Covid-19 outbreak | Portsmouth High School

Covid-19 outbreak

Portsmouth High School was delighted to welcome back girls in Pre-School, Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 6 on Monday 1 June 2020. We are now looking forward to the phased return of girls in Year 10 from Wednesday 17 June 2020 in line with government guidelines.

Extensive Covid-19 control measures have been put in place to protect the safety of children and staff aligned to advice from the government and their official scientific advisors.

The risk assessment for reopening the school can be viewed via the link below this paragraph. In addition to this, the school has published detailed guidance for staff for the safe day to day operation of the school and its teaching timetable.

Whole School Risk Assessment

Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak Portsmouth High School has continued a timetable of education via Guided Home Learning. Students have registered each morning online and have been expected to work in a similar nature to their timetable and complete work as if they were in school. Teachers have been available at lesson times to support students and to provide feedback. This teaching will continue for all those year groups who are not yet returning to school.

Firefly, our Virtual Learning Environment, is being used as the central distribution point for remote learning. Firefly contains links to all the relevant systems students may use and is the single point of contact for school work. Subject areas are kept up to date and students check daily at the time of their normal lesson for new assignments.

It is important to emphasise that the school buildings are still open.  The school office is open as normal and our Admissions Registrar is available for any admissions enquiries on 023 9282 6714. Pastoral care is continuing as normal via Heads of Year, our Welfare Officer Mrs Dale or Deputy Head Mrs Trim.

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us and we will keep you updated as things change and continue to support all our students.