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Headteacher's update

Information for Students and Parents on Examination Results Days and Sixth Form Enrolment

The Government has advised that schools should follow the hierarchy of controls they have used over the summer term for results and enrolment days.

For parents and students this means:

  • If parents wish to accompany their child to collect their results, they must not gather at entrance gates or doors (and neither should their child), or enter the site.
  • Ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
  • Pupils and parents should follow coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers when planning their travel to school, and be encouraged to walk or cycle where possible.

For the school this means:

  • Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach.
  • Minimising contact and mixing as far as possible, by keeping pupils in small consistent groups - schools should aim to practise social distancing in line with current government guidance on social distancing.
  • Ensuring staff and pupils clean their hands more often than usual.

 

Returning to School In September 2020

I would like to thank you for your support in what has proved to be a difficult time. We have missed having the students in school and are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in September.

The government has issued detailed guidance which requires us to: keep year groups apart from each other, stagger the beginning and end of the school day to enable year groups to leave at different times and to keep year groups apart at break and lunch times.

While we plan to have all pupils on site every day, with these restrictions in place the way we deliver the timetable and the timings of the school day will obviously have to be completely changed.

Start of Term

To allow staff to be trained and students to be acclimatised to new routines, we will operate a staggered start of term in September. Each year group will be in for one day only on either the 3rd or 4th September and then from Monday 7th September all year groups will be in attendance. To support the school in minimising mixing between year groups, please make sure your child enters the school through the correct gate.

Thursday 3rd September

Year 7 at 8.25am

Year 11 at 8.40am

Year 13 at 8.30am

Students in these year groups should not attend on Friday 4th September.

Friday 4th September

Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 at 8.30am

Students in these year groups should not attend on Thursday 3rd September.

Monday 7th September

All students return at 8.30am

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Welcome to Valentines High School

At Valentines High School our main focus is for our students to achieve excellence in all that they do. Valentines is a multi cultural, mixed comprehensive school, with around 1350 students.

We aim to work in partnership with students, parents, staff and the community to provide opportunities for all. Improving our provision and that for students at other schools is an important component of our ethos for Teaching School and Leading Edge.

Our school motto is ‘In harmony, achieving excellence’ and everything we do is planned to enable us to achieve this vision.  

Read our Values and Ethos