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    School Role-Play Game

    If you’re looking for an activity to pass the time during lockdown, you could try your hand at this role-playing game, where you get to experience life as a member of staff at the fictional Bemperley Academy. You will need some dice (or digital equivalent), a gamesmaster to lead the game, and some players! You can even play over zoom.  

    Based on the popular RPG “Lasers and Feelings”. 

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    Message from REAch2 CEO

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    You will have seen the Government announcement on Sunday 10th May that, if conditions allow, there may be a phased reopening of primary schools from June with children in Reception classes and in Years 1 and 6 to be the first to return. As a Trust we want, of course, to see our children return to school – when it is safe to do so.

    As a Trust, we will be closely following Government guidance about this possible phased reopening of schools. The safety of both children and staff are paramount to us and we will be working over the next few days on plans to maximise whatever expectations are set out for social distancing in schools and on keeping our school premises as clean and safe as possible for both children and staff. There are still lots of questions to be answered such as the issue of personal protective equipment in schools, however, and we need further Government guidance on this point before finalising plans.

    One of the complexities of the situation is that not all our staff are able to return to school yet and we do need to make sure that when the time comes, we have sufficient staff for the number of children that will be in school.

    We recognise that parents may be anxious about what schools reopening will mean and the reassurance I would like to give is that we will only reopen our schools for more pupils when we are convinced it is safe to do so and all our arrangements are fully in place.

    We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that, at present, the list of keyworkers remains unchanged. Therefore, even if employers are requesting that parents return to work, provision within schools remains available to solely key workers at this time.

    When our plans are finalised and if schools are instructed to partially reopen, your school will make sure that you receive detailed information from us about what this means in practice and you will be given an opportunity to share your thoughts and views.

    With very best wishes,
    Sir Steve Lancashire
    Chief Executive Officer,
    REAch2 Academy Trust

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    Twinkl Learning resources

    Hello, we have received this helpful message from Twinkl, a website that provides resources for teachers. Should your child be missing school for any reason, these resources might help you should you need to provide any learning from home.

    From Twinkl –


    As the Coronavirus spreads, we’re aware that more schools are closing and pupils’ learning is being disrupted. Parents, carers and teachers are looking for ways to ensure the continuity of education during school closures so that no children miss out on valuable learning time.

    To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

    Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

    We’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your wider school and leadership team know about this opportunity so that you can all share it with your school community.

    Please also share this code with parents and share the link above on your website so parents know where to activate their code.

    We’ve also put together some helpful guidance to outline a few ideas for how you can support parents and carers during school closures, ensure high quality learning continues and support teachers, parents and carers to make the most from this offer of help.

    If you are an existing Twinkl subscriber on Core or Extra you will be able to use this code to upgrade your current membership using the same link as above.

    It’s easy to arrange access yourself through our website. If you do have any questions please get in touch with our TwinklCares team. As we are supporting people globally please bear in mind that we are receiving a large number of enquiries so please only get in touch if your enquiry is of an urgent nature at twinklcares@twinkl.co.uk

    You can also visit our website – www.twinkl.co.uk

    Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and we hope that this will go some way towards helping.

    Best wishes,

    Jon Seaton – CEO – Signature image
    Jonathan Seaton

    Twinkl CEO

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