Hampton Academies Trust - School Operation Update

18 March 2020

National School Closure from Friday

Parents may have seen the latest government announcement that schools across the country will close at the end of Friday 20 March until further notice.

There was also an announcement about provision to be put in place for children of key workers and vulnerable students. We will communicate further about this when we receive guidance from the government/Department of Education about how this will work.

The rest of this week

Our intended opening for Thursday 19 March and Friday 20 March is as follows:

Hampton Lakes Primary School – Open

Hampton College Primary Phase – Open

Hampton College Secondary Phase – Closed to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12

Open to Year 11 and Year 13

Hampton Gardens School – Closed to Years 7, 8, 9 and 12

Open to Year 13 – but please report to the Hampton College site

Hampton Gardens School Information

Free School Meals

We are happy to provide Free School Meal students with a packed lunch. Should you require a Free School Meal for your child please inform the school by 10.30am each day the lunch is required via enquiries@hamptongardens.org.uk or by telephone 01733 246700.

Online Work

Staff have been working hard today to ensure online learning is being put in place. It is pleasing to see so many students accessing and completing learning. As you can appreciate it takes time to ensure that every subject is uploaded with learning, please encourage students to be patient and to access the learning that is already uploaded. If students have queries they can communicate directly with staff via One Note or email but should be mindful that staff may not be able to respond immediately and to please be patient. Please also ensure that students are only using their school email address to contact their teachers for support.

Paper Learning

We are collating learning for those students that are unable to access online work. We will send out a communication via a text when learning is ready for collection. We anticipate this will be by 9.30am tomorrow, Thursday 19 March.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

As previously mentioned we have extensive mental health and wellbeing resources accessible from the school website – click here.

Should you have a safeguarding concern please contact the safeguarding team via safeguarding@hamptongardens.org.uk or by contacting Mrs Gilligan on 01733 246700.

We appreciate your continued support and patience during these unprecedented circumstances.