School News

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  • COVID-19 Update - Latest Guidance

    A letter will be coming home with your child this evening regarding changes to school operation in light of recent COVID-19 Government and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance. This letter is available on  this  website by following the link: https://www.foreland.kent.sch.uk/assets/COVID-Update-to-Parents-February-24th-2022.pdf
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  • COVID-19 Update

    You will be aware that on the 21st February, the Prime Minister announced the removal of measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are changes to the legal requirement to self-isolate plus some changes to testing requirements. We are awaiting the updated guidance from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) which will impact on our Risk Assessment. We will be sending home details of changes to school operation tomorrow, and will be updating our Risk Assessment and Parent/Carer handbook over the next couple of days which will be made available on this website.
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  • End of Term 3 Newsletter

    The end of Term 3 Newsletter will be coming home with your child this afternoon.   This can also be found on this website by following this link: https://www.foreland.kent.sch.uk/assets/Documents/Attachments/End-of-Term-Newsletter-February-2022.pdf   I hope you all have a good break and we look forward to welcoming back all pupils and students on Tuesday 22 nd February.   Adrian
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  • NDCS - Children's Mental Health Week

    The National Deaf Children's Society have been working on  resources for Children’s Mental Health Week 7th - 13th February NDCS have created a range of videos, illustrations, articles and letters from Deaf Young People which you can find on the Buzz website. They also have some great resources for parents for supporting your child with their mental health too. Resources for Deaf Young People: https://buzz.org.uk/art.../childrens-mental-health-week-2022 Resources for Parents: https://www.ndcs.org.uk/cmhw
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  • Immunisation Clinics

    If your child has missed any of their vaccination in school, they have not missed their opportunity to be vaccinated. The Kent and Medway School Aged Immunisation Service runs community clinics throughout the year, where children and young people can catch up on their vaccinations. • Young people in Year 8 can book their HPV • Young people Year 9 and 10 can book their HPV, meningitis; diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster • Young people 12 years and above can book their COVID-19 vaccine Further information on all the available vaccinations can be found here: Immunisations for young people - your questions answered (publishing.service.gov.uk) COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people aged 12 to 17 (version 3) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) We are visiting schools until the end of July so please only book an appointment if your child has missed their vaccination in school. To make an immunisation appointment, please see the attached document with available clinics and booking details.
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  • Changes to School Transport Service

    Changes to the school transport service for children and young people with SEND We are receiving many calls and messages from parents regarding changes to school transport service providers. Details of the changes to school transport can be found on KELSI by following this link: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-transport/school-transport-for-children-with-special-educational-needs/changes-to-the-school-transport-service-for-children-and-young-people-with-send Unfortunately, decisions regarding school transport are made directly by Kent County Council and not the school. Currently we do not hold any information regarding transport providers from Term 4 2021/22. We have been informed that KCC will be in touch with parents/carers about their child's transport provider by this Friday (11 February 2022).
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  • Safer Internet Day 2022

    Today, Tuesday 8th February 2022, is Safer Internet Day and how we can all play our part to have a safer internet. The official theme for Safer Internet Day 2022 is “All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online”. This is an opportunity for our pupils/students to consider key issues around the safe use of social media, and using kind words on the internet.
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  • Online Safety - Use of Social Media

    A letter will be coming home with pupils/students tonight regarding the use of social media. The letter can be found on this website by following the link below: https://www.foreland.kent.sch.uk/assets/Letter-re-v2.-Online-Safety-January-2021.pdf   Please check this website which has parents’ guides for FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp.   Please contact our school online safety coordinator Jeremy Edwards should you have any questions or concerns.
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  • COVID-19 - Updates to Risk Assessment and Parent Handbook

    As you will all no doubt be aware, from today England returned to COVID-19 Plan A measures. We have updated our Risk Assessment and Parent Handbook in line with changes to guidance. We are still having daily reported positive cases therefore, we continue to have in place certain contingency measures which includes staff wearing face coverings in communal areas and corridors. Face coverings are not worn in classes.
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  • Rights Respecting School Gold Award

    Today we had a virtual visit from Unicef, to see whether we can be reaccredited with the Gold Level of the Rights Respecting Schools Award, which we first achieved in January 2019 . They met with some parents, governors, staff and some students from school council. They told us that they had had an "inspirational morning" and that they could see clearly that children's rights were embedded in everything that we do in school. We heard some really moving comments from parents about how their child was "thriving" at Foreland Fields School and we saw some fantastic communication skills from our School Council Members!
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