- Welcome Back!
- Communication During Home Learning
- Yr 12 Consolidation Week: Wk Commencing 22nd June
- Wk Bg 15th June Online Opportunities: From Open Days to Guest Speakers
- Tutor Programme: Black Lives Matter Campaign and JTHS Vision and Values
- Online Counselling Services
- NSPCC: Speak out. Stay Safe. Virtual Assembly.
The Sixth Form Team and teaching staff, are looking forward to welcoming Year 12 students back into school this week to study Art, Biology, Business, Maths and BTEC IT
Following the letter and e-mail that you have received outlining the Year 12 provision, please can we remind you of the following:
8:55 Arrival at school, hand wash and go to allocated classroom
9:15 – 13:00 Lesson time including a 20 min break*
13:00 Students Leave
Mrs A Spencer D1
Mrs M Kaur D3
Mrs S Abbott U14
Mrs R Starbuck U12
Mr K Kelly U17
Mr G Craddock U18
Mrs S Prosser N4
BTEC Art & A Level Art
Mrs D Evans
Mrs A Forden U19
Mrs H Holmes U14
Mrs X Hawksworth U12
Mr M Kimber U16
If students are planning on using public transport, please ensure that they have a face covering to avoid a potential fine. If your son/daughter has indicated that they will be driving themselves, please advise them to drive slowly towards the Sports Hall and park next to the containers on the right. Students should not be sharing lifts with members of another household. On-site parking is available for this academic year only. If parents are dropping students off, please arrange for this in a suitable place off the school site.
Students should enter via the side gate and head to either the sports hall toilets on a Wednesday or the lower link block entrance on a Thursday/Friday – maintain 2m distancing. Ensure that your son/daughter washes their hands upon arrival. All students should maintain social distancing during this time by forming an orderly queue.
Wednesday: Students will need to wash their hands at the Sports Hall toilets upon arrival and make their way to their allocated classrooms. Students enter the building via the D Block outer doors. D1 on the left side, D3 on the right. Some students will be allocated to N4 as a computer room and will enter via the outer ramp. Break will be taken in the basketball court area of the school.
Thursday/Friday: Students will need to wash their hands at the science corridor toilets upon arrival and make their way to their allocated classrooms. Students to enter the building via the lower link block, then up the stairs by History and along the top corridor to the U classrooms. This will give a larger toilet facility and hand wash facility. Break will be taken on the tennis courts.
Students should bring all necessary equipment for the lesson, including as a minimum, two pens, pencil, ruler, rubber, calculator and lined paper and they should not share equipment. Sanitary products will be available for students in the allocated toilets.
If students go to the toilet, they should proceed straight to the Sports Hall toilets on a Wednesday and lower link block toilets on a Thursday. All students should use the hand sanitiser as they leave the room and/or wash their hands before they use the toilet. Students should wash their hands after they have been and consider using the hand sanitiser if required as they re-enter the room. It is vital that all students maintain the recommended 2m distancing at all times.
It is vitally important that all students behave appropriately at all times at this challenging time. Please discuss with your son/daughter to consider the effect that inappropriate actions may have on others.
At the end of the session:
The teacher will dismiss students in a spaced manner. All students should proceed to the toilets to wash their hands again before leaving, via the sports hall toilets on a Wednesday or lower link block on a Thursday. It is important that all students leave the school site straight away maintaining social distancing of 2 metres.
If your son/daughter has medical needs, please ensure you have completed a Medical Care Plan. If you need to discuss any medical needs, please contact Mr Brackstone email@example.com.
These are the symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the NHS:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If your son/daughter is presenting symptoms, please DO NOT send them to school. If a student starts to present with symptoms during the day in school, you will be called and asked to collect them immediately. You will then be advised to make arrangements via the Government website to book a test. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, you will need to inform the school.
Role of parents/carers:
Prior to your son/daughter returning to school we would ask that you go through the plans for the return to school in detail and ensure they are fully aware of the expectations around safety and personal hygiene.
The Sixth Form Team would like to highlight the different communication channels that have been used during this period of home learning. If you have any concerns that you would like to raise please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Medium Used||Purpose||Targeted Audience|
|Newsletter||To share information and raise awareness of opportunities related to Sixth Form and Post 18 Pathways||All parents and students|
|Weekly Assembly||To reflect on current affairs and share information||All students|
|Wellbeing Survey (Fortnightly)||This is an electronic form that is e-mailed to all students by their tutor on a fortnightly basis. It provides an opportunity for students to raise concerns and request further correspondence from either their Form Tutor or Head of Year.||All students|
|Head of Year E-mail/Call||Mr Brackstone will make regular calls to students that have requested additional support (via the well-being survey) or need advice. Contact will also be made with students if they have not engaged in home learning.||Targeted students based on feedback from the wellbeing survey and other concerns raised.|
|Tutor e-mail (Weekly)||The Form Tutor will e-mail students on a weekly basis and offer support if needed||All students within that form|
|Bookable Wellbeing 1-1 Meeting||
All students were invited to book a one to one wellbeing meeting when they are in school for their face-to-face lessons. The purpose of these meetings is to raise any concerns about personal wellbeing with a member of the Sixth Form Team. A link to the booking form was sent to all Year 12 students directly. If you feel that your son/daughter would benefit from attending one of these meetings, please discuss it with them and use the link below to request a meeting.
|All students, by request|
|Subject teacher e-mail||
All students can request support from their subject teacher by e-mailing staff directly.
Year 12 Consolidation Week will commence on Monday, June 22nd (next week).
Students who have timetabled face-to-face lessons will still attend these lessons in school, however, no additional work will be set on Go4Schools for other subjects during this week.
This will provide an opportunity for students to review what they have learned so far, create revision material, and seek help from teaching staff to clarify any misunderstandings. For those students who have fallen behind with their work, this is an opportunity to create a fresh start and catch up on any outstanding work.
In addition, students who have signed up to the Young Professionals Virtual Work Experience week will still be able to attend the workshops on offer and continue to develop their Post 18 applications either through UCAS or the Government Apprenticeship site.
The opportunities available online are now vast and it can be overwhelming for students to explore which ones they would like to engage in. Therefore, the attached pdf provides a list of opportunities that are available this week.
- UK University
- European University
- Overseas University
Our vision ‘One community, striving for personal excellence’ is at the core of everything that we do at John Taylor High School. Earlier in the year, Miss Dean delivered a series of assemblies on ‘Equality for all’ and shared with students the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act of 2010. These include age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Following on from this work, all students have been set a task during Tutor Period for the w/c 15th June. The purpose of this task is to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter campaign and how this links to our own vision and values. Normally, we would be discussing current affairs during our time in school, however, as home learning has replaced this face to face contact, we would appreciate your support in encouraging your son/daughter to rise to the challenge and complete the tasks on slide 10 and 17. In addition, there is a range of extension tasks that could also be completed on slides 19 and 20. All work needs to be e-mailed to their tutor before the 6th July and we hope to share examples of work before the end of the term. Thank you in anticipation of your support of this important topic and for ensuring that all of our community, strives for personal excellence.
A copy of the task can be viewed below:
QUELL - On-line counselling service for parents/carers and young people.
- The service for parents/carers age 18+ is called Qwell. This has been live since 1st September 19.
- The service covers anything affecting mental health ie parenting issues, money etc.
- There is no threshold to be met.
- The website is www.qwell.io
- Users have to register and create a username and password. If they want more in depth support ie counselling they have to confirm where they live ie Derbyshire and the area, gender, ethnicity and year of birth.
- The service is open Monday to Friday, 12noon to 10pm and weekends 6-10pm.
- Users can chat or message.
- The counsellors are paid workers and have different specialities ie gender, eating disorders etc.
- Users can message named workers out of hours. All messages will be read within 12-24 hours. A booked session can be arranged.
- There are message forums which can be good for isolated parents.
- An online magazine is available.
- There is a links page to other organisations.
- The counsellor builds the foundations of a relationship first, then will do the initial assessment.
- Their system enables workers to record case notes.
- Users are entitled to 12 hours of therapy in chat.
- There is a traffic light system for safeguarding concerns.
- Goals are set during the intervention and there is a log system for progress.
KOOTH is the online system for 11-19 year olds (or 24 if special educational needs/leaving care).
- The website is www.kooth.com
- The sign up process is similar.
- The counsellors are on line at the same times as the Qwell service.
- It is the same therapeutic model as Qwell.
- Young people are engaging in the process well (93% return).
- A lot of work is being done around young males.
- The top 3 issues are self-harm, family relationships and stress/anxiety.
- They are engaging with schools and making leads.
- The services are on Twitter, however, they are not commissioned in all LA’s yet.
- They attended a CAMHS event where the Police were present.