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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update - Friday 22nd May 2020

Please click on link to Parent Update letter 220520

 

Coronavirus Update - Tuesday 12th May 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

I am sure you will have heard the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday May 10, in which it was announced that a phased return to school could begin from as early as 1st June for younger children in Reception classes, Year 1 and Year 6.

He also said, 'Our ambition is that secondary pupils facing exams next year will get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays.' 

So, for the time being, nothing has changed.

As further details of these plans are sent to us by the Department for Education, the school’s Senior Leadership Team will be meeting to discuss all aspects of re-opening in consultation with other Nishkam School Trust leaders, local head teachers and national organisations. Please bear with us while we put our plans in place and be assured that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring a safe re-opening for your children and our staff when the moment comes. As soon as plans are finalised, we will let you know.

Thank you for your on-going support of your child’s education and the school.

Kind Regards,

Mr Kearns

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Kooth - Online mental health support for all Birmingham children and young people aged 11-25

Birmingham Local Authority launched 'Kooth' an online mental health support platform for all Birmingham children and young people aged 11 – 25, on 13 April 2020.

Since launch, they have had a really positive response from children and young people, and continue to work across the different agencies in Birmingham to ensure that as many young people as possible are aware of, and have access to this support. 

Birmingham Statistics - 13th April to 25th April 2020

Generally, comments, discussion board themes and peer discussion have centred on the following: 

  • Issues around school closures & exam cancellations
  • Family relationships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Concerns from children of parents with substance misuse issues

Clearly, as the situation around COVID-19 remains uncertain, it is of paramount importance that we continue to promote this service to all our Children and Young People across the City in order to alleviate any potential anxieties, as well as to provide a point of escalation for more serious concerns.

Link for students - https://www.kooth.com/

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Please see update to Safeguarding policy in light of the current Coronvirus pandemic. 

Safeguarding Policy and addendum 

 

Coronavirus Update: Friday 17th April 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

We hope you and your families are all safe and well. As we are sure you will have heard based on the announcement from the Foreign Secretary on the 16 April 2020, the country will remain in lockdown for at least a further 3 weeks, so until we communicate otherwise, the school will stay closed for the majority of pupils and remain open for the children of critical workers. Our teachers will continue to set online learning. Thank you for your ongoing support through these difficult times.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/foreign-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-16-april-2020?utm_source=f03df306-0a3b-4854-a191-250277b189f0&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate&fbclid=IwAR0FyM6XmZbSgMqOvSXloZFbxSUA8pa0Ehin6caX6UrQ8KrTH-H6bc3cgIk

Kind regards

Mr Kearns

Principal

Nishkam High School Birmingham

Coronavirus Update: 25 March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please see the latest guidance from the DfE dated 24 March 2020, detailing how you can help to support the implementation of social distancing at our school:

Thank you for your ongoing support in helping to keep our pupils and staff as safe as possible at this time.

Kind regards

Mr Kearns

Principal

Nishkam High School Birmingham

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Please below information and links regarding coronavirus

Friday 20th March 2020

Critical worker letter 20th March 2020

Govt Guidelines School and Coronavirus 

Coronavirus Update

 

Thursday 19th March 2020

As announced by the government, our schools will be closing at the end of the day on Friday but will remain open for pupils of critical workers. We will be sharing further details soon with details following further government advice as it is produced. 

 

Monday 16th March 2020

Please note the additional guidance based on the PM’s statement on Monday 16 March 2020. As previously noted we will follow direct guidance from the DfE and notify you of any such changes. Please see a link below to the PM’s statement further guidance from PHE (Public Health England). 

PM Statement 16 March 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Education Settings - 16 March 2020

 

Friday 13th March 2020

Letter to parents 

Coronavirus Closure Plan

Government guidance to educational settings about covid-19 

Government guidance covid-19 Stay at home guidance