Vital Information for Learning during the CV-19 Emergency

School Day

The timing of the school day remains unchanged, with 1 hour lessons running as normal:

Period 1 from 9am to 10am,

Period 2 from 10am to 11am followed by break until 11.25am.

Period 3 from 11.25am to 12.25pm,

Period 4 from 12.25pm to 1.25pm followed by lunch until 2pm.

Period 5 from 2pm to 3pm.

Accessing your lessons

Whilst we are going through this period of on-line learning, students should be aware that along with accessing lessons via a tablet, phone or computer, they can also use an X-Box or PlayStation console to join a lesson. Details of how to do this can be found on the ‘Learning during the CV-19 Emergency’ page of the website and on the school’s Facebook page.

Vital Equipment – not all learning can be done online

Please bear in mind that for some subjects not all of the work can be completed work on the computer. With this in mind, please ensure that you are well stocked with equipment you may need. 

On a basic level this will consist of a full pencil case consisting of blue and black pens, pencils, ruler, rubber and sharpener, plus plain paper and class workbooks (where used). It would also be beneficial if you could provide, colour pencils and pens. 

For those taking GCSE and A level Art and Design subjects, we would also recommend paints (watercolour and acrylic) and brushes. 

If you will have difficulty in providing the materials for Art and Technology, please email Mrs Brady (abrady@sele.herts.sch.uk). 

Wellbeing and breaks

We are mindful of the wellbeing of our students and staff and understand that students are spending a great deal of time looking at the screen on their device. In relation to the school day, we intend to incorporate sensory breaks into each lesson of no more than 10 minutes per lesson, at the discretion of the teacher. During these breaks we would encourage students to stand up, stretch and move about.

Our qualified Psychologist and Adolescent Counsellor Jo Axon has produced a ‘Guide to Wellbeing’ booklet which can be accessed from the ‘Student Health and Wellbeing’ page of the website.

Reporting Absence

Although many of our students are working from home, parents and carers should still continue to notify the school if their child is unwell or has an appointment so that we know that the child will be absent from remote learning. The school Absence Line is still checked daily during term time, so voicemail can be left on 01992 581455 (option 2) at any time.

Reporting a positive test for Covid-19  

In the event of a student or family member testing positive for CV-19 please report this to the school. As a school we have a responsibility to report all positive cases within the school community to the Department of Education so that they can continue to assess the impact of the virus on education and student learning. This is essential for students who are learning remotely as well as those who are attending school on site; please send positive test results to jadams@sele.herts.sch.uk .