Hamstead Hall Academy

Hamstead Hall Academy
Part of the Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Hamstead Hall Sixth Form

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Welcome Video for Year 6 Students

Click here to read an important update regarding free school meals over the summer holidays

Letters

12 June 2020- Letter regarding the cancellation of the Year 11 Prom

3 June 2020- Letter regarding the re-opening of school for Year 12 students

2 June 2020- Letter regarding your child’s transition from Year 6 to Year 7

26 May 2020- Letter for year 10 parents and carers updating them on the new return date in light of the Prime Ministers announcement

22 May 2020- Letter for year 10 parents and carers only regarding the        re-opening of school for Year 10 students

21 May 2020- Letter for year 9 parents and carers only regarding the updated home learning timetable

19 May 2020 - Letter for year 10 parents and carers only regarding the return to school

Click here to read an update regarding the possible reopening of School

News

500 Words - Black Lives Matter Story Competition

500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.

From 6:30am on Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July at 11.59pm 2020, we invite children aged between 5 and 13 to respond in whatever way they wish in no more than 500 words, in the form of a story.

The narratives we write and share matter. We ask children to draw on their own experiences and feelings to create a story that can be as imaginative and visionary as they want. Storytelling is a must!

For that reason, we’ve brought together many high-profile personalities, school teachers and librarians alongside the continuing support and academic expertise of Oxford University Press to create 500 Words: Black Lives Matter. Click here for more Information.

Coronavirus - Latest NHS guidelines translated into 43 languages. 

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Hamstead Hall Academy.

2020 Year 11 to Year 12 Transition Information now available. 

Mental Health Support

Click here to download a printable PDF of beautiful colouring sheets for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Kooth

Kooth is an  award winning and innovative online counselling and support service is now available to all young people aged 11-25 across Birmingham. You can find more information about Kooth here.

Bereavement

If you are dealing with bereavement in your family then you can find support at www.childbereavementuk.org or call their helpline on 0800 02 88840

If you are looking for a charity that specifically helps children to cope with the loss of  a family member then please visit: www.winstonswish.org

Click here for more information about coping with your mental health during this difficult time.

How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020            (Update 3rd April 2020)

Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.

Please read their full statement by clicking here.

They have also written a letter directly to students which you can read by clicking here.

 

Holiday provision for child of Key Workers (Update 30th March 2020)

We are pleased to inform you that the academy will be offering a holiday programme for children of Key Workers during the Easter holidays if it is required.  We continue to stress that if it is possible for children to be at home that they should be.

The programme will run from:

Week 1: Monday 6th April - Thursday 9th April from 8.00am until 6.00pm

Week 2: Tuesday 14th April  - Friday 17th April and 14 – 17 April from 8.00am until 6.00pm

Please note that this does not include Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday when this provision will not be open.

Food will be provided on each day and there will no cost for your child to attend this programme.

If you would like to register your child on this programme please complete the online form by Friday 3 April 2020 at 1pm at the very latest.

This provision is only available for the children of Key Workers.  Parents/carers will be requested to provide some form of ID to verify their job, either prior to 6 April or on the day they drop their child off at the academy.

CLICK HERE TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM FOR THE KEY WORKER EASTER HOLIDAY PROVISION.  

 

The school will be closed to all students from Monday 23rd March apart from children of key workers. (Please see information below.) 

 Executive Principals Statement - 20 March 2020 - Very important to read in detail.

The Academy will be closing today for all students except those listed below until further notice.

We would like to remind parents/carers of the latest DfE guidance published on 19 March 2020

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

Childcare for ‘Key Workers’

If you are a key worker as per the list published below by the DfE and you would like to send your child into school from Monday 23 March 2020 could you please complete the online form on the website by Saturday 21st March at 1.00 pm at the very latest.

Click here to declare yourself a key worker using our online form

Health and Social Care

Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.

 

Education and Childcare

Nursery, teaching staff and social workers.

 

Key Public Services

Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.

 

Local and National Government

Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.

 

Food and Other Necessary Goods

Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.

 

Public Safety and National Security

Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation.

 

Transport

Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response.

 

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.

If you will be sending your child to school from Monday please ensure that they come in full school uniform.

Lunch will be provided as normal for children if they are free school means or otherwise.

We need to confirm your role as a key worker if your child will be attending school on Monday so please provide evidence of your role as a key worker.  This evidence will need to be shown on arrival at school or emailed to keyworkers@hamsteadhall.com by Sunday 22 March. (Examples include: a valid ID badge or your most recent pay slip.

Free Meal Voucher Scheme

FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE

We are pleased to inform you that the government has taken the decision to continue with free school meals vouchers for eligible students throughout the summer holidays.  Your vouchers code to cover the summer holidays will be a single code to the value of £90 per child.  This will take you up to 31st August 2020 and it will be your final voucher.  If you feel you may qualify for free school meals, please contact the academy or complete and return the free school meal form here.

Families who are eligible for Free School Meals please read.

You may recently have heard that the Government has developed a national scheme to provide supermarket vouchers for families eligible for free school meals at a weekly value of £15 per child. 

The new national voucher scheme will enable the academy to email eCodes to eligible families which will then need to be redeemed for an eGift card from a supermarket of their choice.  Instructions on how to redeem your code will be listed on the email. 

The company coordinating the eCodes is called Edenred and they will send out eCodes to families from the email address noreply@edenred.co.uk.  eCodes will be sent out once a week.  These should be received by Friday of each week.  

eCodes have recently been sent to eligible families.  If your email has not arrived, please in the first instance, check your junk mail.  If you have still not received this, please email the academy on postbox@hamsteadhall.com giving the full name, date of birth and form of your child or children and confirm the email address you would like the eCodes to be sent.

For those families that do not have a verified email account, printable vouchers will be ordered and will be sent in the post.  Postal services are currently very limited and you may not receive your voucher for several days.

Please ensure that the academy has your most up-to-date email address as this is a much more effective way to send you your eCode. 

Further information for parents/carers can be found here.

If you have any queries, please email the academy on the above email address.

Thank you for your support.


We will continue to put regular updates on the website and twitter to keep parents/carers
updated on developments.

School Work


Show My Homework (Link)
We would like to remind you that to minimise disruption to students’ learning , teachers will be using Show My Homework to upload work that your child can complete at home during the closure. We have attached a copy of the timetables when work will be set for your reference.

Year 9 Transition to Year 10 Home Learning timetable

June 2020

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

Double Science OR Biology

Option C

Computing

 

Maths

Option A OR Physics

Option D

 

English

Double Science OR Chemistry

Option B

 

Maths

Option C

Option A

English

Option B

Option D


Reminder of Option blocks

 Option A

 Option B

 Option C

 Option D

Ø  Geography

Ø  History

Ø  3rd Science

Ø  French

Ø  Business

Ø  French

Ø  RE

Ø  3D

Ø  Drama

Ø  Spanish

Ø  Dance

Ø  History

Ø  RE

Ø  Business

Ø  Creative Digital Media

Ø  PE

Ø  Art

 

Ø  Geography

Ø  Business

Ø  BTEC Health and Social Care

Ø  Music

Ø  Graphics

Ø  Latin

 

Yours sincerely
Mr S Farar                   Mr J Mortimer

Executive Principal       Executive Principal 

         Closure of educational settings: Government information for parents and carers.              This includes information about who is classified as a key worker.Click here to enter the full website