Hello from Henry B! Edition 16
8th July 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
I was delighted to receive the green light from the government that all students can return to school in September. We are drawing up our plans on how this will work and these will be published to you before the end of the term. This will include our on line contingency plan if we are subject to a national or local lockdown. It is our intention to operate our standard timetable with some adjustments being made within the school day to allow us to keep to year group bubbles as much as it is possible. This will be particularly important at pastoral and social times of the day. Bus routes and times will now be finalised and published as soon as possible.
In order to protect our young people and my colleagues as much as we can the emphasis will be on hygiene. Sanitising hands, wiping down equipment and washing hands will be the top priority. The site will also be thoroughly cleaned every night after school.
All aspects of the school day will be very structured. There will be a number of additional rules to follow and these must be followed. Year 10 have already experienced the differences on the school site and they have responded magnificently. We are all going to have to take more responsibility for our own actions so that we protect everyone on the school site and on the buses. I know that the young people of The Henry Beaufort School are more than capable of doing this. I am relying on their support and their awareness of the importance of keeping everyone safe by following the rules.
Teachers and support staff will not be able to interact with you in the same way, having to keep to a 2 metre distance where at all possible. It doesn’t mean that they don’t care but they too have to follow the guidance issued by the government.
The most important thing to remember is that we will be back as a whole school community from September and I cannot wait to see you all!
We will be back to full school uniform from September so it might be a good idea to try on your uniform this week to see if you need to order any items! Our pre loved uniform will be available on Monday the 31st of August. Times and venue will be confirmed at a later date.
Dates for the diary
Monday the 7th of September 2020 - Year 7 only - Transition/ Learning day
Tuesday the 8th of September 2020 - All students return to school.
Calendar dates published in the Student Handbook are subject to change. There will be no after school activities for the first half of the term and no late buses. This will be reviewed in October based on the national picture/ guidance. This is in line with other secondary schools in the area.
In the meantime with less than two weeks to go we still have a few activities and challenges for you to try.
Your recipe this week is provided by Mrs Denman and it is for Oaty Summer Crumble.
In your hbX challenge this week, Mrs Briggs and Mrs Lewis have kick started the countdown to Christmas with a Christmas card competition for the Respect Project, who support the LGBTQ+ community.
It will be snowing before you know it!
With my best wishes to you and your families.