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  • Leavers Hoodies 2020

    Published 27/02/20

    🌟 Year 11 Leavers Hoodies 🌟

    Leavers hoodies will be available to buy from 26th February. You will be able to order online via school shop and from our finance office on Tuesday - Friday at break and lunch times. The deadline for final orders is Sunday 22nd March.

    Hoodies will cost £15 without a nickname, £17 with a nickname. Every hoodie will have 'LEAVERS 20' on the back.

    To see which colours you can order, go to: https://www.full-collection.com/?search=jh001 or to order online, go to: https://www.school-shop.co.uk/york_high_school_leavers_hoodies/?fbclid=IwAR1ibmK0p5xj9cGZvGRl-t2riSd631qoZI44JSnI8Pu-4nwWKku53Hz0mNI 

    The following colours are not available: Arctic White, Ash Grey and Vanilla Milkshake.

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  • School Closure Guidance - Updated 19/03/2020

    Published 25/02/20

    Update on Key Workers 20/03/20

    Overnight we have received the guidance on key workers.  This is for parents who would be unable to attend work if they did not have childcare for their children.  It is available for those who have one key worker in the family as well as two.  Lots of students asked yesterday do I have to come in if my mum or dad is a key worker and the answer is no.

    Link to the survey is at the bottom of the post.

    Health and social care

    This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

    Education and childcare

    This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

    Key public services

    This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

    Local and national government

    This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including  government agencies.

    Food and other necessary goods

    This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

    Public safety and national security

    This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

    Transport

    This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

    Utilities, communication and financial services

    This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DKLVMYR


    Information on Key Workers (19/03/20)

    School will be open from Monday for children of key workers.  We have waited today for guidelines on what is a key worker however as of 2.30 we have not received any further information.  We need to balance waiting for the guidelines with the need to gather information so that we can plan.  At the moment we understand this to be that if a key worker was prevented from going to work through YHS closure then school would look after the student during school hours.  Although the definition may be widened in the future we are currently taking key worker to mean Fire Service, Police, NHS and supermarket delivery drivers.

    If you are in one of the professions listed above and will need childcare please will you follow the link below

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DKLVMYR


    Update after Government Announcement on School Closures (18/03/20)

    We heard about the decision to close the schools at the same time as everybody else.  We will need time to find out the detail behind some of the decisions but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible what the key points are.

    York High School will remain open on Thursday and Friday for all year groups.  We then close at the end of school on Friday until further notice. 

    The children of key workers such as emergency workers, NHS staff and delivery workers as well as those with Education Health Care Plans will still be looked after although it is unclear at the moment what form that will take.  We will be sending out an e mail with a link to an online poll to find out how many of our parents are key workers tomorrow so please respond as a matter of urgency.

    GCSE exams will not now take place in May and June.  No alternative plans have been announced at the moment therefore we urge all year 11 students to continue to prepare for the exams which could be later in the year until we hear different.

    We have already planned for the possibility of closure and therefore I would like to share the following with you.

    Communication

    During closure the main source of communication will be the school website, we will also publish information on the school facebook site.  We will update you regularly throughout closure.  The staff at the school will continue to work from home.  It will be hard to provide feedback but we will try to provide feedback for all through web based assessments. As schools are closed until further notice we will provide work in the following way.

    Year 11 (Carry on as normal until we hear otherwise about GCSE’s)

    Revision tasks will be provided for students as though they are following the school timetable.  The tasks will be published on Show My Homework (SMHW).  For example if on Monday you have Maths, Science, History,  English and Design technology you will receive tasks for all those subjects.  They will not always be an hour but they will be purposeful.

    Year 10

    Same as Year 11 we do not know when the schools will open again so it is vital that our Year 10’s who will be sitting GCSE exams do not fall behind.

    Year 7 – 9

    Tasks will be set on SMHW depending on the number of lessons each subject has in a fortnight.   If you have 6 Maths lessons there will be 6 tasks set per fortnight.  If you have 1 ICT lesson then there will be 1 task set per fortnight.  These will not necessarily be an hour long.


     Update 17/03/20

    In these difficult and fast moving times we realise how important it is to keep everyone in the school community up to date with the latest developments.  Here is the link to the latest update from the government about educational settings.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

    The key announcements are

    • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
    • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home

    The link to the guidance for self isolation is below

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

    We have cancelled all trips over the next month and we will postpone the Year 10 Parents evening until the situation changes.

    It is possible that the next phase of the government response will be school closures or that we will have to partially close to selected year groups due to increasing staff absence.  We are informing the students throughout the week as to our expectations during closure especially those in Year 11.  The main point of communication for all in the event of any form of closure will be the school website.  We are planning a series of help sheets and information that will be on the website in the event of closure.


    16/3/2020 Update

    The Government have updated the following stay at home guidance, for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Guidance can be found here:  

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


    10/03/2020 Update

    We continue to follow the guidance issued by the government to educational settings which can be found on the following link:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

    This guidance remains current as of today's date, whilst links with in the guidance to other sources of information may have been updated, for example the categories of specified countries or areas in relation to returning travellers.

    Further information from the UK government concerning Covid-19 can be found on the following link:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

    In relation to school trips, we follow the latest guidance from the government's Foreign & Commonwealth Office which can be found on the following link:

    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    The government's key message at this stage continues to be around good hygiene practices and particularly hand washing. See previously issued poster below for more details.

    Coronavirus_advice_for_education_settings_poster.pdf


    27/2/2020

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  • Winter Illnesses Guidance

    Published 06/12/19

    Please see the following leaflet about winter illnesses which Public Health England have asked us to bring to your attention.

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  • Anime and Manga Competition!

    Published 22/10/19

     

    There have been some really good entries to the Anime and Manga drawing competition! The theme this half term was 'Animals as humans'. First place went to Harriet L-B and runner up Fabienne L. Mrs Stephens-Davies said 'the whole club were really supportive of each others efforts. It's been a super first term at the club.' Well done all!

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  • New Parent Governor!

    Published 17/10/19

    Welcome to Claire Higgins-McGarry, our newly elected parent governor.

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  • School Uniform - Delivery of orders

    Published 12/07/19

    School uniform - Delivery of orders

    To avoid incurring delivery costs to parents, all orders are delivered into school for collection. When the order is dispatched to school you will receive a text message from Schoolshop advising you of this.

    The only exception to this is for parents of pupils moving into Year 7 in September who ordered in school at the Year 6 parents evening events. These orders will be dispatched to home addresses free of charge.

    If an item is out of stock with Schoolshop, the order may be dispatched in parts or held until all items are available. Again, Schoolshop will send text messages to confirm dispatch and collection from school.

    During the summer holidays orders will be dispatched to school on two occasions only. Therefore uniform will only be available for collection from school on the following two days:

    Wednesday 14th August between 9am – 3pm

    Or

    Monday 2nd September between 9am – 3pm

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