Dear parents /carers,
We hope that you had a great summer break and we would like to remind you that our school will be open to pupils/students on Monday 6th September.
Thank you and looking forward having all our learners back to school.
Please see the link below with regards to further information about regular rapid lateral flow (Covid 19) testing.
It shall provide further information with regards to:
-Why your family should test regularly
-About rapid tests
-Who can get rapid tests
-How to get regular rapid tests (ordering online, test collection points near you, your local test site)
(There is a limited amount available at school too)
Dear Parent or Carer
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team at Birmingham City Council are hosting HMI (OfSTED) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors next week for revisit following their inspection in 2018. In order for the inspectors to get a full picture of the SEND offering in Birmingham, they are inviting parents to attend a meeting to discuss their views with them.
If you would like to attend one of these meetings, you will need to join via the Microsoft Teams platform. If you don’t have Microsoft Teams it is free, quick and easy to download as an App on your phone, computer or tablet; you do not need to set up an account to join the meeting which you can do as a guest.
The meetings are at the following times – please click on the link to join the meeting at the appropriate time:
Monday 24th May 2021 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Join on your computer or mobile app
Tuesday 25th May 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join on your computer or mobile app
Wednesday 26th May 2021 10:00am – 11:00am
Join on your computer or mobile app
With Kind Regards
Birmingham City Council’s SEND team and the Birmingham Parent Carer Forum
Following the announcement by the Government, we are now in a national lockdown and all schools will be closed from Tuesday 5 January until at least February half term.
Over the next few days we will be finalising arrangements as we move to remote learning whilst remaining open for key worker / vulnerable children.
We will be open for key worker children and vulnerable learners only. Any families who think they qualify for key worker places should contact us and we will confirm places as soon as possible.
We will be updating parents via the website and text messages / emails as and when we have more information to share with you.
Our pastoral team will be in touch with parents and carers regularly to ensure that you receive potential support you may require.
Prioritising placements for vulnerable children
We will utilise our own internal systems such as risk registers/assessments to determine those pupils classed as most vulnerable; these children will be allocated a space as a matter of priority.
We are committed to ensuring that we continue to support you and your child in their education within the home setting. Our pupils access learning in a variety of ways and we will endeavour to provide sufficient opportunities and resources that are inclusive for all during this period of absence. It is crucial that you inform us of any challenges around home learning and we will ensure prompt support and resolution. We already have provided remote learning for all our leaners and will continue to improve that provision therefore we will continue to update our website with learning resources over the coming weeks.
Further important information
We are unable to eliminate the risk of transmission within our school although we can all play our part in reducing the risk. By accepting an allocated space, you are deemed to agree to the following points:
We have been trying very hard to find ways to keep our school open next week, but unfortunately, we will have to close due to health and safety concerns.
During the last couple of days, the government has released various messages around tier 4 measures, and we have been working with education leaders across the city, as well as unions, to assess the situation and make this decision.
We will be closed to all learners on Monday 4th January 2021 until Monday 11th January. The school will be open to staff, and we will contact some parents (safeguarding register and children of key workers) to offer them a place for Tuesday 5th January.
We haven't taken this decision lightly, but due to the lack of clarity of information nationally and the uncertainty around staffing and impact on our risk assessment, it is the safest thing to do for all involved. Thank you for your support and patience.
|18th December||Autumn end of term letter to parents|
|9th December||Latest Calthorpe Academy COVID19 Risk Assessment|
|2nd December||OFSTED visit 17.11.2020 letter|
|16th November||Calthorpe Academy will take part in an OFSTED 'interim visit' tomorrow (Tuesday 17th November). If you would like to know more about interim inspections, please click here|
|11th November||Anti Bullying Week - Letter to Parents|
|11th November||Latest Calthorpe Academy COVID19 Risk Assessment|
NEW: Occupational Therapy advice line: Mon-Fri (9am-4pm): 0121 683 2325
|17th July||Letter from Thrive CEO - Richard Chapman
Calthorpe Academy COVID19 Risk Assessment - If you have any suggestions regarding the Covid-19 risk assessment please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the link below to read an important letter to parents and carers from Birmingham City Council:
Calthorpe Academy will be closed during half-term holidays.
A letter will be sent before the end of this week about our plans for after the holidays.
If you have any concern or questions please contact us.
Birmingham Children's Trust safeguarding enquiries: 0121 675 3249
The Department of Health's list of those at highest risk from Coronavirus includes all of our students to varying degrees. Their advice is clear that these students should stay remain at home. For this reason we have decided to remain closed for all students except:
If your child is not in our vulnerable category the school will be closed to your child until further notice, unless you meet key worker criteria. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries.
|8th April||A list of organisations ready to help people in Birmingham are:|
|Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid
0808 800 0028
|Birmingham Housing Options Hub:
0808 169 9604
|Birmingham Council Housing
0121 303 7410 or 0121 303 2296/4806
|Adult Social Care
0121 303 1234 or 0121 675 4806
|Children’s Social Care
0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4806
|West Midlands Police
|7th April||Local Authority Parent Helplines|
|Communication and Autism Help|
|Early Years Inclusion Support|
|Educational Psychology Help|
|Learning Difficulties Help|
|Physical Difficulties Support Service Help|
|School Support Help|
|Sensory Support Help|
|The Childrens Occupational Therapy Service|
|Top Ten Tips to help your child|
|2nd April||Latest Information and Advice from Birmingham City Council|
Calthorpe Academy will be closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 3rd April 2020.
England's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty and Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, have both stated that cases could peak over Easter Holidays. We believe that social distancing will be more important than providing child care over Easter.
If you have any safeguarding concern please contact visit:
OR you could contact Calthorpe Academy DSL (|Designated Safeguarding Lead) on mobile: 07539205895.
|25th March||Educational psychologist telephone helpline for parents and carers|
|24th March||NHS Letter to Parents|
|24th March||School Nursing Leaflet|
|23rd March||Message from Leader of NAHT|
|20th March||Coronavirus Partial Closure Letter|