Latest UPDATE FROM mr Rawdin 03.04.20
Latest Update from Mr Rawdin
The main message today is about changes to our remote learning curriculum for after Easter. Staff have been asked not to set any new work over the "holidays", although there are lots of general activities that students can have a go at inside their Tutor classrooms in Google Classroom should they wish. On Wednesday, we also shared a link to a range of voluntary Easter activities that have been designed for families as a whole and it is hoped that, over the next few weeks, you can have a go at some or all of these activities, depending on your circumstances. If you missed it, please follow this link - https://tinyurl.com/vyklfzk, to access it on our website under the ‘latest news’ section. Above all, we hope that you can have some fun!
From 20th April, we will no longer be setting work in line with the "normal" school timetable. Instead, work will be set in what we expect to be a more manageable way and details can be found in the attached document. Please take time to familiarise yourself with this timetable and talk to your sons and daughters about getting into good routines.
This is likely to be my final message so I wanted to thank you all for your kind support over the past few months. When I came to OBA, I was unsure as to how long I would be here and just what was lying in store. Whilst it has been turbulent at times, I have loved every minute and only wish I could have stayed longer. However, I know that the academy is in very good hands. Mrs Evans will officially take up post on 13th April and, given the current circumstances, the plans for me to stay around in a supportive, part-time capacity are no longer appropriate.
Once the current crisis has been averted and the school can reopen, I know that the bond between home and school will be even stronger. Although there will be lots of challenges ahead, by working together, parents and teachers will ensure that the life chances of all OBA students are maximised.
Mr T Rawdin