Letters to Parents

Covid Risk Assessment September 2021

Please find below updated School Covid Risk Assessment

  – School-Risk-Assessment

KCC Learning for Families

Please find below link to courses for families and carers for 2021-2022. The courses are varied and free provided by Kent County Council.

 – https://ripplevaleschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Family-Learning-pdf-New-2021.pdf

Letter re Key Stage 3 Reading

This year the school has signed up to a scheme called Bookbuzz.

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

Over the next few weeks all students in KS3 will have the opportunity to select a book from the books below. The remaining books will be in the school library if they have a problem choosing. Here are the books available.

The closing date for book selection is in November and the books should be at school in the New Year. We will keep you informed.

Kind regards

Mary Brown

Helplines and Links to Government Guidance

The NHS and the Department for Education have released a new helpline to answer questions about COVID – 19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

Guidance on Coronavirus may be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus