Staff Information

Last Updated: 01/04/2020 10.13am

All information is accurate at time of writing

This is the landing page for the staff in Romero during the changing educational landscape.

Letter sent to all staff is Letter to staff and governance

DFE Guidance for Safe Working in Education

For Mental Health and Wellbeing please click here

For Primary Home Learning please click here

For Secondary Home Learning information click here

For online learning for all staff

For Home Working please click here for tips on how to maintain your emotional health

10 Exercises to strengthen your back and improve your posture when working at home

HSE Guidance for home working here

For Remote Working please follow these GDPR Guidelines

COVID-19 Advice for Teachers and TA’s

Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID19 – CPR Guidance

NHS Guidance for first responders and others in close contact with symptomatic people with potential COVID-19 here

ESFA Cyber Crime Update

Team Site

We will move increasingly to using Team Site on Office 365 for online meetings.

A help sheet is here  Teams QS

In general

  • If you aren’t using a headset you need to mute your microphone if you aren’t speaking, otherwise it causes feedback and makes it difficult for others to hear. 
  • If it looks like bandwidth is an issue (on school wifi its fine could be variable on home wifi) people should turn off their cameras. 
  • Everyone has to learn that they can’t simply respond the way that you would in a meeting; be patient and aware of conversations and when to interject.
  • Use the chat functionality where possible– don’t just leap in on voice as you just end up speaking over each other.
  • Whoever chairs, as the key speaker, can the use of the chat to guide what you need to say or who you need to bring in. 

Guidance during school closure to all pupils and partial opening to Vulnerable SEND pupils and children of Key Workers

We have endeavoured to put guidance together for job families to provide an outline of tasks that can be done during this period of partial closure.

This is guidance and not exhaustive and with approximately 500 staff who all contribute a key role to providing a ‘beacon of excellence for Catholic education’ we have tried to be pragmatic and generic.

Please engage with your Line Manager or Principal as appropriate to look at working pattern during this changing educational landscape. This is flexible and organic as the weeks go.

These may be subject to change as we have responded quickly to the announcement. Where appropriate, any updates will be clearly communicated to that job family.

Support Staff

Guidance for ICT Staff

Guidance for Lunch Supervisors

Guidance for Office Business Staff and Administration

Guidance for Pastoral Learning Mentors

Guidance for Site Teams

Guidance for Teaching Assts and HLTAs

Shared Services Team

Guidance for Shared Services Team

Teachers and Leaders

Guidance for Teachers

Guidance for Senior Leadership Teams

From Father Peter to all Romero Staff

Encouragement from St John Henry Newman

Renewing our faith during the COVID19 Pandemic