In light of the Prime Minister's announcement Longdean is only open for children of key workers and invited students if no other childcare is available. If at all possible keep your children at home to protect the NHS and save lives as per government advice.
Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
Update from the Head Teacher:
Dear Parents and Guardians
We are well into week 3 of lockdown and the wild fluctuations of the previous fortnight seem to have abated and there is some sense of routine. We had 5 students in today and they took part in Dance activities and wrote a letter to Watford GeneralHospital if they did not do so yesterday.
Thanks from the NHS:
I received some lovely messages from the colleagues we delivered to yesterday.
Thank you so much for the visors. They are very much appreciated in my department. We have sent some over to our colleagues at St. Albans hospital also 😁
Thank you again Longdean for the visors and goggles.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in
making the visors. The staff at Davenport House are extremely grateful
On the back of our work yesterday tomorrow we will be providing 10 pairs of goggles and gloves to a GP surgery in Finchley where the nurses and GPs have no PPE.
I wanted to let you know that today I emailed my union and outlined our strong objections to the omission of Year 9 & 10 students from Ofqual proposals. They are in regular contact with Ofqual and the Department for Education so I am sure they will raise our concerns higher.
A Level grades will be published tomorrow on Go4Schools and you will receive an accompanying letter. Please remember they are current working at grades, not the centre assessed grades we will be submitting for the award of A levels. Any queries to class teachers in the first instance.
And finally, I have uploaded some guidance for parents here. I hope it proves useful and sign posts you if needed.
Take care of yourselves and look out for each other.
Show My Homework and ICT systems access:
Students don't need to log in to Show My Homework to access homework. All homework is visible from the open calendar at https://longdean.showmyhomework.co.uk .
This is accessible from any web based device – phone, tablet, PC or Mac without a password. All work from all teachers and all classes for all students are searchable without log in.
Some resources that are copyrighted and activities are only available after log in.
The most common issue is where students are going to the default SMH page rather than https://longdean.showmyhomework.co.uk .
For access to other ICT systems such as Office 365, Microsoft Office and Ranger Outpost please visit our website here, and for educational content click here.
Communication with the school:
Please continue to communicate with the school over the weeks ahead using school email addresses in the format below:
For pastoral issues please contact your child’s Pastoral Manager or Director of House
For subject queries please contact your child’s subject teachers
I would also encourage parents to share these email addresses with their children so they can speak to us directly if they are anxious or concerned once the school has closed. We have retained the services of our school counsellor who will be available once the school has closed should she be needed.
We will also use the SIMS APP and the website to continue to keep you updated with events and we will use Show My Homework to set work for your children.
Page Updated 15/03/2020
Main School: 01442 217277
Fax: 01442 233098
Pupil Absence please call
Da Vinci: 01442 205706
Franklin: 01442 205707
Gates: 01442 205760
Pascal: 01442 205703
Film Studies: @LongdeanFilm