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COVID-19 information for Parents/Carers




1. Letters

  31/12/2020- Letter to parents- Covid-19 Rapid testing

  31/12/2020- Letter to parents- Remote Learning January 2021

   06/11/2020- Letter to parent

   01/10/2020- Remote Learning Letter

   24/09/2020- Letter to Year 11 bubble confirmed cases   

   24/09/2020- Letter to all Parents - NHS Test and Trace

   22/09/2020- Letter to Year 9 bubble confirmed cases

                             Data Letter

     21/09/2020- Letters to all Parents confirmed cases

                         Letter to Year 8 bubble confirmed cases

                             Letter to Year 10 bubble confirmed cases 

                             Absence Reporting Guide 21/09/20            

    14/09/2020 - Face Coverings

   10/09/2020 - Full Return to School in September

   21/05/2020 - Wider Opening of School

    20/05/2020 Free School Meals FAQs

    19/05/2020Reopening of School

    20/03/2020School Closure



2. Social Distancing Guidance

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing-after-4-july
  2. Shielding guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals



3. What parents and carers need to know about schools

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak?utm_source=91dfa5fa-93cf-4db7-9a7e-b991616757ec&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate



4. Key Worker List

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision


5. Ask for help

   24/04/2020 - Directory of external support services

    03/04/2020 - Mental Health Access Points during COVID-19

6. Examinations

   06/05/2020Letter to parents and carers

    14/04/2020 - See below a short video which helps to explain how grades will be awarded.

   How grades will be awarded 


7. October Half-term FSM vouchers

     Guide for FSM voucher scheme



8. Continued safeguarding and support


Whilst Holte pupils and staff will not be onsite at all times we are following Birmingham and the Department for Education’s            guidance on how we can ensure our pupils are Safe. There will be contact made with all vulnerable groups to ensure pupils are        well.

   • Year Managers and Year Coordinators will contact pupils once a week to ensure that they can access resources and to ensure that they are safe and well.

   • Pupils who are classed as ‘vulnerable’ during the school closure will be contacted by the school DSLs once a week.

   • If a student is on the SEND register they will be contacted daily by a TA key contact to ensure they understand the learning and are able to connect. The SENCo will also make regular contact with SEND pupils and relevant external agencies.

Parents and pupils may use Whisper to raise any safeguarding concerns 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. The schools main email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and this will be monitored during school hours (8:30-3:30pm).

If parents or children have a safeguarding concern and need support then you should contact;

  • Your named social worker
  • Contact Childline on 0800 1111, https://www.childline.org.uk/.
  • Use Whisper via. the school website or by texting HOL3 and your message to 07860021 584
  • The main number to ring for children’s services is 0121 303 1888
  • Email for Children's Services – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Police on 101 unless an emergency then call 999
  • Educational psychologist telephone helpline for parents and carers is accessible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr A Oliver. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss J Peterkin and Mr L Farmer.

COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy


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Online Safety At Home support for parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. For access to fortnightly home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.




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