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Coronavirus Information

Year 7 self-isolation

Year 7 should self isolate until Monday 2nd November. All Year 7 students are to return to school on Tuesday 3rd November if they are not demonstrating any symptoms of Coronavirus. Year 7 students will follow their full timetable with live lessons being held on Microsoft TEAMs.

Updated: 29th October 2020 @ 15:30

Link to parental letter

Year 9 and 10 self-isolation

Due to two positive cases of COVID-19 in the school community, Year 9 and 10 should self isolate until Thursday 5th November. All Yr 9 and 10 students are to return to school on Friday 6th November if they are not demonstrating any symptoms of COVID 19. From Monday 2nd November, Yr 9 and 10 students will follow their full timetable with live lessons being held on Microsoft TEAMs. They should log onto TEAMs at 8.40am each morning.

Updated: 29th October 2020 @ 15:30

Link to parental letter

Face covering

You should be aware that local restrictions in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull are now in place. The default position for areas in national government intervention is that education and childcare settings will remain open. An area moving into national intervention with restrictions short of education and childcare closure is described as ‘tier 1’. There are no changes to childcare, and the only difference in education settings is that where pupils in year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained.

From Monday 14th September all pupils and staff must wear a face covering when not in the classroom. Please ensure your child comes to school with a suitable face covering. See guidance below on wearing and removing a face covering safely.
A face covering should:
  • cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
  • fit comfortably but securely against the side of the face
  • be secured to the head with ties or ear loops
  • be made of a material that you find to be comfortable and breathable, such as cotton
  • ideally include at least two layers of fabric (the World Health Organisation recommends three depending on the fabric used)
  • unless disposable, it should be able to be washed with other items of laundry according to fabric washing instructions and dried without causing the face covering to be damaged
When wearing a face covering you should:
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on
  • avoid wearing on your neck or forehead
  • avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus
  • change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession (for example, when leaving and entering shops on a high street)
When removing a face covering:
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing
  • only handle the straps, ties or clips
  • do not give it to someone else to use
  • if single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle
  • if reusable, wash it in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed

Link to guidance

Form rooms

Please find below the form rooms that students will go to after they have entered their designated gate, and building entrance.

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Reopening FAQ's

Understandably, staff, students and parents will have questions about reopening. We have endeavoured to answer these as best as we can, following UK Government advice. Please do get in touch with us if your question is not answered here.

FAQ's

Students return to the Academy in September 2020

We do hope everyone is staying well. On this page, students and parents/carers will find information relating to the return of students in September 2020.

Checklist for returning to the Academy

  • Check the date that you need to attend and ensure that you enter the Academy through the correct gate.
  • If you travel on public transport you will need to wear PPE on your journey to and from school. If this is the case you will then need to store the PPE when you arrive in a clear plastic bag which we will provide. When on the Academy site you will be permitted to wear a facemask in corridors and social areas if you choose to do so.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 8:25am.
  • You will be required to attend the Academy in full uniform (this includes bringing a suitable bag). Please check our uniform list on the website if you need clarification.
  • Bring a full water bottle with you.
  • Ensure that you hand sanitize on your arrival and exit and at various points throughout the day.
  • Do not bring PE kit on your first day – we will explain the arrangements for PE when you arrive.
  • The lockers will not be available for use initially.
  • Do not bring cash with you as from September the cash terminals will not be in operation. If you need to put money onto an account please do so through the WisePay system (details available on the website).
  • Remember that our Academy day has changed and we now finish at 3:00pm.
Entry and Exit Points to and from the Academy
Year Group Entrance and exit gate
7 Kenmure Road
8 Admington Road
9 Kenmure Road
10 Admington Road
11 Sheldon Heath Road
12 Sheldon Heath Road
13 Sheldon Heath Road

Support

Although the Academy is closed to the majority of students, we are still here to answer any questions you may have, and support parents and students through this difficult time.

Students - feeling safe

Parents/carers - getting support

Guidance for parents/carers

Link to UK Government website

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