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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.

 

3rd July 2020

Please see below for letter from Trust CEO Ian McNeilly about September opening

3rd June 2020

Please see below or click the link to read a letter about Y10 face-to-face provision from 15th June:  https://bit.ly/2XrIt8X 

Please see below or click the link to see Trust privacy notice about Covid-19 Track & Trace programme: https://bit.ly/2MlRyd0 

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.

Clothing4 are currently offering a discount of 10% on orders over £50.00 until the end of June 2020.

11th May 2020

Please refer to the latest letter from the Principal following the Prime Minister's briefing.

23rd April

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.

17th April

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 

1st April

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/ 

26th March

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.

25th March

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

24th March

- 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.