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Arrangements for Children of Key Workers (and for Vulnerable Children)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 22.03.20

From Monday 23 March The Bulwell Academy will be closed to most students until further notice.

Government advice is for all children to stay at home and refrain from any social contact. However, the school is making provision to accommodate vulnerable children* and the children/wards of key workers.

* We have contacted parents/carers of vulnerable children separately. These include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

Please click on the link towards the bottom of this page to read the letter from the Principal clarifying the key worker categories.

If you are a key worker and require your child to attend school from Monday 23 March , please complete the Microsoft Forms link (near the bottom of this page) by 5pm on Sunday 22 March so that we can plan appropriate provision.

Thank you to those key workers who have already responded. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the current message from our government and our Education secretary, Gavin Williamson.

#StayHomeSaveLives

For those students of key workers, whom attending school is the only and safest option:

  • The Bulwell Academy will be running normal school hours, with school commencing at 8:30 am and ending at 2:50 pm.
  • Students should arrive in full uniform and bring sportswear with them (this does not have to be their school PE kit if they choose).
  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be available. However, due to reduced staffing, the food options will be more limited. Therefore, you are welcome to send your child with a packed lunch if they prefer. 
  • Please remind your child that, although we will be running an enrichment curriculum instead of timetabled lessons, our Behaviour Policy still applies and we will contact parents and carers of those children who do not adhere to this policy.

These are difficult times and we thank you for your hard work to keep our community safe.

Should your situation change because you are no longer required to be in work during school hours, and thus our care for your child is no longer required, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

In addition to this, should your child or any member of your household develop symptoms of Covid-19, please continue to follow the self-isolation protocol as set out by Public Health England and our government.

Stay safe

The Bulwell Academy Team

Studying from Home: Student & Parent Expectations 18/3/20

Further to the letter posted on our website yesterday regarding partial closure of the Academy to Year 8 and 9, please click on the link below to read student and parent expectations about self-study from home. It is important that ALL parents and students read the Expectations – a copy will be posted home in the mail to parents.

All students who are self-isolating with their household or who are not expected in school due to any closure of the Academy should access ClassCharts on a daily basis to check and complete work set by teachers.

All students should have received login codes for ClassCharts – if your child has been absent, this will be posted home to you.

Student Links to ClassCharts, Microsoft Teams, GCSE Pod, Seneca Learning and Student Emails can all be found by clicking on the Student Links button in the website footer (bottom of the page).

Guidance on how to use Microsoft Teams is also included on the Student Links page.

Guidance for parents on Microsoft Teams is included on the Parent Links page – the Parent Links button can be found in the website footer below.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support during this time.

Links to information and advice from the NHS website and the government’s response to coronavirus can be found below.

Coronavirus Update 17/3/20

17 March 2020

Click on the link below to read the latest letter from the Principal regarding the school’s response to the latest announcements from the UK government. The letter contains details of a partial closure of The Bulwell Academy from 18 March 2020. Further guidance regarding self-study from home will follow.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support during this time.

Links to information and advice from the NHS website and the government’s response to coronavirus can be found below.

Careers Fair & Parents’ Evenings: 27/02/20

Annual Careers Fair – Open to All

On Thursday, The Bulwell Academy is opening up its doors to students, parents and the community to welcome you to our annual Careers Fair.

We will be joined by over 25 local employers and careers specialists to tell you about a range of career opportunities to include apprenticeships, college, university and employment opportunities.

Parents’ Evening: Year 10 & Sixth Form

Parents of Year 10 & Sixth Form students are also invited on Thursday to meet with subject teachers to discuss your child’s recent progress and attitude to learning within the Academy.

The evening will be run on an appointment-based system with 5 minutes allocated for each appointment with subject teachers. Your child has been given an appointment card to fill ready for the evening. Please allow time to visit the Careers Fair too.

For more details about the above events, click on the links below.

HPV vaccine for Year 8 and 9: important notice

On Tuesday 25 February – as part of the School Immunisation Service – NHS nurses will be administering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to Year 9 girls (2nd dose) and to Year 8 girls and boys (first dose). This is the first year that the HPV vaccine has been offered to boys in Year 8.

Having the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV related cancers – please read the leaflet and parent letter in the links below for more information.

Year 8 Parents and Carers: Please click on the link below to complete the online consent form. By completing the form, your child will receive two doses of the vaccine which are given in school between 6 and 24 months apart.

Year 9 Parents and Carers: You will have been asked for consent for the HPV vaccine when your daughter was in Year 8. Therefore, there is no need for you to complete the online consent form. If for any reason, there is no record of your parental consent, you will be contacted separately.

Queries: Please contact Miss Lola Henry at The Bulwell Academy in the first instance.

The School Code for the Online Consent Form is NG145952

Year 9 Parent’s Evening

We look forward to meeting with our Year 9 students and parents on Parents’ Evening on Thursday 6 February between 3.15pm and 6.30pm .

As well as discussing your child’s progress and attitude to learning with subject teachers, there will also be the opportunity for you to ask any further questions you may have in respect of your child’s final Options choices for their Year 10 and 11 study.

The evening will be run on an appointment-based system with approximately 5 minutes allocated for each appointment. Your child has been given an Appointment Card and will be asked to make their own appointments with their teachers for Parents’ Evening.

Please allow enough time to sign in before your first allocated appointment. Parking is available on the Academy’s car park on Squires Avenue. Alternatively, please park at Springfield Retail Park on Hucknall Lane. Thank you.

Please click on the download button below to view the Parent’s Evening invitation letter and the Options Booklet (this includes the Choices Form to be returned to your child’s tutor no later than Wednesday 12 February 2020).