This continues to be a challenging time for us while we head into new national restrictions. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and our students – and we will always put our school community first.
Our school remains open. All students should continue to come to class unless they or someone in their household has tested positive for Coronavirus, and everyone is self-isolating. The best place for students is at school where they can continue their learning and development.
Please follow the new government guidance and please stay safe.
COVID-19 measures in place at INA
To minimise students mixing, we have implemented staggered start and finish times for year groups across the academy. See the Primary Adjusted School Day and the Secondary & Sixth Form Adjusted School Day for more timing details.
To reduce the spread of the virus, all secondary and sixth form staff and students should wear face coverings when moving around the school, transitioning between lessons and in communal areas.
Please see the process of what happens if a child or staff member shows symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please see our approach to the government's recently published document around the tiers of local restrictions that could be put in place with a local lockdown due to COVID-19.
Important correspondence to parents and students
All important correspondence to parents and students can be viewed here: Important Correspondence
Isaac Newton Academy will continue delivering high-quality education during periods of remote learning. Our priority is to ensure pupils' have the best learning opportunities even if they are not in school. Primary pupils are currently accesing remote learning through the Primary Home Learning page. Secondary and Sixth Form students use MS Teams for remote learning. View details about how to acces remote learning, student expectations and safeguarding around MS Teams on our Remote Learning & MS Teams page.
Safeguarding and support during the pandemic and school closure
If you would like to discuss any safeguarding concerns you have, you can contact the school by:
- Calling the school on: 020 8911 6666
- Emailing: Safeguarding@isaacnewtonacademy.org
Please make sure you leave your full name and year group in the email. This will help us respond to your request effectively.
Your wellbeing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, especially if having to stay at home for a period of time. This includes a healthy diet, sleeping well and exercising. The PE department have shared some ideas for staying active at home on year group Edmodo pages.
You can also have social contact with loved ones at home, and virtually through your phone or online with other family and friends. Make sure you take breaks between your learning and set a schedule that works for you to connect to others.
Online Safety whilst completing your learning online will mean that you need to be really aware of staying safe. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, report this to your parents/carers or on CEOP. In such situations, the best thing to do is block the person, and then report it on https://www.ceop.police.uk (we have put some links below to some helpful guides to staying safe online).
Parents / Carers - there are a range of agencies who can support you if you are finding this time challenging, please do contact us at school, or see the links to agencies on our Safeguarding page.