Internet Safety Day – Tuesday February 9th 2021

Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 9th of February.

In school many groups in secondary have been working on e safety and Internet guides in preparation for Internet safety day. As we spend more and more time at home we are all inevitably going online more. So we need to make sure we are using the Internet safely and not putting ourselves at risk.

Please have a look at Teams where there should be a range of assignments based on e safety. Also below there are some useful websites to go on and to help you support your child and raise awareness of the dangers of going online.

Net-aware This website has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It This website has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

UK Safer Internet Centre This website has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice

guidance on


staying safe online This website which includes information on security and privacy settings. You should always check your privacy settings online.

Thinkuknow – This website provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent info This website is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Childnet This website offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet matters This website provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning This website has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

If you have any questions about e safety or how to support your child please let me know


NEW Asymptomatic Testing Centre in Forest Fields and Hyson Green

A new pilot Asymptomatic Testing Centre for people who live and work in Forest Fields and Hyson Green will open at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre, Gregory Boulevard, on
Wednesday 20 January 2021.

The Asymptomatic Testing Centre will be open from Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays), from 9.30am until 6.30pm.

There is no need to book – people can just drop in.

If you would like further information then please look at the leaflets below


Stakeholder Briefing; Asymptomatic Testing Centre in Forest Fields and Hyson Green

Teams Permission Letter

We would like all parents and carers to sign the permission letter and send it into school for the safe use of Teams.

As we are now working largely online using Teams we have established some guidelines for the safe use of Teams at home.

Please read the information and sign the letter and send it back into school (digitally through a picture or scan is acceptable).

Live streaming rules

INSET day – Friday 8th of January Cancelled

The proposed INSET day on Friday 8th of January 2021 has been cancelled.

It will be a normal day for students either in school or at home learning remotely.

The school has contacted individual parents and carers to let them know which students will be in school during the current lockdown.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask

School Closed Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Apologies for the late notice but following the announcement from the Prime Minister this evening please find the academy’s arrangements from tomorrow (5th January 2021):

  • Tuesday 5th January – this will be full school closure to all pupils following exception: critical worker children.
  • Wednesday 6th January  – the academy will be open to pupils who qualify as a vulnerable group or cared for by a critical worker.

If you believe you qualify as a critical worker and need a place tomorrow for your child, please contact the school in the morning, and we will organise a place.

Given the late national notice, we will not be open to any other pupil group until Wednesday 6th January.

From this point, the academy will be open to children who qualify as vulnerable or lives with a parent or carer who qualify as a critical worker.

We will be in further communication with parents/carers tomorrow (Wednesday) to ensure pupils have access to appropriate remote learning, or to make appropriate arrangements for children who qualify as one of the exceptions (vulnerable group or cared for by a critical worker).

Thank you once again for all your support during these very challenging times.

If you have any questions then please ask

Please the attached letter –

Closure letter

INSET days for Woodlands Monday 4th January 2021

Apologies for the very short notice of the changes – but the pandemic and the guidance from the government have changed several times and we have to make alternative arrangements accordingly.

Arrangements for next week are detailed below:

  • Academy closed to all pupils:  Monday 4th January – closed to all pupils
  • Some Pupils onsite*: Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th January 2021
  • Some Pupils to receive remote learning: 5th to 8th January 2021
    Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th January 2021,
  • *Children of keyworkers and those risk assessed under the vulnerable category will continue to receive face-to-face education if required. I will be in touch with these parent/carers separately.

Please see the attached letter which explains the changes in greater detail.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

School to open Tuesday – 5th of January 2021

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. 

School will be closed on Monday 4th of January for an INSET day. This will allow staff to make preparations for the forthcoming term in the light of the recent changes in Government guidance. 

 Friday 8th Jan 2021 will also be an additional Inset Day to help us plan for for the implementation of Lateral Flow Testing. 

Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience at this difficult time but it is critical for us to be able to plan effectively. We took the decision to hold this optional additional inset on Friday, rather than Monday to better support childcare arrangements. 

We understand that many of you will be anxious about sending your child/children to school given recent developments. If you have any concerns, please contact the school. 

 Kind regards 

 Andrew Morgan


International Mental Health and Well Being – Yoga Session

Students from Woodlands and schools from across the globe took part in a Yoga session to improve physical and mental health.

The session was for beginners to Yoga and saw students and teachers from Woodlands getting active!

It was led by a Yoga expert and teacher from Gopal International School in Bangalore, India.

It is a part of a series of activities involving students from across the world to improve mental health and well being during the pandemic.

Here are some images from the yoga session

Students from Egypt

Teachers and students from India, Jordan and Palestine

Students from India helped to lead the session and demonstrate the movements

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