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  • LATEST: Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

    Published 14/10/20
    October 18th - Letter to parents

    Click here to read a letter to parents regarding two members of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

    October 16th - Symptoms of COVID-19 and other illnesses/sending your child to school

    Click here to view an information poster containing guidance on what to do if your child is unwell.

    October 13th update - one COVID-19 case confirmed

    Please see letters below which were sent home to parents following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case in school:

    Close contacts letter - this letter was sent only to the parents/carers of students who need to self-isolate. In addition, each of the students who were told to self-isolate were spoken to personally, along with their parents/carers.
     
    Whole school letter - this letter was sent to all parents/carers of TCA students to inform them of the situation.  

    COVID-19 related absence from school

    Click here to view a quick guide for parents regarding COVID-19 related absence from school.

    COVID-19 Behaviour Policy Addendum

    Click here to view the COVID-19 Behaviour Policy Addendum - September 2020.

    Videos: A message from the Principal and safety measures at TCA - September 4th

    A message from Principal Mr Scott:

     

     

    A summary of the safety measures we have put in place to keep our school community safe:

     

     

    Cambridgeshire County Council parent handbook - September 2nd 2020

    Click here to view county council's Welcome Back to School booklet for parents/carers of children returning to school.

    Updated parent handbook - September 1st 2020

    As new guidance is received around schools re-opening, our parent handbook has been reviewed and updated. Please read the most recent version here - updates to previous information can be found underlined in purple on pages 5, 10, 12 and 13.

    Letter to parents (August 11th): September full re-opening

    Face coverings in school - August 27th 2020

    Click here to read the latest information. 

    Result of the COVID-19 risk assessment for the full reopening of Thomas Clarkson Academy from autumn term 2020.

    Following the Government’s announcement that schools are to reopen to all students at the start of the autumn term 2020, we have been preparing our school to safely welcome back students and staff. This has involved a comprehensive risk assessment process to ensure risks continue to be effectively managed. Consideration has been given to balancing the minimisation of risks from Coronavirus (COVID-19) with providing a full educational experience for children and young people, in line with Government guidance.

    Government guidance for the reopening of schools, including that for parents and carers, can be accessed here.

    Thomas Clarkson Academy and The Brooke Weston Trust will continue to monitor guidance and will adopt a dynamic risk management approach to ensure the operation of the school remains as safe as possible.  

    The results of our risk assessment are published  here. We have also produced an information booklet (link below) which is intended to give you an outline of what our new school environment will look and feel like and reassure you that we will do everything we can to make school as safe as it can be for students and staff.

    Letters to parents - July 21st 2020

    End of term letter to parents/carers

    GCSE results day information

    A level results day information

    Letter to parents - July 10th 2020

    Letter to parents: September re-opening

    BWT CEO parent update

    Letter to parents from BWT's CEO - June 26th 2020

    School re-opening information (June 10th update)

    The following documents have been sent to Year 10 and Year 12 families, ahead of school re-opening for these year groups from Monday 15th June 2020. For other year groups, these documents are for information only.

    Principal's letter
     Guide to re-opening: Year 10
    Guide to re-opening: Year 12
    Attendance and meals booking form
    Behaviour Policy addendum
    Home School Agreement

    Letter to parents (May 22nd) 

    Click here to read a letter to parents/carers regarding TCA's proposals for the summer term.

    Update to parents from BWT CEO - May 13th

    Click here to read a letter to parents from BWT CEO Andrew Campbell.

    Important update for Year 13s - Thursday 7th May

    Letter to Year 13 students

    More details: Government support package for universities and students

    Covid-19 Ofqual GCSE and A Level Guidance

    Ofqual have today (03/04/20) set out details on how GCSE and A level grades will be awarded in the summer. Please see below Ofqual GCSE and A level guidance documents for your information. Please bear with us whilst we digest the contents. We will update you further in the coming weeks as more details emerge. ​​​

    Letter to students from Ofqual

    Ofqual guidance

    This page contains all the latest information for parents/carers regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). 

    Click here: TCA SEND information report update COVID-19 - April 

    Please note: This report must be read in conjunction with Thomas Clarkson Academy’s SEND Information Report.  

    COVID-19 - Free School Meals Update - Tuesday 1st April

    Free School Meal arrangements from Monday 6th April 2020

    Please visit www.brookewestontrust.org/coronavirus for further information.

    School closure update – Sunday 22nd March

    For those students who will be attending school tomorrow (children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home), the normal school times apply – 8.30am to 2.55pm. Students are permitted to arrive from 8.20am onwards. On arrival, students should use the community entrance.

    If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Many parents working in the sectors critical to the COVID-19 response may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

    For Key Stage 3 students who were absent last week and did not receive their resource packs, the packs will be available from reception from Monday 23rd March. There are also copies of the resources on our website (http://bit.ly/BWT-KS3-Resources), where students can also access online learning and communicate with teachers.

    People can get in touch with the school via the normal routes and should check the website for information.

    School closure letter to parents/carers - March 20th

    Please click this link to access Key Stage 3 resource booklets for students http://bit.ly/BWT-KS3-Resources.

    To log in, use the 'Quick Links' menu (top right) and select RM Unify.

    Alternatively, click on the orange 'Remote Learning' bar on the TCA website homepage.

    You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. #StayHomeSaveLives

    Coronavirus Covid-19 update - School Closure Information (20 March)

    Please visit www.brookewestontrust.org/coronavirus for further information about school closures for Brooke Weston Trust schools. 

    Coronavirus Covid-19 BWT Statement Regarding School Closure Announcement - 18 March

    Following the government’s latest announcement, the situation regarding the opening of schools has changed. Please visit www.brookewestontrust.org/coronavirus for full details.

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  • Year 5/6 online open evening

    Published 14/10/20

    Our dedicated open evening webpage gives families the opportunity to explore what TCA can offer their child.

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  • Motorbike rider invited to international trial

    Published 23/10/20

    An up-and-coming motorcyclist has been invited to try out for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies team in Spain for the chance to compete against riders from around the world. 

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  • 300 entries submitted for ‘Trapped’ story-writing competition

    Published 23/10/20

    TCA submitted more than 300 entries to a national creative writing competition in which students explored the theme ‘trapped’.

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  • Hallowe’en Reads

    Published 21/10/20

    This autumn half term the nights have a chill, and Hallowe’en is almost upon us.

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  • Cyclist showing great promise

    Published 21/10/20

    A talented cyclist who has gone from strength to strength since he started competing has been selected for a national development programme. 

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  • Wear It Pink

    Published 19/10/20

    This Friday (October 23rd), students are encouraged to wear something pink during their PE lessons in support of those affected by breast cancer.

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  • #HelloYellow campaign in support of World Mental Health Day

    Published 12/10/20

    Students helped to brighten up the school day by wearing yellow to mark World Mental Health Day.

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  • Growing number of A level maths students

    Published 12/10/20

    An increasing number of sixth form students are opting to study maths at A level, with TCA seeing its largest ever cohort of further maths students this year.

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  • Libraries Week: A celebration of libraries and reading

    Published 07/10/20

    To mark this year’s Libraries Week, students are reminded about the fantastic free online and digital services available from Cambridgeshire Libraries. 

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  • National Poetry Day competition

    Published 29/09/20

    Students are encouraged to get creative, expressive and lyrical with a competition to mark National Poetry Day this Thursday. 

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