Latest updates about urgent news items
Please check this feed urgently for the latest about school action/plans due to the Covid-19 situation. To access all updates/information, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the appropriate link.
22nd May 2020
Latest update for parents and carers from Staffordshire County Council. Please see attachment below.
20th May 2020
UPDATE TO PARENTS REGARDING WEEK COMMENCING 1st JUNE
Please refer to the latest update from the Principal which provides further information and guidance for parents for week commencing 1st June.
12th May 2020
CHANGES TO THE GIRLS' UNIFORM
From September 2020, minor changes have been made to the dress code for girls. The green skirt is being phased out to be replaced by a black pleated skirt. From September 2020, the black skirt will be compulsory for our new Year 7 intake. Please note, existing students may continue to wear their green skirt until a replacement is needed.
Girls may choose to wear black trousers, these must be of a smart tailored design. Trousers made from a stretch material or leggings are not permitted. We are discontinuing with the logo design trousers. Our uniform suppliers are fully aware of these changes and will be able to assist you.
Half Term: Please note that we will be closed from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May for Half Term.
11th May 2020
Please refer to the latest letter from the Principal following the Prime Minister's briefing.
|Information: increased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Periods of instability, such as during the coronavirus pandemic, bring an increased risk of fraud. Fraudsters will actively exploit these difficult times and will target vulnerable areas for financial gain.
We have been informed some learners and parents have received a letter from ESFA asking for personal learner bank details in relation to the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. We never ask for personal bank account details. This is a fraudulent letter – please do not respond.
We have also upload advice about Autism for adults.
Information leaflet about preventing child death from Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health: https://www.deferrers.com/attachments/download.asp?file=6078&type=pdf
Guidance for teenagers and on looking after yourself. See below for some new guidance about Covid-19 for teenagers and a guide to looking after yourself.
A reminder of our other social media sites:
Latest YouTube videos are up on our official channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5qRelWSYDu28bjH0nynRA
Oxford University weblinks: A list of subject based resources from Oxford University Department of Education for parents and teachers - http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/recommended-resources-for-teachers-and-parents-home-schooling-during-covid-19/
Free School Meal scams - The Academy has been made aware of a scam that is being targeted at those in receipt of free school meals.
Some Schools have already reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’.
The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive this funding– these links are fake. Neither the Department For Education nor the academy will ask you for this sort of information via text, e-mail or phone call.
Advice for students about mental health and coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
CEOP (child online exploitation protection) part of the National Crime Agency are offering free online safety packs for primary and secondary age children on their parents/carers site. Here parents can download fun and age appropriate activities they can do with their child to help keep them safe online whilst they are not at school.There will be new ones put on the site every fortnight.
Please follow this link: http://ow.ly/GxOv50yVAev
- Expectations for students and parents/carers added to website here: https://www.deferrers.com/expectations
Updated exams advice:
Please refer to the attachment below for information regarding predicted grades.