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  • Student Portal - Learning Resources for Students

    Published 06/04/20

    Our student portal is there to help our students continue their learning whilst staying at home. Please use the following link:

    https://applemorecollege.sharepoint.com/sites/StudentPortal/SitePages/Home.aspx

    to access the portal and students can log on, choose the appropriate folder for their year group and use the subject resources that have been created for them to complete. New resources will be added regularly over the coming weeks and instructions placed on E-praise. In addition, you will also see the following links:

    • GCSE Pod – for Year 9, 10 and 11 students
    • BBC Bite size – for all students
    • School Library Service – e-books for all
    • E-praise – instructions and work for all students
    • One drive – for students to access their documents
    • Outlook – student email
    • Maths Watch and Method Maths – maths resources – all year groups

    In addition, we have paper resources available to pick up from Reception for any student who may not have access to the internet. In this way we can provide every student with the information they need to be able to continue their learning at home.  

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  • College Closed

    Published 06/04/20

    The College will close completely as from Monday 6 April until Wednesday 15 April 2020

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  • College Closed Until Further Notice

    Published 23/03/20

    College Closed As From Monday 23 March 2020 Until Further Notice 

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  • College Closed to Year 11 Students

    Published 19/03/20

    Friday 20 March 2020

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  • Year 8 Option Choices

    Published 16/03/20

    Year 8 Option Choices:

    Parents and carers of Year 8 students can find all the information needed to help make the option choices for September in the following places:

    Please can the completed Choices Form be returned either via the parent app, emailed to Mrs B Chawdhery at: b.chawdhery@applemore.hants.sch.uk or posted or dropped in to the Reception Office by Tuesday 31 March.

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  • Current Advice on the Coronavirus

    Published 13/03/20
    For further advice, please follow this link:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#lockdown-areas Please check "Letters to Parents" under the "Parents Tab" for our most recent
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  • Sport Relief

    Published 10/03/20

    Non-uniform day on Friday 13 March 2020 in aid of Sport Relief - students can wear something red, if they have it.  Suggested donation of £1.

    We will also be holding a fun run at lunchtime and donations will be collected by our Sports Ambassadors.  If your child would like to take part then they are welcome to bring a change of clothes (and footwear!) for the event - costumes, something bright etc.  Every penny counts!

    Why Sport Relief?  Take a look at the links below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0VuMxSSsVM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvESOFLBCJ0

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  • Student Success

    Published 17/03/20

    Congratulations to Daisy in Year 8 who has been selected for Team GB Aerobic Gymnastics at the World Age Group Championships.  We wish her all the best of luck for her competition in May.  The PE Department are really proud of her and the whole school is behind you, Daisy!!! #TeamGB

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  • Coronavirus - UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS

    Published 13/03/20

    DFE Update - Friday 13 March 2020

    GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES MOVE FROM CONTAIN TO DELAY PHASE

    Yesterday, the Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

    Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

    To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas.  This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

    The symptoms are:

    • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
    • A new, continuous cough

    You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home.  If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk.  If you have no Internet access, you should call NHS 111.  For a medical emergency dial 999.

    Current advice remains in place:  no education or children's social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

    The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children's education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be.  Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

    COVID-19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR

    The Government has issued new travel guidance for the education sector.  This advises against all overseas education trips for children under 18.  This does not apply to domestic trips, or overseas trips which are already underway.

    The full guidance can be found here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector

    HANDWASHING ADVICE

    The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water.  Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

    Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

    https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

    Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

    DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children's social care.  Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
    Phone:  0800 046 8687
    Opening hours:  8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

    Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience.  To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

    WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION

    Updates on COVID-19:

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    Guidance for educational settings:

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

    Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

    Educational resources:

    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources
    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

    Latest Department for Education information:

    https://twitter.com/educationgovuk
    https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

    PLEASE KEE YOUR GIAS CONTACTS UP TO DATE

    If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).

    To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, "Sign in" using your "DfE Sign-in" credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:

    https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

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  • Government's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    Published 10/03/20

    DFE Update - Monday 9 March 2020

    EXAM PREPARATION and OFQUAL ADVICE

    We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series.  Ofqual's advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal.

    Ofqual continues to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect.  Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum.

    It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.

    The latest updates from Ofqual can be found here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/updated-statement-on-coronavirus

    DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to your education and children's social care.  Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone:  0800 046 8687
    Email:  DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
    Opening hours:  8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.

    WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION

    Updates on COVID-19:

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    Guidance for education settings:

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

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

    Educational resources:

    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources
    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

    Latest Department for Education information:

    https://twitter.com/educationgovuk
    https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

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