Covid 19 Support
We have a dedicated email address for you to report any concerns you have specifically about your child and their experience through this period. . An example may be that your child lost a grandparent to CV19 and is finding this difficult to come to terms with, or that they have serious anxieties around returning to school and will need support.
The email address is - Covid_19support@arkacton.org
Safeguarding in the event of a closure
In these extraordinary times, the safeguarding of our students is our absolute priority. We work closely with external partners to ensure that we try to provide as much support to students and parents as we can. The Metropolitan Police have recently sent us some guidance on the very serious subject of young people being drawn into county lines. This is the exploitation of young people and coercion into drug dealing and gangs. This is a very real risk to young people in London. Please see the attached link for more details on what county lines is and what you can do to support if you suspect a young person of being involved in county lines. Of course we can access support through our safeguarding teams at Ark Acton too. You can contact us through our email@example.com email address and this will be referred to the safeguarding team.
Click here to read County Lines guidance Met Police.pdf
Everyone at Ark Acton Academy cares about your wellbeing and safety. There are still various forms of support available to you if you have any concerns or worries. If you would like to discuss any concerns you have, you can contact the school by:
Calling the school on: 0203 110 2400 (they can put you through to the safeguarding team)
Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you leave your full name and year group in the email. This will help us to support you effectively.
Click below to read the relevant safeguarding documents
Free School Meals Update
29/04/20 - Update from EdenRed if you are experiencing ERROR Update from EdenRed.pdf
29/04/20 FSM update: We have been notified that the voucher for last week was sent to parents on 27/04/20 (apologies for the delay). We expect this weeks voucher to reach you before the end of this week. Voucher orders up to 11/04/20 have been placed with EdenRed via the Government voucher scheme but due to the demand their site is experiencing delays. Please see updated guidance on how to claim your voucher How to redeem Free School Meal vouchers via EdenRed.pdf
21/04/20 - Due to high demand there are delays processing the vouchers for FSMs via the Government voucher scheme, we expect this week’s voucher to reach you before the end of this week. Moving forward you will receive a £15 voucher at the start of each week until further notice. Please keep checking our website for all updates. We will send a text when the voucher has been sent. If you have not received your voucher please email email@example.com as urgent so we can resolve this for you.
06/04/20 - Easter Vouchers have been released and sent to the students email address (unless you have already contacted us to use another email).
01/04/20 - Students/parents who have not accessed their vouchers were sent a new link, please ensure you are using the newest link to access the voucher.
We urgently need students/parents to log in to their emails and check they can access their vouchers, click here for guidance on how to access student emails.
The vouchers are for Tesco stores and can be used to purchase food in bulk on a weekly basis.
More information will be available for parents who will recieve these vouchers.
If you have any queries or need any assistance while this service is set up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives.
Community Classrooms are for vulnerable students and key workers’ children
Parents should keep children at home wherever possible and thanks to everyone across our community who has followed that advice. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in our Community Classrooms, the lower the risk of the virus spreading.
The purpose of our Community Classroom to provide care for the children of key workers and children who are vulnerable. Only children in these categories can attend. Information on the list of key workers is here.
Any parents who want their children to attend the Community Classroom must inform reception, otherwise we cannot guarantee places.
We will ask parents on a weekly basis to re-confirm if they want to continue using the Community Classroom in school.
We are working to maintain as much stability for the students’ education as possible. Whilst it is not possible to fully replicate the educational experience at home, we are putting in place plans to make sure students can still access work and teachers are able to support their learning. Exams due to take place in May and June have been cancelled.
We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via email and text message.
Please continue to follow health guidance.
Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.
If you need to contact the school, please phone/email.
STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES
For emergency contacts, please click here.Emergency Contacts.pdf