The Oaks Academy Covid-19 Information

Free School Meals

Free School Meals In response to schools being closed to most pupils during the current national lockdown, the national free school meals voucher scheme will soon be available again to provide support to families during term time. This will be managed centrally by the Department for Education and provided by Edenred. If you are in receipt of free school meals you will be contacted, by Edenred, in due course.

Lateral Flow Testing Information

Communication

Data Increase for Students Working Remotely

Remote Access Information

Parent Support - Teams

Covid-19 Government Guidance

Support

Covid-19 Safeguarding

Those taking the test will be supervised by trained staff. The ‘lateral flow’ tests are quick and easy using a swab of your nose and throat. For under 18s, staff can oversee the swab process.

Results (which take around half an hour from testing) will be shared directly with staff and pupils participating. Where participants are under 16, parents or legal guardians will also be informed.

Please see the one page guide from the NHS on the process, alongside a Frequently Asked Questions document.

We strongly encourage all parents/carers to consent to testing and support the government’s efforts to control the spread of the virus.

Thank you again for your support throughout this challenging time, and we are sure that by working together and engaging positively with the government’s strategy we can help reduce the spread of the virus and potentially safe lives.

Parent Survey

Please can we ask that you take a few moments to fill out the parent survey by clicking the ‘Microsoft Forms Icon’.  This will provide us with valuable information to support and improve our online learning provision.  Thank you.

Click above complete the Parent Survey

Communication

We have moved to placing all our whole school communication on the news feed, please see http://www.theoaksacademy.co.uk/news/ for the latest updates.

If you would like to see previous communication from The Oaks Academy please click here.

Parent Support – Teams

Following on from the parent support meetings that have been held this week, please find attached a short recording of how to access Microsoft Teams. If you have any further questions regarding accessing work or to discuss the work set for your child, please do not hesitate to contact me direct on eabberley@theoaksacademy.co.uk

This video can also be found on the Support Page.

Safeguarding

We are actively looking at ways to safeguard our students during Covid-19.  Please see the addendum to our Current Safeguarding policy below.  Further information about Safeguarding can be found in The Safeguarding Centre.