COVID-19 Case Confirmed

We have been informed today of one positive case of coronavirus within the school community at Haygrove School. Working with colleagues at Public Health England and at Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team, we undertook a risk assessment and identified the children who may have been in close contact with the confirmed case and asked them to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact.

With this advice and support we were able to act swiftly and take effective action. PHE has carried out a risk assessment and is satisfied with all the measures we are taking to keep our students safe. Our response includes a comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas.

We must stress that children self-isolating at home do not need to get a COVID test unless they develop symptoms. If any other students become symptomatic and are awaiting tests or results, the guidelines state that they must self-isolate for 14 days; they must not come to school.

Clearly this has had an impact on the school community especially those students involved and their families. The affected year group - Year 10, which comprises 213 students - will have access to comprehensive online resources which build on the curriculum they would be following at school and they have been set assignments so they can focus on meaningful and ambitious work that reflects their usual timetable. Teachers will use instructional videos to support learning and give clarity on what is to be taught and practised in each subject. 

Somerset County Council will be working with us to ensure that vulnerable pupils get the support they need whilst self-isolating. The County’s e-Learning and Information Management team is also supporting us with online learning and technology. We also have access to lap-tops through a government scheme if there are pupils who need them to do their work.

A letter has been sent home to each year 10 student and to the rest of the school.

Letter to year 10

Letter to rest of school

 


 

Our YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING will this year be an online only event due to COVID-19 restrictions. From 6pm on Tuesday 29 September interested parents/carers and students will be ablel to access an 'open day experience' via our website. Please watch this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. 

 

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Career Education

We are fully committed to providing an impartial, comprehensive careers service that supports all young people in making informed choices and encourage everyone to participate in work experience. We recognise that school is only the start of our students' journey towards the working life they will enjoy throughout adulthood. We believe it is important that all our students are given the support they need whilst they are with us to make the best decisions they can about their future plans.

Our aim is to ensure everyone is able to recognise the skills and abilities they have, appreciate what they are good at as well as what they enjoy, and understand how their talents can be applied to post-compulsory education and the world of work.

We are currently working with Careers South West to develop and enhance our school careers service.

 


Year 9

Students begin to consider what direction their future learning and work may take. Every student will be offered a careers/college courses interview with an advisor which will help them to consider their Key Stage 4 choices and future career pathway.

Students are introduced to Careerpilot, an online resource designed to help young people explore different education, training and career opportunities. Visits are arranged to local employers so that students can see what different work places are like and a series of lunchtime talks are offered to provide information about a wide range of career options.

Choosing GCSE Options

Students will receive information and guidance on the options process during their tutor sessions and assemblies. Parents and students are able to discuss career options with staff and at the Year 9 Parents' Evening, representatives from Richard Huish College, Bridgwater College, Somerset College, Weston College will also be present. Find out more about Choosing Your GCSE Options.

 


Year 10

Careers Education is further developed in Year 10 where students will learn about the world of work by taking part in Work Experience Week. All students are also invited to attend CV and letter-writing workshops and a mock interview with a local employer so that they are able to build on their employability skills.

Work Experience Week

Work Experience is an important part of the careers education programme and is available to all Year 10 students. 

  • Work Experience is a great chance to get a taste of a job and see what skills you’re going to need for the world of work.
  • Work experience can be a great help if you’re still wondering what sort of career you want.

A work placement is an opportunity to spend a period of time with a local employer, learning about a particular job or area of work. During the placement, students will find out what skills employers look for when they're hiring someone to fill a job vacancy.

Students will identify and apply for their own placement in an area of interest to them. The programme is designed to encourage independence and give a real taste of what work is really like. The programme is supported by full Health and Safety checks from South Somerset Partnership and students will be visited by a member of Haygrove staff during the week.

Find out more about Work Experience Week.

 


Year 11

During Year 11, students expected to apply for Further Education or training courses. Students are able to attend taster days at local colleges and are given up-to-date information on college Open Days and Evenings, local apprenticeship opportunities and local employment.

We arrange a year group visit to the Somerset Careers Fair where students can explore a range of local, regional and national education, training and employment opportunities.

All Year 11 students can meet with the school's Careers Co-ordinator during a drop in session during break and lunch time or through a booked appointment, which can be made via their tutor or Head of Year. Careers advisors from local colleges also visit the school to provide careers interview by appointment.

All the local colleges attend our Parent's Evenings where students and their families can find out about the courses that are available.

A Levels and BTEC courses are popular choices, but post-GCSE apprenticeships are also increasingly sought after as students are able to learn ‘on the job’ and get paid whilst they study. Click here to find out more about Apprenticeships.

Local college prospectus are available from the careers area in the library. Find out more about applying to college.

 


Carees Co-ordinator: Mrs C Morgan

Please contact Mrs Morgan via the main school phone number or using the Contact Us website form.

You can view our Careers Plan and Policy and our Providers Access Policy here.

 

 

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