Dear parent / carer
I would like to thank all families and colleagues during these difficult days. Our Catholic school community is a very special community indeed. I would like to thank all of you for your understanding and concern for others over the last few weeks-this is testament to our wonderful learners and their families. We are a community built on love, joy and faith. At this time, it is so important to draw upon love and faith in our lives.
It is vital that we follow all Government advice in relation to social distancing.I want to thank all parents and carers for abiding by the Government advice on sending children of key workers into school only as a last resort. I fully appreciate the difficulties that this presents to families. However, your proactivity of social distancing will mean that together we can reduce the spread of COVID 19. Please play your part.
I pray for all families that, during this time, they may practise, with the grace of God, a patient, calm and loving approach to each other. I pray for all of the health service workers, that they are strengthened in the difficult times that they face in the days ahead through the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray for all of my colleagues, that in their commitment and duty to those children of critical workers, they are blessed with good health and peace of mind that they are contributing to the national efforts in saving people’s lives. Finally, I pray for all those affected by COVID 19, that the risen Christ may heal both body and soul for all. Please continue to keep all affected in your prayers.
Please be assured of our prayers, and we will continue to provide any relevant updates to the school community via email, our website and Facebook updates.
We have recently added a document regarding the Pupil Premium Grant. This details what it is and how we will be using Pupil Premium Grant to improve the quality of our school.
Parents who have a child in Year six and wish to apply for admission to St John Fisher Catholic College for Year seven need to contact their relevant local authority.
The department consists of a team of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and LSA’s. SEN co-ordinator – Mr C Hawthorne.
The last short Ofsted inspection of St John Fisher Catholic College took place before Christmas 2016, the school remains ‘Good’.
St John Fisher Catholic College Performance reports can be viewed on the Governments website, please click here
Risk Assessment For Staff and Students in Educational Settings – In line with current Government advice this risk assessment should be communicated to all employees, and relevant persons (parents / carers / social workers etc.) who may come into contact with the COVID -19 potential hazards being assessed.
I am pleased to be able to provide details about Year 10 and Year 12 returning safely to school. The Senior Leadership team is satisfied that we can meet the Government guidelines to facilitate face to face support for Year 10 and Year 12 learners from 8th June if the Government and our Local Governing Body deem that it is safe to do so at the time.
I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well. As a school community, we have been sadly affected by deaths and illness of family members and friends. Please continue to pray with me and our whole school community for those affected by illness and bereavement at present.
A temporary extension for entitlement to free school meals has been agreed for some additional categories of pupils. This extension is from 21 April 2020 until schools reopen to all pupils. Applications under the four categories below only should be made
Paediatricians want to send out a clear message to parents and carers: ‘If your child is very unwell, we want to see them – we don’t want parents to wait or to worry’.
Children generally do NOT suffer serious illness as a result of COVID 19. This applies to even our most vulnerable children, yet some of the conditions that children will become ill with are far more serious.
Members of the SJF Wind Band and Mrs Golds have put together a virtual wind band performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as a tribute to the NHS workers and carers to say “Thank You” in these trying times. Feel free to play this during the “Clap for the NHS/Carers” each Thursday night at 8pm.
The video shows work from Y7 through to Y10. Y7 have been looking at Everyday Objects and Y8 Shoes. Both year groups have made drawings, imaginative designs and also completed some artist research around their themes. They have been inventive with their ideas and use of materials which has been fantastic to see.
You are all invited to the D&T Department Design Exhibition 2020. The D&T department have put together an exhibition showing some of the amazing work created by students, across all year groups, during the lock down. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and creative ideas.
Communication to all Parent’s – Lockers at St John Fisher Catholic College. ILS provides lockers for St John Fisher Catholic College students.
DofE Update: Despite new dates being issued, Entrust have taken the decision to postpone all June & July 2020 expeditions until the academic year 2020/2021.