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Update Posted 22/05/2020 - 10:11

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

We hope that you and your families are safe and well.

Over the last half term we have continued to adapt and settle into new ways of working. Thank you for your efforts in continuing to support your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.

It continues to be a strange and challenging time, as we get used to the ‘new normal’ and it is completely understandable if you and/or your child feel anxious.

In my last email I referred to the Government announcement that outlined the intention for schools to provide ‘some face to face time for Y10 students with their teachers before the summer holidays’. We are still awaiting more detailed guidance regarding this and will update you fully as soon as we are able. However, the information that we have received so far does seem to suggest that any provision for year 10 is likely to be on a very small scale, so it is important that students continue to engage with the current home learning provision as much as possible. When we do have confirmation of the plans for Year 10 we will ensure that home learning provision is updated to fully compliment any school based activities that can take place.

We have no indication at this stage for any plans for a return to school for any other year groups before the summer holidays, which again means that students should continue to engage fully with our home learning packages. School staff have been working hard on developing further study materials to begin to introduce pupils to new learning and topics to further their education. Staff have carefully considered the materials they feel students can best access at home. We expect the first of these resources to become available during the first week of June.

The school will remain open for the children of key workers and for vulnerable students over the half term break, including bank holiday Monday and we ask that eligible parents and carers continue to liaise with the school in order that we can effectively plan this provision. If your situation has changed and you would like to request a place please complete the following survey: https://bit.ly/parkkey or call the school directly.

As this period of lockdown continues, please do remember that if any parent/carer or pupil requires any additional pastoral support from our House staff please email parkpastoralsupport@taw.org.uk  The email will be reviewed and forwarded to the most appropriate person to offer support, that member of staff will be in contact with you directly.

Furthermore, if you have any concerns regarding helping your child learn or you need any other further support from school staff, please let us know by emailing the appropriate support email address, as follows:

Home learning: park.homelearning@taw.org.uk

General queries: info@telfordparkschool.co.uk

Free school meal vouchers: Park.fsmvouchers@taw.org.uk

Year 6 to 7 transition: telfordpark.transition@taw.org.uk

Virtual work experience opportunity (year 10): Park.wex@taw.org.uk

Leavers hoodies (year 11): Finance.telfordpark@taw.org.uk

Sincere thanks for your ongoing patience and hard work as we continue to work together to provide the best possible home learning experience for the students.

While we still can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully I have attached re-opening information from our uniform supplier Baker and Son, as well as our uniform policy. I hope you find this useful. 

Finally, I would like to finish by saying that we really miss having the pupils in school, but we must continue to follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe.

Wishing you a restful, relaxing and safe half term break.

Very best wishes and kind regards

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

Baker & Sons Shop Opening Statement Telford Park Uniform Policy

 UPDATE POSTED 11/05/2020 - 11:35

Dear pupils, parents and carers,

I hope that you families are safe and well.

Following the Prime Ministers announcement last night, I am are sure you have many questions. At this stage we have no more information than was shared with you other than that Year 10 are expected to return at some point prior to the summer holidays (dependant on scientific advice and the R rate). Once we have more information you will kept fully informed as to how we can achieve this as safely as possible.

School remains open for children of key workers and vulnerable groups only with the vast majority of pupils continuing with the home learning provisions that are currently in place.

Kind regards and best wishes,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

UPDATE POSTED 24/04/2020 - 13:26

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you are well and have had a good week of ‘remote’ learning. Further to the emails sent earlier in the week I would like to draw your attention to the attached resources which includes ‘ideas for coping with anxious feelings’. This resource provides strategies that will help should your child become anxious during this uncertain time. The other attachments include a guide for parents/carers produced by BEAM and a document that refers you to BEAM and the children’s society, who are able to provide remote support if you feel this is necessary. I hope you find them helpful.

Very best wishes and kind regards,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

BEAM Guide - Ideas for copying with anxious feelings BEAM Guide for CYP supporting Parents and Carers BEAM Phone Based Support

UPDATED POSTED 22/04/2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As mentioned in the earlier message I hope you all had a restful Easter break. Welcome to our very first ‘remote’ summer term.

We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the chance to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.

It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s understandable if you and your child feel anxious and frustrated at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together.

Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by emailing the appropriate support email address, as follows: Home learning: park.homelearning@taw.org.uk

General queries: info@telfordparkschool.co.uk

Free school meal vouchers: Park.fsmvouchers@taw.org.uk

Any safeguarding concerns regarding a pupil should be reported immediately on 01952 387400 (during school hours) or directly to Telford and Wrekin family connect on 01952 385385 (at any time).

We really miss having the pupils in school, but we must continue to follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with school remaining open to provide provision for vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers. If your situation has changed and you would like to request a place please complete the following survey: https://bit.ly/parkkey or call the school directly on the number above.

With regards to exam results, more information will be provided to year 11 parents specifically by the end of the week. We are able to confirm that results will be released to both parents/carers and pupils on Thursday 20th August as originally planned.

Our teachers will be setting plenty of tasks for pupils to get stuck into over the summer term. Do remind your child to take breaks away from screens as well, and also make time for having fun and connecting with friends and family.

While we can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep pupils learning and the school connected.

Kind regards and best wishes,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

UPDATE POSTED 22/04/2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As your child will be spending more time on the internet completing their school work through home learning it is important to ensure they remain safe whilst they are online. Below are a list of resources that can support parents and carers to keep their children safe online. If there are any specific safeguarding concerns regarding your child’s online safety please email info@telfordparkschool.co.uk

·         Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

·         Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

·         Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

·         Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

·         London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

·         Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

·         Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

·         UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Kind regards

Mr Preece

Deputy Headteacher

 UPDATE POSTED 21/04/2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well and managed to enjoy some of the nice weather over the Easter break.

By now, you will have probably noted the announcement by the UK Government that the lockdown will continue for the next 3 weeks, with schools remaining closed for the vast majority of students during this period.

In light of this please find attached further information to support the emotional wellbeing of young people during this difficult time. The ‘ThinkNinja’ document contains valuable advice, lists helpful websites and signposts a free App that has been designed by mental health experts to support young people, with particular reference to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Also attached are flyers provided by the T&W SEND team which many families may find useful.

Very best wishes and kind regards,

Holly Rigby

Head of School

ThinkNinja and the Virus SEN Information Sessions - Coronavirus Period Young Perople Info Sessions - Coronavairus

Dear Parent/Carer, further to our last communication with you regarding free school meal vouchers, due to the demands across the UK, the order we have placed for your vouchers is still being processed.  Unfortunately, we do not have a confirmed delivery date yet.  We would like to assure you that everything possible is being done to ensure you receive the vouchers as soon as possible.  In the meantime, I would like to draw your attention to the Local Authority’s Crisis line.  The crisis line is for people in financial difficulties and in need of urgent help (e.g. food parcels, gas/electric) the line will be open over the Easter weekend.  The number to call is 01952 380400, lines are open between 9am and 1pm from Good Friday (today) to Easter Monday.

https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20707/support_for_vulnerable_people

UPDATE POSTED 09/04/2020 - 11:22 - Free School Meal Information Update

Dear parent/carer,

Further to our last communication in which we informed you that Telford and Wrekin Council would be providing vouchers for Free School Meals over the holiday period, due to circumstances out of our control this has changed and the school is now providing these vouchers.  Unfortunately, due to the demands across the UK, the vouchers have been requested but are taking some time to be processed.  Telford Park school has requested that you receive one voucher of £30 for each eligible child to cover the two week Easter holidays, which we hope you will receive very shortly.

From week commencing 20th April you will receive these vouchers on a weekly basis and they will have a value of £15 per week for each eligible child.

We apologise for the change to the arrangements and would like to assure you that everything possible is being done to ensure you receive the vouchers as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions, please email: park.fsmvouchers@taw.org.uk.

Best wishes,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

UPDATE POSTED 06/04/2020 - 08:16 - Free School Meal Information

Dear Parent/Carer,

If your child does not receive free school meals please disregard this email. If your child receives free school meals please see the letter attached regarding arrangements for the Easter holiday period. If you have any concerns or issues with receiving your vouchers please contact: freeschoolmeals@telford.gov.uk

Kind regards,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

Please click here to open the letter from Telford & Wrekin Council 

UPDATE POSED 03/04/2020 - 09:45

Dear Parent/Carer,

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.

Mailing List Covid19 Flyer  Wellbeing During School Closure  Wellbeing Flyer

UPDATE POSTED 11:15 25/03/2020 - SCAM WARNING

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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

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

Steve Carter

Executive Headteacher

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.

https://bit.ly/parkkey

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.

Kind regards,

Mrs H Rigby

Head of School

UPDATE POSTED 16:25 19/03/2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Further the e mail circulated below I have been asked by some parents to clarify the phrase that states that ‘the children of key workers should attend school as normal’. I would like to confirm that the parents of key workers have the option of sending their children to school and that there is no expectation that they should do so. This provision is provided as a service for key workers should it be needed.

Dear Parent/carer,

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

Holly Rigby

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