Academy Closed due to severe weather conditions

Dear Parents/Carers

Following an inspection of the site, the decision has been made to close the academy(Monday 11/12/17). This is due to a significant amount of snow on paths and carparks. We feel the site  and local roads are  unsafe for pupils, parents and staff.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience but hope the early notice will help parents make appropriate arrangements. 

We aim to be open as usual on Tuesday 12/12/17

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Advice for carers

Through your local council or fostering agency, you may feel equipped to deal with the vulnerabilities your child faces as a ‘looked after child’ in the real world, but how confident are you with the online world?

Rules and boundaries you set in the real world can apply online. It is advised that you take the time to read all of the information available on the parents and carers (link back to main page) pages and follow the top tips for your child’s age group. It is important to learn the technologies they use, the positive aspects of being online, but also what can go wrong.

As well as this there are specific risks looked after children may face online;

  • Contact from birth parents or relatives
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Security and safety

There are preventative methods you need to take as their carer pre, during and post placement to create a safer online environment.

If you are an education professional working with Foster carers and/or Adoptive parents, please visit the Resources area of the Thinkuknow Teachers website and click on the Parents tab. Here you'll find a suite of free materials for you to use.