Coronavirus Management: School Closure

Matthew Arnold School, like all schools across the Country, is now closed to all students except those who have already confirmed that they will be attending.  Those who may attend are the children of key workers, children with EHCP, children accessing free school meals or children with an assigned social worker.  Please contact the school if you have not already told us that you would like your child to be able to access this emergency provision.

We ask that all parents of these groups follow the first principle of keeping their children at home if it is at all possible and to only send them to school if there is no safe alternative.  If anyone in the family is showing symptoms, then students should not be sent to school and the whole family must self-isolate.

We should all be reducing social contact and travel, wherever possible, and by closing the school we are making a significant contribution to that effort.

Learning from home

  • Teachers will set work via google Classroom or a whole class email  and will be following the school timetable. 
  • We expect all students to follow their timetable too.  This includes our Year 11 and Year 13 students as it's vital to keep up routines as part of good learning and study habits. We will be communcating separately by email with students in years 11 and 13 to explain the arrangements for awarding Grades this summer in the absence of extrenal examinations.
  • Teachers will be available to respond to emails from students / communication through google classroom at the timetabled slots but not at other times.
  • If a teacher is unwell, they will not be setting work or responding to email.  We are sure that you will understand the situation.


Welcome

Critical keyworkers survey (Coronavirus)

Click here: Letter to Parents 3rd April 2020

The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. 
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: 
 Phone: 0800 046 8687 
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk 
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Success for everyone

We expect the very best from everyone and for everyone in our school. Our aim is to cultivate our capacity for success and to achieve this we offer high-quality teaching and an engaging curriculum enabling students to progress as learners as well as developing emotionally and socially.  
Matthew Arnold School provides a safe, respectful and supportive environment in which all students can flourish and develop the confidence to embrace challenge. Students leave our school with the ambition and skills to be able to adapt to their future adult life.

Katherine Ryan MBE 
Headteacher