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22/09/21

Really lovely to welcome our parents to the academy for the first time and to meet them in person. Your support and positivity is much appreciated!

10/09/21

Not only is our fantastic enrichment programme of more than 40 different activities up and running from next week, but we also have our first visiting musicians - Duo Chuva! https://t.co/ag3VvCPtzk

10/09/21

First full week back - so much focus, hard work and determination! https://t.co/1QkyWCMjwr

15/08/21

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting our new Year 7s last week. Look forward to seeing our Year 8 students tomorrow for summer school! https://t.co/A5NPpcAfTo

09/08/21

Phenomenal attendance to day 1 of our summer school for our new Year 7s. Lots of excellent learning, well-being reflections and enrichment! https://t.co/HMX3GNionJ

02/08/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

Kemari aged 12 please help us find missing Kemari last seen on 2nd August near Brixton wearing a grey tracksuit, blue jacket and white trainers. Please call 999 quote 21MIS023120 .1508AS https://t.co/C6pVRPIwmq

24/07/21

Retweetd From Ed Davie

Please share details of 's biggest ever summer holiday programme of FREE activities and healthy food for children and young people https://t.co/LQdj2jQBjN

23/07/21

End of term meant a huge rewards assembly and a chance to cash in Clapham Credits for hot chocolate. Well done on a successful year, year 7! https://t.co/xO16v6jVjE

23/07/21

Fantastic careers and charities day this week. Charities chosen by students and stalls created and managed to raise funds. https://t.co/izA0o2SC8p

20/07/21

What a fabulous sports day! Badminton, basketball, football, table tennis ... tug-of-war, egg-and-spoon, rock, paper, scissors, sprints and relays. The list was endless! Well done to our students and a huge thank you to our staff!

18/07/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

We are pleased to confirm that Benjamin and Christopher have been found safe and well. Thank you for sharing our appeal.

16/07/21

Well done to our geographers - we are super proud of you! https://t.co/AbeUBUkwmR

09/07/21

A good book is like a good friend - made even better with a reading buddy! https://t.co/G4nSMKgcpx

08/07/21

Yesterday it was the girls' turn to have their first-ever match! Looking forward to many more! https://t.co/pT7jtTSzV5

06/07/21

First-ever football fixture (and first ride in our minibus!) https://t.co/PulGkIpoaP

24/06/21

Well done, Year 7, on your focus and tenacity while sitting your end of year assessments! https://t.co/PWy77nKP0v

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

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Introduction and Step 4 from July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers 

This page of the web site 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. 

This is our tab where we will include information for our students, parents and carers on how the academy is following the latest guidance on managing coronavirus (Covid-19).

We share information by updating the website regularly. 

England is moving to Step 4 from the 19 July 2021 and this is expected to be the situation when the academy term starts in September 2021.

To find out more about Step 4 and what that means for schools please click here.

Our students are encouraged to take part in asymptomatic testing at the beginning of the autumn term. This means we have been asked by the Government to carry out two lateral flow tests, 3 to 5 days apart at the beginning of September. We will be letting students know at enrolment the date and times of these tests. Parents and carers of our current students will remember this process from the Spring Term when students returned from lockdown. 

Document One - some frequently asked questions on asymptomatic testing - click here.

Document Two - the privacy notice on how data will be used from the two lateral flow tests - click here.

The consent form for the testing will be emailed to parents so that the form can be submitted more easily electronically. Please look out for an email from us closer to September. If any of the above documents change we will update the website as soon as we possibly can.

Students are also expected to continue to then test at home twice a week for at least the month of September and share the outcome of the test with us, particularly if it is positive. The privacy notice for these tests can be accessed by clicking here.

Of course nothing can replace the key messages:

- good hygiene by regular hand washing and sanitising - we will ask all students and visitors to sanitise on entry to the academy and regularly during the day (or their visit)

- we will ensure that the academy is cleaned regularly

- we will have a state-of-the-art ventilation system to make sure spaces are well ventilated

- we will always follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of Covid-19.

We are sure that you know that it goes without saying that students, parents or carers should not come into the academy if they have symptoms of Covid-19. Symptoms and what do to if you suspect you have symptoms are summarised clearly by the NHS here. An easy to read guide on stay at home guidance for you and your household can also be accessed by clicking here.

We will also make sure we have appropriate plans in place so that we can provide a high quality remote education should it ever be needed, such as a student being required to self-isolate. We have a document already placed on this tab outlining our tried and tested plans for remote education.

We would also parents and carers to be mindful of the advice that is 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. 

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 on 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 

Top tips for autism and coronavirus: https://petervermeulen.be/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips/ 

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:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/generated-pdf/document/COVID-19---resources-for-parents-and-carers.pdf
 

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/ 

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