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.
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.
myOn Online Library
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.
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.”
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
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
Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, visited Gosport last week for the official opening of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education centre.
That’s Solent TV came along for the ribbon cutting.
Based at Bay House Academy Sports Hall, this is the latest in a number of projects that is backed by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, and in conjunction with the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust.
We have been made aware from the media, police other schools of a dangerous and sinister online game:‘Momo’, that some children might have been accessing. The game encourages children to self-harm and has been dubbed the ‘Suicide killer game’.
NSPCC Response & Advice for Parents: A spokesperson for the NSPCC said: “The constantly evolving digital world means a steady influx of new apps and games and can be hard for parents to keep track of. “That’s why it’s important for parents to talk regularly with children about these apps and games and the potential risks they can be exposed to. “The NSPCC publishes advice and guidance for parents on discussing overall online safety with their children, as well as promoting Net Aware – the UK’s only parental guide to social media and gaming apps.”
Among the most common signs to watch out for include children who:
§ Become very secretive, especially about what they are doing online
§ Are spending a lot of time on the internet and social media
§ Are switching screens on their device when approached
§ Are withdrawn or angry after using the internet or sending text messages
§ Have lots of new phone numbers or email addresses on their devices
If adults are concerned or have any questions on how to approach the subject with their children, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website. Children who are worried about their activity on apps or online games can contact Childline 24 hours a day, online and over the phone on 0800 1111.
Coffee & Chat Spring Term
“Drop In” Coffee & Chat with Tiff Morris (Home School Link Worker)
You are invited to come along for a coffee and chat. We aim to offer a layer of support around parents and carers, continue to build on ways to link up home and school, and hear your voices. There is no set agenda, just time to sit, chat and link up termly.
Where: Costa, Rowner, Alver Village Square, PO13 8AR.
When: 13 Feb (Wednesday) Anytime between 10 and 12pm.
Where: Asda Café, Larchwood Avenue, Havant, PO9 3QW.
When: 7 March (Thursday) Anytime between 10 and 12pm.
Where: Tesco, Fareham PO16 0LE.
When: 2 April (Tuesday) Anytime between 10 and 12pm.
It would be great to see you there! If you can’t make these dates and would like to link up, please get in touch and we can arrange a time together.
Direct line: 01489 794426
Follow me on Twitter: @LWS_MissMorris