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27.5.20

Potential postponement to wider re-opening 

Following potential changes announced by the Prime Minister at the weekend, it is increasingly unlikely that we will be opening more widely to additional children in Years 10 and 12 next week. Following the announcement on 28th May 2020 we will update our website with confirmation of plans as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your ongoing understanding.

 

Latest letters and Home-School Agreement - 21.5.20

Year 10 Letter from the Principal - 21.5.20

Year 12 Letter from the Principal 21.5.20

New Home School Agreement

14.5.20

Letter From The Principal 14.5.20

10.5.20

 

Speakers for Schools have been working with Rivers Academy for a number of years, providing high profile speakers to help engage, inspire and raise the aspirations of our students. They are pleased to announce the schedule for their Virtual Talks programme for the week commencing 11th May. The Virtual Talks can be streamed live, require no login and are completely free.

The complete schedule for the Virtual Talks can be found here

22.4.20 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have spent the majority of the last few days chasing the FSM vouchers for our families from the DfE provider Edenred.  We understand, the issues we are experiencing, like many schools are being addressed but due to the volume of requests it is taking longer than anticipated.

We have today contacted the Local Authority who provided the Easter vouchers and they have informed us they would be able to provide vouchers in approximately 48 hours.  We have made the decision to accept their proposal and we are grateful to Hounslow Council for their support with this.  We have today passed the information required to Sodexo, the Council's provider, and they will email vouchers directly to the families.  It is hoped this will be sent in the next couple of days.  As soon as we have further information we will keep you posted.  Vouchers will then arrive weekly on a Monday for each eligible child.

Please be assured that we are doing everything possible to chase these up for families.

 

The government have updated their gudance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. The link this informatoin can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/y9n49dgj 

 

21.4.20 

You may have seen on the BBC news website, the problems schools are having with the vouchers system set up by the DfE.  We want to assure you that we are doing everything we possibly can to speed up and chase the vouchers for our families.  These will be sent to you as soon as we receive them.

 

Letter From The Principal 17.4.20

 

ConnectingKids@Home - Hounslow's Promise - Follow this Link:

http://www.hounslowspromise.org/connectingkidshome.html#

 

Hounslow Council’s Easter Holiday Voucher Scheme

Rivers Academy Cultural Calendar Challenge! Click Here

 

 

If any of our young people would like some guidance or support around
their well-being, the Hounslow Youth Counselling Service has a range
of ways in which they can support you. Please visit the link below:

https://www.hycscounselling.co.uk/

 

Free School Meal Letter From The Principal - 1.4.20

Letter from the Principal 31.3.20

 

ChatHealth Hounslow Poster

 

We are aware that these extraordinary times may well place a large strain on our families. Should you require support from food banks during this time we are able to make referrals for you. For further support in this please email: safeguarding@rivers-aspirations.org and one of our safeguarding team will be in contact to support you.
 

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following:

‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.


This is a scam email – it is not from a local authority. Please do not respond to it, and delete immediately, share this message with others.

 

Thank you sincerely for following government advice in keeping your child at home wherever this is at all possible. It is so important that each of us plays our part in the country's fight to defeat the virus.

 

Letter From the Principal 23.3.20

Letter Regarding Coronavirus 17.3.20

Letter Regarding Coronavirus 19.3.20

Letter regarding Free School Meals 20.3.20

Late last night the Government published guidance for maintaining education settings, giving information about the definition of key workers. Information for parents and carers was published at the same time.

The principle is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The Government is asking parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible – schools will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

Click Here for a link to our Parental Feedback Form - Key Worker Audit