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  • COVID-19 updates

    Published 17/07/20

    As an Academy, the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff is of the utmost importance and we are working incredibly hard, alongside the Trust and the appropriate authorities to provide a safe teaching and learning environment and minimise the risk of COVID-19 as much as possible.

    As the circumstances regarding COVID-19 continue to evolve, we have created this central information hub to ensure our parents and carers receive the most up-to-date information.

    At Stanground Academy, the following bubbles are currently self-isolating as a precautionary measure:

    Year Bubble

    Return Date of
    Y9 - partial closure 2 December 2020
    Y7 - partial closure 7 December 2020
    Y8 - partial closure 11 December 2020

    I hope this finds you well and you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

    I am writing to you today, to inform you that we have been advised by Public Health England of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Academy.

    In line with the latest government and Public Health England advice, the affected people, identified through our contact tracing process, are now self-isolating as a precautionary measure.

    I appreciate this may cause some concern but I want to reassure you that, as an Academy, we take the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and the wider school, community extremely seriously and are working in partnership with the local public health authority to ensure the appropriate steps are taken. We are also working closely with the Department for Education, and the Trust, to ensure the risk of further transmission continues to be minimised as much as possible, and we will remain in contact with our parents and carers to provide regular updates and information.

    Additionally, our contact tracing and robust health and safety measures have allowed us to effectively respond to this matter and ensure the Academy continues to be safe for all other pupils and staff, and your child should continue to attend if they remain in good health and not show any COVID-19 symptoms.

    In the meantime, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of spreading infection. These simple measures are:

    If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

    • a new continuous cough
    • a high temperature
    • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

    If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

    Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

    If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

    As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

    • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • washing your hands as soon as you get home
    • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

    I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this time.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy or use the following link to access further information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

    Yours faithfully

    Gary Carlile
    Principal

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  • Parent Bulletin

    Published 18/09/20

    Parent communication is important to us. Important updates will be added and the share link will be sent to you every Friday. Please click here to view this weeks Parent Bulletin.

     

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  • HPV Immunisations

    Published 04/12/20

    Please see the attached letter below.

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  • Christmas Jumper Day

    Published 04/12/20

    Please see the letter attached below.

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  • Year 10 Virtual Parents Evening

    Published 03/12/20

    The parents' evening booking system can be reached via this link

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  • Sixth Form Open Evening/ Prospectus

    Published 20/11/20

    Please click here.

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  • End of Half Term Information

    Published 22/10/20

    “The health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff is our absolute priority. As an Academy, we take our duty of care extremely seriously and every decision is made with the best interests of our entire school community in mind.

    “After being informed by Public Health England of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Academy, some pupils and staff are currently self-isolating as a precautionary measure, in line with the latest government advice. Throughout this period, we have been staying in regular contact with parents and carers and have been supporting our pupils through remote learning to ensure they continue to receive the best possible education during this unprecedented time.

    “Following the half term break we will continue to follow the latest government guidelines and work closely with the local public health authority, ensuring our robust health and safety measures support the wellbeing of our pupils, staff and the wider school community. These measures include, but are not limited to, the year group bubbles we have had in place since the start of the academic year in line with government guidance, staggered start and finish times and the introduction of face masks in communal areas where social distancing cannot be easily maintained, such as during class transition periods.

    “We appreciate this may be a challenging time for our school community and will continue to be in regular contact with our pupils, parents and staff to provide reassurance and up-to-date information. We also encourage anyone with concerns to contact the Academy directly so that we can provide the necessary support.”

    Gary Carlile

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  • Questions for Parents​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Published 16/10/20

    Please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire form for parents.

    Please click here.

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  • Class of 2020 Prom

    Published 12/10/20

    Due to current restrictions we are sad to announce that the prom has been cancelled and a provisional date for a party/get together has been booked for Friday 26 March 2021.

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  • Important advice for parents regarding attendance

    Published 21/09/20
    Like all schools across the country, we are following closely the Department for Education (DfE) guidance. This ensures that we fulfil our statutory responsibilities, and all critical safety guidelines. The safety of our students and staff is ou
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