The spread of Coronavirus has dominated the headlines for 2020 and has had a profound impact on all of our lives. Nowhere is this more evident than in our schools.
In March 2020 our school was partially closed. The majority of our students were sent home in an attempt to stem the spread of Coronavirus. Throughout this period they worked through physical work packs supported by online learning resources. They were phoned at least once every week by linked members of staff who checked on their wellbeing and were supported remotely by our teachers who reviewed work, set new tasks and did their best to ensure that every student continued to make accelerated progress.
Cansfield never closed throughout this time. We remained open for those of our students who are children of Key Workers or were deemed to be vulnerable. The school was staffed by volunteers only on a three weekly rota, working through the Easter and half-term holidays to ensure that we did our bit to support the national fight against Coronavirus and that those parents who held key roles could continue to go to work, knowing that their children were safe. Attendance at school rose steadily throughout this period and we were confident that all of those students who needed to be in, were in.
In June 2020 we welcomed back our Year 10 students for 3-hour Masterclass revision sessions. These were incredibly well attended and ensured that the vast majority of our Year 10 students had the opportunity to complete at least one extended session in every subject that they were studying before the breakup for summer.
At present Cansfield is open for business. A wide range of measures have been put in place to ensure that our students are safe on site and we have been delighted by the positive way in which our community has quickly adapted to these new rules and routines. We also have in place clear plans to ensure that no student is left behind in the event of further disruption to schooling that might be caused until the pandemic is brought fully under control.
This area of the website outlines our processes to keep our students safe and our contingency plans in the event that there is further disruption. Please also check the ‘Recent Letters’ section of the website for Covid-19 related information that has been sent home.