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The information below is published on behalf of the Principal, Louise North or the Senior Deputy Head, Susan Wessels and is correct at the timestamp above. Unless otherwise stated, the information applies to both schools, Senior and Prep.
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Update from Louise North, Principal on Wednesday 20 May 2020:
The following letters have been released from the Principal regarding the second half of the Summer Term:
Risk Assessment: As detailed in the letters from the Principal, a risk assessment will be available here shortly.
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Update from Louise North, Principal on Monday 11 May 2020:
I hope that the weekend brought you and your children the rest and relaxation that was needed. In celebration of VE day on Friday, it was wonderful to hear a member of staff playing the Last Post on the Front at the Senior School, and to see the bunting and the flags hanging proudly around Framlingham.
Remote Teaching and Learning
Further to the government’s announcements yesterday (Sunday 10 May 2020), our Remote Teaching and Learning will continue as it is until half term for all pupils, with the exception of Years 11 and 13 who will embark today on their Remote Pre and Post A Level programmes.
After half term, our Remote Teaching and Learning will continue for all pupils. As and when the government confirms that Step 2 has been reached, at the earliest 1 June, we will implement a phased return for Reception, Year One and Year Six children, following government guidance.
The College Senior Team, Matthew King and I will now consider the implications of this guidance, both from last night’s announcement and from the documentation due to be released later today. We know that things may change again, and we will therefore plan for a variety of scenarios, all the while confident that we can continueto deliver our Remote Teaching and Learning programmes effectively.
There is much to consider both for pupils returning to the College buildings and pupils who will not be doing so in the near future. The prospect of coming back to the College is exciting, but on the other hand, we know that the news yesterday will have been a disappointment for many. As we plan, we are considering all the implications for our pupils both in terms of their academic learning and development, and their mental and physical wellbeing.
Once we have finalised our plan for the second half of term, I will send it to you and will welcome your queries and questions.
With thanks for your patience and your support.
Mrs J L M North
Principal, Framlingham College
Update from Louise North, Principal on Friday 10 April 2020:
I hope that you and your families enjoy the forthcoming Easter weekend and are able to make the most of the glorious sunshine. There are several Framlingham College community initiatives taking place over the next few weeks, focused on keeping us together whilst apart and I do hope that you and your children will enjoy them. Communication at this time is so important and it has been good to hear from you over the last few weeks. I hope that you have felt the strength of our community as much as I have, as we work together to face the many different challenges of our current circumstances.
Most important of all is the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils. This continues to be a priority for us. Our HMs, tutors and teachers are acutely aware of the pastoral impact that living and studying remotely can have on our pupils; please do keep in touch with pastoral staff with regard to any concerns you might have, so that the support we offer our pupils can be tailored to their individual needs.
In this letter I have set out for you the overarching plans for our Remote Teaching and Learning for the Summer Term, beginning on Monday 20 April. We are planning on the basis that the College buildings will remain closedfor the first half of term. Equally, we are quietly optimistic that the second half of term may see a return to some kind of normality.
Thank you for your feedback on last term’s Remote Teaching and Learning. We have made some adjustments to our Programmes of Study without compromising on the quality of our teaching and your child’s learning. We have focused our adjustments on the following areas:
Below is a summary of the provision for each year group of the College, from Nursery through to Year 13. More detailed information will come to you next week from the Heads of Section and Heads of Department at the Prep and Senior Should you need any further support, help or explanation, please contact Mr Ashton (Senior School) and Mr Bilton (Prep School). Support is always on hand from teachers and tutors so please do not hesitate to ask.
Teachers will continue to keep daily contact with parents using email supported with activities/resources on Firefly and a daily Microsoft Teams lesson at the beginning of the day for Reception children.
Years 1 – 4
Communication and suggested activities will continue to come from Form Tutors using a mixture of parent emails, Seesaw and Microsoft Teams. The timetable has been adjusted to include an early morning Tutor/Microsoft Teams meeting, followed by four academic subjects before lunch with a creative option afterwards.
Years 5 & 6
Communication and suggested activities will continue to come from Subject Teachers using a mixture of Fireflytasks and Microsoft Teams. Both year groups will be provided with two live lessons in English and Maths plustwo opportunities to ‘check in’ with their Form Tutor. As with Years 1-4, the timetable has been adjusted with four academic subjects before lunch with a creative option in the afternoon.
Years 7 & 8
Pupils will continue to follow the school timetable with lessons provided online using Microsoft Teams. Tuteeswill also be provided with at least two opportunities to ‘check in’ with their Form tutor.
Remote Teaching and Learning will continue for Year 9s in all their subjects. Prep and project work will be setwhich takes account of the different circumstances in which the pupils are working. Year 9s will have on going assessments over the course of the term.
Remote teaching and learning will continue for Year 10s in all GCSE courses, including HPQ. Prep and project work will be set which takes account of the different circumstances in which the pupils are working. Year 10s will have on going assessments over the course of the term.
We will finish teaching our Year 11s their GCSE content as we had intended before the closure of the College buildings, that is when Study Leave would have begun, on 11 May. At this point, we will transition into teaching and preparing our Year 11s for the next stage of their education. We will combine the following three elements into their timetable:
Remote teaching and learning will continue for Year 12s in their A Level and BTEC subjects, including the EPQ. Prep and project work will be set, and Year 12s will have on going assessments over the course of the term. In addition to their A Level and BTEC work, Year 12s will also be taking part in the following:
We will finish teaching our Year 13s as we had intended before the closure of the College buildings, that is,when Study leave would have begun, on 11 May. At this point, we will transition into teaching and preparing our Year 13s for the next stage of their lives, whether university, apprenticeships, a gap year or employment. We will combine the following three elements into their timetable:
Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. We are committed to providing the very best educational experience for our pupils and we will continue to review and adjust our programmes as things evolve. Your feedback, constructive criticism and ideas are much appreciated. As mentioned at the beginning of this letter, I very much hope that your wonderful children will be bringing life, energy and laughter back into the classrooms and corridors of our College buildings in the second half of the Summer Term. As we learn more, we will of course keep you up to date with our plans.
Please find below the Framlingham College Remote Learning Policies.
If you require any further information, please contact Susan Wessels, Senior Deputy Head, who is co-ordinating the College’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak on 01728 723789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College is currently closed as per the latest Government guidelines.
Fram Leisure closed on Tuesday 17th March and will remain closed until further notice. This includes all users of the Fram Leisure facilities, the Community Swimming Programme and hiring of all external sports facilities.
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