The Government has published guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The following link will take you to that advice:
Schools and parents should refer to the latest information and advice from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England to get the most up to date guidance from Government.
Websites, Videos and Interactive Learning
All of these websites are free and easy to access.
Twinkl has a variety of learning materials for all subjects and daily activities to get involved with. You will need to sign up to get an account but it is free.
Interactive learning for maths and English for both Key Stage 3 and 4.
Smart videos for children of all ages.
Open and go lessons with videos and hands on activities.
Video based lessons for maths, English and science.
Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is closely monitoring the national and local situation and is following the official guidance from Public Health England. We receive daily updates from Public Health and we are liaising closely with our colleagues in Local Authorities.
We have been updating our plans as to how we will respond to the potential detection and spread of the Coronavirus. This includes how we will manage either a partial closure of a school or schools due to staff absence, or closure of our schools if directed to do so by Public Health.
Please follow this link to the GOV.UK advice page Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do - which is updated by the government immediately following any new guidance and changes to guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Also, please following link to the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Link to CEO's update on the Coronavirus sent to all our parents, carers, staff, governors and trustees on 18 March 2020 - https://horizonstrust.org.uk/news/2020-03-18/update-on-the-coronavirus-or-covid-19
The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.
Please click on the link below for more details.
Open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and all others who support them.
Vicky Ford MPParliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
To view the letter click on the link below
Middlesbrough Psychology Service
Please click on the link below for more information
For those students who are unable to attend Hollis Academy, we have collated a set of tasks for you to complete so that your brains remain sharp and focused!
Click on the link below to check out the new resources!