Please find below Risk assessments for each of The Woodlands bases:
Job Centre Plus have produced a leaflet giving School leavers advice on leaving education:
The Government has published it’s advice on appeals for grades. The information can be found on the following link:
Results will be available from 9.00 until 1.00 pm, please check, the table below to find the time you should arrive at The Maples:
|11MC||9.00 – 10.00|
|Placements||12.00 – 1.00|
If collecting results in person then social distancing needs to be observed and, for that reason, parents must stay in cars. Only the student can come into The Maples to collect results.
If anyone other than the student, including a parent or other family member, is collecting exam results a signed letter of authorisation is required, to be brought to The Maples on the day. In this circumstance the person collecting the results will need to also bring photo ID.
Candidates who do not collect their results on the day will receive notification through the normal post. Results will be posted after 1pm on Thursday 20th August.
Results will not be given out by telephone under any circumstances!
If you have any queries, or if any issues arise, please contact The Woodlands on 01740 656764 and ask to speak to:
Adele Fletcher (Assistant Head Teacher) on a Monday or Friday
Vicky Heslop (Exams Officer) on a Tuesday or Wednesday
Mrs Adele Fletcher
Assistant Head The Maples Key Stage 4
(with responsibility for SRE and Science)
DurhamWorks is a programme dedicated to work with young people across County Durham. We provide support to enable young people to progress into Education, Employment or Training opportunities.
Follow the link for more info:
The council have prepared a response to parental/carer queries about increased numbers in schools. Please follow the link below to view the letter.
Calling all school leavers! Wondering what to do next?
DurhamWorks can work with you to explore employment, education and training. You can talk to one of our advisors on our online chat facility about your future career
visit www.durhamworks.info and look for the green icon on right hand side,
call us on 03000 262 930 or contact us via the website https://durhamworks.info/your-future/get-started
Our Local Authority has advised all schools that re-opening should not take place now before Monday 15th June. Children who have already been accessing provision may continue to do so but we will not be making any changes to this or opening more widely as this could increase risk to children and staff at the current time.
After the governments plans for the phased return of schools. The Woodlands has issued a letter informing parents of it’s position. Please follow the link below:
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance on helping secondary school children continue their education during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here:
We have updated our guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home to include information on the wider opening of educational settings.
The guidance can be found here:
Updated guidance on early years initial teacher training requirements
We have updated our guidance for early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers on entry requirements and the process if entrants to early years ITT are unable to demonstrate the required GCSE equivalent entry standard, as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance can be found here:
University students collecting their belongings from student accommodation
We have updated our guidance for higher education providers to include information on students wishing to leave their student accommodation or return to collect their belongings in England.
The guidance on leaving or returning to collect belongings from student accommodation can be found here:
The information below has not changed since yesterday.
Guidance on the wider opening of education and childcare settings
Guidance on the actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June, at the earliest, can be found here:
Guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings can be found here:
Guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people can be found here:
Department for Education coronavirus helpline – Monday 25 May Bank Holiday opening hours
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.
Phone: 0800 046 8687
The helpline will remain open over the May Bank Holiday weekend for staff, parents and young people as follows:
10am to 4pm – Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Our standard opening hours will resume on Tuesday 26 May:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
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 and at home:
Collection of guidance for educational settings on GOV.UK
All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can be found in one place on GOV.UK at: