Headteacher's Updates

Letters sent home via email
Please see the most recent update from the Headteacher dated Friday 28th August. All further communication from the Headteacher will be via the weekly email sent home every Friday at 16:30.

Home learning and enrichment ideas

Please see this spreadsheet for creative enrichment ideas and places to help support home learning. There are 3 tabs covering different types of activity.

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 absence@royallatin.org for the attention of:

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

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

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 amicus@royallatin.org 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 NameEmail
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)Dr Marcella McCarthymmccarthy@royallatin.org
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)Mr Martin Farrellmfarrell@royallatin.org
Headteacher if not DSL or DDSLMr David Hudsondhudson@royallatin.org
Designated Safeguarding Lead (cyber-safeguarding)Mr Iain Wilsoniwilson@royallatin.org

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr Jason Skyrmejskyrme@royallatin.org
Chair of Governors/TrusteeMr Phil Dartpdart@royallatin.org
Safeguarding Governor/TrusteeMr Phil Dart (under review)pdart@royallatin.org

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

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.
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