Contacting the school over the Easter period

Our school office will be closed over the Easter period (Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April).

If you need to contact the school then please email; enquiries@lws.gfmat.org – we hope to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Food bank details

Please find a list below of local food banks that our families can use over the coming weeks;

Fareham

Aspect House, Westbury Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7XU

Telephone 01329 822204

(Please note our opening times 1pm to 3pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday – please leave a message at other times and we will get back to you as soon and we can)

Unfortunately, there is no parking
Westbury Road, Fareham, Fareham, PO16 7XU, United Kingd
Gosport
From Monday the 23 March until further notice the Basics Banks will be open as follows:

Monday – Fareham only 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday – Gosport and Fareham 1pm to 3pm
Friday – Gosport only 1pm to 3pm

Contact Number:   07826 305900
https://en-gb.facebook.com/FarehamandGosportBasicsBank/

Havant

Beacon Food Bank

Open: Weekdays 10am – 1pm

Please make referrals to 07718 424618 between 10am and 12.30pm, after this you will have to leave a message for the following day. However, food can be collected up until 1pm from Beacon Lounge.

Winchester

Telephone: 01962 855774
Mobile: 07581 370020
Email: mail@winchesterbasicsbank.co.
Penton Place
21a Penton Place, Milland Road, Highcliffe, Winchester, SO23 0PZ

Opening times
Tuesdays – 10am-3pm
Fridays – 10am-3pm

Milland Road is on the number 11 bus route. We also have a designated parking place in the small car park in front of the building at Penton Place which visitors can use.

Ringwood

Telephone 01425 600134 (Call for quickest response to a food voucher).
info@ringwood.foodbank.org.uk

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:30 to 12:30

COVID-19 Update – guidance from Monday 23rd March

The Government has now published the guidance on School closures due to the CV-19 outbreak. The Government is clear that above all else that ‘if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.’ and If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading’.

 

The Government has also outlined further key principles to be applied which can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Where parents/carers are unable to achieve this, then school provision may be available for those children who have an EHCP; have a social worker assigned to them; or, is the child of an identified ‘key worker.’ If you are unsure if you are a ‘Key worker’, please refer to the Government guidelines, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers). For those children who remain at home, work will be made available through a variety of methods including – telephone, online and work packages. 

 

Schools are expected to follow Government guidance. Most importantly, those students that do attend a school site are expected to respect and follow social distancing expectations (same as adults) to ensure the safety of others.

 

A member of school leadership staff will be calling you to discuss your child’s provision from Monday 23rd March.  

Notice for all Year 11 Parents

This is clearly an unprecedented and challenging situation.  We fully appreciate that conversations with Year 11 students are going to be particularly challenging today.  You are not on your own and we will take on this challenge together.
The key messages for learners who are anxious about exams is:
1)  “Recognition”: The government has promised clearly that all students in Y11 will receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work, and qualifications will be awarded.
2) “Progression”: It is important that no students should ‘pause their ambitions’ to progress to college or alternative placements next year. Schools and universities will adjust, and work off the new system that is in place.
3) “Fairness & Appeals”: As students will not have the ability to sit an exam, and qualifications will be awarded via some other mechanism, the government was clear that this will be done fairly and that parents and students will be able to appeal this, if they feel the eventual award has not been fair.
We will be in touch over the coming days to discuss any further announcements and subsequent decision made.

Government Announcement

Many of you will be aware of the Government’s announcement this evening about school closures, examinations and arrangements for key workers and vulnerable pupils.

We appreciate that many parents, carers and pupils will have questions and concerns about this. There is no need to contact the school about this directly at present. We can assure you we will be working on our response as soon as we receive more details, and will communicate our plans to you before the end of the week.

Staffing update @ LWS Academy

We continue to have a full compliment of staff so therefore we do not need to bring in any partial/ full closures at this time. If the situation should change we will of course be in touch.

Please continue to inform us of any student absence and thank you for all of your well wishes during this time.

 

If your son is currently self isolating then please see the links below to online learning resources used in school. If your son needs usernames and passwords reset/ given to you then please do contact the admin team.

 

Google Classroom

 

My Maths

 

Seneca Learning

 

Tassomai 

 

myOn Online Library

 

LWS Academy is open as usual to all year groups today

Please follow the advice from Public Health England and keep pupils at home if you have coronavirus symptoms.

These are defined as:
– a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
– a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
– if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
– if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
– if you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

GFM Awards Evening 2019

LWS Academy student Bailey Ward took home both the headteachers and above and beyond award at the second annual Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust (GFM) awards evening.

Bailey was the only nominee and was presented with his trophy by Mr Tyreman at the ceremony held at Bay House School on October 16.

Steve Evans won the peer support award.

Portsmouth footballer Jack Whatmough and mayor cllr Kathleen Jones were among a host of dignitaries invited to present awards.

Students from across the community of schools were presented with awards in different categories including for contribution to the community, being a good ambassador and going above and beyond.

GFM Chief Executive Ian Potter said: “The most pleasing aspect of this evening was that so many of those presenting awards were former students at GFM schools.

“They had walked along the same path, the same corridors, learnt in the same classrooms as the young people they were helping to celebrate.

“That is an incredible powerful message to give to the young people of this town; that if you work hard and have the right attitude there are no limits to what you can achieve.”

Open Evening – May 22nd 2019 17.00—19.00

We would like to offer existing and new parents/carers, local residents the opportunity to come and meet with our Teaching and Leadership team. We will be providing a tour of the school and chance to discuss the curriculum and provisions offered to all our students.

Please click this link for further details – Open evening May 22nd 2019

Coffee & Chat with Tiffany Morris (Home School Link Worker) New dates

A warm welcome to our Parents and Carers at LWS Academy.

Coffee & Catch Up

Tiff Morris will be holding some informal drop-ins with no set agenda, just an opportunity for parents/carers to link up with her and catch up.

Calling all new parents/carers and extended families joining us in September 2019 – You are all very welcome to come along and meet up at these events, in addition to our planned transition dates. It would be great to meet you and answer any questions you may have, and begin our working in partnership journey.

The dates of the upcoming drop-ins are below.

Wednesday 15 May – Rowner (Costa) – 10:00 – 12pm

Tuesday 18 June – Larchwood (Asda) – 10.00  – 12pm

Thursday 4 July — Fareham (Tesco) – 10 to 12pm

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