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Joseph (Joe) Lunn RIP - 09.03.2021
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that one of our former students, Joe Lunn, passed away yesterday.
Joe was a student at The John Fisher School from September 2013 until August 2020.
Joe's name is on one of our honours boards, recognising his academic achievements and he was also captain of the first team Cricket squad during his time at school.
Joe kindly supported the Sports Department during the first term of this academic year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe's parents, his sister and all of his friends at this time.
Joe died on his 19th birthday (08.03.02 - 08.03.21)
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Lateral Flow Testing
If you have not already done so please can could we ask all families and those students who are over 16 who self consent, to complete the Consent Form issued via Edulink, indicating if you do or do not give consent. Thank you to those who have already completed the form, you will not need to complete it again unless you wish to change your consent. Students will be coming to school for their lateral flow testing only from Friday 5th March. Where possible, students will be taught 'Real-time' (Live) lessons remotely in the W/b Monday 8th March via ‘Zoom’ or ‘Google Meet’ across every year group dependent on the following:
Friday 5th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 13, 12 & 11 – Round 1
Monday 8th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 10 & 9 – Round 1
Tuesday 9th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 8 & 7 – Round 1
Wednesday 10th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 13, 12 & 11 – Round 2
Thursday 11th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 10 & 9 – Round 2
Friday 12th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 8 & 7 – Round 2
W/b Monday 15th March
Monday 15th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 13, 12 & 11 – Round 3
Tuesday 16th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 10 & 9 – Round 3 (students in Yr 13, 12 & 11 in school for face to face lesssons)
Wednesday 17th March: Lateral Flow testing for students in Yr 8 & 7 – Round 3 (students in Yr 13 to 9 in school for face to face lesssons)
Thursday 18th March: Day 1 of face to face lessons for all students
Friday 19th March: Day 2 of face to face lessons for all students
Examinations: Yr 11 & Yr 13
Following the announcement from the Education Secretary on Thursday 25th February. It has been announced that students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers. Ofqual has now released its preliminary guidance on how grades will be provided for GCSE and A Level students this summer. Whilst this information has provided a framework for us to work towards, we are now awaiting formal guidance from each exam board with specific details for each of our courses. Once we have received this material, which has been promised before Easter, we will hold a virtual information evening with parents and carers of Year 11 and 13, to fully inform you of the process. At this time, we are also awaiting guidance on any changes to our Vocational (BTEC) courses, and will communicate this with parents and carers once this is released. We strongly encourage our students to continue engaging in their lessons, both remotely and face to face once they return to school, as we will be preparing them for the formal assessments that will take place and used to inform their final grade. We are proud of the resilience shown by so many students and urge our students to keep working hard.
UPDATE 20.11.20 – Covid-19 Alert System
Parents/carers are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org when they have been informed of a positive test result only. Positive results being communicated at the weekend or late in the evening can be problematic if the information is not accessed until the morning of a school day. This new email address is not for general Covid-29 related queries or the confirmation of negative results. If any positive results are shared with us out of hours via email@example.com then this will allow the school to action a plan on the same night rather than having to wait unil the following morning, when students may have already left home, travelled with other students on public transport etc. This systm also gives parents/carers of our other students more time to make alternative arrangements with their employers should we have to ask a group of students to self-isolate. It will also give the staff members who might have been teaching students who are being asked to study at home, more time to plan accordingly.