July 9, 2020

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A short message from the Principal: 02/07/2020

 
Click HERE to view the clip from Mrs. Davis that was sent out to parents and students earlier today.

DSTC partial re-opening video: Year 10 and 12

Please click HERE to watch the video we have created about the DSTC partial re-opening for Year 10’s

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DSTC policy addendums:

Please note that there are currently 3 addendums to our school policies in place. Please click the links below to view each in turn:

Attendance Addendum”  

Behaviour Addendum

COVID-19 Safeguarding Annex”   

Partial re-opening: latest updates 

The school has now reopened for students of Year 10 and Year 12 as outlined by the Government.(Guidance info)

Although our Keyworker / Vulnerable student group has been attending school for many weeks, the Year 10 and 12 students have been welcomed back in small groups (no more than 25%), as of 15th June. If you have not received an email or letter containing the arrival time for your daughter or son, please email office@dstc.kent.sch.uk as a matter of urgency. 

As per the DSTC attendance addendum, any student who does not attend school up to and including 17th July will be marked with an authorised absence. You will not need to supply any supporting documents for this absence.

If you have indicated that your daughter or son will attend school but this then changes, please ensure you make us aware if they will be staying at home for that day. 

For the majority of our students who are engaging in home learning we continue to use Show My Homework or Google Classrooms as the main point of contact between students and teachers. If any student cannot access home learning please contact Joanna.donegan-edwards@dstc.kent.sch.uk 

Staff are setting work regularly and focusing on consolidation of existing knowledge. Over time, we hope to incorporate learning new things as well.

We have now more information on the awarding of predicted grades to examination bodies and all parents should have received the letter from Ofqual that explains this.

If you have any query that you do not know who to direct to at DSTC please email  office@dstc.kent.sch.uk as this box is monitored daily and your query will be forwarded to someone who can help.

Safeguarding: If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child then please make sure that:

  *   If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

  *   Social Services: 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email social.services@kent.gov.uk

  *   Out of hours Social Services: If you need to contact Social Services outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

  *   If you are concerned about your daughter/son and/or need to pass on information to the DSTC Safeguarding Team, please email Mrs Ellis (Vice Principal / Designated Safeguarding Lead) directly: deborah.ellis@dstc.kent.sch.uk. She or a member of her team will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

We continue to hope you are all safe and well and are managing to find a way through this extraordinary time. We really do look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

Anne Davis

Principal

  Home Learning Resources

Dear Parents

We are using Show My Homework as our main point of contact for teachers to set work for students, however please find below some additional free resources you may find helpful while students are home learning over the coming weeks.

150 Educational Shows on Netflix

https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/

Learning British Sign Language

https://www.british-sign.co.uk/coronavirus-crisis/

Free streaming of Audio books for children

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Primary and secondary age home learning resources compiled by the Kent Association of Headteachers

https://www.kah.org.uk/

 

Learning Gateways


Access the College’s email system

Nexus

Show My Homework

SMH – Help

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