31st December, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 5th January 2021

What’s the current situation? 

The school is closed until further notice.

We are open to children of Critical (key) Workers and vulnerable children form Wednesday 6th January

  • School will be open from 9.10am until 2.45pm for vulnerable children and children of ‘Critical Workers’

Please view the updated guidance for Critical Workers here…. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

  • If you are a Critical (Key) Worker and require a school place for your child please complete the questionnaire on the Parent Portal or alternatively please contact school on 01204 330000 or email info@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk

All students will access remote learning

  • Students working remotely will follow their in-school timetable at home and in the vast majority of circumstances sessions will be taught live to students (via Google Meet) as far as possible. Students will be expected to log in to their session via Google Meet for each timetabled session each day.  Registers will be taken for each session each day and engagement scores will be recorded based on attendance and effort each week.  Please visit our Remote Learning Webpage for more details on this  https://www.little-lever.bolton.sch.uk/home/remote-learning-strategy/
  • We will support as many students and families as we can with ICT equipment. There is a questionnaire we would like ALL parents and carers to complete on our Parent Portal.  This will ensure we can provide ICT equipment to all those students that need it.

ICT equipment for those parents and carers that requested it will be delivered on Tuesday 5th January

Year 11 GCSE exams

  • GCSE exams will not take place this year and even though it is highly likely studnets will be awarded a centre assessed grade (CAG) this has not yet been confirmed
  • We will continue with our second set of mock exams and STEP assessments when we return to school in order to give our Year 11 students the best chance of achieving the best GCSE grade they can
  • Mr Mckeon has written a letter to all Y11 parents and carers with more information

Mass testing is now ‘on hold’ until further notice.

Key Questions and Updates

We know this is a difficult time for many people and we are going to miss seeing our students everyday over the next few weeks but we are determined to continue to provide the highest standards of teaching whether we are working face to face with students or working remotely.  In these unprecedented times safety must be our first priority and we hope the measures the government has put in place along with a programme of mass vaccinations will allow us all to return to some normality in the near future.  I would urge you all to keep having faith in our community and know that as a school we are here to help you as much as we possibly can.  Keep going, believe in yourselves and know that you are not alone!  The Little Lever community has come together to provide support and guidance to each other in a time of extreme difficulty and we will continue to play our part in supporting the families we serve! 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Please take care!     

Mr Mckeon