Advice on School Closure, Home Learning & Coronavirus
Fullhurst Community College will be closed from Friday at 3.05 to all students, except those that are vulnerable and / or have parents that are key workers ( as long as they are not self-isolating). If as a parent you think you are a key worker as identified in this government list and feel your child is not able to look after themselves at home they are permitted to attend school.
The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
Students are not to come into school on Monday unless we have been in contact with home. We will be contacting those that are vulnerable too. This was told in assembly yesterday to all year groups and a letter will be sent home with updates.
GCSE exams have been cancelled for May/June. At present the government have only said that students will get the qualifications they need for their futures and will not be disadvantaged by this decision. We do not know any more about this, as soon as we do we will be letting our students know.
Students that are not attending have been provided with work, which can be accessed through our website. Students have been told how to access this and this information is also included the in the letter coming home.
General guidance and resources on Coronavirus
Please read and follow the most recent National guidance which can be found here General guidance from Gov.uk
- COVID-19: guidance for educational settings
- Advice on the coronavirus for places of education – poster (Public Health England)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advices to the public
- NHS 111 helpline
COVID-19 - Advice and resources for parents of SEN/vulnerable students can be found on our SEND page here
The government has announced further details on exams and grades regarding GCSEs 2020 :
Further details on exams and grades go to GOV.UK
The exam regulator, Ofqual and exam boards will work with teachers to provide grades to students whose exams have been cancelled this summer, following our actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.
To produce this, teachers will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment – clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly will be provided to schools and colleges.
The exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment (how you did in your SATs), and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in.
There will also be an option to sit an exam early in the next academic year for students who wish to.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)