Coronavirus Update – 20th March 2020

I wanted to begin by saying what a great day we have had today. Despite the short notice and the challenging nature of the week, we have managed to put together final assemblies for Years 11 and 13 which did justice to these wonderful year groups as we say goodbye to them. The students were a credit to themselves, the values of the school and their families throughout the day.

We note that Ofqual have just made an announcement. They will “develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible”. I have asked Roundwood Park staff not to respond to any emails from parents asking for grades to be raised.

For all year groups, we have today set out clearly our expectations of students and the quality of work they need to complete when they are at home. The PowerPoints shown in assemblies have been uploaded to Show My Homework so that you can see them there too and reinforce the same expectations at home. If you have any issues logging in to Show My Homework or other platforms please contact

Please check the email sent to you this morning regarding your entitlement to school provision if you are a key worker. If you haven’t received this, please check your junk folder.

Have a great weekend and thank you again for all your support this week. I will be in contact again next week.

Kind regards

Alan Henshall


16:45 – Friday 20th March 2020