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  • 06:08 PM - 8th March, 2021 What a team! Enormous thanks to everyone involved in our BIG Covid Test today: students, families, volunteers & staff. This was a huge logistical operation & everyone played their part so well. It was lovely to see our students in good spirits! Thank you !
  • 04:40 PM - 7th March, 2021 Looking forward to seeing our students tomorrow, albeit only for a short time whilst they test and then go. Full opening on Tuesday 8.45am - normal school hours. Students have done so well learning at home but we really can’t wait to get them back face-to-face 😊
  • 08:52 PM - 5th March, 2021 Vacancy at JOG for Finance Officer and Trips Administrator - see TES for details - Read more
  • 06:19 PM - 4th March, 2021 It's late in the day (we've been sooo busy!) but Happy all! Staff have shared great reads during online lessons, we've had fun guessing the & have launched our amazing new online interactive Library with eBooks & eAudio! We love reading!
  • 06:09 PM - 4th March, 2021 📣We have been working hard to keep funding going for our Lighting Project to make hall even better for hosting the events in which will bring us together soon!🙏🏼 Please have a look😊 by Read more
  • 11:57 AM - 3rd March, 2021 Letter sent yesterday about arrangements for Mon 8th. Late guidance means we have to move to a ‘test-and-go’ approach. Students now only on site for an LFD test (if consent given). Remote work will be set for completion at home. Further details to follow. Sorry for inconvenience.
  • 01:38 PM - 1st March, 2021 Huge thanks to our lovely volunteers, who came in this morning to train for roles in our school Covid Testing Suite. We know more of you are coming later this week - you are amazing. We couldn't do this without you! is a great community!
  • 05:15 PM - 26th February, 2021 Reopening of John O’Gaunt on 8th March 2021 - a letter has just been emailed to parents/carers regarding this Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine☀️
  • 11:51 AM - 24th February, 2021 This is so important - not just to us - but to our lovely community, too! This last year has sparked our imaginations & made us appreciate what a great, creative & supportive place we live in, even more! Let's do this! Read more
  • 11:39 AM - 24th February, 2021 This is a wonderful opportunity ... any of our former students out there, do check it out! Read more
  • 11:00 AM - 23rd February, 2021 Teacher of Maths - starting September 2021, John O'Gaunt School, West Berkshire Read more
  • 05:27 PM - 21st February, 2021 Back to school from tomorrow for the . Most students will continue to be educated remotely. Key worker provision open as normal. We hope everyone got a break last week and fingers crossed for good news for all of us from the PM tomorrow 🤞
  • 01:32 PM - 13th February, 2021 Lots of great Arts events here to get involved in over half term JoG students. Drama...collage...song writing and more and all free. See what takes your fancy! Read more

TERM 4

Following the latest government announcement, school will reopen during the week commencing 8th March.  There is much to plan for and we will contact parents with further details as soon as we have been able to finalise arrangements. 

In the meantime, the country remains in national lockdown.  Therefore, the school will only be open for the children of critical workers and vulnerable students.  Parents should register their child in advance by contacting the school office on 01488 682400 or emailing jogoffice@excalibur.org.uk.  

The DfE guidance states that students can be included in this category if they:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
  • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
  • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
  • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
  • those living in temporary accommodation
  • those who are young carers
  • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example, due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
  • care leavers
  • other children and young people at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health

All other students are expected to work at home and access remote education until further notice.  Students will follow their normal timetable.