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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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  • Letter to Year 10 Parents and Carers

    Published 04/06/20

    4 June 2020

    Dear Parents/Carers

    I am writing to outline the arrangements we have put into place to provide some face to face support for Year 10 pupils from Monday 15 June 2020. 

    The year group will be split into 4 groups of approximately 36 pupils.  Each group will be divided into 3 groups of 12 to allow for all aspects of social distancing in the classrooms to be in place.

    During week commencing 8 June 2020 we will send out a Groupcall message to inform you which group your children has been placed in.

                    Group 1 will be in school on Mondays

                    Group 2 will be in school on Tuesdays

                    Group 3 will be in school on Wednesdays

                    Group 4 will be in school on Thursdays

    We have decided to focus our sessions on the core subject areas of English, maths, science and RE:

                      Week beginning 15 June 2020 – English

                      Week beginning 22 June 2020 – Maths

                      Week beginning 29 June 2020 – Science

                      Week beginning 6 July 2020 – RE

    Further details for the last week of term will be sent out later this half term.

    The daily sessions will be 9.30am to 10.50am, break until 11.10am and then a further session 11.20am until 12.30pm.  Your child will be in the same room with the same member of staff for both sessions.

    Pastoral support for pupils will be provided on Fridays.  The pupils involved will be contacted in advance by Mr Flynn or Mr Walmsley.

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  • Pope Francis's Message on Pentecost Sunday

    Published 01/06/20

    In his Pentecost Sunday homily in 2018, Pope Francis reminded us that the Holy Spirit is ‘the divine force that changes the world’ and that ‘the Spirit enters into situations and transforms them.  He changes hearts and he changes situations.’

    The words used by Pope Francis are more relevant today than ever. 

    The Holy Spirit transforms hearts and when we see what is going on in our world today and especially in the USA his words mean so much:

    ‘Today, then, let us learn what to do when we are in need of real change.  And who among us does not need a change?' 

    Click on the link below to listen to the Holy Father's words again.

    https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-05/pope-thy-kingdom-come-pentecost-archbishop-canterbury-welby.html

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  • Amended School Day

    Published 28/05/20


    27 May 2020

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    First of all, I hope that you are all managing to stay safe and well during these unusual and testing times. 

    After the recent pronouncements concerning the road map out of strict lockdown, the future of education in secondary schools remains extremely uncertain.  However, and particularly since our visit by Ofsted, we have been planning for the future with particular emphasis around the implementation of our revised, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. 

    As part of this process we have rationalised the organisation of learning time during the school day.  As a consequence, we have changed the timing of the school day to maximise the use of that learning time.  As of the beginning of the new school year in September 2020, the school day will begin with pupils in school at 8.40am and in their form groups by 8.45am.  Pupils will have their normal 6 x 50 minute lessons during the day with a 20 minute morning break and a 40 minute lunch break.  Pupils will leave school at the earlier time of 3pm.  There are many advantages to this earlier finish time, including going home in daylight for the vast majority of the year and the ability to run after school activities and sports fixtures more successfully. 

    In summary: 

    School starts: 8.40am 

    Registration/assembly: 8.45am 

    Morning break: 10.40am – 11am 

    Lunch break: 2 sittings, each for 40 minutes 

    School ends: 3pm 

    Of course, we hope, as I am sure you do, that school will be back to normal, or as near normal as it can be, as quickly as possible.  In the meantime, if you do have any queries regarding these proposed changes, please do not hesitate to contact me: trickett.p@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk 

    Thank you, as always, for your continued support. 

    Yours faithfully

    Mr P Trickett

    Associate Deputy Headteacher

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  • Arrangements for After Half Term

    Published 27/05/20

    27th May 2020

     

    Dear Parents and Carers

    I hope you have all remained safe and well.

    I am writing ahead of the next half term to inform you of our return on Monday 1st June 2020.

    This reopening of Fisher More is for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers, so we look forward to welcoming back pupils who have been regularly attending school over the last couple of months.  If you are a key worker parent now returning to work and would like your child to attend school, who had not previously done so, please do not just send them in on 1st June,  I ask you to contact school first so we can talk to you about your child’s planned return to school.  The phone lines are manned 9am to 2.30pm each day so there will be someone in school to take your call.  We need to know this information by Thursday of this week at the latest so that all aspects of social distancing and other recommendations are in place in school to safeguard both staff and pupils and minimise the risk of infection.

    Some of you will be parents of Year 10 pupils and may be wondering how the school is going to open on 15th June 2020 for your children.  As announced by the government, from that date we will be offering face to face support by teachers to pupils in small groups to support their remote learning. The arrangements for Year 10 pupils will be published on the school website, Facebook etc. by the end of next week.  Currently, we are rearranging classrooms and other spaces to ensure social distancing measures are in place in readiness for their return.  We hope that you will feel confident in sending your children back to school under the current circumstances but fully understand if you are reluctant to do so for whatever reason.  If you have any worries, concerns or questions about your child returning, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Walmsley or Mr Flynn who will be more than happy respond to them:

    walmsley.j@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk

    flynn.n@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk.

    I thank you for your continued support of the school, your child’s learning and for your patience and forbearance over the last few months.  We look forward to different times ahead when we will be welcoming back all members of the Fisher More family once again, all safe and well.

    Yours faithfully

    Ms Hayes

    Headteacher

     

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  • Apprenticeships at N&CC

    Published 19/05/20

    Below is the latest information from Nelson & Colne College Group, which has been sent to all Year 11s who have applied for an apprenticeship with them.  We understand that, right now, prospective apprentices may be worried about not finding a placement before September.   The college will continue to work with you during this period, and if you are unable to secure an employer, they will ensure you are found a suitable programme that is aligned to your career aims.

    The information that has been sent to applicants can be found below.  For some sectors there are tailored communications. For example, there are live vacancies currently available in some sectors, and for others, there are bespoke Pre-Apprenticeship Programmes.  Therefore, tailored communications have been sent to all applicants.

     

    General: http://createsend.com/t/j-680CEF985589123A2540EF23F30FEDED

    Business: http://createsend.com/t/j-CE8616085B32CD452540EF23F30FEDED

    Construction: http://createsend.com/t/j-39F9A16A9E9FCD1E2540EF23F30FEDED

    Engineering: http://createsend.com/t/j-860CD5A49C608CE82540EF23F30FEDED

    Hair and Beauty: http://createsend.com/t/j-8103DA99AD729E9B2540EF23F30FEDED

    Health and Social Care: http://createsend.com/t/j-0CC675292ECD43BE2540EF23F30FEDED

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  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Published 18/05/20
    Icons are brilliant ways of expressing faith in a meaningful manner.
    The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help or Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow is very important for us in school at this time.  Our Lady is looking at us to express compassion for us in our fears and sorrows. 
    As a family, Fisher More prays for all those who are fearful or suffering at this time - staff, pupils, parents  and carers, the local clergy and Parishioners. 
     
    We pray:

    Mother of Sorrows,
    help us through the trials and
    disappointments of life.
    Help us not to lose heart.

    May we share with you and your Son
    the joy of having courageously
    faced up to all the c​hallenges of life.

    Amen.

    The image below explains the detailed meaning of this beautiful icon:
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  • Update from Ms Hayes

    Published 16/05/20

    Next week is half term week so no work will be posted for pupils by staff.  Work will be posted again week beginning 1st June 2020 with revision plans in preparation for an assessment week.

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  • DfE - Support for Parents

    Published 13/05/20

    We understand this is a challenging time for parents, many of whom are now supporting their children’s learning at home or may have questions about their children potentially returning to school. 

    We have developed the following guidance and resources for parents to support them at this time:  

    • Q&A which answers key questions parents may have 

     

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  • Get College Ready - Resources from N&CC

    Published 11/05/20

    The links below relate to specific subjects that Year 11 students may be planning on studying from September 2020.  They contain useful information on resources that can be used to help with building the necessary knowledge and skills needed for a successful start at college.

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  • Hymn to Celebrate the Month of Mary

    Published 11/05/20
    No doubt lots of you are missing the music and beautiful hymns we would normally sing at Mass.  At this time, this is one of the hymns we would usually be singing.  Enjoy this opportunity to listen, or sing along, to "Hail Queen of Heaven." 
     
     
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  • Vacancy - Subject Leader of Science

    Published 07/05/20

    Fisher More is a thriving, oversubscribed, comprehensive Catholic school, proud of its heritage and success, and always striving for improvement.

    Following the introduction of the faculty structure we are looking for a creative and passionate colleague to lead a very successful, committed and supportive team. We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations and a passion for developing their students’ potential who will lead, develop and manage the team of science teachers. Through the promotion of excellent teaching and learning you will ensure effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum, which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment.

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  • Vacancy - Teacher of Science

    Published 07/05/20

    We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Science. A TLR may be available for suitably qualified candidates

    The science department continues to be highly successful at GCSE through the recent changes to the curriculum and examinations. The department is committed to continuous improvement allowing all pupils to reach their full potential in the subject. The department places great emphasis on the quality of teaching and learning and teamwork.

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