St George's Church of England Academy

‘Growing up together in Newtown'.

School closure update  22nd April 2020 

 

FREE  SCHOOL MEAL
£15 SUPERMARKET VOUCHERS.
Dear Parents/Carers,
We are aware that not all of our students have received the £15 weekly food voucher for a supermarket of their choice.
Many more of our students maybe be entitled to this weekly funding.  The eligibility criteria has been outlined below . If you think that you maybe entitled please contact the school office on 01213593432  between the hours of 8.30 am  - 2.30 pm for further information.
Eligibility Criteria 
1) Zambrano Carers 
 A 'Zambrano' carer is a person from a non-EEA state whose residence is required in order to enable a child or dependant adult, who is British, to live in the UK (or the rest of the EEA).  Parents and Carers would be eligible for a  supermarket food voucher for each of your school aged children.
 
2) Under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
If you have been refused asylum under Section 4 of the immigration act  and you have a letter from the home office or an Aspen card, you would be eligible for a  supermarket food voucher for each of your school aged children.
 
3)  Article 8 of the European conventions act 
Parents or Carers with leave to remain under article 8 are able to work, and as such are subject to a maximum annual household earnings threshold of £7,400 . You would be eligible for a  supermarket food voucher for each of your school aged children.
 
Extension of the UK lock down period 

As you are aware, the Government has now issued the statement that schools are to close to all pupils other than those whose parents are key workers. This decision will be reviewed Thursday 7th May 2020. We do not, at this point know for how long the schools will continue to be closed but we shall endeavor to keep you informed.

Free School Meals Voucher 

If your child is in receipt of a benefits free school meal you should have received an E Voucher code via text message to the mobile phone contact you have provided to the school office. This voucher can be redeemed at most supermarkets. The voucher should be used to purchase food for your child in replacement of a free school meal.  If you are having difficulty downloading your voucher please send an email to enquiry@stgnewtown.bham.sch.uk.  Please state your child's name and class when sending the email and we will call you back within 24 hours. 

Summer term opening provision

 If you are a key worker or your child has an EHCP or you have a family social worker or a family support worker  and require the school to provide additional care for your child, please email enquiry@stgnewtown.bham.sch.uk. We have spoken to most of our families who qualify for this provision however we are aware that circumstances can change suddenly so please do not hesitate to email or to call the school office on 0121 3593432 

Please note that this provision is only for key workers and vulnerable families in which the child/children cannot be safely cared for at home . All of our other students should remain at home during this  national  school closure.  We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text message and via the school website.


Admissions Appeal Timetable 

Please find more information on the timetable for CHURCH OF ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM INDEPENDENT the Admissions Appeal Timetable 2020-2021.

Remote Learning and Education City 

Your child’s learning is  important to us. Class teachers have been setting work for their students using the Education City platform.  Education City is fun and interactive, but most importantly it allows the class teacher to see who has completed the homework that has been set . We expect all of our students to  complete the work set by their class teacher. New work will be set every week and during the fortnightly phone calls, class teachers will discuss the work completed to date with the students. 

All of our students have been given an Education City password and username, if your child does not have this please speak to the class teacher about this during the fortnightly call. 

Please access our school website and click on  Home Learning  to access the work that has been set for your child.

Students can also access the DFE remote learning website : https://www.thenational.academy/

This is as much as we know right now, and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. .

If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.

 Yours sincerely

 Mrs. L. Francis

Head Teacher 

Please click on the Home Learning tab to access work that your child can complete at home.