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3rd December
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2nd September

Dear parents /carers,

 We hope that you had a great summer break and we would like to remind you that our school will be open to pupils/students on Monday 6th September.

 Thank you and looking forward having all our learners back to school.

26th August

Please see the link below with regards to further information about regular rapid lateral flow (Covid 19) testing. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

It shall provide further information with regards to:

-Why your family should test regularly

-About rapid tests

-Who can get rapid tests

-How to get regular rapid tests (ordering online, test collection points near you, your local test site)

(There is a limited amount available at school too)

19th August 

PSHE & RSHE Parental Information

PSHE & RSHE Policy

For any queries please email: rshe@calthorpe.thrive.ac

16th July
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21st May

Dear Parent or Carer

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team at Birmingham City Council are hosting HMI (OfSTED) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors next week for revisit following their inspection in 2018.  In order for the inspectors to get a full picture of the SEND offering in Birmingham, they are inviting parents to attend a meeting to discuss their views with them.

If you would like to attend one of these meetings, you will need to join via the Microsoft Teams platform.  If you don’t have Microsoft Teams it is free, quick and easy to download as an App on your phone, computer or tablet; you do not need to set up an account to join the meeting which you can do as a guest.

The meetings are at the following times – please click on the link to join the meeting at the appropriate time: 

Monday 24th May 2021 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

 

Tuesday 25th May 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

 

Wednesday 26th May 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

With Kind Regards

Birmingham City Council’s SEND team and the Birmingham Parent Carer Forum

 

 

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5th January

Dear parents/carers,

Following the announcement by the Government, we are now in a national lockdown and all schools will be closed from Tuesday 5 January until at least February half term.

Over the next few days we will be finalising arrangements as we move to remote learning whilst remaining open for key worker / vulnerable children.
We will be open for key worker children and vulnerable learners only.  Any families who think they qualify for key worker places should contact us and we will confirm places as soon as possible.
We will be updating parents via the website and text messages / emails as and when we have more information to share with you.
 
Our pastoral team will be in touch with parents and carers regularly to ensure that you receive potential support you may require.

Prioritising placements for vulnerable children 

We will utilise our own internal systems such as risk registers/assessments to determine those pupils classed as most vulnerable; these children will be allocated a space as a matter of priority. 

Home learning 

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to support you and your child in their education within the home setting. Our pupils access learning in a variety of ways and we will endeavour to provide sufficient opportunities and resources that are inclusive for all during this period of absence. It is crucial that you inform us of any challenges around home learning and we will ensure prompt support and resolution.  We already have provided remote learning for all our leaners and will continue to improve that provision therefore we will continue to update our website with learning resources over the coming weeks.

Further important information 

We are unable to eliminate the risk of transmission within our school although we can all play our part in reducing the risk. By accepting an allocated space, you are deemed to agree to the following points: 

  • Expectations on learning and pupil progress in school will be impacted by the current situation 
  • Staffing ratios may be further reduced due to the impact of COVID and this may result in the withdrawal of any placement without prior notice 
  • If you are required to attend onsite, you will keep a minimum of two metres away from any other person and always wear a mask (unless exempt due to medical reasons) 
  • You will inform school as usual if your child is unable to attend school for any reason  
  • Whilst all necessary precautions will be taken by the school, we cannot ensure social distancing due to the needs of our children. You accept that your child may be in close proximity with other children and/or staff members 
  • The school cannot guarantee a virus-free school 
  • You will ensure that your child wears clean clothes every day to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus 
  • You will not send your child into school with any unnecessary items such as toys etc.  
  • You will not bring your child on to school premises if they have any symptoms of coronavirus or if anyone in the household has symptoms 
  • You understand that government advice for pupils is to stay at home; this is particularly important for those pupils with underlying health conditions. Placing them in a school setting potentially places them at increased risk of contracting the virus 
  • If your child requires medication, you will ensure all necessary protocol is followed. You must ensure that medication is clearly labelled and in date and all necessary paperwork completed prior to arrival 
  • You understand that if your child becomes unwell during their time in school, they will be immediately isolated (in accordance with government guidelines) and you will be contacted to collect them immediately. If you are unable to collect your child, you must have organised an alternative person to collect your child on your behalf. You will not expect staff to justify or prove the rationale behind this decision  
 

This was not the start to 2021 that we were all looking forward to and wishing everyone a Happy New Year seems rather redundant at this time.  We will be open throughout this lockdown and will available to try to help and support all our families during this time.  Take care and look after yourselves and we look forward to seeing you all again once we get to the other side of this.

Kind regards,

Mounir Meghalsi

3rd January

Dear parents,

We have been trying very hard to find ways to keep our school open next week, but unfortunately, we will have to close due to health and safety concerns.

During the last couple of days, the government has released various messages around tier 4 measures, and we have been working with education leaders across the city, as well as unions, to assess the situation and make this decision.

We will be closed to all learners on Monday 4th January 2021 until Monday 11th January. The school will be open to staff, and we will contact some parents (safeguarding register and children of key workers) to offer them a place for Tuesday 5th January.

We haven't taken this decision lightly, but due to the lack of clarity of information nationally and the uncertainty around staffing and impact on our risk assessment, it is the safest thing to do for all involved. Thank you for your support and patience.

Kind regards,

Mounir Meghalsi

Interim Headteacher

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17th September

NEW: Occupational Therapy advice line: Mon-Fri (9am-4pm): 0121 683 2325

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5th June

Calthorpe Academy COVID19 Risk Assessment - If you have any suggestions regarding the Covid-19 risk assessment please contact us via enquiry@calthorpe.bham.sch.uk.

19th May

Click the link below to read an important letter to parents and carers from Birmingham City Council:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/618/statement_on_re-opening_of_birmingham_schools

18th May

Calthorpe Academy will be closed during half-term holidays.

A letter will be sent before the end of this week about our plans for after the holidays.

If you have any concern or questions please contact us.

21st April

Birmingham Children's Trust safeguarding enquiries: 0121 675 3249
Family support advice line: 0121 675 0685

20th April

Mental health support launched For Birmingham And Solihull leaflet

The Department of Health's list of those at highest risk from Coronavirus includes all of our students to varying degrees. Their advice is clear that these students should stay remain at home. For this reason we have decided to remain closed for all students except:

  • Children of parents who are a Key worker.
  • Children in a vulnerable category under the safeguarding criteria set by the local authority.

If your child is not in our vulnerable category the school will be closed to your child until further notice, unless you meet key worker criteria. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries.

8th April A list of organisations ready to help people in Birmingham are:
Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid
0808 800 0028
https://bswaid.org/
Birmingham Housing Options Hub:
0808 169 9604
Birmingham Council Housing
0121 303 7410 or 0121 303 2296/4806
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/
Adult Social Care
0121 303 1234 or 0121 675 4806
Children’s Social Care
0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4806
NSPCC
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
West Midlands Police
https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/
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Communication and Autism Help
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Educational Psychology Help
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The Childrens Occupational Therapy Service
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31st March
Easter
Calthorpe Academy will be closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 3rd April 2020.
England's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty and Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, have both stated that cases could peak over Easter Holidays. We believe that social distancing will be more important than providing child care over Easter.
If you have any safeguarding concern please contact visit:
OR you could contact Calthorpe Academy DSL (|Designated Safeguarding Lead) on mobile: 07539205895.
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