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24/1/22
Head Teacher Award 21st January 2022

Brodie - working incredibly hard to overcome adversity.
Holly - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.
Christine - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.
Tahira - Fantastic start to their studies at The Telford Langley School.

Millie - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.

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13/1/22
Covid 19 Ready Reckoner 11 January 2022

Please see below COVID-19 ready reckoner for January 2022.

Click here to access. 

 

16/12/21
Happy Christmas!

Santa and his lovely Elf Sam, getting ready to dish out chocolate treats to all of our students! Merry Christmas everyone from The Telford Langley School!

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We look forward to seeing all students back in school on Wednesday, 5th January 2022 at 8.25am.

 

9/12/21
Communication Survey

Dear Parent/Carers,

Effective engagement with parents and carers is a priority for us and we know it is important to you as well. We recently launched 'My Child at School' (MCAS) app and we hope that you have taken the opportunity to download this and are finding it useful. Email remains our primary means of communication and we have been attempting to streamline this by sharing as much information as we can through the MCAS app.

To help us further improve, we would really appreciate you taking the time to answer the following questions.

https://forms.office.com/r/iFHTDywkZ0

Many thanks

The Telford Langley School 

 

11/11/21
Head Teacher Award w/c 1 November 2021

 

22/10/21
Head Techer Award w/c 18th October 2021

  • Omar Page - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.
  • Daniel Wallace - Significant improvement in attitude and work ethic.
  • Kimberley Knight - Significant improvement in attitude and work ethic.
  • Biona Keto - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.
  • Demi Parton-Tranter - Outstanding commitment to their studies and extracurricular activities
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15/10/21
Head Teacher Award w/c 11th October 2021

Oliver Hickman - continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school. 

Susanna Kooman - continuous hard work and dedication to her studies.

Olivia Johnston - continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.

Szyman Slodkowski - helping staff in a challenging situation.

Anmoprett Singh - outstanding effort and hard work in school studies.

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12/10/21
Home Testing Letter


Dear Parents and Carers

We know how important it is for you to be able to send your child(ren) to school.

At The Telford Langley School, we are taking a number of measures to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, including:

  • Encouraging all staff to test regularly, to minimise the risk of our teachers giving your child or other children Covid
  • Ensuring our staff and children practice good hygiene
  • Making sure our spaces are well ventilated
  • Encouraging all members of our community to isolate and book a PCR test should they develop symptoms of the virus.

We are also asking all parents to encourage their children to test regularly and to report each result

Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing. This is because they have no symptoms. We are therefore asking all parents to encourage their children to test twice a week, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening (Or Monday and Thursday morning) to help us to keep our school and community safe.

This letter has gone out to all parents and carers of children at The Telford Langley School asking them to regularly encourage their child(ren) to test and to report each result.

Your child(ren) will be able to collect home test kits during tutor time and bring them home with them. If your child is not currently taking part in home testing but would like to, please update your preference on MCAS, or email info@telfordlangleyschool.co.uk to make sure they receive their test kits.  Testing is free of charge.

The tests will come with guidance in multiple languages on how to take the test. You can also see this useful video to show you how to take the test - tests usually take a few minutes to do and you get the results in 30 minutes. Then all you need to do is to report the result to:

NHS Test and Trace: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

School https://forms.office.com/r/tr55eePPuY

Financial support may be available if your child tests positive and you need to self-isolate

If you are unable to work due to your child having, or displaying symptoms of, COVID-19, you may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 through the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if you are required to stay at home and self-isolate.

You will be eligible if you live in England and meet all the following criteria:

you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, including by the NHS COVID-19 app

you are employed or self-employed

you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result

you are claiming at least one of the following benefits:

  1. Universal Credit
  2. Working Tax Credits
  3. income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  4. income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  5. Income Support
  6. Pension Credit or Housing Benefit

By encouraging your child to test on Sunday evening and Wednesday evening (Or Monday and Thursday morning) you will help us to reduce transmission of Coronavirus, keep your child(ren) in school and minimise disruption to their education and to you and your household.

Please contact Gaby Lander (School Business Manager), our COVID Coordinator, if you have any questions or concerns about home testing.

Thank you for your support.

Steve Carter

Headteacher


 

8/10/21
Head Teacher Award

Caprice Samuels – Good role model to other students.

Michael Kondo - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.

Ella Brian - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.

Yogeshwar Muthusamy - Outstanding work ethic, 100% attendance and faultless conduct.

Lily Hickman - Continuous hard work and positive contribution to the school.

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2/9/21
Return to School September 2021


Monday 6th September

Year 10 and 11 students, with consent, to attend an appointment slot for a COVID test and then return home, please see timetable below.

Tuesday 7th September

Year 9 and 8 students, with consent, to attend an appointment slot for a COVID test and then return home, please see timetable below

Year 11 to arrive in school for a 8.45am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

Year 10 to arrive in school for a 11.30am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

Wednesday 8th September

Year 9 to arrive in school for a 8.45am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

Year 8 to arrive in school for a 11.30am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.


 

16/3/21
Reporting LFT Test Results

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Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you for all your support and patience with the recent bubble closures. Please can I remind parents and carers to report your results via the NHS Test & Trace digital platform and to school, in line with government guidance and to assist with contact tracing.  In order for you to report your results to school you will need to complete the form here

Please note the following reminders regarding testing and isolation:

  • Those students required to self-isolate as a result of being identified a close contact to a positive case should continue any designated period of isolation, regardless of a negative test result.
  • Those students attending school as normal , who a negative LFD test result  through asymptomatic testing, should continue to attend school.
  • Students who record a positive LFD test result will need to self-isolate in line with the stay-at-home guidance. A confirmatory PCR test should then be booked online or by calling 119. Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the student and their close contacts should self-isolate. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the home self-test LFD test and the pupil can then return to school.

Engagement in the home testing programme is not compulsory but is strongly encouraged. The school is grateful to all those families who participate, providing another layer of protection to help us to minimise the risk for our school community. If you have any queries regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at: info@telfordlangleyschool.co.uk or langleypastoralsupport@taw.org.uk .

As always thank you for your continued support.

Mr S Carter

Headteacher

HOME TESTING PRIVACY NOTICE

INSTRUCTIONS ON TAKING A HOME TESTING SWAB

 

2/3/21
Our Risk Assessment and Plan for School Operations from September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware, there is ongoing work to create a new teaching block along with extensive remodelling to the existing building. We expect this to be completed prior to the start of the new school year, the week beginning 6th September 2021. When the students return after the summer break, they will need to orientate themselves to a number of changes:

· a new teaching block

· a different room numbering system throughout the school

· a number of subject departments and various aspects of our provision that will have moved location within the school

· new systems at lunch/breaktime

· new protocols to maintain the safe and orderly movement of students around the reconfigured site.

In addition to this we have now received new government guidance that will apply from September 2021. The new guidance for schools and information for parents/carers can be found on the following links: operational guidance What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19

However, the main points to note can be summarised as:

· Students should not attend school if they have tested positive for COVID 19 for a period of 10 days

· Students with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, new persistent cough, anosmia), get a PCR test and only return if the PCR is negative and they are better. Also, if any student has, what is termed ‘precautionary symptoms’, which is essentially any cold, flu or gastrointestinal symptoms, we encourage a PCR test but we expect school attendance to continue whilst awaiting the result.

· Pupils who are close contacts will no longer need self-isolate and should continue to attend school. However, the Health Protection Hub are encouraging any student identified as a close contact by NHS Track and Trace take a daily LFT for a 10 day period. The continuation of twice weekly asymptomatic LFT home testing for staff and pupils is also encouraged.

· After the end of the summer term, it will no longer be necessary to keep children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’) or operate staggered starts and ends to the school day.

· Face coverings will no longer be advised for pupils, students, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.

· Hygiene, ventilation and cleaning protocols will remain in place

Government guidance will also require us to administer a programme of COVID 19 testing as the students return to school at the end of the summer holidays. The government has suggested a phased return of year groups to facilitate this. In line with previous testing, no student will be tested without the clearly expressed consent of the parent or carer.

Given all of this, the start of the new term will be particularly challenging for our new Year 7 as government restrictions have prevented us from staging our usual transition days during this term.

As a result of these circumstances, we will need to make a number of modifications to the start of the new school year:

On Friday 3rd September, our new Year 7 will be invited into school, before the start of the new term to facilitate testing. We will be sending further details about this, directly to the parents and carers of the new year7.

Then, on Monday 6th September, Year 7 will be the only Year group in school. This will enable us to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the school, providing them with a programme of orientation and ‘settling in’ activities.

Years 8 to 11 will begin the new school year in line with the schedule below, which will allow us to deliver a thorough induction programme for all students on their return to school. You will also note that Year 8-11 will be offered an appointment slot for a COVID test on the day before their official start to the new school year. This will allow us to get the students back into school as soon as possible and begin their focus on the new term without the distraction of testing on arrival. Please note the schedule below:

Monday 6th September-Year 10 and 11 students, with consent, to attend an appointment slot for a COVID test and then return home. Further details to follow.

Tuesday 7th September- Year 9 and 8 students, with consent, to attend an appointment slot for a COVID test and then return home. Further details to follow.

-Year 11 to arrive in school for a 8.45am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

-Year 10 to arrive in school for a 11.30am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

Wednesday 8th September

-Year 9 to arrive in school for a 8.45am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

-Year 8 to arrive in school for a 11.30am start to the new school year with an induction programme, before transitioning to their new timetable.

You will note each year group has a specific date and time for the start of their new school year. On arrival students should make their way to The Heart Space, where we will begin the induction process. Following the induction and tour the students will resume normal lessons, using their new timetable.

After their first day of the new school year, on arrival to school, all students will be able to use the front entrance from 7.30am or the side gates, next to the Tennis Courts from 8am.

At the end of each school day, students will leave the site at one of two exit points depending on their location for their last lesson. All students in the new teaching block and those that are downstairs in the main teaching block will leave via a new school exit at the front of the school between the new and main teaching block. Students who are upstairs in the main teaching block and those in PE/Performing Arts will leave via the side gates next to the Tennis courts. A map is attached for your reference. Students remaining in school for extracurricular activities will need to wait for a few minutes, whilst the main body of students leave the site, before moving to their after-school activity.

The new government guidance applicable from September 2021 will allow us to return to our usual pre pandemic school day. The school day schedule is also attached for your reference.

Currently all of the building work is on schedule and we expect that everything will be ready in time for the new school year. We will, of course, inform you immediately If there are any unexpected changes to these arrangements.

As always thank for your support and understanding as we work together to ensure that the start of the new term is a happy and successful one for all of our students.

Very best wishes and kind regards

Steve Carter, Headteacher.

Useful Links 

New school year letter Sept 2021

Staff and Pupil COVID related attendance guidance 

Mental Health Support 

 Government Guidance on Face Coverings

School Risk Assessment 

Catch-up Premium Plan 

 

26/2/21
Full School Reopening from the 8th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

Further to my previous communication I am pleased to be sharing the schedule for the phased return of all students, from Monday 8th March onwards. Please note that our remote learning provision will remain in place for all students until their return to school.

Our registered key worker children and vulnerable students should continue to attend school, in line with current arrangements and they will then transition to their usual timetable with rest of their returning year group.

In accordance with the most recent government guidance, we will offer COVID-19 testing for the students on their return to school, offering 3 tests in total, 3 to 5 days apart. The key worker children and vulnerable students currently in school will be offered the first of their LFD test during the week beginning Monday 1st March. Following the third test in school, families will be supplied with LFD test kits to facilitate self-testing, twice a week at home.

This is an asymptomatic testing programme, designed for people who do not have any COVID 19 symptoms. If your child is showing symptoms, you must follow the self-isolation and testing guidance.

If you have not already given consent for your child to be tested please do so by following this link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2s8TOK9SpUy44yMVeXcKugHBc1JKFIJPpyqYP-zZDMRURTZIME5LMkI0NVpOWE1ETTg5NTI3Uks2MC4u

The tests are not compulsory; however, we strongly urge you to consent to help protect your child, your family, and our school community.

Students’ start times depend on the tutor group. Please take note of the times and dates below, so that your child arrives on the correct day and at the right time. A text message will be sent to you nearer their return date as a reminder. All students, regardless of whether consent has been given for a test, should arrive as close to their allotted time as possible at the allocated gate shown in the table. Both gates are clearly signed, but Gate F is the back gate between the tennis courts and the sports Hall and Gate E is a little further up the road towards the main entrance of the school. Staff will be on duty to guide students. Please be reassured that no student will be tested without consent.

The dates and times that students will return to school are as follows:

Year 11 and Year 10 will return on Monday, 8th March.

Time

Tutor Group

Entry gate

Tutor Group

Entry gate

9.00am

10-TUT-1

F

11-TUT-1

E

9.30am

10-TUT-2

F

11-TUT-2

E

10.00am

10-TUT-3

F

11-TUT-3

E

10.30am

10-TUT-4

F

11-TUT-4

E

11.00am

10-TUT-5

F

11-TUT-5

E

11.30am

10-TUT-6

F

Year 8 and Year 9 will return on Tuesday, 9th March.

Start

Tutor Group

Entry gate

Tutor Group

Entry gate

9.00am

9-TUT-1

F

8-TUT-1

E

9.30am

9-TUT-2

F

8-TUT-2

E

10.00am

9-TUT-3

F

8-TUT-3

E

10.30am

9-TUT-4

F

8-TUT-4

E

11.00am

9-TUT-5

F

8-TUT-5

E

11.30am

9-TUT-6

F

8-TUT-6

E

12.00pm

9-TUT-7

F

8-TUT-7

E

Year 7 will return on Wednesday, 10th March.

Time

Tutor Group

Entry gate

Tutor Group

Entry gate

9.00am

7-TUT-1

F

7-TUT-4

E

9.30am

7-TUT-2

F

7-TUT-5

E

10.00am

7-TUT-3

F

7-TUT-6

E

10.30am

7-TUT-7

E

If a student’s first test result is negative, they will stay in school and go to lessons. If positive, we will follow the usual school procedures for dealing with a positive case.

The chart shows the outline of tests for each year group:

Mon 8th March

Tues 9th March

Weds

10th

March

Thurs 11th March

Fri

12th March

Mon

15th March

Tues 16th March

Weds 17th

March

Thurs 18th March

Friday 19th March

Year 7

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Year 8

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Year 9

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Year 10

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Year 11

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3


If your child is in receipt of free school meals, you will continue to receive free school meal vouchers up until the day your child returns to school.

This information is provided primarily to give parents and carers advanced warning of the students’ return date and time. I will be providing the full details regarding the students’ return to school during the week beginning 1st March. However, If you have any queries regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at: info@telfordlangleyschool.co.uk or langleypastoralsupport@taw.org.uk .

As always thank you for your continued support.

Mr S Carter

Headteacher


 

7/1/21
Increasing Data Allowances

Dear Parents / Carers,

I am writing to inform you of a government scheme which temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks:

  • - Three
  • - Virgin Mobile
  • - EE
  • - Tesco
  • - Sky
  • - Smarty

Other providers may join at a later stage.

The scheme has been provided to assist pupils to access remote education if their face to face education is disrupted.

We can request mobile data increases for pupils who:

- Do not have fixed broadband at home

- Cannot afford additional data for their devices

- Are experiencing disruption to their face to face education

- Are considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable

If you are interested in this scheme please follow the link to register your details and read the privacy information from the DFE:

Form to complete: CLICK HERE

DFE Privacy Notice: CLICK HERE

If you feel that increasing the data allowance of a mobile device is not sufficient to help your child to access home learning there is another scheme we may be able to access to obtain a wireless hotspot device for your use at home. Please contact us via langley.homelearning@taw.org.uk is you would like us to explore this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Hewitt

Deputy Head Teacher

 

7/1/21
Y11 Mock Exams and Vocational Exams

Dear Parents/Carers

Following the announcement by the prime minister it has been confirmed that external vocational examinations that were scheduled to take place in the next two weeks will continue as planned.

The school will follow strict control measures for the exams at all times in line with government guidance – can I please reassure you that the welfare and safety of pupils is of paramount importance at all times.

It is vital that students revise thoroughly for these examinations as they will form part of the evidence for their final grade. Subject teachers will provide support ahead of the exam over allocated sessions in Microsoft Teams.

Students must arrive at school, in full school uniform, 30 minutes before the start of the exam. They are to enter the school through the side entrance and go directly to the Sports Hall.

· Tuesday 12th January, 09:00am – CNAT Engineering (1 Hour)

· Wednesday 13th January, 01:00pm – CNAT Information Technologies (1 Hour 45m)

If for any reason you do not attend the exam the exam boards have confirmed the below:

· They will award a grade for any learner who is unable to take their exams and has enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression. 

· Learners unable to take their assessment this January may be able to take their assessment at a later date. If that is not possible, we will put in place arrangements to ensure you are not disadvantaged. 

We are still awaiting further clarification from the exam boards in relation to any other vocational assessments taking place outside this two week window. The school position continues to be that students should continue to prepare fully for these upcoming assessments engaging fully in all the live sessions and revision advice provided by subject teachers.

The Mock exams planned for next week will not go ahead as planned. However we will look at rescheduling these exams in due course when pupils return. It is therefore of vital importance that students engage fully in the live sessions being delivered and complete the work allocated by their subject teachers over this period of working at home.

If you require any further information about the examinations please do not hesitate to contact school. If students would like additional support then please can they direct all questions to their subject teacher.

Yours faithfully,

Mr S Carter
Headteacher