Headteacher’s Updates

Letters sent home via email

Please see the most recent update from the Headteacher dated Friday 11th March. All further communication from the Headteacher will be via the weekly email sent home every Friday at 16:30.

School COVID Risk Assessment

Please see this link for the summary of the School COVID Risk Assessment March 2021 (updated 14.12.2021 in line with the Omicron Variant and following PLAN B announcement), endorsed by the Full Governing Body.

Remote Learning Guidance

Please see this document for guidance on our remote learning guidance. This covers remote learning during:

What should I do if my child is ill (C-19 related or otherwise)?

If your child is unwell and not able to complete work, please let the relevant Student Support know via for the attention of:

  • Years 7&8: Mrs Weight
  • Years 9-11: Miss Graham
  • Years 12/13: Mrs Wilkins or Mrs Price

Key Stage Support will then be able to let teachers know that students are ill

Well-being support for students

In association with Reading University, Future Learn have launched online training COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression.  This course explores practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

What pastoral support is available for my child?

As well as support in school, there are other groups that can offer some support:

Students can still, of course, email if they need support from any of our Amicus ambassadors. Or they can contact their Form Tutors if this is more appropriate.

Safeguarding and child protection – COVID-19 arrangements

The safety and welfare of all children must always be the priority of The Royal Latin School, and the principles within the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2019 and our Child Protection Policy still apply.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Role  Name Email
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mr Martin Farrell
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Dr M McCarthy
Headteacher if not DSL Mr David Hudson
Designated Safeguarding Lead (cyber-safeguarding) Mrs Sally Kay
Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr Jason Skyrme
Chair of Governors/Trustee Mr Phil Dart
Safeguarding Governor/Trustee Mr Phil Dart (under review)

A member of the DSL team will always be available during school hours. The optimal scenario is to have one of the trained DSLs available on site. Where this is not the case one of the trained DSLs will be available to be contacted via phone or online video – for example when working from home.

Where one of the trained DSLs is not on site, in addition to the above, a designated senior member of staff will assume responsibility for co-ordinating safeguarding on site.

The DSL will continue to engage with social workers, and attend all multi-agency meetings, which can be done remotely.

Third-party support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers.

For those students who are still accessing computers at school and therefore are online, school will still continue to ensure that the appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place. This is also the case for all school services used remotely.

Supporting those who are bereaved during school closure

In the unfortunate event that someone in your family suffers a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see this link to a document which gives some suggestions on how best support everyone.

Advice on Domestic Abuse

For Government advice and guidance on domestic abuse, please click here If you would like to speak to someone, please call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247

COVID Catch-up Funding

Follow this link for information on COVID Catch-up Funding.

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On Governors in School day @TheRoyalLatin another fascinating visit discussing with staff+ students how well we are proactively tackling issues of equalities, diversity+ inclusion, and what more needs to be done. Never ceases to amaze me how capable+ eloquent our students are 👏 TheRoyalLatin photo
House Rounders Results. Well done everyone:

Year 7 & 8
1st- Stratton
2nd- Denton
3rd- Verney
4th- Newton
5th- Barton
6th- Ruding

Year 9 & 10
1st- Barton
2nd- Newton
3rd- Ruding
4th- Verney
5th- Stratton
6th- Denton

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Congratulations to all of the students participating at District Sports. RLS Champions once again. So impressive. Thank you also to all of the PE staff for supporting our students @RLSsport @TheRoyalLatin TheRoyalLatin photo
Year 7s old and new enjoying PE. Welcome to the Year 7s of 2022-2023. @TheRoyalLatin @RLS_Headteacher TheRoyalLatin photo
Mr Hudson congratulated Paul from Yr12 on securing a summer internship. TheRoyalLatin photo

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Open Evening Parking

Please be aware that parking is very limited on the school site. Parking will be reserved for people with limited mobility. We therefore, politely request that parents walk wherever possible or use the public car parks at the Swan Pool or Cornwalls Meadow Car Park, near Waitrose.

Important announcement

Due to the recent updated red warning, Royal Latin School will be closed today. This is also after advice from Buckinghamshire Council. Learning from home guidance for staff, parents and students can be found here.