Welcome to the Parents section of our website. Here you will find a range of information that is relevant to you and also the contact details for the individuals at our Academy.
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FAO All Parents and Students – RE: Face Coverings in School
In line with recent government guidance we are implementing a policy of requiring face coverings in communal areas – for example at social times unless eating, in corridors, before and when leaving the site or at any other point when outside the classroom or learning environment. This is because these are the points where unplanned contact could occur outside planned classes/groups/bubbles.
However, students may be asked to remove a face covering briefly for identification purposes and we would expect them to comply with this request. Face coverings will remain optional when in classrooms/learning environments.
In the same way that there are exceptions for some adults with particular needs that prevent them wearing face coverings we will no doubt need to make exceptions for some students – if this applies to your child, please let their Head of Year know in advance of their return. Please can all parents discuss with the students the reasons for this rule, and the reasons for the exceptions – we do not want anyone isolated or uncomfortable in this situation because of a lack of understanding.
Please note that, in line with many schools, we will consider the face covering part of our uniform policy. Therefore they MUST be plain black, white or grey, with no logos displayed, OR the disposable blue masks currently in general usage. They must be a face covering made for the purpose – NOT a scarf please, this has other connotations that are not to be invited into the school environment.
Staff will also be asked to wear face coverings in the same circumstances.
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The DFE have released updated guidance for parents and carers: Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Online Safety at Home information
30th June 2020
Parent support information including courses:
The School Nurses now have a Facebook page which will bring the latest advice and support to parents and give them easy access to our contact details.
The links for this page are:
Mental Health Awareness Week
Oldham EHMW: Theme Week 4 Supporting Emotional Wellbeing
RAISING RESILIENCE Helping Children Thrive at Home
A six-session, on-line course for parents in Oldham
Click on the link below
CAMHS Resources Link:
How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors
With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up.
It’s easy to get cabin fever when children who are used to running around the playground and hanging out with friends are stuck indoors with their parents.
In this article, we offer some tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.
What to watch on Netflix – for families, kids and adults
With many of us trapped indoors for much of the day right now, streaming TV services are more in demand than ever.
Whether you’re plonking the kids in front of it to buy yourself an hour of work time or curling up on the sofa with a film once they’ve gone to bed, Netflix is ideally suited to a week spent in lockdown.
The only problem is that with so much content on offer, it’s hard to know where to start. Fortunately, we can help – we’ve pulled together a list of 40 TV shows and movies that all come recommended by the Parent Zone team.
Be Internet Legends is evolving…
Be Internet Legends is evolving to help schools meet new challenges, whether staff are working remotely or still going in. Google and Parent Zone are coming up with new, fun and interactive ways to support pupils, families and teachers in the coming weeks – including delivering content virtually. If you haven’t already, sign up to the Be Internet Legends mailing list and stay tuned for updates!
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Get free Parent Zone Membership until June
The COVID-19 situation is throwing new challenges at everyone – especially those of us who work with children and families.
In case you missed it, we’re offering all schools and organisations free Parent Zone Membership until 19 June to ensure you have the most useful information and advice at your fingertips, whatever happens.
You’ll have access to a library of exclusive materials written by our expert team at Parent Zone to support the families you work with through this difficult time – including resources specifically designed to help families deal with the new challenges posed by COVID-19 such as:
- Talking to children and young people about COVID-19.
- Families’ COVID-19 questions answered
What parents in lockdown need to know about digital resilience
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Houseparty: what is it and is it safe for young people?
In these strange times, young people can feel very cut off from their friends. Since the coronavirus crisis started, the video-chatting app Houseparty has enjoyed a surge in popularity.
And it’s easy to see why – it enables young people stuck at home to hang out with friends more informally than on other video conferencing apps.
Here we tell families what they need to know about the popular app and give advice on how they can help their child use it in a safer, more enjoyable way.
Eight activities that will help you stay in touch with grandparents – even when you’re apart
It can be difficult for young people to process that they might not see their grandparents as much as they’re used to now that the UK is in lockdown.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean they can’t keep in touch.
We’ve compiled a list of activities to enjoy with grandparents and other family members who may be living somewhere else.
Department for Education – Coronavirus
We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have 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
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
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The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
New guidance for employers
The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Academy Leadership Team
Mrs Gill, Mr Hartley
Acting Assistant Principals:
Mr Holly, Mrs Holroyd
Head of Y7 – Ms Dines
Year Manager – Ms Breley
Head of Y8 – Ms Farrell
Year Manager – Ms Clarke
Acting Head of Y9 – Mr Jacques
Acting Year Manager – Ms Hughes
Head of Y10 – Ms Wrigley
Year Manager – Ms Pilling
Head of Y11 – Ms Hughes
Year Manager – Ms Capstick
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