Following the Government’s directive the school will be closed as of Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice, this means until we are advised by the government that we can re-open.
The government have requested that we continue to provide care for vulnerable children and children of parent/carers who work in key sectors.
Vulnerable children will include:
Children who are supported by social care
Those with safeguarding and welfare needs
Children in care
Children with education, health and care (EHC) plans
Key sector will include:
Health and social care
Education and childcare
Key public services
Local and national government
Food and other necessary goods
Public safety and national security
Utilities, communication and financial services
For more detail on each sector please check the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
The latest advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying health conditions. Whilst your children are at home please do everything you can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
Examinations this summer (A-Levels, AS Levels, GCSE and BTECs) will not be happening. We are conscious that this has never happened before and that some of you will naturally be feeling anxious. We are not sure exactly what the future holds as yet as soon as any information becomes available or any decisions are made within School or by Government, we will write to you immediately in respect of what happens next. Our strength as an Academy has always been in our relationships and ensuring we look after you as a community school. That community is still present and we are proud to be part of it. I know the teachers and staff I work alongside will still be doing their very best to help the students in their next steps.
We appreciate this may be a worrying time for you/your family and are aware that we may all be presented with some challenges over these coming weeks. Below is a list of helplines/services that will be able to offer support to you and your family:
- Broxtowe Children’s Centre – Telephone: 0115 8763888 – Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.00pm
- Samaritans – Telephone: 116 123 Web: https://www.samaritans.org/
- Women’s Aid –https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
- National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
- The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors 0808 801 0327
- Children’s and Families Direct – 0115 8764800
- NSPCC – email: email@example.com Telephone: 0808 800 5000
- NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please see attached information and advice regarding the coronavirus, taken from the NHS website which was last updated 19th March 2020.