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Please click here to view the COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan of our school that sets out the measures put in place to prepare for the full opening of the school and ensure the school continues to operate in a safe way.

THE SCHOOL IS OPEN TO ALL YEAR GROUPS


For more information from the Department for Education and Public Health England, please click here.


Last updated: Monday, 28 September 2020, 16:00


Please click here for important information regarding COVID-19 enquiries, community support and EMERGENCY SUPPORT contact details from Brent Council.
Please click here to view a guide from the Department for Education with information for parents and carers about schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 
Please click here to view list of ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES for home education published by the Department of Education.

 


Covid-19 Letters Home

LETTER REGARDING FACE COVERING – 2 SEPTEMBER 2020

Important information regarding face covering. Please click here to view the letter.

LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING A LEVEL RESULTS – 17 AUGUST 2020

Important information regarding A Level Results. Please click here to view the letter.

PREPARING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 PARENT INFORMATION LETTER – SHEET 2

Letter to parents regarding preparations for September 2020. Please click here to view the letter.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES, RESULTS DAYS, APPEALS, RETAKES – SUMMER 2020

Letter regarding information for Candidates, Results Days, Appeals and Retakes – Summer 2020. Please click hereto view the letter.

PREPARING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 PARENT INFORMATION LETTER – SHEET 1

Letter to parents regarding preparations for September 2020.
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LETTER REGARDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL REOPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Letter to parents regarding arrangements for the school reopening in September 2020.
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RETURNING TO SCHOOL INFORMATION LETTER (YEAR 10 & YEAR 12 )

Returning to school information letter for Year 12 students. Please click hereto view the letter.

Returning to school information letter for Year 10 students. Please click hereto view the letter.

LETTER REGARDING SUMMER TERM

Important information regarding Summer Term for Year 7, 8 9, 10 and 12 students.
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Important information regarding Summer Term for Year 11 students.
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Important information regarding Summer Term for Year 13 students.
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LETTER REGARDING 2020 SUMMER EXAMINATIONS

Important information regarding the 2020 Summer Examinations.
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LETTER REGARDING FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Important information regarding Free School Meals. Please click here to view the letter.

LETTER REGARDING  CANCELLATION OF THE SUMMER EXAMINATIONS

Important information regarding cancellation of the summer examinations for Year 11.
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Important information regarding cancellation of the summer examinations for Year 12.
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Important information regarding cancellation of the summer examinations for Year 13.
Please click here to view the letter.

LETTER REGARDING CORONAVIRUS – 17 MARCH 2020

Important information regarding Coronavirus. Please click here to view the letter.

LETTER REGARDING CORONAVIRUS – 16 MARCH 2020

Important information regarding Coronavirus. Please click here to view the letter.

LETTER REGARDING CORONAVIRUS – 06 MARCH 2020

Important information regarding Coronavirus. Please click here to view the letter.

 

Exams 2020

All public examinations (including A Level, GCSE and BTECs) DID NOT take place this year and the qualifications were awarded through an alternative mechanism called calculated grades.

Please click here to read the guidance from the Department for Education regarding the cancellation of the summer examinations.

Please click here to view the letter to parents regarding information about the 2020 SUMMER EXAMINATIONS.

 

What support is available to parents to help them maintain their family’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak?

Social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine, are important protective factors for mental health.

Materials to promote and support mental wellbeing are included in the list of online resources we have published to help children to learn at home. Public Health England’s Rise Above platform supports young people. The Department of Health and Social Care is providing £5 million of additional funding to support mental health charities to increase their provision for adults and children at this time.Social isolation, reduced exercise and bereavement may affect children’s wellbeing in this period. Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing include:

All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines and seeking to use digital and virtual channels to continue delivering support during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is support available to keep your child safe online. You can access further information on keeping children safe online.

Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to stay safe online
  • to help families manage during this time, the NCA has launched Thinkuknow: home activity packs, a set of fun, engaging activities based on Thinkuknow cartoons, films, games, and advice articles
  • a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the Thinkuknow website every 2 weeks while schools are closed – these activities offer a great opportunity to help you keep up positive, supportive conversations about online safety in your home
  • Parent Info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • LGfL provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net Aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

 

What we need you to do
  • If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible at the following address: office@alperton.brent.sch.uk
  • Talk to your children about the coronavirus. Some children may find this frightening; we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety.

 

If you have any questions

Please consult the:

  • School Office at the following address: office@alperton.brent.sch.uk
  • NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of Coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111.
  • Department for Education’s Coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to Coronavirus in relation to schools.
  • Government’s travel advice, if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about
COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as
follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)