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COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE from March to July 2020

Please refer to the linked documents below for a chronological order of letters and other resources.  The most recent documents appear at the top.

Updated 16.07.2020

Please find below some more Tempus Resources:





Updated 03.07.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents:




Updated 23.06.2020

Click the links below to read Mrs White’s most recent letters to parents:

General COVID-19 Update: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/31.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-21.pdf

Tempus Resources: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/31.-Tempus-Resource_June-Kindness-Hope-clouds.pdf


For Parents/Carers using the Educare provision service: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30.-Letter-to-Educare-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-20.pdf


Updated 04.06.2020

Click the links below to read Mrs White’s most recent letters to parents:

E-Safety: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/26.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-17_E-Safety.pdf

Weekly COVID-19 Update: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/28.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-18.pdf

Road Closure Information w.c 8th and 15th June 2020: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/27.-Letter-to-Educare-and-Y12-Parents_Road-Closures-w.c-8th-and-15th-June-2020.pdf



Updated 21.05.2020

Below is a link to a letter from the CEO of Plymouth CAST and Mrs White, Headteacher.



Updated 20.05.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.  It includes information on the school closure during half-term (25th – 29th May), educare provision from 1st June 2020 and the provisional phased return plan for Years 12 and 10 students.  Some wellbeing (Tempus) resources are also mentioned and linked below.

Mrs White’s letter: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/23.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-16-Final.pdf

Tempus Resources: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tempus_Kindness-for-yourself-through-May-Half-term.pdf







Updated 15.05.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.



Updated 06.05.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.


If you require provision for any weekday(s) across the next two weeks (Monday 11th May – Friday 22nd May inclusive) because you are a keyworker and cannot leave your daughter at home alone, please email info@ndonline.org by 3.00pm on Thursday 7th May 2020 with details of which day(s) you will require the provision. Please see the letter for full details.



Updated 01.05.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.  It has a focus on wellbeing and the resources mentioned within the letter can also be found below.


Tempus Resource: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tempus-Resource_Self-soothe-box.pdf

Time Capsule Resource: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/time-capsule-sheets-covid-19.pdf

Food is Fun Resource: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Food-is-Fun-Recipe-Sheet-A4.pdf


Updated 21.04.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.  It mentions links to government advice and guidance and provision for w/c 27th April and w/c 4th May.

If you require provision for any day(s) across the next two weeks (Monday 27th April – Friday 8th May inclusive) because you are a keyworker and cannot leave your daughter at home alone, please email info@ndonline.org by 3.00pm on Thursday 23rd April 2020.  Please see the letter for full details.


The below links are from Young Devon, one provides a list of support services and the other is a Wellbeing Toolkit which contains tips, tricks and techniques for maintaining positive mental health during lockdown and beyond.  We hope you will find them helpful.





Updated 16.04.2020

Click the link below to read Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.  It covers home-learning, provision for w/c 20th April and directs students to use the powerpoint provided by Mrs Morrison and Miss Hunns to use their time positively with acts of kindness (also linked below).

If you require provision for next week (Monday 20th – Friday 24th April inclusive) because you are a keyworker and cannot leave your daughter at home alone, please email info@ndonline.org by 3.00pm on Friday 17th April 2020 if you haven’t done so already.  Please see the letter for full details.




Updated 07.04.2020

Click the link below for Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents.  We’re asking all parents/carers to email info@ndonline.org by 7pm on Wednesday 8th April 2020, if they are keyworkers and require provision for their child during the two weeks commencing 14th and 20th April.  Please see the letter for full details.



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Updated 01.04.2020

Please see the below letter detailing some guidance on home-learning.



Updated 27.03.2020

If you are a key worker and your shift patterns change for critical response and you will now have to ask for child supervision during the Easter holidays after all,  please email info@ndonline.org with the details of which day(s) you will require provision.

The provision will be based at St. Boniface’s Catholic College (Address: 21 Boniface Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3AG) but will be staffed jointly by St Boniface’s and Notre Dame staff.


Updated 26.03.2020

Following our request yesterday for parents/carers to contact us by 10.00am today if they required staffing across the Easter Holidays to provide supervision for their child, we can confirm that we have not received any requests for this.

Therefore, the school will be fully closed to all students and staff from Monday 30th March – Monday 13th April 2020. We will re-open for supervision of the children of key workers only from Tuesday 14th April 2020.

Thank you. We are so grateful that you have been able to organise provision for your child at home. This means that our whole community can stay safe at home and protect the NHS.

Read Mrs White’s letter in full by clicking the link below:




Updated 25.03.2020

A letter from Mrs White is linked below and asks parents/carers to contact us via email info@ndonline.org by 10am tomorrow, Thursday 26th March 2020 if they will require supervision for their child across the Easter Holidays.

“We hope that for the next 2 weeks which would have been the Easter holidays, school can be completely closed so that everyone can stay at home safely.
If you believe that you will have to send your daughter in on any week day during those two weeks because you are critical workers and you cannot leave her at home alone, please email info@ndonline.org urgently by 10.00am on Thursday 26th March 2020 to inform us which day(s) you need someone to come to school to provide educare. Please use the government information published on their website (links within letter) to establish your entitlement and need for this provision. If there is another non-key worker parent/carer at home or working, he/she should be looking after your child.”




Updated 23.03.2020

The below link is to the letter from Mrs White with key messages from the government whose advice is that the best thing we can all do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves and others is to stay at home.


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Updated 20.03.2020

Please see below the letter containing final arrangements for the school closure period and provisions for vulnerable children and children of key workers.



For parents/carers of vulnerable children or who are key workers ONLY

Timings                                                                             Telephone Number

Between 08.00 – 09.00 and 15.00 – 15.25                 01752 775 101 (main school number)
Between 09.00 – 15.00                                                  07378 197 094 (emergency school mobile number)


Updated 19.03.2020


Schools will be closed to all students, except vulnerable children or those of  key workers, due to COVID-19 from Monday 23rd March until further notice.

Please see the letter below for further information regarding the closures and provisions for the students mentioned above.

All learning for students will be delivered via online methods which students are already familiar with, as per the subject delivery plan below.






Subject Delivery Plan 23-03-2020


Updated 18.03.2020

Click the link below for our latest letter to parents re: COVID-19.  The letter includes information about cancellation of after-school clubs (except Y11 revision classes), in-house events and trips and visits including residentials.  We also include another copy of the Subject Delivery Plan.




Updated 13.03.2020

Our most recent letter to parents regarding coronavirus was sent on 13.03.2020.  The letter includes latest government advice and information on the plans we have in place to deliver learning should the government impose school closures.  A link to this letter is below:



Posted 06.03.2020

We have recently sent out two letters to parents to inform them of government, Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England advice and guidance regarding COVID-19.

These have been uploaded to the website under the ‘Information’ followed by ‘Letters’ tabs.  For ease of reference, please follow the links below to read them:

06.03.2020: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_March-2020.pdf

27.02.2020: https://ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19.pdf


Recent advice encourages frequent hand washing with hot soap and water or hand sanitiser and to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ by sneezing/coughing into a tissue or the crook of your elbow/sleeve where a tissue is not available, then washing your hands.


Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

On Monday the DfE launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)