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SCS Newsletter 20/11/2020

by swisscottage / November 20th, 2020 / in Uncategorized /

Dear Parents, Carers, and Families,

We hope this finds you well during a very complex time. We have sent two letters this week to update all families about the positive COVID-19 test results for pupils and staff in our school. Those letters shared the update that classes from the Purple and Orange Bubble are now in self-isolation. 

Over the last 48 hours, the school has received confirmation of 3 pupils testing positive and 3 staff testing positive from the Orange Bubble. They were already on self-isolation and we are supporting these families and staff directly. Each of the bubble locations goes through a deep clean immediately with an external contractor. We have completed a full school assessment with Public Health England and our school remains open. The safety and hygiene measures within the school across the multiple bubbles are robust and no changes are recommended. Thank you for your support of one another and us during this complex time. 

Wellbeing Sessions for Parents

We want to support your wellbeing. There are two Virtual Sessions scheduled for next week:

  1. Virtual Parent/Carer Yoga with class teacher Mary O’Hara on Monday, 23rd November at 11am. 
  2. Virtual Parents/Carer Drop-In on Tuesday, 24th November at 10.30am with Hamdi, Israth and Robert from the Family Inclusion Team. 

Please email FITteam@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk or call reception if you are interested and a link will be sent to you via text / email. 

Preparation for Adulthood

The Sixth Form’s ‘EmployMEnt Pathway’ launched their online shop which showcases their fantastic work designing and producing greeting cards and ceramics. It is really exciting for us to share the site with you and invite you to follow the journey on Instagram. The pupils are really proud of the items they are producing and through the pathway they are developing their employability skills. 

The Card & Design team will be managing the online shop and the orders coming through so please share with family and friends. You will see that there is an option on the shop to ‘collect’ from school for staff members or school families. 

Online shop – https://employme-card-design.myshopify.com/    Instagram – @sc_employme

The EmployMEnt Pathway was featured in the ‘Special Needs Jungle’ website through an interview with the leader of the pathway Roseanna Gooder. Enjoy reading the feature here: https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/how-do-you-develop-a-meaningful-pathway-to-employment-for-young-people-with-send/

Annual Festive Cards – School Charity

We are so pleased to showcase the winning artwork from classes that creates the Festive Swiss Cottage Charity Cards. 

Blossom Class
Bluebell Class (Aarav)
Anne Frank Class (Ahsan)
Rosa Parks Class (Elyse)
Tulip, Obama, Blossom
Tulip: All Year Notecard

Snowdrop Class: Winner for entry into the Camden Local Authority Contest    

We hope you have a good weekend and wish our community safety during this lockdown period. 

Yours Sincerely,

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms: 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Click here to download a printable version of this letter.

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