Information for Parents and Carers
This page has been created to provide parents and carers with information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be updated regularly and contains academy specific information as well as guidance from Academies Enterprise Trust.
Testing now available to anyone with symptoms of coronavirus
The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, including children under the age of 5 years. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test.
A coronavirus test can be booked here:
Essential workers in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, can apply for priority testing through GOV.UK. A coronavirus test can be booked here:
New DfE Guidance
Students have been given reassurances on university places and the Government is lifting the cap on medical courses for the coming academic year.
The Government has announced that students in England will receive teacher assessed grades for GCSE and A level results this summer.
Further education colleges will receive funding boost to ‘build back better’ and kick-start work to upgrade their buildings and estates
Schools can offer people who want to become teachers an experience in their school.
On Monday 17 August the government launches its #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September.
Additional funding for local authorities to support pupils’ and students’ wellbeing and psychosocial recovery as they return to full-time education in autumn 2020.
Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb writes to all headteachers and college principals about A and AS level and GCSE results.
Over 600,000 pupils will receive their GCSE results, with increases in numbers of pupils taking key subjects like maths, science and Spanish
Updated DfE Guidance
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Protective measures update for autumn term, making clear the position on group sizes and how providers can minimise the risk of children mixing outside their school bubbles, as well as additional content on music and performing arts, educational visits and shared resources.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Coronavirus (COVID 19) update for autumn term including new section on live performances.