Please find below all relevant Covid-19 information that you need to be aware of:
Clayton Hall Academy Position Statement – Re-opening of Clayton Hall Academy in March 2021
For many weeks we have been educating students remotely and predominantly via Microsoft Teams. Despite strenuous efforts from both teaching and pastoral staff to ensure that all students are engaged and involved, we do recognise that the best way to educate young people is face-to-face in school, and are delighted to be welcoming students back
We recognise the significant contribution that our staff make to the development and well-being of our students. We take seriously our social role in contributing to our wider community and will work with families and students to build the safest, most welcoming and positive provision that we can.
We want to support our students to return hopeful that many of the relationships that were thriving before will be invested in and restored, building a cushion against the discomfort of returning.
We recognise the need to listen to what has happened to our students in this time of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions, to understand the needs of our community and engage them in the transitioning of learning back into school.
We know that all of our students will feel like they have lost time in learning and we will work with them to show them how we can address these gaps, mapping progress and next steps in learning to reassure them of positive outcomes, and to reassure them that they will be supported to reach the outcomes expected by themselves, their parents and their teachers. We will make the skills for learning in a school environment explicit to our students to reskill and rebuild their confidence as learners.
We are also building space into our curriculum to focus on students rediscovering themselves, making plans for the future and to find their voice on what their learning needs are. We will all work at an incredible pace to make sure this group of learners are not disadvantaged against their peers, providing opportunity and exploration alongside the intensity of our expectations.
We have fully reviewed our Health and Safety plans and risk assessments to make our academies as safe as they can be, and we reinforce the message of government that we all need to do our best to maintain social distancing and expected controls during these early weeks of return.
We will carrying out Mass Lateral Flow Testing over the next few weeks and we will be staggering the start of return to allow us to be sure that all who consent to testing have received negative testing outcomes before returning, making it safer for them to return to the classroom. We ask parents to bear with us whilst we undertake this challenging and sizeable programme of tests.
Please be assured that as we receive information and direction from the Department of Education we respond to it thoroughly and promptly and will keep staff, students and parents up to date with development as they roll out.
We are optimistic about the future of our staff and students and remain committed to the growth and development of all in our community.
We are offering support for students when working from home. Email our student support helpdesk – studentHelpdesk@uetrust.org
Please note this is for student support queries ONLY. Other queries may go unanswered and should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Resources and Support
If you are using mobile data to learn remotely, you may be eligible for an increase in your data cap where applicable. Submit your details via the form linked below and we will, in turn, communicate your request to the Department For Education who will contact your network operator.
Letter From The Principal
November Start Of Term Update Letter
County Council October Update Letter
NHS Covid-19 App Use
Full Opening Of Schools In September – Start Of Term Update
Face Coverings In Schools
County Council 10 Step Guidance For Parents
COVID-19 Reopening Risk Assessments and Guidance
- Clayton Hall Academy Risk Assessment
- Staffordshire County Council Risk Assessment Checklist
- Joint Union Checklist
- Equality Impact Assessment
- COVID-19 Guidance to UET Academies
COVID-19 Policy Updates
Please see below for extensions to existing policies, or addendums as required. You can view all of the policies here.
- COVID-19: Attendance Policy Update
- COVID-19: Behaviour Policy Update
- COVID-19: Teaching and Learning Policy Update
- COVID-19: Wellbeing Policy Update
- COVID-19: Safeguarding Policy Addendum