Summer 2020 and Return to School

Dear parents and carers,

The Department for Education have created a communications pack with materials to help school leaders inform and reassure parents who are preparing for their children’s return to school. The pack includes leaflets, images and videos to share with parents on the importance of regular hand-washing, advice on travelling to and from school, etc.  Translated leaflets in community languages will be added in due course.

The pack is available on Dropbox and the assets and resources are available via the Public Health England communications resources hub.

Whilst these resources are designed for schools to use in communication with parents, we feel that it is appropriate to share them with you here.

Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.

Please do not hesitate to contact Arena Academy if you have any queries about the above.

Mr Mann – Headteacher


September 2020 Risk Assessment

***Updated 13th September 2020***

Arena Academy’s risk assessment for the September return to school can be accessed by clicking here

Return to School Resources

In readiness for our return to school in September 2020, we have a number of resources that you may find useful.

To begin with for our students we have a Summer 2020 Activity List.  How many of these activities can you tick-off before September?

For pupils and parents we have produced an information pack for the return to school in September.  It is essential that you read through this so you understand how we are complying with social distancing whilst returning to school so we can make school as safe as possible for students and staff.

Our Safeguarding team have compiled a list of contacts and resources that you may find useful.  This includes details about Emergency Resilience Funding, Bereavement counselling and Kooth online support for young people.