As employers welcome back their colleagues to the place of work, social distancing rules have changed and education gets back (in the main) to pre-Covid ways of working, we are pleased to announce the restarting of the Work Experience Service.
Over the next few weeks we will be contacting schools and booking work experience slots for January to July 2022 (a number of schools have already been in contact to request their slot – if your school hasn’t yet, please get in contact with the team).
The work experience service (organised by BEP Group) covers Essex, Southend-On-Sea, Thurrock and the East London boroughs of Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. If your school is outside these areas, and there isn’t a local work experience organiser or Education Business Partnership (EBP), please get in touch to see if we can help.
Our Central London and West End pre-placement vetting service for all work experience organisers and schools/colleges nationally has also restarted. If you need a job description and young person’s risk assessment provided for a central London placement, please get in touch either by using the contact form of by calling 01708 436440.
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.
As you would expect, work experience has now been postponed. Schools and employers alike have confirmed their intention to start up work experience as soon as it is considered both safe and practical to do so. Many employers have confirmed that placements already arranged, but postponed, will be able to take place at some point in the future.
In the meantime, the staff at BEP Group would like to extend our thoughts to everyone affected by the pandemic. Stay safe and well.