Erdington Academy

Covid-19 - Information & Updates

Dear Parent/Carer

Please be reminded of the following:

COVID-19 Guidance – if a member of your household has symptoms and is awaiting a test result

Do not send your child to the academy– please be reminded that if a member of your household is awaiting a COVID-19 test due to having symptoms, the whole household should isolate until the test result is received, and students must not return to school until a negative test result is received. Please advise school of the reason for the absence as Covid absences are exempt from usual attendance processes.

COVID-19 Guidance – if your child has symptoms and is awaiting a test result

Do not send your child to the academy – please be reminded that if your child has a COVID-19 test due to having symptoms, they must not return to the academy until the test result is received. We do not require evidence of a negative test, but do require evidence of a positive result. Please advise the academy of the reason for the absence as Covid absences are exempt from usual attendance processes.

Kind regards

Erdington Academy

Latest updates from Erdington Academy on Covid-19

24th February 2021: For updated risk assessment please click here.

9th February 2021: Locality Early Help – For Support information please click here.

9th Febuary 2021: Voluntary Sector Local Leads Help/Assistance information, please click here.

2nd February 2021:  Home Learning Checklist – Please click here.

27th January 2021: Support for Anxious Online Learners – 3rd February 2021. Please click here for information.

20th January 2021: Please click here for Anna Freud – National Centre for Children & Families Textine.

13th January 2021: Communication & Autism Advice – Please click here.

11th January 2021: Support resources from Birmingham Children’s Service: “From Birmingham with Love”. Please click here for a range of resources for parents and students, including bereavement support and coping with lockdown.

5th January 2021: Free BBC TV lessons for all starting Monday 11th January. Click here to see the latest update.

Covid-19 general letter – Please click here for 16th December letter advising parents of a single Covid-19 case.

Covid-19 partial school closure affecting year 10 – Please click here for updated letter on the partial school closure affecting Year 10.

Covid-19 partial school closure affecting year 9 – Please click here for letter on the partial school closure affecting Year 9.

Covid-19 Advice to Parents – Year 8 – Please click here for update regarding Year 8.

Covid-19 Advice to Parents – Year 7 – Please click here for update regarding Year 7.

School Uniform Purchases during Lockdown:

For lockdown information for school uniform purchases made between 5th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020, please click here.

Covid-19 – Update letter for Parents, Carers and Staff.

Please click here for an update letter regarding Covid-19 on 7th October 2020.

Letter for parents regarding Covid-19 Symptoms 

Public Health England have produced a letter for parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

Information from Erdington Academy regarding Covid-19

Adjustments for Covid 19

Please click here for adjustments made at Erdington Academy with regards to Covid-19, in line with government guidance.

Please click here to see the risk assessment completed by the school, following the Covid-19 pandemic.

For an outline on how the academy is planning to spend the additional Covid 19 funding from the Government please click here.

Blended Learning

On any occasion that students at Erdington Academy are required to learn from home, we have put in place a variety of strategies to ensure that all students can access a high quality, full curriculum. Click here for our blended learning strategy and here for what we offer.

The DFE have produced guidance information for parents and carers about going back to school during the autumn term. Below are translations for this guidance.

Arabic click here.

Bengali click here.

Chinese (Simplified) click here.

Chinese Traditional click here.

French click here.

Gujrati click here.

Polish click here.

Portuguese click here.

Punjabi click here.

Romany click here.

Somali click here.

Turkish click here.

Urdu click here.

Students: Need to talk to someone?

Please see information below on “KOOTH”, an online counselling and support service for all young people across Birmingham aged 11-25 years.

Kooth (Need to talk) 

Kooth.com is an award winning and innovative online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people across Birmingham aged 11-25 years.

It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.  In 2019 – 2020 kooth.com was accessed by over 150,000 young people and is available across 85% of CCGs area.

Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available from 12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year, providing a much needed out-of-hours service for emotional support in an accessible way. Kooth.com also offers articles, forum and self-help 24/7.

Watch video and/or join here:

Kooth

Kooth Sign Up

www.kooth.com

Parents: Coping in Uncertain Times

Please click here for information for parents on how to cope during these uncertain times.