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28/05/21

Rewards assembly today was the perfect end to a very busy half term! More than sixty recipients - you have gone above and beyond in true Clapham style! Well done! https://t.co/pIlc4WlqKZ

30/04/21

Delighted to share that we have achieved the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools bronze award! https://t.co/MiGEQRHAn1

15/04/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Council

We're asking everyone in the borough to get a PCR test this week, whether they have symptoms or not, due to new cases of the Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa

05/04/21

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We have recently been a victim of a ransomware attack, in order to keep up-to-date with how this affects our schools and more please click here:https://t.co/yeZwgHNiGC

26/03/21

Delighted students cashing in their well-earned Clapham credits for a treat! https://t.co/V5UwJr3vYs

17/03/21

Retweetd From beautyk88

Good morning HACL family as a parent I want everyone to know how clean the school is in terms of prevention of COVID19 I feel at ease with my son going to school and coming home each day free from the worry of catching COVID this school is a 5* clean school 💯

10/03/21

So brilliant to have our students back in the academy with us! https://t.co/iUke0OC68p

11/02/21

Mabel has enjoyed checking in on our critical worker children and visiting some of those who are not able to be in! She joins us all in wishing our staff and students a restful, screen-free half term! https://t.co/wIps971NJ4

10/02/21

Very proud of our week 2 and week 3 Clapham bake-off winners! https://t.co/EayKeW7EbX

08/02/21

You would be very welcome!

07/02/21

Two of our favourite emails of the week - a student checking in about the welfare of her teachers and a parent praising us for what we are doing. Both very much appreciated! https://t.co/keVHQxfIQm

01/02/21

Wanted posters in Spanish and annotated skeletons in PE! Fabulous creativity! https://t.co/72D9AXCSwu

29/01/21

Our enrichment bake-off challenge had a very colourful start! Well done to all our participants! https://t.co/Dve901bWes

20/01/21

One of our key values is for our students to have a global view. Part of this is for them to understand their place in the world. Fantastic work on 'Globalisation and me' to aid this. https://t.co/vuFxa8i7gr

18/01/21

Just because it's lockdown, doesn't mean enrichment stops! https://t.co/6tjeimh9MD

18/01/21

Excellent work and exemplary self-regulation in our online Chinese lessons! https://t.co/AflDglwnWE

15/01/21

Such lovely messages of support from our parents! A few extracts: 'Thank you for the hard work all the staff are doing each and every day for the students. It doesn't go unnoticed.' 'We are truly appreciative of the staff for all your hard work in keeping things running.'

09/01/21

Retweetd From CARLA

I would like to praise ( ) for their fantastic leadership & teaching as well as the outstanding home learning provision during this pandemic. Very grateful to the school for their hard work in almost impossible conditions - THANK YOU!

08/01/21

A huge well done to our students! Your teachers are so proud of you. Your level of engagement in your lessons and the quality of your work is simply fabulous! To our parent body - your messages of support, thanks and kindness are very much appreciated! What an academy family!

17/12/20

And last but by no means least, a donation of another three crates of food to the Clapham food bank. Thank you parents, students and staff! https://t.co/9VaPXT1UdI

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Introduction and useful links for parents, including supporting your child's mental health and wellbeing

Dear Parents and Carers 

This page of the website will provide you with the details you need to understand what we consider to be the most important information to share with you. We hope this is helpful in giving you the essential information. 

The government has also published advice for parents and carers on supporting their child's emotional and mental wellbeing during the pandemic:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

I am sure you know but it is worth re-stating that it is vitally important that your child does not attend the Academy if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, any member of your household has the symptoms, or if your child has been in immediate contact with any person who has symptoms, or if your child has returned from a country on the Government Travel restrictions website.

If your child has been exposed to anyone with confirmed symptoms or you have returned from a country on the list of travel restrictions then you must remain at home and call the Academy for further guidance. 

Main symptoms 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. 

We have prepared a powerpoint for our parents, students and staff. We hope that the slides are easy to understand and use. Please access this powerpoint from the Covid-19 information dropdown menu.

There is a slide for: 

- what to do if your child, you or a member of your household develops symptoms at home 

- what we will do if your child develops symptoms when attending the academy 

- how we will deal with any positive cases, including liaising with the local health protection teams. 

Support for parents of vulnerable students, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities 

Mrs Francesca Arhin is leading the SEND team during this time and so please email her at f.arhin@harrisclapham.org.uk if you have any questions and/or queries. 

Please note that there is some useful help and advice available for parents to help support children with special educational needs during the crisis. This includes: 

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update 

https://petervermeulen.be/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips/  for top tips for supporting children with autism affected by Coronavirus.

The Lambeth local offer, updated for Covid-19 can be accessed on:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/send-local-offer 

The Harris Clapham Academy Support email 

We have created a bespoke email for parents and students to use during the crisis. It is: claphamsupport@harrisclapham.org.uk 

We will prioritise dealing with any concerns in relation to our vulnerable group of students, but we have a team of staff who will monitor and check any information coming into the email. 

Other sources of support and guidance 

We are conscious that online learning and students using more internet resources may bring some additional worries. Our staff have received updated training and protocols on safeguarding at this time. We are confident that our use of technology is safe. 

However, you may find the following particularly useful: 

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
 
The college have identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers 
 

The webpage can also be downloaded as a pdf here.
 
Stay at home activities for children and young people: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/stay-home-activities-children-young-people 

Young Minds – advice for young people on coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ 

Mind – advice for adults on protecting their mental health and well-being

 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ 

The NHS

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

And a reminder of help for staying safe online – you may wish to discuss this with your child too: 

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/ 

BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-staying-safe-online 

NSPCC 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

If you have any questions or need support – please do use our support email stated above. We are here to help! 

Gizlé Landman 

Principal