Letters and Information for Parents:
Due to the forecast of unusually high temperatures for Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June students in Years 7-10 are allowed to come to school without their blazers. All other uniform items should be worn in accordance with our uniform policy. A reminder that hoodies are not allowed to be worn instead of blazers. Students should return to wearing blazers on Monday 20th June. In warm weather please could you remind your child to bring to school sun cream and their bottle of water.
Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace. If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest. Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation. Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.
Following on from our vaccination service visit to your school in the autumn of 2021, we are now writing to you to confirm that our service will be returning to your school to administer second dose vaccinations to any child aged 12 to 15 years-old (provided it has been 12 weeks following their first dose), as well as to offer the first dose of vaccination to any child in this age group yet to receive their Covid-19 vaccine. We can now confirm that the date for our vaccination service can offer the vaccination clinic at your school is scheduled to be Monday 24th January.
Warwickshire Mental Health Support – Warwickshire Family Support and Mental Health information. Support through the Family Support Work Duty Line and FIS (Family Information Service) Line is available apart from the Bank Holiday days. Family Support Work Duty Line: 01926 412412 / FIS: 01926 742274 Information on Mental Health Support can be found at: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth
Your wellbeing. Your mental health and wellbeing is really important and can be improved. If you are struggling to cope or feeling low, don’t wait for things to get too much. RISE also have a helpline open: Our RISE helpline 24/7: 08081 966798 (Select Option 2). If there is an immediate safeguarding risk, please contact the Children & Families Front Door on: 01926 414144 or the emergency services as appropriate
Video appointments can be booked here for Y11 parents evening.
The government has issued new guidance for secondary schools:
Face coverings – Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils/students, unless they are exempt. Pupils/Students should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.
Testing – All educational and childcare settings should continue to encourage staff and students to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests.
From tomorrow (Monday 29th November) all staff and students (except those with exemptions) will be required to wear masks in corridors and communal areas.
Please email any medical exemptions to firstname.lastname@example.org for students requiring a new exemption pass.
Letters and Information for school year 2020-21 below:
Train Safety – https://learnliveuk.com/i-am-train-safe/ Please watch this with brilliant video to get important information about railways – use email@example.com if you need an email to login.
Warm weather uniform – The forecast for the next 3 days is still warm, blazers do not need to be worn on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st and students can wear short sleeves shirts. Please ensure students have sun cream and water bottles.
966 Bus for early finish Wednesday 21st – Warwickshire Schools Transport have spoken to SouthStaffs who operate the 966 and they have confirmed that, as this is a dedicated service this year because of Covid-19, they can do the earlier pick up on Wednesday 21st at 1.15pm. Students using this service will be able to get it at the earlier time
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds) – Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful ‘Supporting Parents Helpfinder’. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child’s mental health during the pandemic (and beyond). Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
When emotions explode (Young Minds) – Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings. Download the poster here: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/4291/when-emotions-explode-poster.pdf
Photo shoot letter for parents Y7 and new students
Full Academy Opening September Risk Assessments (now updated following face mask changes): –
Yr11 Results day letter Aug 20 – Y11 Parents and students – We are still awaiting notice from Ofqual regarding the release of your regraded BTEC results. Please be assured that as soon as we have them we will be sending them to you via email. We will announce this, so that you will be aware of when to expect them.
Letters/Information for School Year 2019 – 20 are below:
Y10 re-opening info 10 Jun 20 – individual letters with student details have been emailed home.
See https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/ for Warwickshool school transport consultation, the deadline is 17/7/2020.
Network Rail safety video for students and parents – press play and use email firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters/Information for School Year 2018 – 19 are below:
Year 7 Duke of York Award – Feb 19
Letters/Information for School Year 2017 – 18 are below:
Whole School Survey – Social Media Impacts on Young People’s Health
and Wellbeing in Warwickshire – Taking place 14/03/2018-28/03/2018