Your child’s timetable is now available to view on Edulink [Year 7 children will also have already received a printed copy].
As you know, we have asked that, contrary to normal guidelines, any pupils who feel even slightly unwell [cough, cold etc] do not to come into to school. We have also reminded parents that any pupils who have returned from countries where the UK government has imposed quarantine regulations, must remain at home for the duration of the quarantine period.
As we mentioned in our various communications, 85 classrooms have been equipped with cameras and microphones so that, pupils who are unable to come into school because they are unwell or isolating, will be able to follow lessons from home. Lessons will be delivered as per the school timetable [they will not be recorded for ‘later’ viewing]
If your child is not coming into school, please notify the school office [via email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com ] as soon as possible – ideally the evening before but latest by 08:30 on the morning. The office will notify class teachers who will then activate the Webcam system in the classroom so that pupils can follow their lessons in ‘real time’ as per their timetable.
We have attached a guide on how to access Teams / on-line lessons for your information*
* Year 7 pupils will be given their school email address / password on Tuesday. Should your child be unable to come to school on Tuesday, please contact Harvey Marks firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be able to give you login details remotely.
RE: Back to school
We hope you are having an enjoyable break.
The government has mandated that everyone has to go back to school but has assigned the responsibility for health & safety to us. Government is keen to get everyone back to school and is therefore downplaying the risks involved [which may explain why they advise against masks at school]. I would have preferred them to be more candid and say that re-opening of schools inevitably carries a risk [children can be carriers] but that not opening them carries an even greater risk to children’s education and to the economy as a whole. That is why we have had to work hard on measures to mitigate the risk.
Please find attached a ‘summary’ of the things the school is doing in preparation for its re-opening. Needless to say, everything will be kept under constant review and if we find that the virus abates or that testing programmes become available [for schools] or that a vaccine is found, then of course we will adapt accordingly.
We are looking forward to having everyone back at school.
Stay safe and stay well.
The KING DAVID HIGH SCHOOL
Yavneh Yeshiva High School
Please see our provisional plan of action for reopening school in September. We are calling it ‘provisional’ because there could be changes in the government’s guidelines.
As you are aware, government guidance [and our ideal] is for all children to return to school in September and to operate as normally as possible. However, pupil and staff safety is the school’s responsibility and if the school feels that the risk is too great [eg, if there is a spike in COVID cases in the area], we will reduce class sizes and operate a ‘rota’ system, with some pupils attending at school and some following lessons remotely from home. As you will see from the plan, the school has equipped classrooms with webcams and microphones so that, should a rota system be necessary, live lessons will be transmitted as they take place.
I hope you all have an enjoyable summer break.
Stay safe and stay well.
Please find attached the Headteacher's Report for the Summer Term 2020.
Holiday homework is on the website: www.kdhs.org.uk/pupils
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and restful summer break
What began as a Jewish knowledge competition for secondary schools has led to the creation of a new online course covering Jewish practice, values, history and Israel.
Beat the Clock is the brainchild of Rabbi Jonny, a senior Jewish studies teacher at the King David High School in Manchester.
Congratulations Rabbi Goodman.
Read more on the Jewish Chronicle website.
Please use this link to read the Head Teacher's report up to Spring 2020.
An amazing Careers Evening for students and parents to chat one-to-one with a variety of professionals, about career ambitions, gain an understanding of what different jobs entail and the skills needed to be successful in today’s world of work. Professionals came from Media, Police, Army, Management Accountancy, Finance, Social Work, Journalism, Engineering, Graphic Design, Optics, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Universities, Actuarial Services, and many more......
Many thanks to the Careers team, Mrs.Mulgrew and Mrs.Burton, for all the hard work and preparation for this key event for Years 10 to 13.
Whilst life carries on as normal and the chances of Coronavirus affecting us are minimal, we would like to bring to your attention the government’s guidance on the simple precautions we can take to minimise the risk of this virus spreading.
This is a useful precaution to take against all viruses but especially against the Coronavirus because it tends to live on hard surfaces for much longer than most viruses and this is one of the reasons it spreads so easily and so quickly. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
(ii) That pupils avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
(iii) That pupils avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Further information is available on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
With all the precautions government, schools, parents and pupils are taking, we hope we will not be affected by this [or any] virus.
Best wishes – Joshua Rowe
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 160 countries worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
Please see the work of Y7, 8 and 9 below.
Year 7 Gallery
Year 8 Gallery
Year 9 Gallery
Yavneh Boys and parents enjoyed a Super Sunday of tephilliah, breakfast and learning with Rabbi Zilberman, Rav Mizrachi in Manchester.
OFSTED - COURT ORDER
We are pleased to report the following Court Order relating to the recent Ofsted report and the legal proceedings which followed:
· The inspection report published on 18 June 2019 and Ofsted’s covering letter of 5 June 2019 be quashed;
· The “inadequate” rating be quashed and the previous “outstanding” rating be reinstated until a further re-inspection is carried out; and
· Ofsted is to pay the School’s reasonable costs incurred in relation to the claim
So pleased for our outstanding pupils and outstanding teachers.
Joshua Rowe, Chair of Governors.
Sivan Rahav Meir, famous in Israel as a journalist and prime time television news reporter, came to KDHS to talk about her life in the media, journalism and television. She spoke about her wishes for Jewish youth and the future.
Monday 1st July 2019 Shalva and Yehudit Hadari took part in a debating competition at Huddersfield Grammar School.
They won their group of 4 and then narrowly lost the final to Hedmonwick Grammar School, placing 2nd out of 8 teams overall. Yehudit also won the prize for best speaker in the competition.
51 enthusiastic Year 5 pupils from KD Primary came along to an interactive Maths Problem Solving session in the High School.
Many thanks to Mrs.Gruber and Mrs.Howarth (Primary) and to Mrs.Goldberg, Mrs.Spindler and Mr.Vincent (High School) for organising a rewarding joint session.
Lucie Wolfenden (Y12) organised charity netball matches in aid of the Papyrus UK charity.
The first match took place today (Friday 7th) during lunchtime with 30 girls from years 7, 8 and 9. The second is taking place on Friday (14th) during lunchtime for Year 10, 12 and staff. Each participant has made a donated to take part.
Well done Lucie, Miss Barker and all the participants.
Photographs by Dallas Taylor in Y7.
Today King David High School was awarded 'Advanced Partnership School' teacher training status from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)for their PGCE training provision. This follows a quality assurance visit by the university, where the school impressed MMU across all areas of the inspection.
This achievement is in no small part due to the hard work and professionalism of our subject mentors who are a credit to our school and who give large amounts of their time to provide outstanding training and support.
As part of the Y9 Israel Tour, students have been visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and the holiest site in Jweish life, the Kotel. They are having an amazing week together bonding, volunteering and learning about the State of Israel. Many thanks to Rabbi C.Cohen and Mr.Cheetham for leading this experience.
We are proud to announce the introduction of the KD Campus Allotment which will stimulate and engage student discussion and concern for the living planet, ethical resourcing, climate change and wellbeing.
Students across the campus - from Nursery to High School - will be responsible for the maintenance, development, planning and care of the allotment, and are encouraged to volunteer time and support. They will growing herbs, flowers, planting fruit trees and vegetable beds.
We are looking for parent sponsorship, experience and resourcing to enhance development of this campus-wide project. Many thanks to Mrs.Selby, Miss.Longley and Mr.Cheetham for spearheading this initiative with the KD pupil team.
We wish safe travels and excellent adventures to all the students and staff embarking on the Y9 Israel Tour led by Mr.Cheetham and rabbi Cohen. We look forward to hearing about your stories and experiences when you return.
This term our Year 9 students studying Spanish have been exchanging emails with students from the IES Salvador de Madariaga school in La Coruña, Galicia.They have also recorded and uploaded videos onto a blog to introduce themselves to their penpals.
On Wednesday 15th May, the group had their first live video conference with the students in Spain.
The session enabled the students from both schools to converse in Spanish and English. It was a great opportunity for students to develop their Spanish language skills, to learn about the culture of Spain, to form friendships abroad and improve their confidence in spoken Spanish.
Many thanks to all students involved. It was a great success.
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