Expansion of Covid-19 Home Test Kit Availability
From Tuesday 23 March eligible groups including parents/carers, household bubbles and childcare bubbles of those attending early years and education settings can collect Covid-19 home test kits from three community rapid test sites. Staff in roles that are critical to support re-opening of schools e.g. catering, cleaning and transport staff, wrap-around providers and childminders are also eligible.
- Ashmore Park Hub – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.00 – 11.00am
- Pendeford Library – Monday to Sunday 7.00-11.00am
- Civic Centre – Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 1.00pm
COVID-19 guidance in other languages
Open Evening and Mornings
We regret to inform you that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host our annual open evening or morning events for prospective students and families. This is a real disappointment because we have so much to be proud of and to share with you.
A virtual tour is currently under construction and will be available here on our website very soon. A school prospectus is also available and a range of contact details if you would like to get in touch.
Take care and stay safe.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Please follow the advice from the Public Health England and the NHS to protect yourself and minimise the spread of the virus.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
On the 20th April the DfE launched a free online platform through the Oak National Academy. This is an online learning platform providing structured lessons for students each day from reception up to year 10. The link provides direct access to the platform without the need for log in details or passwords. Our staff will be making reference to the platform when setting work through Teams.
Launch of BBC Bitesize
The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
Below is a link from the DfE, in support of home learning. Please use the link in conjunction with the Teams online platform.
The included websites have been identified by educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources as learning from home continues.
During this period of school closure we have produced a set of guidelines how our students can use Microsoft Teams to continue learning from home.
Further information is available on this video.