Following the very sobering announcement from Boris Johnson tonight, I would like to give you all this brief update below for tonight. Further information will be shared with you tomorrow.
INITIAL INFORMATION ON REMOTE LEARNING
I would like to give you brief information tonight and then further details will be sent to you tomorrow.
Please be assured, Blue Coat will be open for key worker and vulnerable students tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January and throughout school closure.
Following such short notice given for school closure, online live lessons will now begin on Wednesday 6th January. This will give staff time to come into school tomorrow and ensure they have all the resources needed to teach from home. They will also be able to attend a staff briefing giving important information on wider aspects of provision that we will be delivering to students from home.
The announcement regarding the cancellation of examinations will have undoubtedly caused a lot of upset and anxiety for students in Year 11 and 13. Please be assured that we will be supporting the students throughout the process and will update students and parents about this as quickly as possible.
I will be emailing you later tomorrow with more extensive information regarding provision beyond live lessons that will be taking place throughout this school closure.
I know that this situation is not what we would want and will have caused some anxiety for you regarding education. I would like to reassure you that we will do our very best in supporting the academic progress and personal welfare of our students over the coming weeks
With best wishes to you and your families for now