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COVID Symptom and Process Reminder

Dear Parent and Carer,

Please be aware that cases of the Delta variant are increasing in our area.  If your child has any new symptoms of cough, fever, headache, loss of taste or smell and fatigue the household should self-isolate - please do not send them or their siblings into school and book a PCR test as soon as possible. 

Please ensure school are aware of any suspected cases of COVID by contacting school directly on 01922 716900 or contacting your family support worker or keyworker. 

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher

Campaign 2021-05-28

Dear Parents and Carers

Please find attached the report from our recent Ofsted visit. This will also be available via the Ofsted website in due course.

10184709_New_Leaf_Centre_134523_final_pdf.pdf

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher

Return to School 07.06.21

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have had a lovely break and we are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back tomorrow. We just wanted to send a few reminders about expectations when pupils return to school tomorrow. 
Pupils should attend school in uniform. This consists of plain black or grey trousers, a white shirt, a plain dark jumper (no large logos) and plain black shoes/trainers (no logos). Pupils can wear plain black hoodies (with no logos) but the hood will have to be tucked in or kept down. 
Unless the temperature is cold (this will be decided by staff at school) all coats and jackets must be removed and placed in the pupils locker before attending lessons. We are aware that some pupils may need reasonable adjustments due additional needs and this will be communicated to you via the SENDCO. Please contact school if you have any questions regarding this. 
School have spare jumpers that can be provided to pupils if they do not attend school in the correct uniform. If parents/carers are experiencing financial difficulties with regard to uniform, please speak to your Family Support Worker as there may be support available. 
The school’s screening process must take place for ALL pupils upon arrival at school. All pupils will be wanded and all coats /bags will be searched. All outer coats and jackets must be removed to allow this to take place effectively. This process is essential to ensure all pupils and staff are safe onsite and is part of our health and safety procedures. The full screening procedure and guidance will be sent to you for your reference. 
Pupils will not be allowed to go through to lessons without placing all items in the secure locker. This includes phones, lighters, cigarettes, fizzy/energy drinks. The pupils will have access to these items at the end of the school day. If a pupil refuses to be screened or hand-in items when they arrive at school, they will not be permitted to go through to lessons and parents will be contacted.
It is important that all phones are handed in when pupils arrive on site. If a pupil needs to make contact with home, they can do this by speaking to a member of staff who will allow them access to a phone. If there is a situation whereby a pupil may need to contact home, please make school aware via the school office or your Family Support Worker to enable staff to support pupils appropriately. 
Fizzy and energy drinks are not to be consumed at school. If pupils bring these to school, they will be stored in the pupils locker until the end of the school day. Pupils will have access to water at break times and lunchtimes, however if they want access to water throughout the school day, please send them to school with a filled water bottle. 
Breakfast is available to pupils in the main hall once the screening process has taken place. 
All pupils have access to a meal at lunchtime. If your child has any dietary requirements please contact the school office. 
If a pupil leaves school site, staff will accompany pupil for a short distance to attempt to encourage them back into school. Phone calls to parents will be made at this point.  If the student leaves staffs’ line of sight, a call to 101 will be made. This is to ensure the pupil’s safety. 
Attendance and behaviour rewards are ongoing this half term. Please encourage your child to attend school and strive for their points to enable them to get these rewards. Further information about this half term’s attendance and behaviour rewards will be sent to you shortly.
Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Regards,

Mr S Evans

Black Country Careers Expo | 24th May

We are pleased to announce that following the success of the last Expo, we will be running it again and would like to invite you to pre-register to attend.

Going live 9am on 24th May to 18th June and then again 9am on 5th to 30th July (available for 4 weeks each time) the 2nd Black Country Virtual Careers Expo will provide young people, students, parents and teachers access to a wide range of careers advice and information, all under one virtual roof. With a fantastic mix of local and national organisations, you can visit all of the online exhibitors and watch a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos to help make the right choice.
 

The Expo includes :
• Apprenticeships
• Skills and Training Programmes
• Sixth Form, FE and HE information
• SEND opportunities
• Employment information - “live vacancies” zone for employment and apprenticeship opportunities across the Black Country.
• The Video Vault Zone - provides a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos to help make the right choice.

 

You will be able to ask questions to any exhibitor via their virtual stand in order to gather more information about pathways available.

https://blackcountrycareers-expo.co.uk/?mc_cid=5f7e5b2fc4&mc_eid=5e4e70fb21

Completion of Y11 Surveys

Dear Parents and Carers,

Prospects are conducting a survey on behalf of your school and Walsall Local Authority which will help to plan provision and support after you complete year 11.

An email has already been sent out called "The New Leaf Centre Finishing Year 11 Survey". We would like as many of our Y11 pupils and parents to complete this survey.

A reminder has been sent out on Friday 14th May to ask you to complete the survey as soon as possible.

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher

Campaign 2021-05-14

The New Leaf Inclusion Centre
admin@newleaf.walsall.sch.uk
http://www.newleaf.walsall.sch.uk/
Ph: 01922 716900

Careers Advice

Dear Parents and Carers

Join us and hear from a number of colleges in The Black Country region discuss their provision, support and entry requirements. We will also cover apprenticeships and traineeships- what they are? How you can gain access to them and what qualifications are needed. An ideal session to inform pupils and parents of post 16 provision in the local area.

These sessions are specifically aimed at learners educated in alternative provision, and pupil referral units and SEMH schools or potential NEETS.

Tuesday 18th May 4.30pm -6pm - link in the attached flyer below.

PRU_AP_SEMH_Pupil_and_Parent_info_session.docx

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher

Parental Ofsted Questionnaire

Dear Parents and Carers

Ofsted is inspecting your child's school remotely and we would like to know what you think about the school. Your views about the school are important to us.
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey as soon as possible, preferably by 11am on the day of the inspection, as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views.

Kind regards

Stu Evans

Headteacher

The New Leaf Inclusion Centre                                                                                                              
Stroud Avenue
Willenhall, WV12 4EG
Phone: 01922 716900        

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Chatroulette - #WakeUpWednesday

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About

Chatroulette

 

Before Zoom, before Teams, there was Chatroulette. But users of that video calling software tended not to be offering anything as innocent as a quiz, and there was usually only one item on the agenda. A runaway word-of-mouth success on its launch in 2009, Chatroulette since seemed to have melted away into internet obscurity. But a surge of new users during lockdown appears to have brought it back from the brink.

 

So what happens on Chatroulette calls? Is there really as much inappropriate content as popular opinion would suggest? Who uses the service? And is any part of it safe … at all? This week’s free #WakeUpWednesday guide investigates.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/view/guide/chatroulette

World of Work Week - Health and Social Care

Dear Parent/Carer

Health and Social Care World of work week is 26th -30th April 2021. This is a week of celebration and education about the sector through a series of pre-recorded events supported by local partners and employers. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase different career opportunities to our pupil's.
Please follow the link below to register.

About this Event:

We have 5 sessions for you to choose from. Browse to see which ones you would like to receive pre-recordings for.

An Introduction to Health & Social Care

We’ve partnered with health and social care organisations in the Black Country to showcase the exciting opportunities within this sector. This session will highlight the variety of health and social care job roles available and the routes to get into the industry.

Choosing Care as a Career

This session looks at the variety of career paths open to people who would like to work in health and social care. We look at both clinical and non-clinical roles as well as the support roles that help the sector run smoothly. Workers within the sector discuss why they wanted to follow a health and social care career pathway, the skills needed to be successful and the various entry routes open to young people.

What is Childcare?

An overview of careers in childcare and the routes available into the profession.The session will look at what you can expect in the job roles, qualifications needed and career progression.There will also be a Live virtual tour of Berrington Lodge Nursery

What is a Career in Dentistry

This session looks at the variety of career paths open to people who would like to work in Dentistry. From being a Dentist to a Dental Nurse and from working as a Dental Therapist to a Dental Technician. We look at both clinical and non-clinical as well as the support roles that help the sector run smoothly. Workers within the sector discuss why they decided to follow their career pathway, the skills needed to be successful and the various entry routes open to young people.

Challenging Stereotypes in NHS Careers

In this session we will explore different roles within the Wolverhampton NHS trust. Can you guess from first impressions what job role the speakers do? Pupils will have the chance to ask questions to employees of the NHS in a live Q&A

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher

Reminder for week commencing 22.02.21

Just a reminder that next week, pupils in Key Stage 1-3 will continue to work remotely at home and not attend school in person. This is due to ongoing IT issues and a significant amount of contractors are still on site so it will not be safe for pupils to be on site as well.

Staff will continue to send work packs out for completion and complete remote teaching sessions daily. We will make contact will parents and pupils each day as a safe and well check and also to support with work completion. If pupils are not seen via teams, safe and well visits will be completed.

This will also include GCSE pupils who attend New Leaf, for the times they complete their GCSE lessons. These sessions will be completed remotely.

All KS4 will continue to attend their provision as per current arrangements.

Next week we will contact parents individually to arrange for parents and pupils to come to the new premises, have a tour and transition pupils back into school.

Regards,
Mr S Evans
Headteacher