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Online learning(Posted on 10/12/20)

Following a joint decision made by The Local Authority, Headteachers and Governors The Maelor School will be moving to entirely online learning with effect from Monday 14th December.


I realise the significant disruption and difficulties that this may cause but further positive covid cases in the catchment area and fast rising infection rates have resulted in this decision.


We expect all our pupils to follow their normal timetables and a selection of “live lessons”, online work and recorded demonstrations will be available via our online learning portal https://www.maelorschool.org.uk/online-learning/


Teachers will be available during school hours to answer queries or to hand in work, their usual email addresses should be used.


If you require technical support to access the online learning please email our ICT support team at itsupport@maelorschool.org.uk


Should you be concerned about the welfare or wellbeing of any of our young people please email our safeguarding team. christopher.buckeridge@maelorschool.org.uk or simon.ellis@maelorschool.org.uk


To discuss the content of the online work or to enquire about codes please contact Katherine.garratt-smith@maelorschool.org.uk


We will be refunding transport costs for those who usually pay early in the new year.


School is set to resume “face to face” teaching on Tuesday 5th January 2021


The following is the letter received to share with you:-





Dear Parent/Carer


I hope this letter finds all of you well. We are all aware that these are extremely difficult times for all members of our community across Wrexham and we know that Covid-19 has impacted on many aspects of our lives.


The purpose of my letter is to inform you of the impact of Covid-19 on the end of term arrangements.


As you are aware, many pupils across schools have continued to experience disruption to their education during this time and we have seen an increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 amongst children and adults in Wrexham County borough. As a result, many children and young people have been required to self-isolate.


All members of the Education Community are concerned about the rise in cases and the impact this is having on children and families, especially in the run up to Christmas. It is expected that numbers of school students in self-isolation as a ‘bubble’ or contact group will continue to grow as cases in the community rise.


We are also acutely aware that any positive cases that we might confirm next week would result in whole year groups having to isolate over the Christmas period, including Christmas Day. This would have a huge impact on our community.


Having considered all of these factors we have agreed with our governing body/(diocese) and local authority that face-to-face learning will cease and that remote learning will be provided for the last week of term. This decision is in line with the provision for secondary aged pupils across Wrexham borough. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of our school community. The last day of face-to-face learning will be Friday 11th December.


The local authority and our school community are absolutely committed to offering the best provision under increasingly difficult circumstances and we recognise how worrying this situation must be for you.


I sincerely hope that you will enjoy a safe, family Christmas and that we can all look forward together to an improving situation in the New Year.


Yours sincerely


Simon Ellis