FAQ Information for students in Year 10
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
School will reopen the week beginning 15th June 2020, provided the government say it is safe to do so.
No! There will be many changes to school which are outlined here. These have been put in place by the government and school to help keep you, and everyone else as safe as possible.
Year 10 students will be in one day each week for a 4 and a half hour session covering lessons in Maths, English and Science on a rotation basis.
You should walk or cycle to school each day if at all possible. The arrival times will take into account bus arrival times if this is the only way you can get to school. You need to ensure you follow all social distancing rules in place on the bus, it is compulsory to wear a face covering on public transport from 15 June.
Students will be arriving and departing school at staggered times in order to stop large groups of students together and minimise any potential spread of COVID-19.
Information about individual arrival times and days in school will be sent individually to your parents/carers.
You will not be able to arrive early, as there will be no open areas for you to wait. You need to ensure you arrive in your given arrival time frame. You will also need to ensure you leave school as soon as your lessons are completed.
The galley will not be open at all. Any food or drink you want for the day (this will be only consumed during your break time) you will need to bring with you.
In terms of what you need to wear for these sessions, we would recommend: a plain white shirt, dark trousers/knee length skirt and appropriate footwear as suitable clothing for a school environment. This is because it is a good idea, where possible, to have a shower and wash clothes as soon as possible after leaving school.
Please do not come to school in: mid-riff tops, short skirts or shorts, flip-flops or beachwear; this list is not exhaustive. If you are not wearing appropriate school clothing you will be warned and parents informed. In terms of jewellery and hair styles this has not changed from existing school policy. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe but dressed for school.
You will also need to bring in the necessary equipment as normal for these sessions.
Student Equipment List:
2 black or blue pens
2 – HB pencils
A scientific calculator
A pair of compasses
Mini dictionary (advantageous not compulsory)
Trainers required if you wish to use the 3G pitch at break.
We will not be able to provide any equipment for your ‘Face 2 Face’ session.
No. You will be based in one classroom for the whole time you are in school, except breaktime when you will be allocated a space. Your class will have a maximum of 10 people in it in order for you to be socially distanced.
You may or may not have your normal teachers due to the different classes. You will have a subject specialist for all of your lessons.
No. The normal school rules apply for mobile phones. They should be off and in bags during the school day.
No. Many areas of the school have been deep cleaned and are out of bounds. You must only go in your classroom, allocated toilets or designated break time area whilst you are in school.
If you feel ill with COVID-19 symptoms you should not come into school. If you become unwell during the school day you will be sent to first aid and possibly sent home.
Yes, there will be hand stations available for you to regularly clean your hands.
There will be a member of the pastoral team in your zone should you need to talk to anyone. They have all been trained and have experience in supporting young people’s mental health. Furthermore, there will be a member of the Level 3 Safeguarding team on call if necessary.
Yes, we will continue to deliver remote distance learning for all Year 10 students. This will be set as normal on Show My Homework.
At all times, when travelling to and from and whilst at school you should be following the social distancing guidelines that have been set out across the country. This means that you should be at least 2 metres away from other people at all times. You should also make sure you are washing your hands frequently (or using hand sanitiser) this includes, before you leave home, when getting to school, before and after breaktime, and when you get home each day.
Points of contact
Mr Mark Taylor, DIRECTOR OF LEARNING, for Years 9 & 10 ,MATaylor@plymstockschool.org.uk
Ms S Harris, HEAD OF YEAR 10,
Mrs Sam Smith, ASSISTANT HEAD OF YEAR 10
Safeguarding issues should be raised with our Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Leeshia Walton, Mobile: 07950336841, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Distance Learning can be found here:
We look forward to seeing you soon!