Twitter

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

17/12/20

Lots of yoga and PE too! https://t.co/zmTRePijy1

17/12/20

Then we moved onto baking, gingerbread decorating, bauble, bath bomb and comfort box making (to name but a few activities!) https://t.co/LeqRm0gE6T

17/12/20

What an innovation day we had yesterday! Started on a grand scale with Callum Hudson-Odoi visiting and awarding prizes to the winners of our Christmas card competition! Delighted to meet you, Callum! https://t.co/GqMvqNrrFE

15/12/20

Stained glass cookies today! Yum! https://t.co/YsajoJdhlN

09/12/20

Great flapjack baking today! https://t.co/48EC5pNbkT

01/12/20

Very proud to share our top three Christmas card design entries. So many entries! So much incredible talent! https://t.co/JbZV6JCQSA

07/10/20

Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening: https://t.co/c5jNk6Ka5s

17/09/20

Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles! https://t.co/PpIxbn7CTZ

17/09/20

Retweetd From South London Press

New school opens doors in Clapham https://t.co/yc0iefa36k

14/09/20

Day 3 and enrichment is up and running! https://t.co/CrDZufqFuL

11/09/20

Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike! https://t.co/YitJOeT62I

10/09/20

Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!

18/08/20

Closer and closer and closer https://t.co/GQVfW1xf3K

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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