Dear parents and carers,
As you will have heard, the Department for Education has recently announced that they will make available IT hardware for vulnerable children, alongside disadvantaged Y10 students with limited access to a digital device, during the period of school closure. We welcome this move, and I know many parents will too.
We do not yet have details about the project, but we do know that the Local Authority and the Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust will be given a fixed number of laptops and tablets to loan to parents to support children who are designated as qualifying for this scheme. We know that there will not be a device for everyone, so some decisions will need to be made about their allocation. Also, it is intended that the laptop remains the property of the LA or Trust, and therefore there will be limitations placed on how they are used. When we have more details, such as the date these will actually be available, I will be sure to provide an update.
The school will be closed on the May bank holidays, but we will remain open throughout the half term break for children of key workers and vulnerable students. If you need to send your child to school in half term, and they qualify for a place, please can you let us know by 0800 on Monday 25th May so that staffing can be arranged.
Thank you all for your patience with us during this period of partial closure. Please remember that we are here to help you, so please feel confident that you can contact us at any time and we will endeavour to support as much as we can.