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Update from Jon Whitcombe, Trust Principal -

Secondary Statement

As you will be aware, the DfE has stated that Year 10 and Year 12 students will receive some “face to face” contact with their teachers during Term 6. Currently, we are awaiting guidance from the DfE as to what this means in practice. 

Once the guidance is published we will develop our plans and make the necessary arrangements. On June 1st we will write to you explaining what “face to face” means in practice and we will be in a position to confirm when this will commence. 

Please note that the current arrangements for online teaching for Years 10 and 12 will continue until further notice.

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Lost Property

Here at The Whitstable School we appreciate that replacing lost items can be expensive, so hopefully these guidelines will help.

In the unfortunate event that your child does lose something, they should:

Visit the last area they were in. If the item is not there, they should retrace their steps and check all classrooms/areas that they have been in that day.

If they have been unable to find their lost item, they should go to Reception to check whether the item has been handed in. Please note that sometimes, it may take a few days before lost items are handed into Reception.

Reception will return labelled items promptly to the rightful owner.

Lost property that is not labelled will be kept for up to four weeks. Any lost property not claimed, will be donated to a local charity.

We cannot recognise an item as belonging to a particular student if it is not labelled. Labelling of uniforms is very easy to do; there are sew-on or iron-on name tags, and marker pens for clothing. Simply writing your child’s full name or initials on their uniform will help them to reclaim lost items.  Labelling of shoes and trainers can be done with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen, just remember that over time the writing will gradually fade.

We hope you find this information useful and thank you for your co-operation.