Editorial 16th July 2020

Dear Parents,


As you would expect, a great deal of thought is going into planning for how the full return to school in September can be managed as safely as possible. We are discussing our plans with staff tomorrow and will be sharing them with you next week.


Please note that the arrangements for the last week of term:


On Monday 20th, as was advertised in the calendar, there will be no teaching, nor will there be supervision in school until after break at 11:30. This is to allow for the traditional staff breakfast to take place where we thank staff for their hard work and say farewell to leavers.


Next week, we will be holding pastoral check-ins in school for all students as follows at both schools. Online lessons will not occur for year groups on the days when they are in school as outlined below:


Monday – Year 7 in school for their pastoral check-ins


Tuesday – Year 8 in school for their pastoral check-ins


Wednesday – Year 9 in school for their pastoral check-ins


Thursday – Year 12 in school for their pastoral check-ins – no live lessons for the whole school (see below)


Friday – Year 10 in school for their pastoral check-ins – no live lessons for the whole school (see below)


On Monday from 11.30am until the end of Wednesday, all other online lessons will be delivered as normal, with the exception of those outlined above.


Please note that the children of key workers and vulnerable children will continue to be supervised in school and pastoral check-ins will continue as scheduled throughout next week for all year groups except for Monday morning until 11.30am.


As previously mentioned, all staff who are not shielding will be coming in to school on the final two days of term, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July, to work in departments to prepare for September. They will therefore not be teaching live lessons on these days but instead giving students guidance to ensure they have completed all of the work covered during lockdown and will be signposting them to extension activities within the extension room on these final two days.


The Hasmonean High School Charitable Trust Kodesh programme will continue throughout next week as usual.


We are currently consulting on the Relationships and Sex Education Policy, the teaching of which is statutory from September 2020.

The policy can be found here: https://hasmoneanmat.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Hasmonean-RSE-policy-DRAFT.pdf


If you wish to comment on the policy, please do so here: https://forms.gle/BJFbtBhwDzTM29UB6 .  Comments should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 10th August



Good Shabbos to all,


Mr A McClusky – CEO, Hasmonean MAT

Mrs D Lebrett – Headteacher, Hasmonean Boys’ School

Mrs K Brice – Headteacher Hasmonean Girls’ School

Rabbi J Golker – Menahel, Hasmonean MAT