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COVID 19 UPDATES

Nottingham Academy has taken a number of actions over the course of the last few weeks in order to reduce the risk of transmission across the Academy. This portal will provide information relating to COVID 19 for the Academy community to easily access.

COVID 19 Reporting During Half Term Break  19.10.20
 

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Should your child receive a positive COVID 19 during the half-term break (17/10/20 to 02/10/20) please ensure inform Nottingham Academy is informed. 

Please inform the school by contacting admin@nottinghamacademy.org. Please include the following information:

  • Your child’s name 
  • Date of Birth.
  • Date that the child became symptomatic,
  • Date of test
  • Date the positive test result was received.

We are very grateful for your support during this difficult time.

Nottingham Academy 

Principal Update 12.10.20
 

Principal: Mr H French

PA to the Principal:  Mrs T Bieeu

 

 

Greenwood Road

Nottingham NG3 7EB

Telephone: 0115 748 3380

Email: adming@nottinghamacademy.org

Website:  www.nottinghamacademy.org

12 October 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: COVID 19 – Sixth Form

I am writing to you today to inform you that we have been advised by Public Health England of another positive case of Covid-19 within the Academy.

Through our contact tracing processes, we have identified a small number of proximity contacts who are now self-isolating as a precautionary measure, in line with the latest government guidance and Public Health England advice.

I am aware this may cause some concerns about the health and safety of your child but I wanted to reassure you that, as an Academy, we continue to take the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our pupils, staff and the wider school community extremely seriously and are closely reviewing each case in partnership with the local public health authority and acting accordingly.

Additionally, our robust health and safety measures ensure the Academy continues to be as safe as possible for all other pupils and staff, and your child should continue to attend if they remain in good health and not show any COVID-19 symptoms.

We are also continuing to work closely with the Department for Education and the Trust to ensure this risk continues to be minimised as much as possible and will remain in contact with our parents and carers to provide regular updates and information.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These simple measures are:

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing your hands as soon as you get home
  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and the wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly at adming@nottinghamacademy.org or by visiting http://www.nottinghamacademy.org.

Thank you for your continued support at this very challenging time.

Yours sincerely,

 

Harry French

Principal

Nottingham Academy

Year 9 Return Information 11.10.20
 

Principal: Mr H French

PA to the Principal:  Mrs T Bieeu

Greenwood Road

Nottingham NG3 7EB

Telephone: 0115 748 3380

Email: adming@nottinghamacademy.org

Website:  www.nottinghamacademy.org

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11 October 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Year 9 Return Monday 12th October 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 9 students back to the academy in the morning. All students should be returning if they are free from COVID-19 symptoms.

Please can Year 9 students enter the site through the gates on Greenwood Road at 8.35am. Students will continue line up in forms on the yard. Staff will be on hand to welcome and direct students accordingly. Year 9 students will exit the academy site at 2.40pm via the gates at Greenwood Road.

I am aware that you may have some concerns about the health and safety of your child but I wanted to reassure you that, as an Academy, we continue to take the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our pupils, staff and the wider school community extremely seriously and are closely reviewing each confirmed case of COVID-19 in partnership with the local public health authority and acting accordingly.

The Academy continues to operate within robust health and safety measures which ensure the Academy continues to be as safe as possible. We continue to work closely with the Department for Education and the Trust to ensure this risk continues to be minimised as much as possible and will remain in contact with our parents and carers to provide regular updates and information. Parents can view our operating procedures and risk assessments on the academy website:

http://www.nottinghamacademy.org/covidnews

This portal provides current detail about how Nottingham Academy continues to provide a COVID-secure Academy current government guidance.

Mandatory wearing of face coverings

In our most recent review of our operating procedures we took the decision to make face coverings mandatory in all communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained, this includes lesson change over in particular. This change to our local operating procedure will take affect from Monday 12th October for Year 9 students and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Furthermore, Year 9 students will be supported to wear face coverings in lessons if they wish to do so. Please ensure your child has an appropriate face covering and a plastic bag to keep their face covering in whilst it is not being worn, from tomorrow.

Catering

There will be no food or drink available to purchase either before school or at break times until half term. Water fountains continue to be out of use so please bring a full water bottle.

Finally, we will be working closely with our Year 9 students to target mental health and wellbeing support. We will ensure that Year 9 students have access to teaching and support colleagues who can signpost or request direct support for students who are struggling with their return to school after this most recent period of isolation.

I know these are challenging circumstances for our students, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly at:

 adming@nottinghamacademy.org or by visiting http://www.nottinghamacademy.org.

Thank you for your continued support at this very challenging time.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harry French

Principal

Nottingham  Academy

 

 

Year 8 COVID Update 08.10.20 

Dear Parents / Carers,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Year 8, at our Sneinton Boulevard Campus at Nottingham Academy.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified students that may have been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance, we have recommended that these students stay at home and self-isolate until Thursday 22nd October.

On each occasion that we have been advised of a positive case, we have followed the latest government guidelines and worked closely with the local public health authority to ensure the appropriate steps were taken. This has included either asking some of our pupils and staff to self-isolate or closing a ‘bubble’ as a precautionary measure.

As I mentioned previously, I am aware this may cause some concerns about the health and safety of your child but I wanted to reassure you that, as an Academy, we continue to take the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our pupils, staff and the wider school community extremely seriously and are closely reviewing each case in partnership with the local public health authority and acting accordingly.

Additionally, our robust health and safety measures ensure the Academy continues to be as safe as possible for all other pupils and staff, and your child should continue to attend if they remain in good health and not show any COVID-19 symptoms. We are also continuing to work closely with the Department for Education and the Trust to ensure this risk continues to be minimised as much as possible and will remain in contact with our parents and carers to provide regular updates and information.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These simple measures are:

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing your hands as soon as you get home
  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly at adming@nottinghamacademy.org or by visiting http://www.nottinghamacademy.org.

Thank you for your continued support at this very challenging time.

Yours sincerely

Harry French

Principal

Nottingham Academy

 

Year 10 COVID Update 07.10.20
 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Year 10 COVID 19

We have been informed by Public Health England of a further single case of COVID-19 within the Year 10 at Nottingham Academy. The student was last in attendance on Thursday 1st October. The academy has contacted any students who may have been in direct contact with the affected student for 15 minutes or longer. The published return date for Year 10 students (Tuesday 3rd November) will not change as a result of this further positive test.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of spreading infection. These simple measures are:

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at last 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing your hands as soon as you get home
  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for you ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly or visit http://www.nottinghamacademy.org

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harry French

Principal

Nottingham  Academy

Changes to our local operating procedures 

It is important that, as a community, we continue to do our utmost to reduce the further spread of COVID-19. It is for this reason that we have taken the decision that face coverings will become mandatory in all communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained, this includes lesson changeovers in particular. This change to our local operating procedure will take effect from Tuesday, 6th October, and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Furthermore, from today pupils will be supported to wear face coverings in lessons if they wish to do so. Please ensure your child has an appropriate face covering and a plastic bag to keep their face covering in whilst it is not being worn, from Tuesday, 6th October.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These simple measures are:

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing your hands as soon as you get home
  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly at adming@nottinghamacademy.org or by visiting http://www.nottinghamacademy.org.

Year 10 Self Isolation 7.10.20
 

07 October 2020

Dear Parents / Carers

Re: Closure of Year 10 Bubble: Monday 5th October 2020

I am writing to inform you that we have learnt of a further positive test in our Year 10 bubble this morning. We have worked quickly and effectively in partnership with the local public health authority to review this case and to undertake a broader risk assessment for the Year 10 bubble.

In order to minimise further risk of transmission, a decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England to close the bubble to year 10 students that are currently in school. This means that your child must self-isolate, as a precautionary measure, for a period of 14 days, until Monday 19th October.

Pupils in Year 10 self isolating from today, should return to the Academy on Tuesday 3rd November if they are not presenting any COVID-19 symptoms. This date follows half term break (19th – 30th October) and the INSET day (2nd November).

Throughout this period of self-isolation, our team of dedicated staff will continue to be in regular contact with your child and support their learning through our online learning provision. Today, your child has been issued with sufficient work for two days learning and online learning will commence via Teams on Wednesday 7th October. Please refer to our Home Learning Hub at www.nottinghamacademy.org for further information about how to access Microsoft Teams and other online resources.

Following Public Health England guidelines, and thanks to our health and safety measures that are in place, the Academy continues to be safe for all other pupils and staff. Siblings of children in the Year 10 bubble should still come to school unless they present COVID-19 symptoms.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These simple measures are:

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. If they remain symptomatic after 10 days they should continue to isolate. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing your hands as soon as you get home
  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy directly at adming@nottinghamacademy.org or by visiting http://www.nottinghamacademy.org.

Thank you for your continued support at this very challenging time.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Harry French

Principal

Nottingham  Academy