School will reopen from Monday 8th March. There will be a phased return of students to allow for Lateral Flow Testing to take place. Please see information below.
The Government are requesting that schools close to all students from Friday 20 March 2020 but remain open to those whose parents are classed as key workers and to those students who are considered ‘vulnerable’.
We currently have no definitive list from Government as to who is classed as a key worker but we will update you with this as soon as possible.
Read the letter here: Government Closure of Schools
Read more on GOV.UK
Please view this video for more information on how the Department for Education will be awarding GCSE grades in 2020.
Teachers can be contacted via email should you have any queries. They can be reached by their initial and then their surname, followed by @dormston.dudley.sch.uk
Example: Mr Joe Bloggs firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO WORK FROM HOME
Please have a look through the Powerpoints which will help you to guide self study.
HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN TO GO4SCHOOLS?
Information on how to reset your Go4schools password can be found here.
READING AT HOME
We appreciate that not all parents will be able to support their child with their learning at home as much as they would like to but teachers are available on email to answer questions. For those parents that want to work with their child we will share some strategies with you in the coming weeks.
One thing all parents can do straight away, in addition to making sure that Knowledge Organisers are being looked at and work on GO4Schools is being completed, is to encourage your child to simply read for an hour a day. We have just updated our Reading Lists on our Website under Parents > Reading Lists.
Many students have been sent to the PLC today to collect books but there is an on-line reading list on the website so they can read on their phone or a PC. All studies show that reading regularly improves outcomes in subjects as wide as Science and Maths.