COVID-19 College Closure Information and Support
Information from CCEA Regarding Year 12 and Year 14
Posted Mar 31 2020
CCEA have informed schools that all work on GCSE and A Level Controlled Assessment Tasks and Coursework by Era 12 and Year 14 students should stop; they are not going to use the marks awarded from it in the awarding of grades. The Process for awarding grades is not yet finalised. We will of course keep you updated.
Mr A J Hutchinson
Advice from the Safeguarding Board NI
Posted Mar 30 2020
The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland have published a flier for parents and students about how children can cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis. It can be accessed by clicking here.
Family Works Counselling Service
Posted Mar 26 2020
The Clinical Director of Familyworks has written to the College and asked us to share some valuable information and sources of help that Familyworks can offer during this time of school closure due to COVID-19. Please click here to view the document outlining their help and support services.
Careers Services for Years 12, 13 and 14
Posted Mar 25 2020
As we all navigate these unprecedented times, we at Parentline NI would like to remind you all that our Regional Parents Helpline is in full operation throughout this period. We can be contacted on freephone 0808 8020 400 to provide advice, support and guidance to parents and carers.
We are open:
Monday- Thursday 9am-9pm
Education Authority Guidance and Support for Children Studying at Home
Posted Mar 25 2020
The EA have provided links to different websites that provide support for children studying at home.
ICT Support for Students at Glastry during School Closure
Posted Mar 25 2020
Due to the current reliance on technology for access to pupil work and for communication between the school, parents and pupils, Glastry College has set up an email account to assist with school based IT problems wherever possible.
The email account will primarily:
Reset pupil passwords and unlock pupil accounts
Forward email messages to specific teachers where appropriate
Help with issues relating to Sims Parent app access
This service will work as quickly as possible to assist with queries and resolve issues but may take a few days to reply to your email.
The email account is:
Principal's Communication to Parents re School Closure
Posted Mar 23 2020
Dear Parent/Person with Parental Responsibility,
As of 15:30 today Glastry College will be closed until further notice.
We will continue to keep you updated if there are any changes in the situation via our Parents App, website and Facebook page.
In the meantime, guidance and activities for students to continue learning at home have been shared on the Parents App and are available on the Pupil Zone page of the College website. Materials for students to continue to work from home have also been made available on the College’s virtual learning environment, OneNote or paper copies were given to students prior to the closure of the College. Students may contact their teachers by e-mail if they need further assistance with subject specific resources.
For students who would have been sitting A Level or GCSE examinations this year, there is, as yet no clear mechanism identified on how grades will be awarded. However, all the Examination Boards have reassured schools that no student will be disadvantaged as a consequence of the examinations being cancelled. We will keep you updated when the process is known.
Please continue to comply with all guidance on social distancing and social isolation and stay safe. Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this challenging time.
A J Hutchinson