Dear Parents and Carers,
We are all watching and reading reports about what the new ‘normal’ will look like. At Meols Cop we are extremely fortunate because whatever the new normal looks like we will build it on the strong foundations and values we have. Foundations that are driven by safety, support and aspiration.
This last week we have been recruiting staff for September and during one of the interviews this week we were asked a really interesting question. The candidate, who had spent some time with us on placement said she had planned to ask us to describe the culture at Meols Cop. She went on to explain that she was fortunate enough to have lived it and seen our culture in action which is why she wanted to work here more than any school she had ever been to.
Meols Cop has never closed. Throughout this pandemic we have remained open for the children of key workers and for students highlighted by the Government as most vulnerable. The announcement this Sunday means that school will continue to be open for this group only. As always, we will prioritise the health/wellbeing of all members of our whole school community.
You will receive a call from one of the team here at Meols Cop before half term so we can get an update on how students are getting on and how we plan to offer more support in the coming weeks.
We recently sent letters home for each year group, a copy of each is below:
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The Government department responsible for the awarding of qualifications, Ofqual, have produced a letter for all students who are expected to sit their GCSE and A' Level examinations this summer. We have sent a copy to all parents using the MyED platform and have also published a downloadable version on our Examinations page, HERE.
What work should my child be doing?
Please keep an eye on the Home Learning Support page on our website. There you will find information, guidance and links for all subjects with regards to work students can do at home. Along with further suggestions to help pass the time constructively.
How does my child access Office 365?
We have printed a document and handed it to all students. There is a further copy published at the bottom of this page.
How does my child access Show My Homework?
We have shared the instructions with all students. There is a helpful document at the bottom of this page.
My child tells me that they don't know their user name and password to log into Office 365 and Show My Homework. What do I do?
Students all know their username and password - it is the same one that they use to log into the school network every day. To log into Office 365, they must enter an email address. This is their username followed by @meolscop.co.uk (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). To log into Show My Homework students should use just their login name and not email address (e.g. bloggs-j-23). We do not issue any passwords as the students are only required to remember their own. Further details are shown in the step by step login guides below.
Will all of the arranged trips still go ahead?
We have taken the decision to cancel most trips and educational visits for the foreseeable future. Full refunds will be made for all cancelled trips, where applicable, in due course. Mr Abram will be in contact with updates over the coming weeks regarding the trip to the Battlefields and PSV Eindhoven as these are currently the only trips scheduled to take place.
Is the Year 11 Prom still to go ahead?
We are upset that students will not have the chance to complete their time with us and we fully intend to celebrate their wonderful characters and achievements with a special celebration when the time is right. There will be leavers hoodies available at the right time too and we will contact relevant students and parents nearer the time.
Who do I contact to ask questions related to IT?
Feel free to email our IT network support staff at email@example.com
My child does not have access to a device that can connect to the Internet. Can you help?
In this case, please contact Miss J Filson (Assistant Headteacher) on firstname.lastname@example.org