The NHS Track and Trace App has been released today (Thursday 24th September). I would encourage everyone who is 16 years and older to download this to their phones and start using this to help us combat the spread of coronavirus.
We do hope your child has settled back into Year 6 at their wonderful primary school well; I am sure their teachers are delighted to have them back. At Sponne, we are thrilled to have our students back in our classrooms again. Usually at this time of year, we are bustling with tours and preparations for our New Intake Evening as we help you make your decision about which secondary school to send your child to, however this year Government guidelines prevent us from hosting such events.
As we are unable to host our New Intake Evening on site we are going to give you a virtual experience of the evening. This will involve a talk from Mr Massey (our Headteacher) and videos created by all our faculties to give you an insight into what Sponne has to offer. This virtual experience will be posted on our website at the start of October (please be patient whilst we put our creative skills to the test!) meaning you can watch your favourite bits again and again.
Welcome back to the start of the Summer term, I hope you have all been able to enjoy the lovely weather during the Easter break.
These continue to be strange times and I have no information, as yet, about when schools will re-open for all students. We have been open every week day for key worker and vulnerable students and will maintain this provision throughout this period of lockdown. Please do let me know by email () if you need this support for your son/daughter. However, for the majority of students and staff we must help to minimise the impact of the spread of Covid-19 and continue to work from home.
Therefore 'normal' lessons have now started again using the Google Classroom platform and based on our normal school timetable (first week back is a blue week). Many of the issues that arose at the start have now been resolved and I have been really encouraged to see both students and staff engaging so positively in this remote learning before Easter. It is vital that this continues; particularly for Year 10 and 12 students, who will have less than 12 months remaining before their exams start in 2021, when we return to school. If you have any issues at all in accessing the work at home then please do let us know via subject teachers and tutors so that we can support you with this.
For Year 11 and 13 students they should now be focussed on the subjects that they plan to study in September and if there...
We have been asked by the local police to pass on a message to all parents and carers. Please do not park outside the Police Station in Towcester and leave your car even for a very short period of time. There are emergency vehicles coming and going from that site at all times and absolutely no parking is allowed. Parents are able to pull into the layby in front of the Police Station to drop off, providing you are purely dropping off and then moving on again immediately. You are kindly asked not to park and wait there.
We kindly ask you to refrain from parking on the zig zag markings by the pedestrian crossing outside of school or parking across our neighbours driveways.