Before travelling to and from school it is important to plan ahead and consider different options.
Transport for Greater Manchester has a dedicated School’s Hub, with information about public transport services, tickets and passes, latest travel guidance and advice around cycling and walking.
If you can, please consider whether your child can walk or cycle to school – it can be a safe and healthy way to make shorter trips. With new cycling and walking routes popping up across the region, it is safer and easier than ever to get about on foot or by bike.
Please follow the latest travel guidance when using public transport, including wearing a face covering to help keep yourselves and others safe on the network.
If you do need to drive, please switch off your engine when waiting outside to reduce air pollution and, if possible, try parking further away and walking the last part of the journey.
During the last week of term our Music students performed their Christmas concert.
Although we were unable to invite parents in to school to see the performance, our staff had the benefit of hearing some fantastic music.
Merry Christmas to all our students and their families and we look forward to welcoming you back to school in 2022!
End of Term – 12 noon, Friday 17th December 2021
I am writing to you to thank you all so much for the support you have given the school this term. This has been another extremely challenging year and term for us all.
So, at this time of year we normally reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the New Year. Personally, I am so thankful for the hard work, determination and resilience that the students and staff have shown this year despite all the continued unprecedented challenges we have experienced.
The students have adapted so well to all the changes and routines in school. They have followed the one way systems moved around school sensibly and being respectful and considered each other’s safety by wearing their masks.
The children have been a true credit to all parents, carers and the community. I am so proud of the Shevington Family and how we continue to work together to get through the ups and downs and challenges of Covid 19.
Therefore, I would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and Happy New year. I hope you all have a relaxing time over the festive season. We are looking forward to returning in January to a New Year and new term with refreshed enthusiasm and hope for the future.
This term will end on Friday 17th December 2021 as originally planned in our calendar. School will close early at 12 noon and buses will be provided at this time. Students that are entitled to free school meals are requested to purchase their lunch at break time.
Due to the latest government guidance we are required to LFT test students as we return in January before students resume learning. To enable the testing we will be having a staggered return similar to September.
|5th January 2022||Return Year 7,10&11|
|6th January 2022||Return Year 8 & 9|
Mr J Grant
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I am writing to you today to bring your attention to an issue that is affecting all schools nationally at the moment.
As a school we have had a number of offensive videos that are defamatory and offensive targeting members of school staff. They have been posted on the social media platform TikTok.
The TikTok videos include material making highly insulting and unfounded allegations and abuse to staff in the school. These post contravene and breach the TikTok community guidelines but in some cases the comments and videos fall into the category of hate speech and are abusive.
As a result we are investigating each video to identify the perpetrators and get the videos removed.
We are asking for your support in this matter. Firstly to raise awareness of the current situation we and also the linked issues is that our students are making comments about the videos and some are again derogatory and defamatory towards staff.
Any student found to be making defamatory comments publicly online will be subject to school disciplinary procedures and any student found to be creating defamatory videos will permanently excluded from the school.
At this moment in time I hope that it isn’t Shevington students creating these videos.
I would like to thank you again for your continued support. If you do see any posts of this nature please report to school and TikTok.
Mr J Grant
Dear Parent / Carer
Further to my letter before half term regarding covid outbreak measures. This week I have met with Public Health and we will be continuing with some measures in line with other schools in the borough. Please see below a copy of the letter from Wigan Council which recommends that all students, visitors and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings in communal areas in all schools and colleges in Wigan with immediate effect.
Please note that this does not include during lessons / in classrooms, however students and staff may choose to wear them if they wish.
Over the last term, we have been providing face masks to students free during our outbreak management, however in light of the new guidance and ongoing costs we request that all students come to school with their own face coverings. Please ensure your child has a face mask unless exempt. The safety and well being of our students, staff and the wider community is paramount at all times and we thank you in advance for your support with this.
We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the time we have implemented our outbreak management. Due to the support of pupils and staff following these measures we have been able to reduce the covid cases in school significantly and the effort of all of us in school is very much appreciated.
Mr J Grant
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22nd October 2021
I am writing to you to thank you all so much for the support you have given the school this term. This has been an extremely challenging time for us all and we really appreciate everything you have done over the last 6 weeks to support implementation of the additional Covid measures in school.
The number of Covid cases has reduced over the last few weeks, but we have been advised by Public Health to continue with the additional measures of masks in classrooms and communal areas to at least the end of the first week back after Half Term.
We will have another meeting with Public Health after Half Term and update you with the recommendations at that time.
To continue to support our efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in school can I ask you again to support by continuing to LFT testing your child twice over the holidays and especially on the Sunday night / Monday morning as we return to school.
I have to say the students have been hard working, resilient and absolutely amazing over the last few weeks and have settled well into school. It has been lovely to see how our new Year 7 have made a great start and have swiftly immersed themselves into school life and learning at Shevington.
The children have been a true credit to all parents, carers and the community. I am so proud of the Shevington Family and how we continue to work together to get through the continued ups and downs of this global pandemic.
I hope you all have a relaxing time over the Half Term. We are looking forward to returning in November to a new half term with refreshed enthusiasm and hope for the future.
Mr J Grant
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