COVID-19

Please find below all relevant Covid-19 information that you need to be aware of:

Clayton Hall Academy Position Statement

In March the government announced the closure of all schools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we closed our doors to all but the children of key workers and vulnerable students. 
 
Since that time, we have provided places for the children of key workers through term time and most holiday periods. On  June 15th 2020 we re-opened Clayton Hall Academy more widely to offer face-to face weekly provision for our Year 10 students and from 29th June 2020 we have made face-to-face provision each week for another Year group. We have not been able to have more than 25% of the Year 10 co-hort, plus another year group, on any site at any time, in line with government direction. However, we know what a difference this provision has made to our students and their families. We have focused on supporting self management, well-being and study skills and got our students ready to return full time in September. Our staff have appreciated the messages of thanks received from parents for supporting their children in this way and we have been impressed at the purposeful and mature way in which our students have used their time back in school. 
 
Throughout this period we have been very conscious of the challenges and concerns around this wider opening and have invested considerable time and effort in preparing for this. We have worked to  health and safety advice from H&S experts and from guidance issued by the government, NHS and the unions which support our staff. 
 
We know that many parents, students and staff will be anxious about a full return in September , but we equally know that we are public servants committed to educating young people – we want to support their learning and do our best to help them catch up on their time out of school. We are very much look forward to seeing our students in our academies again in September. 
 
We have developed a central and Academy specific planning framework for responding to COVID-19 which we continue to work to and develop constantly and which is robust and detailed. Please see below our current Risk Assessment documentation and Equality Impact Assessment documents for your reference and reassurance.
 
We have followed all updated government guidance for schools in finalising arrangements and have kept staff, students and parents updated as we have made our final preparations for the start of term.
 
We understand that the coming term is likely to throw up a range of, as yet unknown, challenges and do appreciate that the community of the school will need to pull together and show resilience, co-operation and determination.
 
By doing our best to support one another to be safe and vigilant we can follow our systems of control, and, by doing our best to support learning we can help students prepare for making progress and doing well in assessments. 

 

Full Opening Of Schools In September – Start Of Term Update

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Face Coverings In Schools

COVID-19 Reopening Risk Assessments and Guidance

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