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During the school closure period we will use this page to bring you all the information we have around the school closure and to provide updates and guidance for students completing work.

LETTERS FROM MR COOPER – Updated Friday 22nd May

Please see the latest letters from Mr Cooper by clicking the buttons below:

5th update – 22 May 2020 Letter from Mr M Cooper

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Update – 20 May 2020 Letter for Year 10 from Mr M Cooper

This is the latest update for Year 10 students and families only. For all previous letters please see the dedicated Closure Letters page by clicking HERE

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM MR COOPER – Tuesday 12th May

Dear Parent/carer

As you will all be aware Central Government shared their road map for the coming weeks of lockdown. This includes preliminary suggestions around face to face contact with high school students (we believe this to be Y10). At this stage we are receiving daily clarification and expectations which are being assessed and interpreted for our community. As soon as there is any change expected to our provision we will share plans and protocols with you directly.

In the immediate future THERE IS NO CHANGE TO OUR CURRENT PROVISION. We continue to provide for the children of key workers and for those classed as vulnerable (see definitions below). We do not anticipate any quick changes to this position.

Thank you for your continued support for your children and of course ourselves in our endeavours to provide learning opportunities and support of the highest quality.

Kind regards

M Cooper

DEFINITION OF VULNERABLE STUDENTS

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak vulnerable children and young people are defined as those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) Plan whose needs cannot be met safely in the home environment
  • have been assessed as otherwise vulnerable by education providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who are therefore in need of continued education provision. This might include children on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services, adopted children, or those who are young carers, and others at the provider and local authority discretion

KEY WORKERS

Below follows a summary of governmental advice as best fits our community. To ensure the safety of all students individual decisions for each student wishing to attend provision have been taken by the school in consultation with families. We are working incredibly hard to support all families as best we can, within the constraints of government guidance, however attendance to school provision cannot be guaranteed and those who feel they qualify for support should contact your child’s specific welfare@ email address in the first instance:

  • yr7welfare@mountstmarys.org
  • yr8welfare@mountstmarys.org
  • yr9welfare@mountstmarys.org
  • yr10welfare@mountstmarys.org
  • yr11welfare@mountstmarys.org

Education and childcare – For example teaching staff

Key public services – for example workers delivering key frontline services

Local and national government – but only those essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response

Food and other necessary goodsfor example in production and processing food or medicines

Public safety and national security – for example police and fire and rescue service employees

Transport – for example those operating during the COVID-19 response

Utilities, communication and financial services – for example those in the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)

Key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to 999 and 111 critical services)

Postal services and delivery

Waste disposal sectors

As taken from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

CLOSURE WEBSITE UPDATES

YEAR 8 OPTIONS – Updated 6th May

Information around this years options process can now be found on our dedicated options page. This is for Year 8 students and their families. My Ed information will follow. Form Tutor contact will follow next week. Should you have any questions please ask Form Tutors next week or contact us via the yr8welfare@mountstmarys.org email address.

CELEBRATION AND CHAPLAINCY PAGES – Updated Sunday 24th May

We are incredibly proud that our students continue to work hard on their studies and have added pages to showcase some of their brilliant work. We will add to these pages regularly so please keep checking back. We are also celebrating students who are supporting their local communities. Join us in celebrating these achievements.

To find chaplaincy support for you and your family during this time by access the chaplaincy pages. Here you will find Diocese information, links to live broadcasts, reading from Sunday Mass and personal reflections.

Access via the Celebration and Chaplaincy homepage here.

STUDENT WORK UPDATE – Updated Monday 20th April

Updated work booklets to support students in Phase 2 of their study away from school are now available here. This page features instructions for each year group and links to each year group’s work booklet.

Information for Phase 1 closure work can most easily be found via the new student work homepage which also provides a link to the Phase 2 closure work.

To support the distribution of this work, parents will also receive direct links via My Ed and students will receive the work booklets as attachments in their school email account. If you’re having an issue accessing work or believe you will have an issue accessing this work please contact the school to arrange a physical copy. Depending on the number requesting physical copies, there may be a delay in distributing this work but we will work to support you as soon as we can.

To request physical copies you can contact us by phone – 0113 2455248

Or by using the welfare@ email addresses:

yr7welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr8welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr9welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr10welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr11welfare@mountstmarys.org

New Video Content – Updated Monday 18th May

BRAND NEW – MR GREENALL’S LATEST FITNESS WORK OUT VIDEOS CAN BE VIEWED HERE

BRAND NEW – MR T’S LATEST GUITAR LESSON VIDEOS CAN BE VIEWED HERE

School Contact Information

In the first instance should require any information or support in relation to student welfare please email one of the dedicated email address below:

yr7welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr8welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr9welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr10welfare@mountstmarys.org

yr11welfare@mountstmarys.org

Wellbeing Resources
Catholic Care Support

Whilst we hope all is well with all our families, we know first hand what a challenging time this is, should you need specific support please use the link below:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence/Pages/default.aspx