Headteacher’s Blog 23/10/2020

Phew......we made it!
Well done everyone. We have had a fantastic first half-term back in school. I cannot express how glad we were to be able to open our doors again and welcome our wonderful students back in!
As I have said on previous weeks, behaviour has been really good, and students have looked really smart. I have been so impressed with the resilience shown by our students, adapting quickly to change, following new strict rules, being in 'bubbles'...all of which they have taken in their stride.

This morning, I met with Ruby from Year 7 and Krystian from Year 9. Both students have completed their Bronze Award in 'The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award'. It’s a UK-wide award in which the students have to complete online activities on all aspects of digital creativity. When they get 250 points, they receive a certificate from Buckingham Palace. Getting the Bronze Award in less than two weeks is very impressive! These are the first two students in the school to achieve this.

During lockdown, the Community Rail Network invited young people between the ages of 11-18 to create a simple, but powerful message (created at home or at school) to make young people aware of the dangers and to encourage them to stop trespassing on the railways.
It could take the form of a short film, storyboard, script, or song.
We are proud to announce that one of our Year 8 students Charlie, was a runner up in the script section. Well done!!

After half-term, Year 11 will begin their mock exams. Each student has now received their individual timetable (those self-isolating have had theirs posted today). As was demonstrated with this years' exam gradings, it is really important that students study hard and treat the exams as though they are the real thing!

Although it is now the school holidays, we still require you to inform us if your child receives a positive COVID test.

Please email our attendance team to let us know: attendance@beckfootthornton.org

If you are unsure or think that your child may have isolated for long enough already, please email us, to allow us to check.

Please do not send students to school after half-term if:

They are unwell or display symptoms of COVID (see symptoms below)
They have had close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID (see symptoms below)
They have had close contact with someone who has had a positive COVID test.
Someone in their household has asked for a COVID test.

What is classed as close contact:

I hope you have a lovely break. School re-opens at the usual time on Monday 2nd November.

Mr Richardson

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