Hamstead Hall Academy

Hamstead Hall Academy
Part of the Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Hamstead Hall Sixth Form

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"Success for All through Hard Work and Harmony"

Click here to access the new Parents' Remote Learning Portal.  Scroll down for details.

Year 9 Options Week

If you are a year 9 pupil you will need to pick your GCSE options this week. Please go to our new GCSE options page to view the specially made videos for each subject and all the supporting documents. Then make sure to fill in the online Year 9 Final Option Choices 2021-2022 form to confirm your final choices. The deadline for completing your option preferences is Monday 1st March, 2021 and your final options will be confirmed, by letter towards the end of the Spring Term.

Hamstead Hall Academy Sixth Form Film

Latest Letters

24 February- Wider Opening of School – Monday 8 March 2021

18 February- To Parents and Carers of Students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12

18 February- To Parents/Carers of Students in Year 11 and Year 13

12 February- Half Term

5 February- Questionnaire Technical Difficulties

5 February- Zoom Letter- Parent Questionnaire

1 February- Remote Learning Questionnaire

27 January- Important message from West Midlands Police

27 January 2021- Staff Training Day 

18 January 2021- E-Safety Letter

5 January 2021- Year 13 Mock Examinations

7 January 2021- BTEC Exams

7 January 2021- URGENT Year 13 Mock Examinations Update

Free School Meals Update 

February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer 

We are pleased to inform you that Birmingham City Council have issued parents/carers of free school meal children, a free school meal digital supermarket voucher code which covers February half term week 15 -19 February 2021.

Voucher codes will be emailed or posted out to those parents/carers eligible after 12 February 2021.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email Mrs Kumar, Office Manager on kumarh@hamsteadhall.com.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Farar                          Mr J Mortimer

Executive Principal         Executive Principal

The Lockdown Reading Portal

It is more important than ever to keep up with your reading! Click the link below to view our favourite online reading resources.

Click here to access the Reading Portal.

National Apprenticeship Week (England & Wales)

National Apprenticeship Week (England & Wales) - 'Apprentice Talk Sessions' event coming up on Monday 8th February
Webinar Details:
  • Monday 8th February, 3pm - 5pm
  • 12 Different Apprentice highlight journeys
  • Open to all year groups in Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13 
  • Opportunity to ask questions and find out about other young people's career journeys
  • Learn about different types of apprenticeships, some myth busting and a few prizes along the way!
  • Free event for all students, teachers and parents 
    Registration Link: 

Children's Mental Health Week

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

Please have a look at our Mental Health page for an exciting art competition and the different ways you can express yourself. Can you complete at least one activity a day to express yourself? (It may be through a poem, a song, a story or a drawing etc).  

Elevate Education Free Webinars 

Elevate Education are an organisation that have worked in collaboration with Hamstead Hall Academy and many other schools nationally to promote effective study skills for students. They have a strong track record of assisting pupils in improving their outcomes and managing their workload.

Elevate are now running free parental webinars designed to help parents who are supporting their children's education from home. These webinars are free to parents and are designed to support parents as much as possible during lockdown and the dates are:

·         Tuesday 19th January: Increasing and Sustaining Motivation

·         Tuesday 9th February: Stress & Wellbeing

·         Tuesday 2nd March: Preparing for Assessments

·         Tuesday 23rd March: Managing Technology and Distraction

The details of next Tuesday’s webinar to share with parents are as follows:

Managing Motivation: How to boost and sustain your child’s motivation during lockdown

Date: Tuesday 19th January 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm

Registration link: https://get.elevatecoaching.info/uk/register

MEET YOUR PRESENTER. Molly is a coach and presenter at Elevate Education. She has presented 800+ workshops to 30,000+ students, parents and teachers in 3 countries with one goal: to help students study smarter not harder.
get.elevatecoaching.info

5 January 2021 - Academy Closure

Click here to read the full letter. 

Sadly, we find ourselves once again taking the unusual action of closing Hamstead Hall Academy following the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday of another National Lockdown. This applies to all students other than those who fall into the vulnerable children and/or children of keyworkers category. Unfortunately, this means the academy will remain closed until further notice.

As a result of this, all lessons will now be delivered remotely for all the students. Work/lessons will be uploaded on Google Classroom each day, which will shadow your child’s timetable. We would ask for the support of parents and carers to remind your child to access Google Classroom each day at the time of the timetabled lessons.

As we stated in our letter dated 31 December 2020 on the academy website, we have now set up a Parent Portal on Remote Learning which gives you further information about our remote learning strategy and the opportunity to contact us for help if your child is unable to access the Remote Learning The portal can also be reached using the link:

www.hamsteadhallremotelearning.com

Children of Key Workers

During this lockdown we will continue to provide on site provision for vulnerable children and our children of Key Workers. If you are a Key Worker and would like to take up this provision, you will need to provide some form of ID, eg ID badge to confirm your key worker status. We will need to see your ID before your child attends school. Your child will also need to arrive at school by 8.45 am at the very latest.

GCSE and A Level Exams

The Prime Minister also announced that the school closures meant that it would "not be possible or fair" for all exams to happen this summer "as normal". We do not know what this will look like but would expect some form of assessment and exam process when students return to school to help inform the grades students are awarded. We fully appreciate that this will cause students and parents a lot of worry and anxiety. Although we wait for further guidance from the Education Secretary, we expect all students in Years 11 and 13 to fully engage with the remote learning during this period away from school. We will provide further information regarding exams when we receive it.

BTEC Examinations

It has been confirmed that BTEC examinations scheduled in January will continue as normal and students taking these should arrive in school 20 minutes prior to the advertised start time.

No school leader wants to close their school and deprive children of their education. This is an incredibly challenging time for us all, but the health and wellbeing of everyone must be protected. Working together, we have got through the last nine months and with your support we are confident that we will get through this next challenge that we face.

We will keep you updated as and when we have further information.

 

4 January 2021 - Our new Parents' Remote Learning Portal is now live. 

Click here to access the new Parents' Remote Learning Portal.