Following updated Government Advice, ALL schools continue to remain closed after the Easter break and for the foreseeable future.
From Monday 20th April 2020 – Washwood Heath Academy will continue to be CLOSED to all students.
As of Monday 20th April 2020 there will continue to be no secondary provision offered within Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust. If you wish to send a secondary-aged child to school who is identified by the government as being vulnerable or who has a parent as a key worker, please contact your individual child’s academy. For Washwood Heath Academy students this contact e-mail address will be firstname.lastname@example.org An attempt will be made to offer provision for each child but this may not be at their current school. If you require primary provision, this is being provided at our Brownmead, Gossey Lane and Topcliffe sites. If you intend to send a primary-aged child to either Brownmead, Gossey Lane, or Topcliffe, please inform your child’s home academy at email@example.com
FREE SCHOOL MEALS: Systems are now in place to issue supermarket vouchers to students who are registered to receive free school meals. These vouchers are worth £15 per week and are to be distributed via your schools academy. Please look out for details how the new DFE Free School Meal vouchers are to be distributed after the Easter break. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding Free School Meals.
IMPORTANT: Follow Government advice regarding staying at home
The coming weeks are going to continue to be different for everyone and it is important that you remember to follow government advice and STAY AT HOME TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have symptoms. Please do not go out to play or visit friends and family – it is important you stay at home to protect you and your family members.
Government advice states you can only leave home for the following reasons:
- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS ADVICE CAREFULLY AND CONTINUE TO WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
It is important that students continue with their studies as much as possible whilst they are away from school. Remember: teachers at Washwood Heath Academy will be setting work, via ‘Show My Homework’ to support your child with their learning. If you need help please make sure you contact your child’s teachers by e-mail on ‘Show My Homework’ or email email@example.com with your conerns/questions.
Parents/Carers - during the COVID-19 Pandemic, key workers and parents/carers of vulnerable children who require a school supervision during this time should email requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important information for parents receiving FREE SCHOOL MEALS vouchers:
The New Government Free School Meals vouchers will be issued from the week commencing Monday 20th April. Thank you for your patience.
Important information for parents about applying for FREE SCHOOL MEALS:
Important information for all GCSE, AS and A Level students and parents:
The Government has made an announcement about how GCSEs and A Levels will be awarded this summer.
Please be assured that Washwood Heath Academy is following these guidelines carefully to ensure that all students receive fair grades.
Please follow government advice in terms of isolating any household where symptoms of a new persistent cough, or high temperature are present in any member of the household.
Washwood Heath Academy is following all nationally recommended advice to protect children and staff.
We will keep parents and carers informed via this website and through letters home about any further actions.We would recommend you look at the following sources of information to keep yourself informed of the latest developments and advice:
The NHS website: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
The Government website for:
- Information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
- Response and advice: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
- Information about the closure of schools and childcare settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers