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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

This page contains links to all other pages on our site in relation to our closure due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Also available below is links to other external resources for help.

This page is frequently being updated, please check regularly.

New Letter Home - 05/06/2020
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JLA Information:

Protocols for Students/Staff Returning to Site

Linked below are the Protocols created for students and staff returning to site. These document sets out specific changes to how students are expected to behave and new procedures on site that must follow be followed if attending during COVID19.

Student Protocol

Staff Protocol

Individual Building Protocols

Library - Main Building Protocol

Year 10 Students - KWB Protocol

Year 12 Students - KW2B Protocol

We have also created a video which explains these changes on site further, and shows students/parents the new procedures on site.


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Year 10 and 12 - Parental Information Request Form

If you are the parent/carer of a child in years 10 or 12, you are asked to complete an ESSENTIAL PARENTAL INFORMATION REQUEST FORM. It is essential that this is completed by MONDAY 15TH JUNE, if you wish to secure your child a place for this face to face support.

Year 10 & 12 - Essential Parental Information Request FOrm

Student Learning/Offsite Working

During this closure, information is available on our Student Learning Plans page to guide students to where they will find work to complete and also provide links to guides and service.

Click here to go to the Student Learning Plan Page

Key Worker Information

As per the government advice we will provide a provision for any children who has a parent who is deemed as a key worker. For more information on this please visit our Parental Occupation Survey, which also provides a form for how to get in touch regarding this.

Free School Meals - During Closure

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, and you wish to request your entitlement please visit our Free School Meals page for more information.

Click here to visit the Free School Meals Page

Exams Information

For details on announcements on changes to Exams for this summer, please visit our Exams page.

Click here to visit the Exams Page

General Advice & Links

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. 

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Straightforward advice for parents can be found here.

Advice for Parents

Translated NHS Guidance

Doctors of the World in collaboration with the Red Cross have translated NHS guidance regarding COVID-19 into 44 languages including Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi and Polish.

Translated Guidance - Doctors of the World

DfE Online educational resources to support children to continue learning at home

The DfE have published a list of online resources that parents, and schools can consider to support children to continue learning at home. The list will be updated over time, and includes a wide range of resources for all ages that schools can consider using as part of their planned curriculum. Schools have already been drawing on existing resources and tools they are familiar with to support children to continue learning at home and should continue to do so.

More information can be found here:

DfE Education Resources

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

Advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are travelling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

DfE/PHE Travel Guidance

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels have decreased over the last few weeks.

Shielding/Clinically Vulnerable Information

Updated handwashing advice

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:

Handwashing Guidance

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:

Click here for the e-Bug Project website

Please regularly check the government/local advice pages.

Gov UK - Coronavirus Advice

Walsall Council - Coronavirus Advice

Citizens Advice - Guidance

Citizens advice - Support with living costs

There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  • Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
  • UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)

The full guidance can be accessed via the link.

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus – Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has developed a children’s guide  to Coronavirus which supports children and young people in understanding what it is, how they can protect themselves and their families, how to deal with worries and hints and resources to pass the time whilst in lockdown.  The Children’s Commissioner says “All these changes might make you feel scared or worried. That’s OK. It’s totally normal to feel like this”.  The Children’s Guide can be accessed via the link below.

Children's Guide

Coronavirus: online safety

Source: The Children's Commissioner for England

Date: 09 April 2020

The Children's Commissioner for England, in association with the privacy law firm Schillings, has produced a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents and a safety guide for children to help keep children safe and well online during the coronavirus outbreak.

Read the news story: Digital safety and wellbeing kit
Download the kit: Parents' digital safety and wellbeing kit (PDF)
Download the guideChildren's guide to staying safe online (PDF)

NHS HandWashing Guidance.

NHS Handwashing Advice

Social isolation, reduced exercise, and bereavement, may affect children’s wellbeing in this period.

Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing include:

All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines, and seeking to use digital and virtual channels, to continue delivering support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Public Health England

Public Health England have also produced an easy read guide to looking after yourself during the pandemic.  This can be accessed via the link below.

Public Health England - Personal guide

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Animation & Story Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children (INEQUE)

The virus has brought monumental change to how we teach and care for children and young people. The virus presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children as they adapt to new social distancing measures and forms of learning.

To support different forms of learning, Jim Gamble's team at Inqeue have prepared a short animation, a story book and an activity to support teachers and parents tackle misinformation and help children understand Coronavirus.

Further information: