Year 9 - Starting at Ashby School
10 Jul 2020
You will be aware of government plans for all students to return to school on a full time basis in the Autumn term. We have been planning on how this can operate at Ashby School to provide as safe as environment as possible for all students and staff and still deliver the full curriculum for students.
There has already been re-modelling of the school site so Year 10 students will be based full time on the Nottingham Road campus. We are now dividing that site in half so we can create year group bubbles that will have their own classrooms and facilities to reduce student interaction. We will send more detailed information, including a video tour guide during the holiday but some key points are:
• The school will have a Year 10 and Year 11 zone with a physical barrier in place to prevent mixing
• For Year 10 students walking or being driven to school, the only entrance and exit they can use is the Range Road entrance by the old hospital
• Students will be separated by year group if travelling on a school bus and on arrival will move directly into their zone
• All lessons will be in a controlled number of classrooms to minimise movement
• The canteen will be fully open serving hot and cold food
• There are strict hygiene routines regarding cleaning of classroom equipment and hand sanitising
We had already removed the split lunch for next year so all students will be on a single early lunch so they will always be with their friends.
The first day back for Year 10 students will be Thursday 27 August. This is a change from the original published date. They will be the only students on site during this day.
Our priority when students return will be to ensure that all students are able to quickly establish positive learning routines in school. We are aware that students have not experienced the normal transition process and will have concerns over starting a new school but we will do our best to settle them in quickly.
This has clearly been an unprecedented year in education and I'm sure your son/daughter will be glad to get back to a more familiar routine.
Please have a good summer break.