School news will appear below.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
- 18th Christmas Fair 2022
- 25th Ofsted/CQC Visit of Kent County Council from 27 September to 29 September 2022
- 21st Online Safety
- 16th Letter to Parents/Carers
- 12th HM The Queen Funeral
- 21st End of Term 6 Newsletter
- 18th School Closure 19.07.22
- 17th Severe Weather Update
- 16th 6th Form Graduation
- 14th Amber Extreme Heat Warning
- 8th Summer Fair
- 21st Living with COVID - School Update
- 20th Public Notice - Satellite Provision
- 1st End of Term 4 Newsletter
- 24th COVID-19 Update - Latest Guidance
- 23rd COVID-19 Update
- 11th End of Term 3 Newsletter
- 11th NDCS - Children's Mental Health Week
- 10th Immunisation Clinics
- 9th Changes to School Transport Service
- 8th Safer Internet Day 2022
- 28th Online Safety - Use of Social Media
- 27th COVID-19 - Updates to Risk Assessment and Parent Handbook
- 26th Rights Respecting School Gold Award
- 20th Proposal to make Prescribed Alterations to Foreland Fields Special School
- 17th Proposal for Extending Provision
- 11th Laptops / Tablets
- 7th COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Parent Handbook
- 3rd COVID-19 Update
- 17th Merry Christmas
- 13th COVID-19 Weekly Testing
- 13th Christmas Fair
- 9th Christmas Events
- 6th Junior Department Christmas Production - Postponed
- 3rd Christmas Production Arrangements
- 26th Free School Meals