March 30, 2020

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Current Status Message

Dear Parents and Carers

As you know the school will close today, for the foreseeable future. On Monday the school will be running with reduced staffing, and open only for vulnerable students and the children of key workers. By the end of the day today we will have contacted you by phone to confirm we are expecting your child to attend on Monday. If you have not yet registered with us as a key worker then please do so urgently by emailing office@dstc.kent.sch.uk.

For a full list of key workers and guidance for parent please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers. Parents should note that the Government have stressed that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, and sending children into schools is to be used as a last resort.

For the majority of our students who are engaging in home learning we continue to use Show My Homework 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.

We understand that Year 11 and 13 students and their parents will be anxious about the awarding of GCSE and A levels, and we will keep you updated as soon as we receive any further information from JCQ or the exam boards.

Yours faithfully

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/