The Latest Updates from Bournville
Wednesday 24 February 2021 – Testing updates
Please click here for the latest letter regarding the re-opening of Bournville School – Academy reopening Jan 2021
Please be reminded of the following:
COVID-19 Guidance – if a member of your household has symptoms and is awaiting a test result
Do not send your child to the academy– please be reminded that if a member of your household is awaiting a COVID-19 test due to having symptoms, the whole household should isolate until the test result is received, and students must not return to school until a negative test result is received. Please advise school of the reason for the absence as Covid absences are exempt from usual attendance processes.
COVID-19 Guidance – if your child has symptoms and is awaiting a test result
Do not send your child to the academy – please be reminded that if your child has a COVID-19 test due to having symptoms, they must not return to the academy until the test result is received. We do not require evidence of a negative test, but do require evidence of a positive result. Please advise the academy of the reason for the absence as Covid absences are exempt from usual attendance processes.
Latest updates from Bournville Academy on Covid-19
Information from Bournville Academy regarding Covid-19
Please click here for a Guide for Parents on Remote Learning at Bournville.
On any occasion that students at Bournville Academy are required to learn from home, we have put in place a variety of strategies to ensure that all students can access a high quality, full curriculum. Click here for our Blended learning offer.
The DFE have produced guidance information for parents and carers about going back to school during the autumn term. Below are translations for this guidance.
Arabic click here.
Bengali click here.
Chinese (Simplified) click here.
Chinese Traditional click here.
French click here.
Gujrati click here.
Polish click here.
Portuguese click here.
Punjabi click here.
Romany click here.
Somali click here.
Turkish click here.
Urdu click here.
Support Children and Families During Coronavirus
As well as the information below, our website has two dedicated sections which contain information on how to support your child and how to keep your child safe, and links to organisations that can support children and families: https://www.bournvilleschool.org/academy-life/safeguarding/ and https://www.bournvilleschool.org/academy-life/student-wellbeing/
Students: Need to talk to someone?
Please see information below on “KOOTH”, an online counselling and support service for all young people across Birmingham aged 11-25 years.
Kooth (Need to talk)
Kooth.com is an award winning and innovative online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people across Birmingham aged 11-25 years.
It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support. In 2019 – 2020 kooth.com was accessed by over 150,000 young people and is available across 85% of CCGs area.
Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available from 12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year, providing a much needed out-of-hours service for emotional support in an accessible way. Kooth.com also offers articles, forum and self-help 24/7.
Watch video and/or join here:
Parents: Keeping Children Safe Online
The government have produced a useful guide to keeping children safe online Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Information from other organisations can also be found on the e-safety section on our website Safeguarding – Bournville School
Parents: Coping in Uncertain Times
Please click here for information for parents on how to cope during these uncertain times.
Parents: Support Available from Northfield Families
Northfield Families Newsletter
On behalf of Birmingham Children’s Partnership, we are offering support to children, young people, and their families in the Northfield Locality. We work with people from bump to 25 years, and their families.
We can help with:
- Emergency grants of up to £100 towards food and fuel costs
- Food parcel delivery
- Fuel vouchers
- Free access to parenting courses
- Access to emergency family grants
- Referrals to baby banks and services
- Benefits, housing, and employment advice
- Referral & signposting to mental and emotional health services
- Signposting to other supportive and recreational services via our community connectors
Northfield Families is working closely with Birmingham Pathfinder and Barnardo’s to offer a range of holistic support geared specifically to each family’s needs. Barnardo’s, as part of the Birmingham Forward Steps partnership, is able to offer a range of support to families with children under 5 years old, you can find out more here: https://bhamforwardsteps.co.uk/
The Birmingham Pathfinder works with schools to develop a collaborative approach to Early Help support for families. If you would like to find out more about the range of free support, supervision and training opportunities available, please contact Rob McCabe directly via email at [email protected] or phone 07954 169503.
Family Connect Form Families can self-connect to services using the Family Connect Form- Self Identification
If you would like to contact Northfield Families directly you can also speak to Sue or Jess: [email protected] Mon- Wed: 07516 918 133 Thur- Fri: 07951 346 327