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Coronavirus

On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK. 

The new measures will be introduced as a precaution until the government have more information. 

The Department for Education also updated its guidance on Sunday 28th November in relation to schools and the wearing of face coverings in communal areas. As such:

 

From Tuesday 30th November 2021, all staff, students and visitors will be required to wear a face covering in communal areas of the school. This includes, when entering and leaving school, when inside the building and moving between classrooms and in dining areas (except when eating and drinking).

 

Students do not need to wear face coverings when they are outside at break and lunchtimes.

 

Students who are medically exempt from wearing a face covering will not be required to do so in school.
 
Other measures/reminders
 

School assemblies will be live on Microsoft Teams and not face to face.

Students are encouraged to bring in their own hand sanitiser and to sanitise on their way into school. ​
Students will need to use the hand sanitisers in classrooms on entry to every lesson.​
Students and staff will ensure desks are wiped down in between lessons.​
Doors to classrooms will be left open and rooms will be ventilated, with windows open. Students should wear their school jumper.​
Our one-way system will remain in place.
 

Travelling abroad

 

Please click here for specific guidance on travelling to countries overseas, whereby you may need to self-isolate if you have visited them, within the stated time periods on the advice document. The school will be following this guide and we would advise anyone who meets these criteria to contact the school and their GP/the NHS on 111, as advised on the document.

Pupil Premium

The catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).  Consequently, the grant is only available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Use of funding

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.  Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

 

Accountability and Monitoring

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible.

 

Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, governors and trustees should scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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