16 Apr Academy Update 16.04.20
Posted at 11:14h in General, Safeguarding, Sixth Form, Year 10, Year 11, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
Dear Parents and Carers,
Update 16th April 2020
I hope that you have all been able to take some time over this school holiday break to enjoy the sun and time together. These are very challenging times for us all as we try to navigate the competing demands of supporting our children, our family members and to just get through. On our website are the details of local organisations that can help you and the Sandwell website to source support.
Our safeguarding email address for you, or your children, to report concerns is live. If you have a worry about the wellbeing of your family, please email us at email@example.com. This email goes through to the safeguarding team only, who will respond to your email according to our usual school systems. The safeguarding team can be found on our school website under safeguarding.
Monday 20th April is the start of the new school term. Your child will be expected to resume their schoolwork, and to log on to Teams following the same timetable as last term. Please can you contact your Year Team |Leader if access to IT is becoming an issue for your child to complete work.
From Monday 20th April, the school is open for children of key workers. If you haven’t used this provision before but now need to access this emergency child care, please can you email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a placement.
If your circumstances have changed and you are now entitled to free school meals, please follow the banner at the top of our website to apply. Applications are being processed quickly by the Local Authority. Families entitled to free school meals will receive a supermarket voucher for £15 per week per child during this period of school closure.
We are working hard at planning our next phase of home learning for your child. We are following up students who are not engaged in learning so that we can find out what we can do to help your child learn in this new way. It is likely that we will continue to be off school for a period of time, and it is important that your child is able to maintain the routines of schoolwork to make sure that the transition back to school is as smooth as possible.
Finally, it is with great sadness that we have to share the news of the passing of Maurice Irfan Coles. Maurice served as a Governor at the RSA Academy from 2013 to 2017. He believed that compassion, humour, collaboration and service are the keys to stopping conflict, and building a just and cohesive society. I am sure that all who knew Maurice will join with the school in sending his family and friends our sincere condolences.