Latest News Updates
As my 60th birthday rapidly approaches and after celebrating over 20 years at Abbey Gates the time has come for new adventures with my wonderful family and friends from Easter. This decision was shared with governors early last year and my name appears on the Y6 leaver’s hoodies for the sharp eyed! It has been a pleasure and a...
MS Teams - Option to turn webcam on
Once again, thank you for all your hard work in supporting your children learning from home. We really do appreciate all the effort that is going in to trying to maintain some small sense of normality for our children. These are very difficult times and working together as a school community continues to be key. Please ensure you contact...
Online Safety Concern - Fortnite
Dear Parents, It has been brought to our attention that some younger children have been talking about playing the game Fortnite. As with many online games, Fortnite: Battle Royale comes with risks to children and young people. The game is PEGI rated at 12+ however, there is no proof of age required, which can expose younger children to inappropriate content...
Newsletter - 26th January 2021
LATERAL FLOW TESTING You may be aware that staff in schools are to be offered lateral flow testing. We have undertaken training and will begin this twice weekly testing shortly. As we have amongst the highest % of critical worker/vulnerable children in school in the country, it is hoped that this testing will help protect both staff, children and the...
Newsletter - 21st January - Staying Safe Online
Please find attached a newsletter about staying safe online.
Joint Media Statement
Remote Learning Update
Dear Parents Oh my! We are thinking of and miss you all… those many who, like us, are key workers and all of you, key workers or not, who, like some of us, are “key parents”, home-schooling whilst also in many cases juggling working from home too whilst educating one, two, three children and sometimes with a...
Home Learning Update
Dear Parents, I hope you manage to have a restful and enjoyable weekend. Thank you so much for your patience, perseverance and understanding in getting to grips with online home learning last week. I know it is not easy! I think most initial issues have now been ironed out but if you are having any difficulties please do not hesitate...
Dear Parents, Abbey Gates will provide links to appropriate remote learning for pupils that are not able to attend school so children can continue to access education from home. The following gives an outline of the provision that will be made and some guidance given on the role of teachers, pupils and parents. DFE Guidance on Remote Education: Summary...
Newsletter - 5th January 2021
Although 2021 may not have got off to the best of starts we remain positive here at Abbey Gates and remember there is much to look forward to and appreciate even though this might seem hard to do some of the time. By now you will have received information on remote learning – please remember that like yourselves, we knew nothing...