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Easter 2021 Newsletter

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Kingston Maurward Open Day 25th April 2021

  Welcome to Kingston Maurward College’s Virtual Open Event If you’re in Year 11 or are looking for a new direction in education, the time has come to apply for[…]

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SIMON HOARE, MP VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TBS C-19 TESTING AND DISCUSSES THE INCREASED COSTS AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC

Simon Hoare, MP, visited TBS recently in order to discuss funding issues, including the extra expenditure incurred as a result of C-19. Whilst in the school, Simon kindly offered to[…]

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Parent / Carer Letter 26th Feb 2021

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Parent / Carer Letter 21st Feb 2021

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TBS HELPS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS WITH 800 LATERAL FLOW TESTS CONDUCTED IN FIVE WEEKS

The battle to stop the spread of coronavirus has been boosted by the rollout of lateral flow tests across schools with The Blandford School having conducted approximately 800 tests up[…]

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A Welcome from the Head…

Welcome to The Blandford School, an 11-18 secondary set in a beautiful 18 acre campus in the heart of rural Dorset. As Headteacher, I speak for our Governing Board and staff team to say how proud we are of our students and how much we enjoy working with them.


The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is proven to meet the varied needs of our students and ensure they leave us able to lead happy, fulfilling lives and contribute positively to society. In 2018 our GCSE results were excellent and placed us in the top 27% of schools in the country, including selective schools; in the same year, our sixth form was placed fourth amongst Dorset sixth forms, including the independent sector.


Respect, positive attitudes to learning, effort and perseverance are central to our ethos; we do have high expectations in terms of attendance, punctuality and standards of uniform – we are ultimately preparing young people for the world of work and we take our role seriously in this.


I hope you enjoy the changes we have made to our website, changes which have been agreed with input from students, staff and parents. To ensure we are able to receive regular feedback from the community, we have added a Feedback Form to the site; please let us know your views, including if the information we are presenting meets your needs.


If you wish to visit the school at any time of the day, please make contact. We will look forward to showing you round.

Mrs Sally Wilson
Headteacher

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Safeguarding Statement

At The Blandford School we recognise that the welfare of children is paramount and
we take seriously our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in our care.

Safeguarding is:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing the impairment of children’s health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:
• age
• health or disability
• gender or sexual orientation
• race, religion, belief or first language
• political or immigration status

Governors, staff and regular volunteers in this school understand the importance of taking appropriate action and are committed to working in partnership with children, their parents/carers and other agencies in order to safeguard children and promote their welfare.


Click here for the – COVID19 – Addendum to TBS CP and Safeguarding Policy Spring 2020

Click here for – Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm

06 May, 2021

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Updated 30/03/2021

 

URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson

Headteacher

06 May, 2021

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

Updated 20/07/2020

 

Click Here For – Reopening Plans

 

  1. STUDENT WORK
  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson

Headteacher