In line with Government advice any staff/pupils that are experiencing covid-19 symptoms, must get a test and stay at home until you receive your results.  Anyone you live with or who are within your support bubble must also remain at home until you receive your results.  For a list of symptoms and what to do if you have symptoms, please follow this link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

There are certain restrictions currently in place which could see visits to the school being postponed and/or being undertaken via other means such as telephone/Teams etc. Any visitors to the academy are requested to wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Should you need to contact our Safeguarding Team, please use the following numbers:

Miss L. Dawes          –          01922 712834 / 07903 630330

Ms S. Edwards         –        01922 712834 /  07903 630374

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Please be assured that we are continuing to do all we can to keep our staff and pupils safe as society is beginning to slowly re-open following the governments road map.

Pupils have access to online learning via Class Dojo and Purple Mash platforms and can access these from home using laptops that have now been issued to those pupils of our Academy who have been identified as part of the government scheme to enable all children to have an accessible laptop for home learning.

Staff continue to work hard, completing ‘safe and well’ communications with our pupils by way of telephone calls, online learning responses, Purple Mash, Class Dojo for any pupils who are required to self-isolate.

Communication with our pupils and their families continues to go from strength to strength and Phoenix Academy are extremely proud of how our pupils have coped during what has been an extremely difficult time for all…Well done Phoenix!

Please find below some important information to help parents/carers explain coronavirus to youngsters to help them to understand without being scared…

Are you getting lots of questions about the Coronavirus from the young people in your care? Take a look at this fantastic animation, story book and activity to ensure that everybody at home is informed and educated during these very challenging times

9 Tips For Helping Your Child Manage Their Emotions and Behaviour At Home.

https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/parents/supporting_children_at_home.php

Many companies and individuals have offered support and help to others. Whilst this pandemic is a difficult time for all, lots of communities are continuing to work together to help those in need.

Online learning and software packages have been offered to schools, parents and carers free of charge, mental health services have found creative ways to support individuals in their communities by offering online support and online meetings.

Whilst some of this support has now been adjusted with more businesses and schools re-opening, they are still available to offer guidance, support and general information and for this purpose we are keeping these websites on our site to ensure access to support will continue to be available:-

https://www.place2be.org.uk

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/services-for-schools/mental-health-resources-for-schools/

https://youngminds.org.uk

Further website links for parents/carers to use to gain support:

Information and Support regarding Mental Health during Covid-19 – https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus

Relate (the relationship people) – https://www.relate.org.uk/

NHS Tips for Dealing anxiety relating to Covid-19: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

Coronavirus and Your Child’s Wellbeing 

Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing 

Please click on this link to access the local School Nursing Newsletter:

School Nursing Service Newsletter for Parents – April 2020

The following link also has helpful advice for parents around health conditions:

 https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell

Covid-19 will be here for quite some time – It is important that we continue to look after ourselves and those around us…