Advice during the School Closure

Year 10 Academic Review Guidance

To support parents, carers and learners in following the social distancing measures, school has produced the following guidance: 

Information for Parents

Dear Parents and Carers, we have created this webpage to centralise key information during the school closure period.

Useful Links

Learner Guidance - Summer 2020

Relationships and Behaviour Policy Amendment - Covid 19 1st June 2020

Letter Home 28/05/2020

Guidance for Parents 1st June 2020

Key Worker Form

Positive Steps Year 11 Commitment Letter

Yr 10 Summer Term - Knowledge Content

Admission Form - If your child is joining Matthew Moss in September this needs to be completed.

The NHS offer a Chat Health service for young people to phone and chat about issues.  07507330382

Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Rochdale Council have updated the Local Offer in response to COVID-19

School Closure Letter

Easter 2020 Letter

Positive steps poster

Free School Meals

Edenred FAQ

FSM Code

Learning from Home

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons Link

Your teacher will be setting you work via the Google Classroom or by sharing the information with you via gmail. Follow your normal timetable.

Your teachers will be accessible via gmail for advice and support. If you have any questions please email them. They will reply within 24 hours.

During this time if you have any concerns or worries and would like to speak to someone please email your Form Tutor, Head of Family or the Learning Mentors.

How will GCSE Grades be Awarded?

Following the decision to close schools and not go ahead with this summer’s exams, the government has announced more details of how grades will be awarded this summer. 

Official message from OFQUAL here.

Link to Government document

Safeguarding / Looking after yourself during this time

If you have any concerns regarding a child or you would like some further advice please contact the safeguarding team at school via If it is an emergency please contact 999. 

The contact for Rochdale Children’s Social Services is 0300 303 0440

The Government has published useful information and guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which can be found here.

Further information on advice about talking to young people about Coronavirus can be found here.

Appendix to safeguarding policy.

How will GCSE Grades be Awarded?

Here are the main points:

  • Exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.
  • To produce this, teachers will be asked to take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and school-based assessments and classwork. .
  • Exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student.
  • Regulators and exam boards will be discussing with teachers’ representatives before finalising the approach, to ensure that it’s as fair as possible.
  • The aim is to provide these calculated grades to students before the end of July.
  • These grades will be indistinguishable from those provided in other years.
  • The aim will be to ensure that grades follow a similar pattern to that in previous years, so that this year’s students aren’t disadvantaged.
  • Students will be able to appeal their grades if they don’t believe the right process has been followed.
  • There will also be an option to sit exams early in the next academic year for any students who wish to – and students can also choose to sit exams next summer.

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