CLOSURE UPDATES

Safeguarding

Student well-being and safety are vitally important to us and during the foreseeable time when the academy is not running in the normal way, we remain absolutely committed to keeping children safe. We will be continuing to run as best we can, a safeguarding hub at the academy and so if you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, please contact us in the following ways:

Phone: 01983203103 and request to speak to the duty Safeguarding Officer for that day

For less urgent enquiries - email: [email protected] and a member of the safeguarding team will endeavour to respond as soon as they are able to.

If your concern is urgent, please contact the Hampshire MASH line on:

0300 555 1384 during office hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday.

0300 555 1373 at all other times to contact the Out of Hours service.

Further information can be found on the website: [email protected]

If there is an emergency and you believe a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999 without delay.

Our commitment to our students’ safety remains one of our top priorities during these unprecedented times.

During this time, it is possible that children may be spending more time than usual online. Please continue to be extra vigilant when monitoring online controls to ensure their safety.

The ‘Thinkuknow’ website (www.thinkuknow.co.uk) is a useful website that is full of guidance materials and support with keeping children safe online.



Update 20/3/20

The Department of Education has published a new document with important information, please see below

guidance for parents.


Update 19/3/20

Arrangements for childcare during school closure

We are still waiting for guidance from the Government about the definition of key workers and therefore eligibility for the childcare we will be offering in school. Both parents must be key workers to be eligible. If you believe your employment means you will be eligible as a key worker please complete the details in this online form - link at the end of this section.

You do not have to take up the offer of childcare even if you are in a key worker role. This service is provided to assist key workers by enabling them to work but is not compulsory. This childcare service will ensure the vital services of our country continue to run. Children receiving our childcare will be able to access online work, already set by teachers, to complete with supervision.

In addition to this, children who meet the following criteria are also eligible to attend school for childcare.

  • Students with education, health & care plans
  • Students who are categorised as ‘vulnerable’ by the government – including those who have a social worker

If you would like to take up this childcare service, and your child, or your employment, meets the criteria then please complete the form linked here.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=pq1Y2JYtxUSTF6ux-XHhcyRlDwk9JB1Fk4ilktbbiXJUQkpHWkpNT0FLRjFNS1dGR0FJQUVTR09PMS4u

If you are unable to access this form please ring the main school switchboard to make your request.


Flights of Fancy - by the English DepartmentDownload
Recommended Reading For StudentsDownload
Update letter 18th March 2020Download
Update letter 19th March 2020Download