School Closure

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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.

 

Faith in school

Faith in School

Charter Academy is undergoing exciting improvements which are aimed at further developing the social, moral, spiritual and cultural lives of our students. Now existing at Charter Academy is a group of staff who meet weekly to further embed the Christian values.

What happens at Charter?

Prayer Meeting – Once a week a small (but growing) prayer group of staff and students meet and pray for the academy, our students and staff.

Student-written prayer for the academy (to be revised in the Autumn term)

Youth work – Breakfast Club

FISCH (Faith in schools)-This is a group of staff members and local clergy who discuss the Christian values. The group discuss topics such as Collective Worship and Charity work. The group welcomes all visitors.

Themes for the week are used in tutor time, weekly Collective Worship (assembly). – The academy benefits from themes for each week which encourages staff and students to reflect upon the lives of one another and the wider community. 

Assembly Rota 2019 to 2020.pdf

Whole school Collective Worship: Charter also holds a whole school collective worship for staff and students who have a very thought-provoking and inspiring assembly, led by our great links to the Church.

 Collective Worship Policy.pdf

School Pastors - School Pastors visit the Academy during Monday and Friday lunch times. This allows students to discuss anything including religious beliefs.