|Letter to parents: 7 January 2013|
Dear Parent /Guardian,
As we return to school today many of you will have no doubt read and seen on the news and social media that one of our Year 11 students, Jordan Cobb was involved in an incident on the Torpoint Ferry and is still missing. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be there for Jordan's family and friends at this difficult time. Jordan is a popular member of our Year 11 and has many good friends in school and the wider community.Students will, and have, reacted to this news in different ways which is, of course, to be expected. We understand that some of our students may find that they need some extra help in school over the coming days. Following on from our staff providing support at Hamoaze House last week, we have in place a range of professional staff who are able to help them to come to terms with what has happened and their feelings around this. These services will remain in place for as long as there is a need. Tutors and Learning managers can point our students to the help that we have available.
We know that for many young people the most comforting situation is to have normality, routine and structure around them. In school we are providing this by making sure the normal business of lessons and learning and other events carry on. Our normal care and support services that we offer every day of the school year remain in place and can be accessed by students in the normal way.
It is possible that some young people will have concerns or have heard rumours about this incident, they are likely to want to talk to you about it, which we would encourage you to do. You might also have concerns or want to speak to someone about this tragic event, in which case you can contact us through our reception staff or our family co-ordinators and we will direct you to the most suitable person to help.
If you do have any concerns that you feel we can help with, please get in touch with us. In the meantime thank you for all your help and support at this most difficult time.
Mrs C Hannaford