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GMS Update 8/7/20

Please note all letters are published on the school website under the menu: Parents/Carers —> Letters Home.

Great Marlow School Update 7th/8th July

We have emailed all Year 9 parent/carer(s) an information letter (also linked below) which outlines the arrangements for the Year 9 students to return to school during the week beginning 13th July.

As you will be aware, the school remains open for the priority groups identified by the government listed below, Year 10, Year 12 and also Year 9 students on specific days during the week beginning 13th July.

  • children of key/critical workers who require essential childcare to enable them to work
  • children who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP)
  • ‘vulnerable children’, defined as children who have a child in need plan; a child protection plan; or who are a looked after child

To allow us to prepare for the attendance of students in specifically the three priority groups above for the week beginning 13th July, please complete the new survey via this LINK by Friday 10th July at 12.00pm. It is important that even if you have previously communicated with the school making a request for your child to attend you still complete the form via the link above.

Please only complete the survey if you are requesting a ‘priority’ place.

Great Marlow School Update 2nd July

All Year 8 parent/carer(s) have been emailed a letter detailing our plans for the coming weeks, (also linked below). At the bottom of the letter parent/carer(s) of Year 8 students have been asked to fill in a survey to indicate attendance:

As you will be aware, the school remains open for the priority groups identified by the government listed below, Year 10, Year 12 and also Year 8 students on specific days during the week beginning 6th July.

To allow us to prepare for the attendance of students in specifically these three groups for the week beginning 6th July, please complete the new survey via this LINK by Friday 3rd July at 12.00pm. It is important that even if you have previously communicated with the school making a request for your child to attend you still complete the form via the link above. Please only complete the survey if you are requesting a ‘priority’ place.

Great Marlow School Update 26th June

All GMS parent/carer(s) have been emailed a letter detailing our plans for the next three weeks. Year 7 and 10 parent/carer(s) have been asked to fill in a survey in their accompanying letters (also linked below):

Great Marlow School Update 24th June

All GMS parent/carer(s) have been emailed a letter detailing our plans for the next three weeks. Please read over this letter as it has a lot of important information in it. It has been linked below for easy reference and like previous letters will also be uploaded to the ‘Letters Home’ page under Parent/Carers menu.

Great Marlow School Update 19th June

The school remains open for the priority groups identified by the government, Year 10 and Year 12 from the 15th June. Details of the arrangements for the Year 10 and Year 12 students have been sent out in a separate communication via email today.

To allow us to prepare for the attendance of students in these three groups for the week beginning 22nd June, please complete the new survey via this link by Saturday 20th June at 12.00pm. It is important that even if you have previously communicated with the school making a request for your child to attend you still complete the form via the link above.

Once you have completed the form, we will be expecting your child on the day(s) you have indicated, we will not email to confirm a place.

As previously outlined, during this phase, students in the three key groups that are in school will be completing the same work as those students that are following the remote learning programme at home.

Great Marlow School Update 11th June

All parent/carer(s) have been emailed an update regarding school operations from the 15th June next week. Please read the email carefully, as it outlines our arrangements for including face to face teaching for year 10 and 12 students. Below are two video messages detailing what returning to school for year 10 and 12 will entail.

Great Marlow School Update 5th June

All parent/carer(s) have been emailed an update regarding school operations from the 8th June next week. Please read the email carefully, below is an extract of the email sent. We continue to be open for the priority groups identified by the government.

To allow us to prepare for the attendance of students in these three groups for the week beginning 8th June, please complete the new survey via this link by Saturday 6th June at 12.00pm. It is important that even if you have emailed into school making a request for your child to attend you still complete the form via the link above.

Once you have completed the form, we will be expecting your child on the day(s) you have indicated, we will not email to confirm a place.

The plans for the wider opening of schools for Year 10 and Year 12 from the 15th June are still being finalised by the Government. GMS continues to make plans for what will best support our students moving forward, the final arrangements will be shared as soon as they have been agreed. Below is a video message by the Headteacher, extracted from the latest edition of ‘The Voice’ speaking about the wider opening of GMS come 15th June 2020.

Great Marlow School Update 28th May

Following my communication on the 19th May, the Government’s guidance for schools has changed. In an announcement earlier this week, the Prime Minister mentioned that the date for some ‘face to face’ interactions in school with some Year 10 and Year 12 has been moved back to the 15th June. Further guidance published afterwards has indicated that schools should plan for approximately 25% of Year 10 or Year 12 in school at anyone time from that date.

The date for the priority groups of the 1st June has not changed. All the details related to the priority groups are contained within the attached letter.

Great Marlow School Update 18/5/20

A starter guide on how to use MS 365 & Teams has been published under ‘Student Area’ –> ‘Working from Home’ page. Also a reminder for parents to please fill in the Remote Learning and Teaching consent form.

Great Marlow School Update 13/5/20

A letter has been sent out to all GMS parent/carers containing the latest update on Great Marlow School’s position following the recent announcements and flurry of documents released by the Government. Letter can be viewed from the below link: –

Great Marlow School Update 24/4/20

A letter has been sent out to all GMS parent/carers which has information about home learning over the next half term. The letter can be found under the ‘Parent/Carers’ –> ‘Letters Home‘ page.

Accompanying the letter were Information & Research Booklets, which have all been uploaded to the ‘Student Area’ –> ‘Working from Home‘ page under the ‘Information & Research Booklets’ tab.

  • Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. The booklets detail the course of study and assessment topics for this half term in each curriculum area.
  • Year 11 the booklet is focused towards tasks designed to encourage independent learning for post 16 study, apprenticeship or college.
  • Year 13 have been provided with a transitional research booklet to aid study or work after sixth form.

Great Marlow School Update 19/4/20

Great Marlow School Update 17/4/20

Sent on behalf of Daniel Flecknoe, Consultant in Public Health, Buckinghamshire Council

Message to parents on using health services during COVID

Please remember, A&E services and your GP practice are still open during the coronavirus outbreak.

GP surgeries are not allowing patients to directly book face to face appointments at the moment, to help stop the spread of the virus. They are, however, more than happy to discuss your case over the phone and to offer advice and guidance. In some cases they may be able to consult by video link, using mobile phones. If clinically appropriate, they can invite you to attend the surgery for an appointment at an arranged time.

It is really important to stay well at this difficult time, so please contact your GP surgery if your child is poorly with any symptoms that cause you concern. With so much attention on coronavirus at the moment, we are aware you may be concerned your child has a different illness or may be living with a worrying condition like asthma or diabetes.

So, if you are worried, please call your surgery to arrange a telephone consultation, or you can use the AskNHS app to book a call-back if you are 16 or over. This parent information form, produced by Barts Health and North-East London STP, gives very useful advice on when to use services like GPs, pharmacists, A&E and 999.

All your health service staff are still there for you, even though they are having to do things a little differently. Please don’t be afraid to use them if you are concerned about your child’s health.

Many thanks
Daniel Flecknoe
Consultant in Public Health
Buckinghamshire Council

Great Marlow School Update 1/4/20

Despite the current lock down situation, there are many organisations working hard for the benefit of us all. Attached is a comprehensive list of websites offering advice and guidance on finance, family welfare, and other support services; we hope you find them of assistance. Please understand, the school can only inform, there is no active endorsement of any website by GMS.

Great Marlow School Update 24/3/20

As a school we fully appreciate that you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed and under pressure at present, most especially about the education of your child or children. Many teachers are parents or carers, so they fully understand the challenges you are currently facing. To help facilitate safeguarding, the teaching and learning process, progress grades and the Year 9 options’ process, I would like to offer some guidance in the letter below; please read carefully: –

Government links & Coronavirus Update – Monday 16th March 2020

Please see below guidance from the government for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and what symptoms to look out for as of 16th March.

Below is a link to the main government public health information page on coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance for Educations settings.

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