COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Are you entitled to Free School Meals?

If you've had a change in circumstances then you might be, contact your local authority to find out: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Newcastle: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/help-school-and-learning-costs/apply-free-school-meals

Sunderland: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/families/free-school-meals


Digital Safety During COVID-19:

Find information and links below for each area on how to keep yourself and others safe online:

Newcastle

Sunderland

Gateshead

North Tyneside

South Tyneside

Northumberland


Safeguarding Update for Parents & Carers

Dear parents/carers

KEEPING SAFE AND WELL

In light of the recent government guidelines I just wanted to update you all on how to access support if you need it. Our Academies are open for our learners who wish to take up their place. For those who choose to remain at home, we have a number of support measures in place. You will be contacted on a regular basis so we can talk to you and your child to explore how things are and if you require any further help either with remote learning or with wellbeing. It is really important that you answer your phone when we ring you or if you miss our call to either call or text back so we can speak to you.

We will continue to upload information on our website and social media platforms so please keep checking in. You will be signposted on how to access particular help if you are struggling. You can also contact your child’s tutor to request help and we can make appropriate referrals if necessary.

Availability and contact arrangements for families and professionals who wish to make contact with the Designated Safeguarding Leads/Deputies

During these unprecedented circumstances, the Designated Safeguarding Leads/Deputies will be available to be contacted by children, families and other services and agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of all our vulnerable children. They can be contacted via the school telephone number in the first instance and whether they are on or off-site they will gain contact with any family or professional as soon as possible.

Alternatively, they may be contacted via the school’s email address central.admin@tanmat.org

Trinity Academy Newcastle – Caroline Meadwell and Michele Osborne

Trinity Academy New Bridge- Nina McDougal and Alan Stevenson

Trinity Solutions Academy – Sarah Stuart and Lynn McNally

Trinity Post 16-Solutions Ltd- Vicky Elliott and Marie Bell

Contact with the Designated Safeguarding Leads/Deputies should be within the hours of the school day 8.30am to 4.30pm ONLY. Designated Safeguarding Leads/Deputies cannot be responsible for not receiving calls and messages outside of these times. In the event that children or families need support immediately please contact our front door services immediately (http://trinity.newcastle.sch.uk/media/downloads/public/Safeguarding_Advice_and_Guidance12.pdf)

The safety and wellbeing of you and your children is of the utmost importance to us so you need never feel you are doing this on your own.

Take care

Michelle Higgins- Trust Safeguarding Lead


PREVENT

It's really important that you understand the potential online dangers posed to children and young people. Here you will find information around the PREVENT strategy and what you should look out for. If you find your child is in danger of being radicalised online the information here will help you to understand what to do and where to get help.

PREVENT Links document

Domestic Abuse Helplines

REFUGE 0808 2000 247 -https://www.refuge.org.uk/

WOMEN’S AID -https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

HARBOUR - https://www.myharbour.org.uk/

POLICE - 999 in an emergency

Update 7th April 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19

Update 30th March 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update 26th March 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update 16th March 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19

Information for parents and carers: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 11th March 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update 9th March 2021

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 26th February 2021

This Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) COVID-19 page provides important advice and updates for service parents.

Update 24th February 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19


Update 23rd February 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges


Update 18th February 2021

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing


Update 16th February 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 9th February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

As this half term draws to a close, we are keen to ensure that you are up to date with current news and developments. Key points to share are as follows:

The government has announced that it intends to reopen schools on 8 March. Currently, we don't know what this will look like and will keep you informed of what this means for you and your child once further guidance is released.
Free school meal vouchers will continue to be issued to cover half term.
The Trust COVID Risk Assessment and academy customised plans have been updated in response to the new more infectious variants. We continue to do everything we can to minimise the risk of infection in school. For example, all students who consented were tested twice in week 2 and 3 of the term and weekly tests for all staff were introduced in week 2, stepping up to twice weekly by week 4.
We are putting significant time and resources into ensuring that our students are safe and that you as parents and carers are given the right support when you need it. We are also driving forward with our core agenda of preparing the parents of the future. Our current priority is to ensure that all our students have access to our Passport to Prepare, which will be launched after half term.
If your child is not coming into one of our academies can you please encourage them to engage with our fantastic remote learning offer? Accessing this will give them a daily focus and sense of achievement, as well as helping them to still feel part of school life. Please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing this.
Finally, I wanted to reassure you that the mood across the trust remains consistently positive and calm. Our staff are working incredibly hard to address the needs of our students, whether they are attending school or not. As ever if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.

Kind regards

All Heads of School

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update 11th February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online


Update 3rd February 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges


Update 2nd February 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Laptops and tablets progress data as of 2 February 2021

Laptops and tablets progress data during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak


Update 1st February 2021

Admission appeals for school places

Supporting your children's remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)


Update 29th January 2021

Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak


Update 21st January 2021

Admission appeals for school places

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges


Update 20th January 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges


Update 19th January 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data as of 12 January 2021


Update 15th January 2021

Making a childcare bubble with another household


Update 12th January 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 4 January 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 8th January 2021

Dear parent/carer

I am writing to bring you up to date with the current situation in our academy. Our intention is to post all updates online, so if you haven't done so already, I would recommend that you find and like our Facebook page.

In this challenging time, our priority is to do all that we can to ensure that you and your family remain safe. We fully understand and support the decision that many of you have taken to keep your child at home and would like to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that a remote learning offer, in line with government recommendations, is available to them. For those learners still attending school, they will continue with their learning as normal. We are also working hard to get the required testing regime up and running for those learners and staff who are in school. Finally, our commitment is to maintain the same high standards in our communication with you as during the first lockdown.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 5th January 2021

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings


Update 31st December 2020

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Update 30th December 2020

Following the announcement on the 30th December 2020, Trinity Academy Newcastle, Trinity Academy New Bridge and Trinity Post 16 Solutions Limited will open to all learners as planned on Monday 4th January 2021.

However, Trinity Solutions Academy will now not be reopening until Monday the 11th January 2021.


Update 22nd December 2020

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data


Update 17th December 2020

CBBC doctors join NHS Test and Trace in fight against coronavirus

Remote education webinars


Update 15th December 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 10 December 2020


Update 14th December 2020

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 10th December 2020

Support materials and advance information in 2021 GCSE, AS and A level exams


Update 8th December 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 3 December 2020

Making a childcare bubble with another household


Update 7th December 2020

Ofsted's plans: January 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 3rd December 2020

Guidance to support the summer 2021 exams

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak


Update 2nd December 2020

Remote education webinars


Update 1st December 2020

Ofsted warns of risk to children ‘out of sight’ during pandemic

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 26 November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2019/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

Making a childcare bubble with another household


Update 27th November 2020

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Face coverings in education


Update 25th November 2020

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies

Remote education webinars


Update 24th November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 19 November 2020


Update 20th November 2020

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings


Update 19th November 2020

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies


Update 17th November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 12 November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 12th November 2020

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 10th November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 5 November 2020


Update 6th November 2020

Making a childcare bubble with another household

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 5th November 2020

Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Face coverings in education

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020


Update 3rd November 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 29 October 2020 (early years data only)


Update 2nd November 2020

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies


Update 30th October 2020

Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered early years and childcare settings


Update 27th October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 22 October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 20th October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 15 October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 16th October 2020

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings


Update 15th October 2020

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 14th October 2020

Vulnerable children and young people survey


Update 13th October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 6th October 2020

COVID-19 series: briefing on schools, September 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 1 October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)


Update 5th October 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings


Update 1st October 2020

Remote Education Temporary Continuity Direction: explanatory note


Update 29th September 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 24 September 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 28th September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 25th September 2020

Remote education webinars


Update 23rd September 2020

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies


Update 22nd September 2020

Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 17 September 2020

Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)


Update 17th September 2020

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak


Update 15th September 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 10 September 2020


Update 14th September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): kits for schools and FE providers


Update 11th September 2020

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies


Update 10th September 2020

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Update 8th Septemeber 2020

Changes to the adoption and children regulations: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings


Update 7th September 2020

Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)


Update 2nd September 2020

Written statement from Chair of Ofqual to the Education Select Committee


Update 1st September 2020

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak