Government has produced guidance for the full opening of schools, from September. The last few weeks have gone very well at school and we are excited that we will soon see everyone again. We are currently drawing up plans, based on careful risk assessments. We will share these with you as soon as possible but this may not be until the end of term. In the meantime, Government has produced information for parents/carers here: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
Paradigm Trust has confirmed its arrangements to partially re-open schools during the summer term. The Trust-wide and primary-specific arrangements are available here, together with specific safe working practices for staff working in administrative and office-based roles. The secondary arrangements are available here, with agreed behaviour system here.
The Government has produced guidance on ‘What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.’
The Government has provided its definition of key workers. This is available here. Parents/carers have already been asked to indicate to their child/ren’s school if they feel that they qualify as a key worker. If you have already done so, but your status may now have changed or be unclear, please contact the school. If you have not yet contacted the school to say that you qualify as a key worker, and you would like your child to be in school, please let the school know urgently so that we can make plans.
The Ipswich Star has published a report on the ways in which Ipswich academy is bridging the ‘digital divide’.
You can read the full report here.
Abbie Thorrington is today taking up the position of Principal at Ipswich Academy. This is the start of an new exciting chapter for the academy. The Ipswich Star have published a feature which you can read by clicking the link below.
The Ipswich Star has written a feature on the secondary schools in Ipswich that are reopening.
The social distancing measures that have been put in place is largely thanks to the hard work and dedication of all staff at Ipswich Academy and other schools in the area.
Read more about this here.
The Ipswich Star have featured the news of pupils from Y6 at Piper’s vale returning to school yesterday. Please click below to read the article.
Current government guidance is that vouchers for pupils who are eligible for free school meals will not be issued for the half term break. Given this, we will not be issuing vouchers next week. If government guidance changes we will issue vouchers as soon as we can.
We are pleased that Piper’s Vale Academy has been featured in the East Anglian Daily Times again today, discussing the innovative ways our pupils have been working at home.
Take a look at this piece of art, sent in by Mehreen, a year 3 pupil at Old Ford Primary Academy. A loving message reminding us that it’s not all doom and gloom out there.