Parents Section

Friday 1st May 2020

Dear Parent/Carers,

I do hope that you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. We are now into the sixth week of lockdown. Next week the Prime Minister will be outlining the Government’s plans on how we might start to return to school and work. It is still unlikely that we will return before half term and most likely that when we do, the process will be staggered in order to avoid another spike in contamination. As a school, we are assessing the situation daily to ensure that our students are supported in the most effective way throughout the closure period, and we are busy preparing for our return so that no time is wasted.

20th May 2020

Family Support Line
 
Please follow this link for some advice and guidance from Enfield Local Authority Education Psychology Service.  Their support covers a number of areas such as looking after your own wellbeing and how to support your child with learning at home.

 

LEARNING UPDATE

This week we saw the implementation of a new remote learning protocol for all of our students.  The feedback that we have received so far has been very positive and I continue to be very proud of the fantastic work that many of our students are submitting to their teachers.  For further clarity and to support our students in managing their time whilst they are at home, a recommended weekly work schedule is attached to this letter.  This new timetable is designed to ensure that students can engage with the work that is being set in a more manageable and purposeful way.  Teachers for the relevant subjects will also be available on the day scheduled to support your child as needs be via Google classroom.

For our Year 11 students, who are currently considering the next phase of their education, you will be aware that we have set up new subject classrooms, focusing on the transition from GCSE to A Level.  These classrooms provide information and activities that will support your child as they prepare for 6th form next year and will also give them the opportunity to sample the exciting Key Stage 5 curriculum that we offer at Bishop Stopford’s School. 

To support our Year 11 students even further, the following site offers online advice into careers, courses and further options that are available to them:

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/

Further details on how to access this can be found on the Year group Google Classroom page, set up by Ms Pavlou. 

Year 9 Option Choices

Over the past week, we have been looking at Year 9 option choices and we will be sending full details out to parents on Monday 11th May.  It is an exciting time for our Year 9 students, who I’m sure are eager to start their GCSE courses.  With this in mind, and to support them with the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, our teachers are already now setting work via Google classroom to help them prepare for their return to school and the commencement of their GCSE studies.

Exam update

We continue to follow Ofqual and exam board guidance regarding the allocation of exam grades for all of our Year 11-13 students who were scheduled to be sitting their exams this summer.  Whilst we are being asked to submit centre assessment grades for each of our students, please be aware that these grades will be subject to standardisation by the examination boards and as such, we will not know the final grades for our students until results day. 

Ofqual have announced that the result days for this summer’s qualifications will be as follows:

A level/Level 3 qualifications – Thursday 13th August

GCSE/Level 2 qualifications – Thursday 20th August

Results will be available on these days via the BromCom student portal.  Hard copies of your child’s results will be posted to you on this day also.

For further guidance and to answer any additional questions that you may have on the awarding of grades this summer, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020


SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S WELLBEING DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

During this difficult time and even though our school is currently closed to all but a few children, we are still here to support all students and their families in whatever way we can.  Please keep a regular eye on our website, as we will be updating it whenever we receive more guidance and information regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

You may well be noticing signs of increasing anxiety in your child as they are spending more time indoors and outside of their normal routines.  To help support you in this we have put together some resources to help you support your child in conjunction with an educational organisation called ‘The Key.’  The link to the information is on our website and also here:

http://www.bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Wellbeing-Support-Pack-for-Parents.pdf

If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other assistance from the school, including support for bereavement, please let us know by contacting us via the school email address or calling the school office during 9am to 2.30pm

HOW WE WILL CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE

I thought it important to remind you of the process of communication the school will be using during this period, as ‘Phishing’ emails (emails that ask you for personal information in order to undertake fraudulent activities) are becoming more frequent. The school will communicate with you through the following mechanisms and will never ask for personal details or passwords of any kind.

  • The Headteacher will contact parents via Newsletters that will be emailed, but can also be viewed on the school website.
  • You will only be contacted by phone by Senior Leaders of the school and or Heads of Year. They will only discuss school matters and nothing else.
  • Teachers can communicate with students through the online platforms of Google classrooms and students can respond. The platforms are checked on a regular basis by all teachers to ensure timely responses.

If you are worried about any call or email you receive you can check that it is legitimate by contacting the school by email on generaloffice@bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk.

 

SUPPORT FOR THOSE MOST AFFECTED

We continue to support individual families who have been most affected by the lockdown. Most of our families who are entitled to Free School Meals should now be receiving support from the Government scheme. If you are finding things particularly difficult at the moment, please contact the school and we will try to help. We will also continue to support the provision at school for the children of keyworkers and vulnerable students. If your child is eligible for provision and you wish to access this at any point, please contact us via the main school email on generaloffice@bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk

Finally, do please continue to stay connected with us. Communication has been strong between our families and stakeholders and the feedback that I am receiving from you is incredibly positive. This gives me great hope for the future and reminds me of how important family is.

 

Warmest wishes,

Mrs T Day
Tammy Day, Headteacher
BA(Hons), NQH

Update on the coronavirus

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Home School Learning

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School Uniform Letter September 2018

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School Inspections

Please find attached a link for a guide to ‘School Inspections’ for parents and a link to the ‘Inspecting Schools leaflet’.

School Inspections
Inspecting Schools Leaflet

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To apply to join our School, please click HERE for our  supplementary Form
and admission policy

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Your School needs you!
Get involved and join our family. Join the PTA

Enquiries regarding the Parent Teacher Association contact Ms M Pavlou
mpavlou@bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk
020 8804 1906 EXT 161

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Here are some short cuts to other pages on this site:

Prospectus       Admissions       Exam results    Policies      Meals/lunchtime     Facilities     Uniform    Maintenance grant    Ofsted & SIAMS reports

Other useful links are shown below:

Photos and Filming at Bishop Stopford’s

Should you wish to opt-out of your child having their photo taken or being filmed in school, please complete the opt-out form attached to this link. More information can be found in the school’s E-Safety Policy (section 14) attached to this website. Please return the form to Elaine Neacy, PA to Headteacher, Bishop Stopford’s School, Brick Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PU.
Please download the form here

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 We have a new and easy to use on line homework calendar / timetables. School ID for Bromcom: 11302 Click here

Parents’ guide to homework calendar / timetables  CLICK HERE

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Please ensure you have received your activation details (Username and Password) to access your ParentPay account. You can check your account on ParentPay and top up funds by clicking on the picture link on the left.  Alternatively, a PayPoint Card can be ordered for ‘top-ups’ in cash in local shops.  For student ParentPay queries please contact the school on 020 8804 1906, please press 3 for assistance.

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School Opening Status

OpenCheck

To see the school’s open status please click here. To check the school’s open status by phone call 0208 408 705 and quote the code 308-4702

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Pupil Premium
 
 
Click here to see how we are using the PUPIL PREMIUM

 

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esafetylogoBishop Stopford’s School is aware that the Internet and related technologies are powerful tools, which open up new prospects for communication and collaboration. Education is embracing these new technologies as they bring with them fresh opportunities for both teachers and learners.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW our E-safty Policy
 
 
 
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Radicalisation and Extremism

Part of safeguarding is to ensure that our students do not get drawn into radicalisation/extremist groups. We know that this can also be a concern for parents/carers.

On our website we have a direct link to advice for parents/carers to help protect your child from possible radicalisation. If you have any concerns for your child or any young person you can contact the child protection team at the school or if you prefer, the local police on 101, or independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

External Link – Counter-Extremism

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Child Protection

Child Abuse Awareness Campaign

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 SEND

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