COVID-19 arrangements

Remote Learning

In the event of isolation due to COVID-19, we are committed to providing high quality learning to all of our scholars. Please see the link below for the full plan.

Remote Learning contingency plans, October 2020

Definition: Remote education, which may be in a variety of formats, allows children to continue learning from home in the event of short term or long-term absence from school.


Remote education: our overarching principles

  • Curricular alignment: remote plans follow precisely the same sequence as face-to-face enactment of the curriculum
  • High quality resources that mirror those used in face-to-face teaching where applicable and appropriate, are easily accessible and break learning down into small steps (avoiding long-term project type tasks). This includes the use of videos
  • Feedback and assessment of learning should remain regular, in line with normal curriculum expectations

Risk assessment

Castle Mead Academy Risk Assessment, October 2020

Catch-up Premium

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium Strategy, 2020-21

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Academy documents

Safeguarding Information

Year 8 Arrangements for the re- opening of schools in September
Year 7 Arrangements for the re-opening of schools in September

Important Links

Coronavirus Information – What Should I Do? (BBC)

Test and Trace guidance for parents
Closure of educational settings: information for schools, childcare and other educational settings
Free School Meals
Remote Learning Tips For Scholars & Parents
Education Guidance
Links Provided by SEND Regional Network

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