Please follow the link below for our latest update on Coronavirus:Coronavirus Update
Or click on the ‘News and Events’ heading and the ‘Coronavirus Update’ tab for the latest news from the Academy
Doctors of the World have the NHS Covid 19 guidelines translated into 26 languages on front page of their website.
The Links below have the guidance for self-isolation and social distancing in the following languages:
Dear Parents and Carers,
To continue to be responsible and proactive in supporting families we decided to wait until the COBRA meeting yesterday before making a final decision on parent evening this week………………..
The update from COBRA at 4.30 pm yesterday, gave a further range of ‘advice’ and remains non-committal.
I met with the Chair of Directors and the SAT (strategy) team this morning and the decision has been made that parents meetings for this week are postponed based on the info we received from COBRA until further notice.
We are looking at a range of things to implement now which will impact across the academy, as we to continue the responsible, measured and proactive good work we have already put in place. We are looking to minimize the interaction and access to the academies building.
From tomorrow, Wednesday 18th March the following are being put into place;
We are also having to take drastic action with childcare and are giving as much notice as possible; in the event that the C19 situation changes or the academy closes there will be no childcare available: I would encourage parents and carers to look for alternative care as this could happen at any time.
Yours most sincerely
Update on C19; We start with some good news
I am very pleased to say that the ‘extended’ family member who we reported to you last week, has been given the all clear and has tested NEGATIVE- NO Coronavirus.
Parents evenings will go ahead this week as normal, the teachers will be distancing themselves from you a little at tables, this is a precaution and nothing to worry about but we want to continue as best we can. Please only come for your appointment and leave as soon as you have met with the teacher (thanks for your support with this) If you choose not to attend, we will not be able to hold meetings with you at other times. The next parents meeting will be in July.
I like yourselves am watching very carefully and implementing advice as and when we get if from the DfE. Be assured we continue to be vigilant with hand washing, we have changed some of our handwashing soaps following concerns about pupils having sore hands.
We will keep you updated as soon as we know any more.
UPDATE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DOWNING STREET 12th March 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has gone beyond "containment" phase into "delay".
The current advice is that if you develop the following symptoms you, and everybody in your household, should self-isolate for 7 days: -
Please inform the academy if you choose to self-isolate.
Schools are advised not to close unless specifically told to do so by Public Health England. We are unaware of anybody in our academy community who has tested positive for Coronavirus.
This is a fast-changing situation and the academy will continue to receive daily briefings from Public Health England. Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email/phone details so that we can contact you quickly. As previously advised please keep your eye open for parent mail messages and emails as these will be our communication method with you. You can download the parent mail app for free from the android and iOS store to ensure that you do not miss any updates from the Academy. In the event of a potential closure we will also be sending a written letter to every parent, we will also send a text message so please ensure we have your correct mobile phone number.
The Government is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is taking actions at home and abroad.
ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR BY THE ACADEMY
We will keep you informed of any updates/changes as advised by Public Health England and/or Southampton City Council. The current advice is that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The most important action that we can all take is to follow effective normal hygiene routines to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus:-
SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
USEFUL INFORMATION SOURCES