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23/09/20

October Mock Exams

Please see below the timetable for this October's year 11 mock exams and COVID-19 safety measures for the examinations.                                                                          COVID-19 Safety Plan for Mock Examinations 1. Invigilators will be issued with face shields - they may also wear face masks if desired. 2. Students must wear face masks whilst making their way to, and entering the exam venues until they are seated. During their exam students may wear face shields or masks if they wish to, but this will not be compulsory. Students must put face masks back on before they are dismissed from their exam venues. 3. Students will be led to exam venues by form tutors at the beginning of the day - this will be staggered to minimise crowding, and supported by senior staff. 4. Senior staff will help supervise students both entering and leaving exam venues throughout the day, to minimise crowding, and to ensure students return to their classrooms promptly. 5. Students must sanitise their hands upon entering and leaving the exam venue. 6. Exam papers will be put on desks before students enter their venue - the papers will be left on desks after exams, and collected when the students have left. This will help minimise contact. Gloves will be used for paper collection and distribution. 7. Seats and desks will be wiped with antibacterial wipes by Invigilators after each exam sitting. 8. Equipment handed out during exams must be wiped with an antibacterial wipe before handing it out, and after collection, to prevent cross contamination. 9. Hair must be tied back. 10. Watches may be worn if they can be washed or wiped with a disinfectant wipe 11. Rings with stones may not be worn. Wedding rings are permitted.
30/07/20

Exciting Activities - Cyber Security

"My name is Mr Hall and I am the new Head of Computing and IT at St Clere’s. There are a couple of new exciting activities for students to do during the summer holiday. The first one is Cyber4Summer. This is a joint initiative between cutting-edge cyber training provider Immersive Labs and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). Cyber4Summer’s aim is to provide a safe, fun and legal environment where young people can learn and develop cybersecurity skills. Cyber4Summer consists of over 100 labs of various skill levels, where you can learn some of the core skills for a range of jobs including Cyber Investigator, Digital Forensics Expert and Network Security Analyst. These could be your first steps on a pathway to a computer science-related qualification or a well-paid job in the tech industry. Cyber4Summer offers challenging labs for all abilities, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an experienced cyber student. To learn more about how the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit and regional and local Police Force cyber teams are working with young people, please visit www.cyberchoices.uk As part of that you can defend CyberLand from cyber attack in some fun games https://cybergamesuk.com/   The second computing activity that I would like all students to be involved with is Cyber Discovery. St Clere's school is now registered to be a Cyber Discovery school. This means you can take part in cyber security learning -register now at https://joincyberdiscovery.com/ . Cyber security is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. We will be having sessions after school when we can, to start a cyber security club, but for now you can log in with this code: impact-false-concern-prevent. If you have any questions in relation to these two great initiative’s please contact me on my school email address" - s.hall.scs@osborne.coop