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31/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

26/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

26/03/20

Retweetd From Laura Wright

Thanks to the teacher who called to make sure our son is ok while he's stuck at home. Really important that all children, but especially those who are vulnerable, are checked on by schools during this time.

26/03/20

Retweetd From NHS

That was emotional 💙

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

26/03/20

Parents of students with Free School Meals, please see this from the DfE https://t.co/9jFDR3oENA

22/03/20

Retweetd From BBC Teach

Whether you're at school or at home, you can use BBC Teach and for free. Our websites are home to thousands of free educational videos, guides and audio clips, as well as an archive of Live Lessons. https://t.co/sXiS4Kppco

22/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Please share with other parents. If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉 https://t.co/6KP6fNE9FD https://t.co/3XNjbikGwq

22/03/20

Remember if you can keep your child at home, you should. Key worker opt-in registration for w/c 23 March 2020 has now closed. Opt-in registration for w/c 30 March will open at 8am on the 23 March and then close midday 27 March. https://t.co/pzJtk3QhKd

19/03/20

In line with the Government announcement, the Academy will be closed from the end of the day on Friday 20th March 2020. Please read our letter regarding continuing provision for students. https://t.co/06MrGbn6nn

18/03/20

Due to official Government advice that staff with underlying health conditions should self-isolate, on Thursday 19th March Year 8 and Year 10 students should work from home. On Friday 20th March, Year 8 and Year 9 students should work at home. https://t.co/bdg8wehLkE

17/03/20

An update regarding a partial closure of the Academy for Sixth Form students has been sent via ParentMail and the Harris Falconwood App today. A copy of the letter can also be read by clicking https://t.co/QE9YE12nBU.

16/03/20

An update regarding Coronavirus and a partial closure of the Academy for the rest of this week has been sent via ParentMail and the Harris Falconwood App today, or click https://t.co/UN5i64zoM3.

13/03/20

Year 9 students today have been to Rope Runners... https://t.co/WMAIeydArA

04/03/20

Y11 drama students are at the theatre, seeing The Waitress thanks to https://t.co/Bfl1Nau3xJ

24/02/20

Students Fred Fraser, Oliver Schenke & Monika Dimitrova have been recognised at the annual Civic Celebration of Student Achievement. https://t.co/x3dmnThNze

07/11/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U #StayHomeSaveLives

Jonjo is amazing. Known for helping recover the Boleyn Bricks and give them back to their proud owners, fundraises in memory of his nan and the for cancer, and is also known for helping out with the scheme. Also he's head boy at 👌💯 https://t.co/uD6UBARchv

07/11/19

Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday 12th December, we have moved Year 13 Parents' Evening to Thursday 5th December.

28/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 4 at the top of Vesuvius! The views from the top are definitely worth the steep climb up - well done to everyone. 🌋🇮🇹🌞#hfnaples https://t.co/Q6Wi6eTQyH

15/10/19

Students from year 8 are visiting Greenwich Maritime Museum today for LBC Day. Quick stop off for the fantastic view first! https://t.co/iedQtYeUZC

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Announcement

Our Academy is now closed, except for students of Key Workers

We are delighted to be able to play our part in the current situation by remaining open for vulnerable children, and the children of key workers on the frontline of the crisis who are unable to facilitate childcare of their own.

In order to be able to effectively manage this, we will need to follow government principles and guidance on the definitions of 'key workers'.  This includes parents/carers who have certain roles in health and social care, education and childcare, certain key public services, local and national government, food and other necessary goods, public safety and national security, transport and utilities, communication and financial services.

The full list of specific key worker roles is set out here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

The government has provided this additional guidance:

  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.  Please note that in line with social distancing, where you have any alternative options for childcare, your child should not be in school with others.

If you feel that, having read the guidance, your child qualifies for key worker educational provision, you will need to print or download and complete the Key Workers Application Form and email it back with evidence of your entitlement to this provision to:

keyworkersprovision@harrisfalconwood.org.uk

Please note that we will not be able to facilitate any provision without this fully completed form and supporting evidence.

Whilst your application is being checked and verified, by us, you should simultaneously opt-in to the provision at the Academy on a weekly basis using the following link:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HAFOPTIN

For next week’s provision starting on Monday 23rd March 2020 you should complete the opt-in notification no later than 8.00pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020.   

For all subsequent weeks, opt-in notification must be completed no later than 12.00pm midday on the Friday of the proceeding week so if, for example, you wished to opt-in for provision Monday 30th March till Friday 3rd April 2020 inclusive, you would have to ensure you have completed the opt-in no later than midday on Friday 27th March 2020.

If you have opted-in for a week, we will expect you to notify us using the student absence line (0208 304 4916 then option 2) by no later than 8.30am if he/she is unable to attend on a particular day (or even sooner if possible).  This will enable us to keep your child safe and factor in their absence for resource and staff planning.

Students whose education will be facilitated on the Academy site under this provision will need to report to main Reception and he/she will be escorted to the Business Suite adjacent to the Agora for registration each day by 9.30am (but no earlier than 9.00am).  He/she will then remain on the Academy site in supervised sessions until 2.30pm. The Academy is unable to provide food and drink, so all students will need to be provided with a breaktime snack and packed lunch by parent/carers (please note alternative letter for students who are eligible for free school meals).  Expectations of uniform, behaviour and engagement in learning will remain the same as for any normal Academy day and, where necessary, the Acdemy’s behaviour system will be applied.

Yours faithfully

Ms T Askew
Principal

A full copy of this letter can also be found on our Letters Home page