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Coronavirus Updates

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or calling 0333 602115 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing.

Update 03.04.20: Please see here for letter to Year 11 and Year 13, or here for a letter to parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For recent letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.

Admissions 2020/21

We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them into school.

Support for Parents

Here is material for parents and carers to access with the aim of better understanding the emotional and social pressures on your son or daughter. It will also compliment and support the ongoing PSHE Life Skills curriculum in school.

Childnet

‘Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.’

For more information on ‘Childnet’, Please click here

 

Know IT All for Parents: E-Safety

‘Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It’s designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.’

For more information on ‘E-Safety’, Please click here

 

Sexting

‘With the rise of the selfie has come growing concern about young people taking and sharing revealing photographs or videos – you’ve probably seen this referred to in the media as ‘sexting’. This is risky behaviour for anyone, but especially for young people.’ This topic will be covered in Key Stage 3.

For more information on ‘Sexting’, Please click here

 

Momo

 

Current safeguarding concern: Please see here for a fact sheet with information for parents, and here to view a poster.

For more information about Momo and other sites and apps, please see the National Online Safety website here.

We are constantly updating and adding new resources as they become available to help parents and carers keep their children safe and to look after their wellbeing. If you are ever concerned, please contact the Safeguarding Team and they will help to signpost you to the relevant organisations.

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Sue Gould

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mr David Day

Mr Andrew Anderson

Miss Dawn Sutton

Miss Deborah Penna

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

We also have a dedicated safeguarding email address for any confidential information that you would like to share with us: safeguarding@holcombegrammar.org.uk