Moreton School Wolverhampton

Covid Testing and Return to School

by | Sep 2, 2021 | Parent Communication | 0 comments

 

The government have announced that:

  • The use of bubbles in schools will no longer be required in September.
  • Students will no longer need to self-isolate after being in close contact with a positive case.

 

This means that students will resume movement around the school at the start of the new academic year in September. This will be a considerable change for our current Year 7 students who have only experienced life at Moreton within their bubble zone. To support them they will have:

  • Toured the school building
  • Been working in form time to prepare for the changes ahead. 

 

All of our students have been incredibly resilient during the pandemic and we are confident that they will tackle the transition out of their bubbles with the same positive attitude that has seen them through the challenges of the last 18 months. We will continue to offer the same high levels of support to all of our students moving forwards. We intend to keep the zoned outside spaces at break and lunch as our students tell us that they prefer this.

 

Times of the Day

All lessons start at 8.45am but we expect students to be lined up ready to move to their lesson no later than 8.40am.

Lunch for Y7 & 8 is 12.45-1.15pm

Lunch for Y 9, 10 & 11 is 1.15pm-1.45pm

The day ends for Year 7 & 8 at 3.20pm

The day ends for Year 9, 10 & 11 at 3.30pm.

 

Students must make their way to the allocated zone for them to line up. From here their teachers will collect them and take them to lessons.

 

The allocated zones are as follows:

Year 7 & 8 – quad and bottom half hard court

Year 9 – top half of hard court

Year 10– playground

Year 11 – rear of sports hall

 

Time

Period

8.00am – 8.45am

Breakfast Club

8:45am – 9:40am

1

9:40am – 10:35am

2

10:35am – 10:50am

Break

10:50am – 11:45am

3

11:45am – 12:40pm

4

12:40pm – 1:40pm

Lunch/Form

1:40pm – 2:35pm

5

2:35pm – 3:30pm

Years 7 and 8 finish at 3:20pm

6

3:30pm – 4:25pm

Enrichment

 

School Uniform

As a parent, I know that the summer holiday provides us with the challenge of preparing our children for the school year ahead, including the dreaded school uniform shopping! If you are struggling with the cost of school uniform, we are here to support as always. Please contact your child’s Head of Year (details are below) and they will assist you. I’ve provided a copy of the school uniform expectations, please refer to this if your child is insisting that they want you to buy those expensive black trainers and tell you they are OK to wear to school! Our uniform policy remains the same as it has for the last 3 years – black trainers and boots are not allowed; trousers must be loose from the knee down to the ankle.

All uniform and PE kit can be purchased from our supplier https://www.crestedschoolwear.co.uk/

 

PE Kit

From September pupils will not need to attend school in their PE kit on the day that they have PE.  We will be using the changing rooms again to change in to PE kit for the lesson. In light of this we have reviewed the PE kit expectations and have standardised it to remove any confusion and misinterpretation when purchasing PE kit for the next academic year.

All Moreton PE kit must have the school logo on and can be purchased from the supplier. This means that branded sportwear (eg Nike, Adidas) will not be allowed. 

There are a small number of compulsory items that your child must have when they return to school in September and then additional optional items for when the weather gets colder in the winter months and lessons remain outside.  Please see the attached information. 

 

Timetables – A Fresh Start

Your child will receive a copy of their timetable and the school map on Teams before the end of this school year. This will help them to plan ahead for September and get used to which rooms they will need to move to within the school day.

If your child has any worries about this, please contact their Head of Year for support. If your child has special educational needs they will receive extra support with this from the SEND Department.

 

Parent Pay

Please remember to add funds to your child’s Parent Pay account for school dinners. Machines will also be back up and running around the school for students to add money to their accounts. New Year 7 students parent/carers will receive letters with their Parent Pay login details in due course.

 

Goodbyes

We will be saying farewell to Mrs Coward and Miss Bryan at the end of this term. Mrs Coward has taught English with us for 8 years and has given our students a love of literature, we wish her well in her new post. Miss Bryan has been with us for 13 years, the last 2 of these as Deputy Headteacher. She has given so much to Moreton and leaves the school in a better place thanks to her commitment and dedication. We wish her well in her new post at a secondary school in Dudley.

 

New Beginnings

Planning permission has now been granted and our expansion project will begin during the Autumn Term. We are increasing our student numbers again due to our popularity and will be welcoming 210 new year 7 students in September.  The school is now full for the first time in its history and there is a waiting list for places.  This reflects the tremendous amount of hard work that staff and students and parents have put in over the last 4 years. 

 

Covid Testing

The government have confirmed that all secondary school students should be offered 2 on-site Lateral flow tests, 3 to 5 days apart, on their return in the autumn term. Following the 2 on-site Lateral flow tests, secondary students should continue to test twice weekly at home until the end of September, when this will be reviewed.

To accommodate this request, we shall stagger the start times and dates of students. They do not need to come in school uniform to take the tests.

Year Group

Test Date 1

Test Date 2

Return to full time face to face teaching

Year 7

Thursday 2nd September (8:45am – 1:00pm)

Monday 6th September (8:45am – 11:40am)

Tuesday 7th September

8:45am – 3:20pm

Year 8

Thursday 2nd September (1:30pm – 4:10pm)

Monday 6th September

(11:40am – 2:50pm)

Tuesday 7th September

8:45am – 3:20pm

Year 9

Friday 3rd September (8:45am – 11:40am)

Tuesday 7th September

 (8:45am – 11:40am)

Wednesday 8th September

8:45am – 3:30pm

Year 10

Friday 3rd September (11:40am – 2:50pm)

Tuesday 7th September

(11:40am – 2:50pm)

Wednesday 8th September

8:45am – 3:30pm

Year 11

Friday 3rd September (10:00am – 3:00pm)

Tuesday 7th September

(10:00am – 3:00pm)

Wednesday 8th September

8:45am – 3:30pm

Year 12 & 13

(at home school)

Thursday 2nd September (8:45am – 3:30pm)

Monday 6th September

(8:45am – 3:30pm)

Tuesday 7th September

8:45am – 3:30pm

 

Students will be asked to:

  • Come in at the start of their allocated slot in form groups (please see below).
  • Return home after taking each test
  • Return the day after test 2 in full school uniform to begin the Term.

 

New Year 7 – Pupils moving up from Primary School in September

(Form groups will be posted home in a separate letter)

Tutor Group

Test Window 1

Thursday 2nd September

Test Window 2

Monday 6th September

7A1

8:45am – 9:15am

8:45am – 9:05am

7A2

9:15am – 9:45am

9:05a m – 9:25am

7A3

9:45am – 10:15am

9:25am – 9:45am

7A4

10:15am – 10:45am

9:45am – 10:05am

7B1

11:00am – 11:30am

10:05am – 10:25am

7B2

11:30am – 12:00pm

10:25am – 10:45am

7B3

12:00pm – 12:30pm

11:00am – 11:20am

7B4

12:30pm – 1:00pm

11:20am – 11:40am

 

 

Current Year 7 (Year 8 in September)

Tutor Group

Test Window 1

Thursday 2nd September

Test Window 2

Monday 6th September

8A1

1:50pm – 2:10pm

12:00pm – 12:20pm

8A2

2:10pm – 2:30pm

12:20pm – 12:40pm

8A3

2:30pm – 2:50pm

1:10pm – 1:30pm

8A4

2:50pm – 3:10pm

1:30pm – 1:50pm

8B1

3:10pm – 3:30pm

1:50pm – 2:10pm

8B2

3:30pm – 3:50pm

2:10pm – 2:30pm

8B3

3:50pm – 4:10pm

2:30pm – 2:50pm

 

Current Year 8 (Year 9 in September)

Tutor Group

Test Window

Friday 3rd September

Test Window 2

Tuesday 7th September

9A1

8:45am – 9:05am

8:45am – 9:05am

9A2

9:05am – 9:25am

9:05am – 9:25am

9A3

9:25am – 9:45am

9:25am – 9:45am

9A4

9:45am – 10:05am

9:45am – 10:05am

9B1

10:05am – 10:25am

10:05am – 10:25am

9B2

10:25am – 10:45am

10:25am – 10:45am

9B3

11:00am – 11:20am

11:00am – 11:20am

 

Current Year 9 (Year 10 in September)

Tutor Group

Test Window 1

Friday 3rd September

Test Window 2

Tuesday 7th September

10A1

11:40am – 12:00pm

11:40am – 12:00pm

10A2

12:00pm – 12:20pm

12:00pm – 12:20pm

10A3

12:20pm – 12:40pm

12:20pm – 12:40pm

10A4

1:10pm – 1:30pm

1:10pm – 1:30pm

10B1

1:30pm – 1:50pm

1:30pm – 1:50pm

10B2

1:50pm – 2:10pm

1:50pm – 2:10pm

10B3

2:10pm – 2:30pm

2:10pm – 2:30pm

 

 

 

 

Current Year 10 (Year 11 in September)

Test Window 1

Friday 3rd September

Test Window 2

Tuesday 7th September

To come in between 10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Year Group 12 and 13

Test Window

Thursday 2nd September

Test Window 2

Monday 6th September

To come in between 10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Term dates and INSET days

Start Date

End Date

Inset Days / Disaggregated

Autumn Term 1

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021

Thursday 2nd September

Friday 3rd September

Friday 22nd October

Half Term

Monday 25th October 2021

 

Friday 29th October 2021

 

Autumn Term 2

Monday 1st November 2021

 

Friday 17th December 2021

Christmas Holidays

Monday 20th December 2021

 

Monday 3rd January 2022

 

Spring Term 1

Tuesday 4th January 2022

 

Friday 18th February 2022

 

Friday 18th February

Half Term

Monday 21st February 2022

 

Friday 25th February 2022

 

Spring Term 2

Monday 28th February 2022

 

Friday 8th April 2022

 

Friday 8th April

Easter Holidays

Monday 11th April 2022

 

Friday 22nd April 2022

 

 

Summer Term 1

Monday 25th April 2022

 

Friday 27th May 2022

 

Half Term

Monday 30th May 2022

 

Friday 3rd June 2022

 

Summer Term 2

Monday 6th June 2022

 

Friday 22nd July 2022

Summer Holidays

Monday 25th July 2022

 

Friday 2nd September 2022

 

 

I appreciate that this is a lot of information in one letter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of Year for further clarification.

From September 2021:

Year Group

Head of Year

Email

Year 7

Mr O’Connor

moconnor@aatrust.co.uk

Year 8

Mrs Bassi

sbassi@aatrust.co.uk

Year 9

Mr Taylor

staylor@aatrust.com.uk

Year 10

Mr Rogers

lrogers@aatrust.co.uk

Year 11

Mrs Sangha

dsangha@aatrust.co.uk

Sixth Form

Mrs Williams

mwilliams@aatrust.co.uk

 

Thank you for your continued support throughout this challenging year.  Wishing you all a safe and happy summer break.

Yours sincerely,

N Bayliss

 

Mrs N Bayliss

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moreton student- School wear?

A Moreton student wears the following every day:

  • White shirt
  • Red tie
  • Lanyard AND ID badge (colour represents their year group)
  • Grey blazer
  • Black trousers/ tartan skirt
  • Black socks/ tights
  • Black leather school shoes (NOT black leather SPORTS shoes)

 

 

Moreton students will be able to reflect and challenge themselves, be prepared to learn and behave with respect consistently.

 

 

 

 

 

Be prepared

1.Trousers and skirts should be black and loose fitting (no leggings, lycra)

 

  1. Shoes should be black, leather look. Where these are not available students may be

required to wear shoes provided by the school

 

  1. Hoodies, sweatshirts and coats, caps, hats, scarves or gloves are not to be worn

inside the building

 

  1. Jewellery is not part of the school uniform (expect for religious jewellery). A 5mm

earring is acceptable in each ear. Facial piercings are not permitted, and nose studs

are discouraged. If parents/carers wish for their child to have a nose piercing, then it

must be plain silver or gold and smaller than 5 mm in diameter. The school reserves

the right to remove students from classes and may result in further consequences if

they refuse to comply in removing such jewellery

 

  1. Hair must be of a natural colour and should not feature tramlines, patterns or large

hair adornments. Hairbands and head scarfs should be red or black if child attends

Moreton and purple or black if child attends AHS. The school reserves the right to

remove students from classes and may result in further consequences if they refuse

to comply

 

  1. No patterns or lines should be visible in eyebrows

 

  1. Students must have no visible tattoos

 

  1. Nails should be less than 5mm in length from the tip of the finger

 

  1. Make up should be kept to a minimum and students should not wear false eyelashes

or eyelash extensions

 

Who is a Moreton student- PE Kit?

PE Kit

All jewellery (earrings, nose piercings, watches etc.) need to be removed for PE on Health & Safety grounds as this is one thing that we have battles with at the start of PE lessons and all hair needs to be tied up.

 

Compulsory PE Kit: 

-Red Moreton PE Polo T-shirt with Logo

-Black Moreton Shorts / Skort with Logo

-Red Football Socks / Sport Socks

-Trainers

 

Optional PE Kit:

 

-Black Moreton Jumper with Logo

-Black Moreton Sports Jacket with Logo

-Black Moreton Tracksuit Bottoms 

-Plain Black Jumper (MUST worn underneath Red Moreton Polo T-shirt)

-Plain Black Leggings/Thermals/Under-armour (MUST be worn underneath Moreton Black Shorts/Skort or Moreton T-shirt)

-Football Boots

 

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