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#WeAreOne – Week 1

As we go through this time of uncertainty we want you to know that we are doing this together. We will offer all the help and support we can.

WeAreOne community

As the Academy closed it’s door to most students on Monday 23rd March 2020 we want you to know the services we will continue to provide;

  • Supervision of children of Key Worker parents
  • Safeguarding checks for our most vulnerable students
  • Online learning for all students to access via the Frog learning platform
  • Hard copies of learning material if required
  • Food parcels for families facing significant financial hardship
  • Free school meals to any family entitled to them and continue to need them
  • Careers interviews via phone 
  • Any other support that we can!

If you require any of the services above please make do not hesitate to get in touch and message via the Academy App, email or if you need to get in touch we us urgently please call us on 07809 418527.

We are all in this together, so now more than ever it is important that we work to support each other over the coming weeks and months.

Key Worker Parents

May we take this opportunity to offer our sincere gratitude to those amazing parents that work in the NHS and other jobs critical to keeping the country going through these extremely difficult times. #localheros

Week 1 – Update

Staff in Teams

To minimise any contact all staff were placed in 6 vital service groups and timetabled into shifts to allow the Academy to function with its critical services. This not only minimises contact but allows the building which children access to be clean before the next staff group need to attend. This also allows a period of time before the next attendance and if any staff begin to develop symptoms we can identify others easily These teams are;

  • Safeguarding
  • Admin
  • First Aid
  • SLT
  • Teachers
  • Cleaners

Frog Learning

Mrs Atkins launches Frog Learn to all students. 411 students log on before ‘home schooling’ had even started on Monday! Here is the link https://astreawoodfields-doncaster.frogos.net again. If you are having any issues please contact the Academy by email froghelp@astreawoodfields.org

Food Parcels

Miss Bland, Mrs Boulter, Mrs Reed and Mr Marshall deliver food parcels and meals for our communities most vulnerable and those families facing significant financial hardship.

Students in school

Fun is had at school with teachers delivering activities to our students of key workers parents. These included;

Current Affairs – e.g. making their own newspapers, watching CBBC newsround, having a discussion about the news.

Reading – e.g. choosing a book from a library selection and reading.

Active – e.g. students engaged in physical activity, doing the YouTube PE with Joe Wicks activity, dance, keepie uppie challenge….

Strategy – e.g. students engaged in board games, card games, battleships, designing their own board games, crossword, wordsearches, sudoku and other written puzzles

FROG – catching up on work set for them on Frog

Creative – e.g. watching online theatre, art work, listening to music, colouring.

Home visits and Safeguarding checks

Staff at AAW continue to carry out student visits and make phone calls to make sure everyone is safe and well.

Do you know anyone that needs help?

Please let us know of anyone in our community that may need help and support throughout this difficult period. Whether that’s just a phone call to check they are ok or help with getting food or medicine, we are all in this together.

Please reach out so that we can support each other. #WeAreOne

Message in via the App or email office@astreawoodfields.org

Doncaster Community Hub

DMBC are offering support to the community’s most vulnerable members by helping them with things such as collecting medicine and shopping. Please visit their website at www.dncomunityhub.orguk, call on 01302 430300 or email enquires@dncomunityhub.org.uk

Send us your funny ‘home schooling’ pictures

We’d love to know how our community are getting on at home. If you’ve got a picture and comment that don’t mind sharing please email it to office@astreawoodfields.org

Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives

Please continue to follow the Government’s advice on how to protect you and others during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check this out the latest Government guidance found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We are all here for each other;

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via the Academy App or if you need to reach out to any of the team here at AAW during this difficult time, together as always, we are all here for each other!

Safeguarding – Miss Lisa Bland – lisa.bland@astreawoodfields.org

Frog –  Mrs Julie Atkins – Froghelp@astreawoodfields.org

App – Mr Jacob Gorham – Astrea.App@astreawoodfields.org

Counselling – Mrs Joanne Boulter – Joanne.boulter@astreawoodfields.org

Careers Advice and Guidance – Careers Inc – https://www.careersinc.uk/blog/2020/03/18/virtual-careers-advice/

Supervision of Key Worker children – Mr Alistair Hartley – Alistair.hartley@astreawoodfields.org 

Academy site team management – Mrs Claire Hudson – office@astreawoodfields.org


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