are in greatest need - I would like to thank all of those who have made this possible.
Please remember that the work set by teachers is available for students to keep them engaged in learning - it is not essential that they complete it all and will be directed, by their teachers, to especially important pieces of work - the message remains do your best but learning isn't just about school work. In addition teachers will not be setting work over the Easter holiday unless they would normally do this as part of their schemes of work. Hopefully this will give students a chance to catch up if they have not had opportunities to do all that they had hoped to. I was sent this link and I will send it to students by separate email: https://vimeo.com/400235114
I hope that arrangements for continued home working remain harmonious in your households and that you all remain well.
Updates: 30th March
Please see our latest communication to parents and carers (Monday 30th March).
Please see our first weekly student bulletin - Issue 1.
Updates: 22nd March
Dear Parents, in line with all schools in Worcestershire I have been asked to share this letter regarding child care arrangements with you.
I have, this evening, received information from the DFE in the form of a FAQ page where they explain what is likely to happen with the awarding of GCSE and A Level grades this year. I have copied it below for your information. We do not have any more information than this at present and I know you will still have concerns about this; please avoid emailing us with questions as we simply have no further information at this stage. As and when I get more details I will update you.
The link is:
I hope that you have enjoyed some of the spring sunshine and remain healthy.
Please see the attached letter (sent on 20th March) regarding an update on information for key workers.
Please see the attached letter (sent on 19th March) regarding the current school closure and information for key workers.
Please see the attached letter (sent on 18th March) updating you on the current school situation.
Please see the attached letter (sent on 17th March) regarding accessing online learning materials.
Please see the attached letter (sent on 16th March) for the latest information on COVID-19 at Pershore High School.
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
· if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
· if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
· for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
· A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
· A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
In light of current concerns regarding possible interruption to the British education system due to the COVID-19 outbreak we wanted to remind you that there is a period set aside by the Joint Council for Qualifications for GCSE and A Level exam contingency. This means that in the event of any disruption to the exam timetable, either nationally or locally, students must be available from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24th June should any exams have to be rescheduled.