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Learning at home during school closure - We will be putting links to resources and advice on our HOME PAGE, which will be updated regularly.

26.03.20

Information about Key Workers - 20th March 2020

20th March 2020

Good morning, Parents and Carers,

Gov.Uk have now published the list of key workers for whom care provision should be available in academies and schools. If your work is included and you would like your child to attend our academy from next week onwards, please contact us immediately via email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.

Health and Social Care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and Childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key Public Services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and National Government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other Necessary Goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public Safety and National Security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

 

Tuesday 17th March 2020
 
Dear Parents/ Carers,
 
The current government guidance in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic is that schools are to remain open as normal, following all precautionary measures suggested by Public Health England and the Department for Education. However, you will be aware that the situation is changing daily. As staff need to self-isolate due to belonging to one of the vulnerable groups or due to developing symptoms, it may be that a decision has to be made about a partial or full academy closure in the near future. From next week, pregnant members of staff will be required to work from home.  This may lead to some classes being taught by a supply teacher or some classes being taught together. Across ACET, it is our priority to keep academies open for as long as it is safe to do so.
 
Currently, after school clubs are continuing as normal but any fixtures, events or visits have been cancelled and all visitors to the academy have been cancelled unless absolutely necessary. Swimming lessons have also been cancelled, along with Local Authority music lessons.
 
Please be aware that the latest government guidance as of yesterday is that if you have a member of your family self-isolating, then other members of the family in the same household should also be self-isolating for 14 days. If you experience symptoms of the Corona virus, then please contact NHS 111. NHS England also has a helpful website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions.
 
In the event of an academy closure, pupils will be able to access learning from website links on the academy homepage – please visit http://www.thurcroftacademy.org and click on your child’s class page to find the links. Work packs will be provided for Y6 pupils in order to support revision for their upcoming SATs in May.
 
Should the academy need to enforce a partial or full closure, we will confirm this by text message and letter as soon as the decision has been made. If you have an updated contact number please inform the office staff.
 
Please note that the below events which were on the most recent newsletter are now cancelled:
 
1st April
Whole School Dance Showcase 1:30pm (letter to follow)
3rd April
Easter Eggstravaganza – Details to follow – Parade at 2:15 – Parents welcome.
 
Thank you for your support and understanding at this time of uncertainty.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Ruth Stone
 
Principal

Click here to download this letter

17.03.2020

 

We celebrating WORLD BOOK DAY on Friday 6th March. Click HERE for more information. If your child does not want to dress up as their favourite book character, they may come in school uniform. We will share a million stories.

Christmas is coming... please check our Academy Newsletter page for information about Christmas parties, dinners and other seasonal events.

 Parenting course update - those par

ents who are unable to attend a parenting programme in person will be pleased to hear they can sign up for a free online course:

www.triplep-parenting.net/Rotherham

26.11.19

Parenting Courses are running in the Rotherham area - Click here for details of programmes starting from January- See Mrs Stone or Mrs West to register your interest in a place on a course.

Headlice advice is available using this link:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

Please check your child's hair at least once a week.