Students return to school on Thursday 2nd September, 2021 for registration at 09:15.
All children will be asked to complete a Covid Lateral Flow Test (where parental consent has previously been given) on their first day and then twice a week (Monday and Thursday) until the end of September, when the policy will be reviewed. We will provide all children with information about changes to the school rules for managing Covid on their first day. All staff will have already completed a test.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to the contact the school office.
From Monday 17th May 2021, students will no longer be required to wear a face covering in class or communial areas. Students are still required to wear face coverings on public transport.
Covid testing is continuing for all staff and pupils, where consent has been given) on every Monday and Thursday until further notice.
School reopens to all pupils from Monday 8th March 2021. We have sent all parents a text message, with a link to a downloadable letter, explaining how we are making school safe for everyone, and what to expect on out first full day back. If you haven’t received a text, please contact the office.
School still remains open now to most children (vulnerable and key worker children). If you wish for your child to attend school, please text or email the attendance team by 10:30 AM the day before.
All children, whether they are coming in to school or not, are expected to access our online learning system to complete work every day.
In the event a school site (Basildon and/or Romford) has to close due to snow/bad weather, we will update our website by 7.30 each morning.
Last night (Monday 4th January, 2021), The Prime Minister announced schools would remain closed for most children until at least February half term. As soon as we have a firm date to reopen, we will update the website and communicate with all parents.
Children will be expected to access our online learning system to complete work every day from Tuesday 5th January.
Vulnerable children and children of Key Workers can return to school at the normal time on Tuesday 5th January.
If you wish for your child to attend school next week (from Tuesday 5th January), please book an online test for your child, before the start of term, via the government website https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Please select the option for community testing (unless your child is showing symptoms of Covid-19). If your child is unable to take a test, please contact the office for further guidance.
Please text or email the attendance team by 10:30 AM, the day before, if you wish to book a place, cannot access the online system and/or require work to be posted.
For all children returning from Monday 11th January there is currently no requirement to take a test before starting back at school.
Finally, we hope you have had a nice Xmas (even with all the restrictions), and please accept our best wishes for a happy New Year.
The school risk assessment, behaviour addendum and safeguarding addendum have all been updated and can be found in the ‘school’ section of the website.
From Monday 15th June 2020, BEP Academy will offer all Year 11 Students an opportunity to receive ‘transition’ support.
Students will be able to book a weekly time slot with a member of staff to discuss and receive support for their next steps (college, apprenticeship, job with training etc). We will be running the service until the end of term and throughout the summer holidays.
If students which to take up the offer, they will need to confirm their place by 11 AM the day before their allocated appointment. The school office will be contacting parents with details.
From Monday 15th June 2020, BEP Academy will reopen for all Year 10 students.
All children will be allocated to a group and will only be able to attend with their allocated group and at specific times. Parents will be contacted by the school office with details.
All returning students will need to confirm they require their place before each session and by 11 AM the day before (more details to follow). The school remains open to vulnerable children and children of key workers, who also must still confirm their place by 11 AM the day before.
Parents and guardians of children attending BEP Academy should have received a text message outlining whether or not your child has been offered a place at school, from Monday 23rd March to the Easter break. Government advice is for children to stay at home. If this isn’t possible, your son/daughter/ward will have been offered a place at school.
We will be sending details of how to access our on-line learning system, for all pupils on Monday, which will include a reminder of your child’s email address, password and instructions. Children will also be reminded to use the system sensibly and safely.
If you have any questions, please call 01708 436440 between 8.30 AM and 4.00 PM, Monday to Friday. We will also be setting up a dedicated email address for any IT queries which you can use at any time.
Finally, I’d like to say how very proud I am of my staff. Because of their continued dedication to all young people, we have been able to form four full teams, two each for our Basildon and Romford sites. Each team will rotate at the centre, ensuring we maximise ‘social distancing’ and, as far as possible, protect our colleagues and children.
These are incredibly challenging and unprecedented times for everyone, and we would like to thank all parents and carers for the support we’ve received. We will continue to communicate with the whole school community and keep you informed over the next few weeks as best we can.
Mr K Sims, Executive Headteacher
Mrs J Green, Principal
Please have a look at the following documents …