Critical/Key Workers

Dear Parent/ Carer,

 During our recent survey you indicated your involvement in services key to the country's response to COVID-19.  As you will know, the government's advice has changed substantially in the last week with parents being told to keep their child at home wherever possible.  We believe this is the safest option for students and staff.  However, we understand the challenges of jobs that are critical to the fight and therefore wanted to check that you have the support you require?

 Some of you who are working long hours for the NHS have expressed concerns regarding your ability to monitor your child's work rate.  Please do not worry about this.  We all understand the energy and commitment demanded of you.  We can support in the following ways:

 We will give your child encouragement through our messaging and rewards system.

We will set work that does not require adult supervision.

Students can continue to email their individual class teacher to request support or guidance.

We can also provide additional and regular telephone support to your child if helpful.  This can take the form of academic or pastoral and wellbeing support with 1 member of staff assigned to each child. Please contact us if this something you would like us to provide.

We also intend to change the way we are setting work to avoid the constant ‘pinging’ of SMHW alerts.  From Monday 30th March staff will ‘release’ the work for the week ahead.  This is to reduce the pressure on students and parents, with Monday as the main day that work will be sent and received.  As conveyed in my recent letter to all students, we recommend a healthy balance of activities relating to ‘mind, body and soul’, please encourage your child to read this letter.  We are sending out regular communication through the academy Facebook page, emails and text service and working to ensure copies of all communications are listed on our academy website.

As the situation develops, we also appreciate that circumstances may change.  If you require any assistance, or are concerned about essential supervision for your child in the coming weeks, please contact us so we can arrange to speak about your family's needs and provide support.

To safeguard children and staff, school based provision must be seen as a ‘last resort’ measure.

Contact us in the following ways:

Email: enquiries@lincolncastleacademy.co.uk

Telephone: 01522 529203 (may go to answer machine but this will be collected within 24 hours)

Text message or email: via ‘Schoolcomms’

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you are doing for our community.

Take care,

Mrs Laming


 

  • As you will know, the government's advice has changed substantially in the last week with parents being told to keep their child at home wherever possible. We believe this is the safest option for students and staff. However, we understand the challenges of jobs that are critical to the fight. If you require any assistance, or are concerned about essential supervision for your child in the coming weeks, please contact us so we can arrange to speak about your family's needs and provide support. To safeguard children and staff, school provision must be seen as a 'last resort' measure. Contact us in the following ways:
    Email: enquiries@lincolncastleacademy.co.uk
    Telephone: 01522 529203 (may go to answer machine but this will be collected within 24 hours)
    Text message or email: via 'Schoolcomms'
  • Telephone lines are manned between 9 and 11
    each morning.
  • Email us at:
    enquiries@lincolncastleacademy.co.uk at any time
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    and messages.
  • Follow our website www.lincolncastleacademy.co.uk
  • Students can use school email to contact individual
    teachers and to submit work.
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  • Contact your Head of Year with achievements and news
    HOY@lincolncastleacademy.co.uk