Remote Learning until Half Term
Event on now!
Friesland School is now delivering lessons remotely.
As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister has just announced a further national lockdown, including closing school until, in all likelihood, February half term.
I will write in more detail as to what this means for Friesland and our students over the coming days, but wanted to reassure you that, in the short term, it makes very little difference to our plans for tomorrow.
Friesland will remain open tomorrow (5/1/2021) to vulnerable children, and the children of key workers. Registration will take place at student reception as it did today, and students will be working in a variety of computer rooms round school. We have cut staffing down to the minimum from tomorrow, so students will work in the same room all day following the same remote education as those who remain at home. We will continue to offer a slimmed down lunch menu for tomorrow at least, but students are welcome to bring their own lunch should they wish.
As I say, I will write again during the week, especially to those students in Y11, 12 and 13 who were expecting to have vocational or mock exams over the coming days. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, we will take some time to reflect before finalising and sharing our plans.
When we have more detail on the likely cancellation of exams in the summer I will write again, as this has come as a shock this evening and was not something I expected to be announced this evening at all.
If you have any questions please do get in touch and myself or one of my senior team will get back to you as soon as possible.