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  • Y11 Remote Learning Must Watch!

    The links below are video tutorials to ensure that you can log on to emails and Microsoft Teams effectively. Your remote learning work will be coming out very shortly. Please give the videos a watch to ensure you are clear on how to access your work! https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/1ce8e42f-e346-4316-9c1e-eccf93d96765?channelId=28611aa5-5ad0-4043-8296-ca34b5577772   https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7944e200-2032-4c82-ab92-d359f47fbdf2?channelId=28611aa5-5ad0-4043-8296-ca34b5577772    
  • Year 6 Open Evening

    Y6 Open Evening Under normal circumstances we would hold an Open Evening for our Y6 families during September. However due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we cannot hold this event this year. We will be hosting a virtual Y6 Open Evening on 8th October at 6pm. More details to follow Tour The School Click here for a virtual tour of our school [ LINK TO already existing school tours on Y6 area of the website] Applications Process Doncaster Council Admissions Team continues to process all applications. For more information about the process, click here [LINK TO https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/secondary-admissions]
  • News & Guidelines for Parents Relating to Covid-19

    School was informed at 2pm on 14th September that a Y11 student had tested positive for COVID 19. That student was in school that day.  Taking immediate advice from the Public Health Protection Team we established, through the Y11 student, the individuals in the friendship group and classes who had been in sustained close contact. By 3.30pm on 14th September all parents of these individuals had been contacted. They have been instructed that their son/daughter should self-isolate for 14 days. We share the anxiety that all members of our school community feel at this time and would remind parents and carers to keep their child at home if they display CV symptoms and remain at home until test results are received. Further advice and guidance will be posted on the school website and via our media platforms.  If you have a specific concern about your child's health please seek professional medical advice. If your concerns relate to school matters please contact us directly. #mcauley #mcauleycares #morethanjustlessons Download Download
  • Coronavirus Symptoms and Guidance

    Please have a read of the two important documents outlining the possible symptoms of Coronavirus and the guidance to parents, staff and pupils.  
  • REMOTE LEARNING guidance for parents and students

    Please have a look at our latest guidance on how learning will take place for any pupils who are unable to be in school.  
  • Bus Timetables 688 & 689 and School run Services

    688 Ordsall 689 Retford Campsall Route 1 Denaby Route 2 Tickhill Route 3
  • Newsletter RIGHT

    Please have a read of the latest Headteacher Newsletter. This has been a tense and difficult couple of weeks for pupils, parents, carers and teachers alike. We hope the governments latest change of stance on results will ease some of the anxiety created in recent weeks.
  • Well Being - Summer Self-Care

    https://www.annafreud.org/media/12101/final-selfcaresummer-secondary.pdf
  • START OF THE YEAR ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL YEAR GROUPS

    The mini-guide for parents and carers is now ready. This outlines all arrangements for the start of the year as well as the rest of the first term. Please take some time to read through this with your child particularly the section on keeping them safe.  
  • Planning for 1-2-1 Recovery Conversations

    1-2-1 Sessions for Y10 and Y12 will form the basis of our recovery curriculum. Have a look at the considerations and control measures that have been put in place to allow these to take place safely.  
  • Update on Government Plan to Rebuild

    Update on Government Plan to Rebuild You may have seen or heard the statement from the Prime Minister last Sunday. He explained that subject to the ‘five tests’ being met primary schools may re-open for YR, Y1 and Y6 from the 1st June. At 10pm on Monday we received an update from the Department for Education explaining that a similar approach was expected for secondary age students focussing on Y10 and Y12. Both these groups will be facing public exams next year. The Government is hoping that these year groups will have some ‘face-to-face contact’ with school starting in the month of June. As you already know we have been planning for this eventuality and have been actively considering the logistical and operational challenges as well as the possible solutions. We have been promised further guidance over the next few weeks covering a range of topics and expect that this will provide answers to some of our questions. Please be assured. We want to re-open the school as soon as possible and McAuley will only make release detail about increasing face-to-face contact when we can assure you that it can be done safely for pupils, staff and our wider community.  As the situation and guidance continues to change we will keep you up to date.  We ask you to keep an eye on our social media accounts and the school website. Thank you for your continued patience, cooperation and support in this important matter. Keep safe and well
  • Lockdown Announcement

    NEWS! You will be are aware the government has announced that secondary schools may be able to re-open their doors to certain groups of pupils before the summer break. Although all schools have received this information at the same time as yourselves, the school’s leadership team has been putting in place provisional plans for how such an opening of school would happen. At this point we would ask that you keep an eye on the school’s website and social media for our official updates. These are still difficult and worrying times for all and we will give more detailed information about how we can proceed with the safety of pupils and staff as our priority. Many thanks. #mcauley #mcauleycares #morethanjustlessons #staysafe #stayalert
  • SEND Support

    Please have a look at the document created by Doncaster Parent Voice detailing a number of different ways that pupils with SEND needs and their families can be supported at this time.
  • DfE Update on Free School Meals

    The School have been working exceptionally hard  in making sure the Free School Meals Vouchers are made available to parents via the National Government Scheme.  We have been advised that due to the volume of people trying to access the website, unfortunately parents may experience a significant delay in being able to redeem their voucher codes that are emailed to them.  We have been assured that work is taking place to address this problem at a national level.  Our advice at this time would be to avoid trying to redeem the vouchers at peak times by logging in early morning or late evening. It is reported that there are 1.3 million children in the UK who are entitled to Free School Meals so as you can imagine the demand on the scheme and the websites associated with the scheme is huge. Please be assured that we are doing all we can in ensuring that parents receive the vouchers to which they are entitled. FSM Admin Team  
  • Buddies: Here to Help!

    Our Buddies do a fantastic job around school supporting pupils! They're still at it despite the school closure. See how in this link...      
  • Links to Holy Week Services

    Please see below various links to Holy Week Services taking place within the Diocese of Hallam and further a field. Diocese of Hallam, Cathedral: https://stmariecathedral.org/mass-and-services/holy-days-of-obligation-and-moveable-feasts/ St. Paul’s Cantley: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StPaulsCantley/ St. Peter in Chains: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_0j0F2_0jcfbkykfxDvlg Salesians od Don Bosco: https://www.facebook.com/salesianlink/ Pope Francis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxIsefyl9g9A5SGWA4FvGIA
  • Easter Opening Arrangements

    Please see the attached doxument detailing the opening arrangements over the Easter period.    
  • Updated guidance for Parents and Carers

    Please have a look at the Government's latest advice for parents and carers. See the link below for online resources which will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers  
  • Free School Meals Update

    The first batch of Free School Meals vouchers have been sent out. Last week the government launched their own scheme which we will now use. Make sure that you let us have your most up to date contact details via . If your circumstances have changed you may be able to apply for Free School Meals.  You can use this link for further information and how to apply via your local council  https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals To ensure that you are receiving emails/texts from our third party providers the following should be added to your safe sender list:     
  • Keep calm, keep well and carry on with remote learning!

    To further support our McAuley Family we have prepared the following FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about working remotely whilst schools are closed.
  • Hallam Caring Service UPDATE

     Dear Parents the school has some counselling provision, the service will be an online service for the time being.  The counsellors are providing an online and telephone service. If your child requires this support they can contact the school counsellor on the numbers provided  to book an appointment, Juliett Barrott 07512786442 or Laura Rendell 07825449306 
  • School Closure Update

    School Closure Update    
  • Bishop's Stock's message

    https://www.catholiceducation.org.uk/component/k2/item/1003684-message-from-the-rt-rev-marcus-stock-bishop-of-leeds-and-chairman-of-the-catholic-education-service
  • Message to Parents/Carers

    We would appeal to parents on the Key Worker list, to follow the first principle of keeping their children at home if at all possible, and to only send them to school if there is no safe alternative to do so. It is important that the public understands that this is not business as usual Schools will endeavour to do their best to provide continuity of learning for all children whether at home or in school, but the provision in school is likely to be more akin to childcare than a normal timetable. We would ask everybody to show patience and understanding at this extremely challenging time.
  • COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools
  • School Nurses Provision

    Doncaster School Nurese Social Media Business Card eClinic Poster School Nursing Service - Single Point of Contact  
  • Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
  • First South Yorkshire Local Bus Services - Covid-19 Service Amendments

    First South Yorkshire Local Bus Services - Covid-19 Service Amendments
  • Letter to Parents/Carers - School Partial Closure Information

    Letter to Parents/Carers - School Partial Closure Information - Please click here to view
  • Coronavirus Update - Schools, colleges and early years settings to close

    This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  • Coronavirus Update - Message from Secretary of State for Education

    Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, has asked for this message to be passed to all those who work in the education sector
  • Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions. What you need to know:
  • Coronavirus Update from Department of Education

    This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase
  • Update on School Response to CV in the event of closure.

    In the last week we have been working on contingency plans should the Government decide to close schools.Some of the preparations include the following;Each department determining meaningful work for each Year Group with an extra focus on Y11 and Y13. This includes how students can maintain quick contact with their teachers.Teachers will be available from 8.00am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday.We will be purchasing a study skills booklet for every Y11 student.All work accessed via EXL link on school website. Tutors will be reminding students how to use this.We are checking that every student knows their login and staff email.Advance print outs of supporting revision materials and extra print outs for other students who can’t easily access online support.We will be able to let you know where each subject/class is in Y11 and Y13 regarding course completion. At the moment the advice is that schools remain open and that we continue to prepare students for the GCSE's and A Level exams as normal.
  • Coronavirus – Daily update

    This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  • Government coronavirus action plan

    Yesterday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government’s response to COVID-19 remains in the Contain phase – the first phase in the government’s coronavirus action plan. The coronavirus action plan was launched last week. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes. The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented.
  • Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

    Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

    Department for Education Coronavirus helpline Yesterday, we 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: Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Coronavirus Update 2.3.20

    Coronavirus Update 2.3.20

    The School is pleased to confirm that there are no cases of Coronavirus among the School Community, including the group of staff and students who recently returned from the Ski Trip to Italy.The School Cleaners are now using an anti -bacterial cleaning product and hand sanitiser is widely available all around School.We are complying with all current guidance provided by Public Health England.Parents should remain vigilant for the following symptoms; Fever / Temperature, A dry cough Shortness of breath If parents are concerned that these symptoms are present, please ring 111 for advice and keep your child isolated at home
  • Coronavirus Update For School

    Coronavirus Update For School

    Public Health England (PHE) are issuing good advice for schools on how to deal with Coronavirus / Covid-19. . PHE are updating this information on a regular basis and this remains the best source of guidance at the present time. In summary the main advice currently is to increase infection control measures: wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol sanitiser; encourage persons who are unwell to stay at home and; ensure that frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly and regularly. Please note that PHE are not recommending automatic closure of schools, due to potential exposure to travellers from designated areas, at the present time. Other good sources of information are from the foreign office (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus), ACAS (https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus) and the NHS (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/).
  • Further information from Public Health England regarding the Coronavirus

    Further information from Public Health England regarding the Coronavirus

    Please click this link for further informaion - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
  • Message to Parents/Carers

    Message to Parents/Carers

        Thank you for your continued support during the OFSTED visit. As a result it seems to make more sense to postpone the Parent Forum Meeting which had been scheduled for 26th February until the report is published (around 30 working days after the inspection). I will let you know of the revised date. With every good wish. John Rooney Headteacher
  • Admissions Consultation 2021

    Admissions Consultation 2021

    Following a period of statutory consultation on reducing the published admission number for entry to the school for September 2021 The admissions clerk can report that three responses were received. Two were in support of the proposal and 1 was a query about admissions.Therefore, the Governing body of The McAuley Catholic High School confirm that the published admission number for entry to the school for September 2021 will be 240 students.
  • Notice to Parents/Carers

    Notice to Parents/Carers

    Can parents please refrain from parking in Handley Cross Mews. It is a private road. Residents are particularly concerned about cars being parked on their grass. Thanks for your cooperation
  • Parent/Carer Important Notice

    Parent/Carer Important Notice

      Could parents please ensure that students arrive to school in full, correct uniform, including blazer. We would remind you that hooded tops, tracksuit tops, branded jumpers, nail extensions and training shoes are not permitted. Full details of uniform expectations are on the website and in the planner. A backpack type bag is also required.   Punctulality; We will be working hard on ensuring students are on time to school and between lessons. Students who fail to meet our expectations will be placed in detention after school
  • Doncaster Floods - Council's Help & Advice

    Doncaster Floods - Council's Help & Advice

    As the recovery efforts across Doncaster continue, we would like to make sure that you are aware of the FAQ section of the council website - https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/News/flooding-faqs-and-advice-for-residents. 
  • HELP FOR FAMILIES EVACUATED DUE TO FLOODING

    HELP FOR FAMILIES EVACUATED DUE TO FLOODING

    If you have been evacuated from your home due to the recent flooding and are missing equipment, planners, uniform etc. please contact the school and we will be able to help you. We will treat all calls in confidence. Thank you, Miss Allport
  • McAuley World Mental Health Day

    McAuley World Mental Health Day

    McAuley World Mental Health Day 10 October 2019   On Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. It is a day for global mental health education and awareness where we show support for others and ourselves and strive towards better mental health for everyone. This year the McAuley community will be supporting Mental Health Day by wearing yellow wristbands.
  • Anti-Bullying Information

    Anti-Bullying Information

      Children and young people tell us time and time again how being bullied can leave you feeling powerless.
  • Notice to Parents/Carers

    Notice to Parents/Carers

    Please note that no vehicles are allowed onto the school premises to drop off/collect children between the hours of 7.30 - 8.00 am and 2.00 - 2.45 pm as this is a safeguarding issue. Please make alternative arrangements if you wish to drop off/pick up your child.
  • Y13 A-level Results

    Y13 A-level Results

    Congratulations to McAuley’s ‘Y13 class of 2019’ who are celebrating after two years of hard work and dedication. Many of our students secured the grades required to progress to a range of different university and apprenticeship pathways. The vast majority of our university applicants have been successful in their applications to institutions far and wide including Oxford and many other Russell group universities, and for a range of competitive courses including Medicine, PPE, Law and Nursing. Thank you to all staff and parents for your support and we wish our students the very best in their next steps.  
  • SOLO Taxonomy and Year 7 Learning

    SOLO Taxonomy and Year 7 Learning

    SOLO Taxonomy and Year 7 Learning - Download

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