Welcome To The Telford Park School
UPDATE POSED 03/04/2020 - 09:45
I hope that you are well and are managing to keep safe.
By now, I’m sure that you will all be settling into new routines and structuring student home learning to suit your family circumstances.
Given the current challenges that we are all dealing with, it is important that we consider fully our own and our family’s wellbeing. There is a lot of advice available currently but please find attached some useful information along with the following link: www.telfordsend.org.uk that you may find helpful whilst we are being asked to stay in our homes.
Also please note the information below from BEAM, who are an emotional health and well-being service for children and young people across Telford and Wrekin.
Additionally, as you are aware have cancelled or postponed all school visits that were due to take place before the end of the summer term. We are still hopeful that the planned ski trip for next year will go ahead, more news to follow on this.
Best wishes and kind regards,
Mrs H Rigby
Head of School
Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam – Phone-based support
Information for Parents/carers:
If you feel your child(ren)/young person would benefit from our support, please take a look at our website https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/beam/coronavirus.
For young people aged 13+ please ask them to contact us via AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk.
For young people who are aged 13 and under, you will need to contact us on their behalf via AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk.
As with our face to face drop-ins, the young person should want to engage with us, and be able to do so over the phone.
We will continue to innovate and adapt as we need to. This is an enormous effort from every corner of The Children’s Society to ensure we can continue to offer support to the children and young people we work with. For more information about how our charity is working at the moment, or to donate to our emergency Coronavirus appeal, please go to our website at https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
Please find attached the flyer about the phone service.
UPDATE POSTED 11:15 25/03/2020 - SCAM WARNING
Message from HM Government:
We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.
UPDATE POSTED 16:29 - 22/03/2020
We can now confirm the arrangement for the distribution of free school meals from next week:
- T&W staff will use our school to prepare and organise the distribution of free school meals.
- Fleet transport will begin distributing packed lunches to homes from 11.30 am onwards. The staff involved are T&W employees and have a DBS as they either work in our leisure centres or for fleet transport. Where possible school staff will also be supporting this operation.
Many thanks and kind regards
UPDATE POSTED 08:16 - 20/03/2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you are aware from 2.35pm today The Telford Park School will close to most children. From Monday 23rd March If it is safe to do so and wherever possible children should stay at home to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
From Monday 23 March, schools in England will only stay open to provide childcare for children whose parents count as key workers and children who are vulnerable where required.
We need to establish whether any parent/carer in your household is a key worker and if you would like your child/children to continue to attend school while you provide essential services.
Please take 2 minutes to complete this short form to help us gather this information quickly and plan for the children we need to support in school next week.
For the majority of children who are not attending school we ask parents/carers to follow the guidance to do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults. They should therefore remain at home.
If you have any questions please contact the school in the usual way.
Mrs H Rigby
Head of School
UPDATE POSTED 16:25 19/03/2020
Firstly, continued thanks for your ongoing support at this challenging time.
At this point I would like to outline what the latest UK Government announcements mean for our school in the short, medium and longer term, notwithstanding the constantly evolving circumstances:
- For today and tomorrow we will organise staffing to ensure that lessons for all students continue as closely aligned to their normal timetables as is possible
- From Monday, students with an EHCP, children in care, children with a Child protection plan, children in need and the children of ‘Key Workers’ should attend school as normal and in full school uniform. When we have the definitive list of the ‘key worker’ groups we will communicate this with you.
- For all remaining students the school will be closed until further notice from the end of the school day on Friday.
- I would like to reassure Year 11 students that there has been a commitment from the Government that they will get the qualifications that they deserve, despite the actual examinations being cancelled and we will work with the DfE so that this can be achieved
- Online activities have already been signposted and there will be packs to support student home study, both hard copies and electronic provided for parents/carers soon.
Continuing and sincere thanks for your support as we work together to get through this difficult period and look forward to welcoming all students back in school as soon as is possible.
Very best wishes and kind regards
Head of School
On behalf of the Directors, Staff and Students we would like to welcome you to The Telford Park School. We are a school in the heart of its community and are committed to ‘Ensuring Excellence’ in everything we do. It is our privilege to lead The Telford Park School.
We firmly believe that all students should feel safe, happy and cared for in an environment that is well disciplined allowing students to be successful and enjoy their learning. Our ethos is that every student should be effectively challenged and supported in order to maximise their academic success and make the best progress possible. All of our students must receive a challenging and appropriate curriculum partnered with high quality teaching in a calm, well-ordered learning environment. We aim to give our students the best possible platform to secure a bright future. We are very proud of our polite, helpful, well-mannered students.
The school values the development of well-rounded individuals with sound moral values. Students are encouraged to be respectful and tolerant. Relationships with others are a strong foundation of this school. We encourage and recognize students who ‘let their light shine’ by developing any talents they possess. Fundamental to our philosophy is a commitment to raise the aspirations of young people whilst equipping them with the knowledge, skills and qualities to help them achieve more than they ever dreamed possible
Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions or to arrange a visit.
Mrs Holly Rigby – Head of School
Mr Steve Carter – Executive Headteacher