Rossett News Update - 15 October 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
In a packed week of events, the school has seen the re-emergence of clubs, societies and sporting fixtures for some year groups.
Our Year 7 'Settling In Evening' was well attended and warmly received by our parents and provided an excellent opportunity to meet parents face-to-face. Our rewards' schemes for students will be formally acknowledged in next week's assemblies and the Headteacher's Awards letters and tokens have been sent out each week. We have been really pleased with the way our students have resumed their learning, despite continued COVID related absences this term.
Year 11 Supporting your Child Evening - Thursday 21 October 2021 - Note: this will now be a virtual event
As part of our continued commitment to helping students achieve their best possible grades at GCSE, and with the mock and summer exam periods fast approaching, we are pleased to invite parents and carers of students in Year 11 to our ‘Supporting Your Child’ event which will now be a 'virtual' online event held on Thursday 21 October 2021 between 6.00pm-8.00pm. The change from an evening hosted in school to a digital event is due to Public Health England advice to schools.
This informal evening is for parents and carers only and will offer practical advice and useful revision tips and techniques for study. There will be information about support material; how to prepare a revision plan; and where to source revision guides and past papers. Further details of how parents access this virtual event will be sent out separately.
Read at Rossett and Creative Writing Club
We are delighted to confirm that our Read at Rossett Book Club will be meeting on the first Monday in every month commencing on 1 November, and our Creative Writing Club will meeting every Wednesday from 3 November 3.15-4.00pm
Both Clubs will be hosted by Miss Tolliday, Mrs Brown, Mr Elcock and Mr Dale in room R8 between 3.15pm - 4.00pm and students from all year groups are welcome.
Restart a Heart Day 2021
Thank you to our Sixth Form students Oliver Kirkby and Tom Muir who have been delivering practical 'Restart a Heart' sessions to all five Year 13 Personal Development groups this week. These sessions were prepared and run entirely by Oliver and Tom and the Year 13 students were able to practise their skills on the 'Annie' models from First Aid.
Privacy Notice for Parents and Pupils
The Data Protection Act (2018) sets out in UK law the legal framework with which education settings and local authorities must comply when they process personal data and this is based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Please click the link to read the current Privacy Notices for the school and the DfE.
Sixth Form Fundraising
Rossett Sixth Form students are currently running a series of fundraising events for their ‘£10 Challenge’. Each form group in Years 12 and 13 has been given a £10 note with the challenge of turning it into as much money as possible by Friday 5th November. All funds raised will go to the two charities chosen by the Sixth Form committee for this year: 'Dementia Friends' and 'When you Wish upon a Star'. This Thursday saw 13VNS run a Splat the Teacher event on both early and late lunches, with students paying to throw wet sponges at their teachers. Look out for more fundraising events around school in the next few weeks.
Continuation of Lateral Flow Testing for students and staff
We ask that our parents and students support our safer school initiative by testing on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and reporting the results – whether positive, negative or void – to NHS Test and Trace via the self-report option at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and also inform the school at: https://rossett.school/studentcovidreport. It is our current understanding that this national initiative will continue until the Christmas break.
This information is helping the Government to understand the prevalence of the virus across the country.
Please note that this asymptomatic testing programme does not replace current guidance for those who develop the three Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, which is to arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. If your child develops a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loses their sense of smell or taste or it changes they should self-isolate until they receive the results of their PCR test.
As you may be aware the self-isolation rules have changed and students no longer need to self isolate if someone in their household has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 if any of the following apply:
- students are under 18 years 6 months old
- students are fully vaccinated
- students are taking part or have taken part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial
- students are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons
In such cases, even if they do not have symptoms, students should still:
- get a PCR test
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading Covid-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from Covid-19
If you have any questions please email Mr Royles firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Week's Sporting Fixtures
What's happening this half term...
Monday 18 October
- A Level residential Geography trip to the Holderness Coast
Thursday 21 October
- A Level Geography trip returns
Thursday 21 October - Changed to online event
- Year 11: Supporting Your Child Evening (GCSE advice and guidance)
Monday 25 October - Friday 24 October
- October half term