Birches Head Academy

Letters and Support to Parents

  • Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

    Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.

    The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

    You can view the letter here.

  • We are doing all we can to reassure parents of the safety measures which are in place to welcome children back to school.

         To support us with this, and as part of the Government’s central “Stay Alert” campaign, you are likely to see information adverts on these measures on the radio and online to reassure you that           if your child is eligible to attend school, they should return. These messages sit alongside wider government messaging about public transport and returning to work, which aim to reassure you          as changes to lockdown measures are made.

  • The leaflets and films below are for parents of children. You may want to share these with your own network to support our engagement with children and families who have questions.
  • The leaflets can be found here: Reassurance Leaflet
  • The film for secondary school pupils can be found here:

From the Department of Education

Support for parents

We understand this is a challenging time for parents too, many of whom are now supporting their children’s learning at home or may have questions about their children potentially returning to school. 

We have developed the following guidance and resources for parents to support them at this time:  

  • Q&A which answers key questions parents may have 
  • BBC Bitesize Daily Secondary is being launched on April 20th   9am it can be accessed on iplayer or BBC red button it is live each day where students can do mini lessons Maths, English and Science and other subjects
  • This is good for well being
  • On iPlayer they are also launching teacher talks for parents who may be struggling and need advice
  • How can I help guide my child on HegartyMaths? Unfortunately, HegartyMaths don’t have a parent portal yet – They would love one and have plans to make one… so watch this space! In the meantime, you can log in with your child to see how they’re doing.


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