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25th March 2020

Please click here for our most recent letter to parents and carers dated 25th March 2020.

 

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives.

 

Community Classrooms for vulnerable students and key workers’ children

 

Parents should keep children at home wherever possible and thanks to everyone across our community who has followed that advice. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in our Community Classrooms, the lower the risk of the virus spreading.

 

The purpose of our Community Classroom is to provide care for the children of key workers and children who are vulnerable. Only children in these categories can attend. Information on the list of key workers is here.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Any parents who meet the criteria and who want their children to attend the Community Classroom must let us know, giving details, otherwise we cannot guarantee places.

 

We will ask parents on a weekly basis tore-confirm if they want to continue using the Community Classroom in school.

 

We are working to maintain as much stabilityfor the students education as possible. Whilst it is not possible to fully replicate the educational experience at home, we are putting in place plans to make sure students can still access work and teachers are able to support their learning. Learning resources for each year group have been posted on our website https://charteracademy.org.uk/home-learning-1 and you and your children can email our staff for support. Staff email addresses can be found https://charteracademy.org.uk/staff

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via our website, texts and letters.

 

 

Please continue to follow health guidance.    

   

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus  

  

 

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

 

If you need to contact the school, please phone 02392824204 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are being forwarded to the relevant member of staff. Alternatively you can email info@charteracademy.org.uk.

 

STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES

This is an unsettling and disruptive time for everyone and we will work together as a school and local community to face the challenging times ahead. Thank you for your support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances. If we can do anything more to help your family, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Local artist creates mural for Charter Academy

On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October, Charter Academy welcomed the internationally acclaimed street artist My Dog Sighs into the school to paint a mural representing the students and ethos of the school. Students from across the school felt privileged and excited to meet the artist and watch him at work as he painted an eight foot square mural which is now hung on the school wall for all to revere and enjoy. Nine students from different year groups were also featured within the work as they were asked to pose for the reflection within the eye; a feature synonymous with My Dog Sigh's work. 

My Dog Sighs, a.k.a Paul Stone, first visited the school back in the summer term to meet with Miss Bryce and her art club, who were already in the process of planning a mural for the school site.  

"We wanted to include our core values of 'Justice, Courage and Respect', as well as reflecting the life and soul of our school." 

Freya, Year 8 student

Paul came into the school and met with Miss Bryce, Head of Art, Mr Barnes, Principal, and the art club students to discuss the subject matter, colours, background and share his love of expressive line and colour. 

Miss Bryce and Mrs Ingoe also took a group of thirty Year 8 art students to Paul's studio in September to meet him, and discuss his work and ideas as well as witness the artist within his own space, which was truly inspirational.

"Paul has contributed so much to Charter Academy, and we are forever grateful for his time, commitment and passion towards art, the school and the students. We were captivated by Paul's work and ideas; he gave countless talks to so many year groups over the two days, and we have been continuing with the 'Street Art' theme in year's 8, 9 and 10.  The students are hooked."

Miss Bryce, Head of Art at Charter Academy

"Paul's mural will inspire current and future year groups.  On behalf of the Governors and myself, Paul will be extended a rite of passage in to Charter Academy to see his work, as well as to visit the students and teachers for years to come.  In partnership with Paul we are currently producing a plaque to go alongside the mural to commemorate My Dog Sighs and the link between Charter and the community it serves."
Mr Barnes, Principal of Charter Academy. 
 

Further photographs of Paul's mural, studio visit and inspiration can be found on our social media pages.

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