Hamstead Hall Academy

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

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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.

Children on Free School Meals

 

If your child receives a free school meal we will be offering the service for a packed lunch to be picked up from school every day.  If you would like to pick up a packed lunch could you please complete the online on the website by Sunday 22 March 2020 by 1.00 pm. 

 

Hamstead Hall Academy - Free School Meal request


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


Show My Homework
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.

Yours sincerely
Mr S Farar                   Mr J Mortimer

Executive Principal       Executive Principal 

For more Coronavirus information please click here.

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