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Coronavirus

The Academy is currently OPEN to all students.

Reopening

Home Learning

FSM

Guidance

Safeguarding

Risk Assessment

Full details of the process in place from September 2020 are available here.

Students who are not attending the Academy, but who are well enough to continue to work, can find details of their home learning here.

The Education Endowment Foundation has published additional resources to support their independent study, these can be accessed here.

Working from home isn’t quite the same as working from in the Academy, and we appreciate this. We’re expecting students to work for a few hours each day, but they’ll also need further enrichment such as daily exercise and reading for pleasure to keep them motivated, happy, and in good mental and physical health. 

We have been advised by Sandwell Local Authority that there are a variety of email and text message scams which are targeting families since the COVID-19 outbreak. Please do not click these links or give your bank details to any sender of these texts/emails.

You can see the most up-to-date guidance available from the NHS here

There is useful guidance available from the NHS on hand hygiene which can be found here.

Relevant information from the Department for Education that we have been asked to share can be found here

The latest guidance available from the government can be found here.

RCPCH have provided helpful advice for parents/carers to use when assessing if they believe their child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 in this poster here.

Please continue to report any concerns about our students as normal.

Students can email BeBrave if they’re feeling anxious or have concerns, or they can access confidential advice and support from a Sandwell Nurse by sending a text message to 07480 635486.

The Home Office have published this essential resource providing guidance on keeping your child safe from a range of online harms here.  

Healthy Sandwell have shared their 5 Ways to Wellbeing here.

Sandwell’s young people have put together this video encouraging people to stay home.

Helpful resources

The thinkuknow eSafety packs are available here for KS3 and here for KS4 and KS5.

Parent Info have published useful digital safety guidance here.

The Parents Guide have published a free guide for parents/carers that you can download here.  

Education Otherwise is a charitable organisation that has been supporting home-educated families for over 30 years, they have kindly shared this information that you may find useful here.

Children’s Commissioner have published this presentation explaining Coronavirus is a child-friendly way here.

External Support

Kooth is a really helpful organisation that can provide support for young people in their time away from the Academy.

Beam is another helpful organisation who are on hand to provide support for young people through the launch of a new telephone service.

The following document contains contact details for support with domestic abuse.

Please find Q3 Academy Great Barr’s risk assessment in response to Coronavirus here, the risk assessment for Q3 Academies Trust can be found here.

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