Message from the Headmaster
As we move in to a National lockdown we will inevitably face further disruption for the remainder of this term. This will lead to groups of students having to self-isolate from time to time and when this happens Remote Learning will continue to be provided by the teachers. The proportion of live Remote Learning is growing and it is vitally important that students join the live teaching at the stipulated time to ensure they are able to engage fully in the learning. Parents or students are encouraged to contact the school if there are any difficulties with accessing learning materials.
The students are generally responding well at school and making good progress. They behave in a sensible way conforming to the rules that we have had to introduce to keep everyone safe. Please encourage your children to conform with Covid rules at home and in the community as this will also help keep everyone safe.
Thank you to all our parents for your patience and support through this challenging period.
Sir Kevin Satchwell
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Message from the Headmaster for all year 11 and 6.2 students
As a result of advice received from Ofqual over the awarding of examination grades parents and students are raising the question about completing further work and will it count towards my final grade?
The answer is that it is highly unlikely that further work that you do will count towards your final grade. However, the school will continue to provide work via the website as planned and it is entirely optional for year 11 and 6.2 students to complete this. My advice is that there is benefit to keeping occupied through this difficult period and to complete work especially in the subjects related to your future Sixth Form courses, degree to be studied at University or future employment which will prove beneficial in the future.
To ensure that the integrity of awarding grades is appropriately dealt with I must advise that under no circumstances should parents and students enter in to discussions with teachers about what grade they are likely to be awarded.
All examinations have been cancelled. The latest information on awarding of examination grades can be found here. A statement from the AQA is also available here.
We have now received advice on how examination grades will be awarded. Please click here.
The school will consider the implications of this advice carefully and provide further information as soon as possible.
There is no requirement for parents who are key workers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so. The work that students will do at school will be the same as that which will be published daily on the School website for children at home.
Government advises that if at all possible children should remain at home. The fewer children that make the journey to school, the lower the risk of spreading the virus. You should not send your children to school if they are at an age where they can safely care for themselves at home.
Key worker categories
(the list may be expanded as further advice is received)
Normal school hours will operate until 3:15pm, there will be no Session 3. Please call the school by 3pm Friday, if you require transport from Wolverhampton to be arranged.
Looked after children and those with an EHCP may also attend school.
In order for your child to be able to attend school you must complete and return a proforma, which can be found here
Regarding cancelled school trips, the School is continuing to work closely with travel companies and our insurers to establish the ability for us to obtain a refund or reschedule if suitable. We will provide more information as soon as it is available.
The school is open over the Easter period for a very small number of children of key workers. Contact email@example.com if you require further details.
To allow certain categories of parents to work, which is essential in the fight against coronavirus, the school will be open for their children. Looked after children and those with an EHCP may also attend school.
Normal school hours will operate until 3:15pm, there will be no session 3. Please call the school by 3pm Friday, if you require transport from Wolverhampton to be arranged.
Please continue to read the latest advice in relation to COVID 19 which we will continue to update.
Students can access their normal timetable on a daily basis during term time. By 9.00am each morning the work for the day, which has been set by the teachers, can be accessed by all students. Click here to access. Exercise books from their portfolio can be used where appropriate and email facility can also be used where advised.
Sir Kevin Satchwell, Headmaster
Following Government advice on 16 March 2020 stating that theatre events and large social gatherings should be avoided, I have made the decision to cancel the School show and upcoming trips out of School. Students have been informed of this decision this morning via Broadcast. The School continues to follow Government advice and advice for Educational Settings and updates will continue to be posted on the website in due course.
Following the Government announcement on 12 March 2020, all overseas school trips have been postponed. We will liaise closely with the companies organising our upcoming trips in the hope that they can be rescheduled for a later date and will provide further information regarding any reimbursements once matters have been concluded with insurers. The School will continue to follow the guidance issued by the Department for Education and Public Health England.
The School is aware that many parents/carers may be concerned about the current Coronavirus outbreak in Europe. Please click here for a link to the current guidance for educational settings from the Government, which the School is adhering to and will continue to do so as the advice changes.
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Download our Covid-19 Risk Assessment here.
Thomas Telford School is a City Technology College, sponsored by The Mercers’ Company and Tarmac Holdings Limited. It was established in 1991 to pioneer new methods of education, to raise standards for its students and to share successful practice with other schools. It is now widely regarded as one of the most successful state secondary schools in England and has established four Academies in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Madeley.
The School offers a broad curriculum with an emphasis on Science, Mathematics, Technology and Business Education. As well as high academic standards, the School has built a tradition of first class sporting achievements and high quality performing arts.
Sixth Form Admissions for September 2021 are now open
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You are invited to attend a WMC Virtual Train to Teach event on Tuesday 10th November. Interested parties please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event.
Due to the current situation there are no sporting fixtures scheduled at the moment. We hope to start scheduling fixtures again in the near future.