COVID-19 Latest

Good morning, Parents and Carers,

Gov.Uk have now published the list of key workers for whom care provision should be available in academies and schools. If your work is included and you would like your child to attend our academy from next week onwards, please contact us immediately via email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.

Health and Social Care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and Childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key Public Services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and National Government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other Necessary Goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public Safety and National Security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

G Suite - FAQ


My child doesn’t have access to the internet at home

Printed copies of all the work that has been set on Google Drive are available from the academy.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will ensure that copies are made available for you to access. 

 

I don’t have a printer at home.  Does my child need to print anything off?

No, there is no requirement for your child to print anything off.  If your child would prefer to have a printed copy, then these can be requested from the academy as detailed above.

 

How do I access Google drive?

Please see the document entitled “Accessing Google drive” by clicking the link here:  Google Drive Access

 

Do I need any specific equipment to access Google drive?

No, any device at all that can connect to the internet can be used with Google drive.  There is no need to purchase any equipment or to have any specific brand or specification.

 

You can use any device that can connect to the internet to access Google drive

 

What if my child can’t remember their password?

If you have any difficulties at all with passwords then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It would be helpful if you can include your child’s full name and year group.

 

My child has accessed Google drive and they can’t fill in the worksheets they have been provided with

This is not an error.  The documents are read only.  This means that they are meant to be followed rather than filled in.

You choose any of the following methods to complete the work

  1. Complete the work in your exercise book as normal
  2. Complete the work on any paper that you have at home
  3. Complete the work using Google Docs / Google Sheets – See below

Please note: There is no expectation for your child to complete any work on the computer.  This is simply a method that could be used if you / they choose to do this.

 

What is Google Docs / Google Sheets?

Google provide programs that can be used as an alternative to Microsoft Office.  These tools do not require any downloading or installing.  They are free to use and do not need to be updated.

They can also be used on any device.  This means you do not need to have access to a laptop or personal computer to use these programs.  You can use any device that can connect to the internet

Google docs is the same as Microsoft Word – http://docs.google.com

Google slides is the same as Microsoft PowerPoint – http://slides.google.com

 

Editing Documents with Google Docs

You can edit documents on G Suite by clicking on the ‘Open with google docs’ button (highlighted in red in the picture below)

 

Mission Statement

At Aston we are committed to providing high quality learning and teaching, enabling everyone to reach their full potential, whatever their age, ability, gender or ethnicity.

We believe that every person is unique and we work together in an inclusive environment of mutual respect and consideration, valuing everyone's contribution.

Through our partnership with the local and wider community we aim to support our young people in successfully taking their place in society.

All adults in school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

With your commitment we will make a difference.

 

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