The Prime Minister has just announced a national lockdown until at least Mid February. This means that all schools will be closed and all learning will be online until at least the half term break, replacing our previous timelines. However, we will still offer a keyworker / vulnerable students school for the lockdown period as explained in this newsletter: click here. A lot of other information in this newsletter has now been superceded.
We will send out further guidance over this week as and when we can. This guidance will include details of how we will provide free school meals, further details of our online learning, how to borrow a laptop from us and also any information we find out about the summer exams.
In the televised address the PM indicated that these exams will be replaced by an alternative. It is not clear what that will be but we will let families and students know more as soon as we can.
This is a very difficult period for us all but we will get through this and things may be much better by Spring / early Summer when the vaccines begin to take widespread effect. At Belper school we are planning for 2021 to be a year of Hope and Renewal.
Best wishes and take care