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Following on from the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Thursday 12th March, schools within the ATLP will be authorising all absences in the event of parents deciding to self-isolate their children.

HELPLINE LAUNCHED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 RELATED TO EDUCATION

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Please see the link below for additional advice which may be relevant for any staff or pupils recently returning from trips abroad during half term: Additional advice: Coronavirus (Cvoid19):- 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk 

Public Health England have provided this updated info for travellers:-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/869250/Coronavirus_advice_for_educational_settings_poster.pdf 

 

 

Dear parents/carers,

You will, as we all are, be following closely the daily progress and updates of the Coronavirus.

We wish to reassure you that as a multi academy trust we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our children, students, staff and families.

The advice coming from Government regarding Covid-19 is updated on a daily basis.  Please follow this link below to make sure you are fully up to date on their guidance, particularly the section on what symptoms to be aware of and what to do if you suspect you or a family member may have this coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 

There is a public helpline 0800 0468687 and an email line (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) These are open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

And for Public Health England:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/ 

The advice remains to call NHS 111 which will put you through to a clinician to go through the symptoms and give advice.  If your child is referred for testing or has had contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19, please inform the school immediately.

Whilst the current guidance through this “delay” phase is to carry on as normal, it seems inevitable that the Government may take more measures. In the meantime, please be assured that we have plans in place for different scenarios should they happen up to and including a forced school closure, which will be communicated to you as and when needed.

For the time being, the advice is to continue as normal and encourage your children to follow basic hygiene measures.

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and understanding.

Richard Gill

CEO ATLP

Headteacher’s Blog – 6th March 2020

A busy week at Coleshill!

There has been a lot happening this week to make me very proud of the school community.  We have had a wide of events in school and were also pleased to welcome Ofsted for a two day inspection.

Our student leaders showed their skills off on Wednesday when 60 students from across our ATLP family of schools visited for a ‘Crystal Maze Maths Challenge’.  Student teams from both primary and secondary schools took part in a range of problem solving activities and really valued the experience.  Student leaders from The Coleshill Schoolorganised the event in school and supported with the running of it.  Well done all.

You may be aware that we have been awarded the Gold standard in the National Quality Mark in Careers Education last week.  There was plenty of evidence why we have this award on show in the last few days!  On Tuesday we had Think Crimson working with Year 9 to raise careers aspirations and on Wednesday working with Sixth Form students on exploring alternatives to university, such as higher level apprenticeships.  The students responded really well to these opportunities. 

We also had a successful trip to the ‘Strive for 5’ conference on Wednesday with twenty Y11 students attending The Ricoh Arena.  This was a really valuable opportunity to sharpen up their maths skills, ahead of the trial maths exams.  

On Thursday we enjoyed World Book Day! This is one of my favourite days of the year.  I was very surprised, as I was talking in staff briefing dressed as Dracula, to be interrupted by a team of very jolly Ooma Loompas and an extremely tall Willy Wonka!  It was the maths department of course.  It was lovely to see so many staff and Year 7 students dressed up and to talk to them about their favourite books during the day.

In the middle of all this activity we welcomed a team of Ofsted inspectors to school.  Can I thank all the parents and carers who responded to Parent View; we had almost 300 responses which really helped to demonstrate how positive our families are about the school.  Students also met inspectors and were excellent ambassadors for the school.  The report from our inspection should be out within the next few weeks and I will ensure you all receive a copy on the day it is published.

Have a wonderful weekend, let’s hope for some sunshine!

Mr Smith-Childs

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