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19/10/20

Retweetd From THE PECKHAM PECULIAR

Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

15/09/20

We’re looking for an ambitious SEND teacher to join our amazing team! https://t.co/rODUGij3me

10/09/20

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

19/08/20

Thank you to Paul Jones who went above and beyond to ensure students were supported with grade appeals!

17/08/20

Just sent you a DM.

13/08/20

An incredible achievement by Gyalpo Dongo Aguirre who will be making America great again by studying Physics and Computer Science at Well done, Gyalpo!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Imperial College

Fantastic results, Neha! Welcome to community and ! https://t.co/g5KCqMzjEc

13/08/20

Well done to Neha Yasin for achieving 4 A*s today. She will be reading Physics . We wish you all the best for the next stage in your life!

13/08/20

Well done to all students in Year 13 today. We’re really proud of all of your achievements and you have shown great resilience in such a challenging year.

13/08/20

Huge congratulations to Amgad Salih who is on his way to to read Economics. We’re so proud of you! https://t.co/3Ex75EFLhY

22/07/20

Retweetd From JCP in South London

Admin Officer in Info/Apply: https://t.co/nDr2wPM62B https://t.co/qIWB74BRSa

08/07/20

Retweetd From Kemi A 👸🏾🐝

There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

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Covid-19 - Updates From the Principal

On this page, I will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19, so that you always have the latest details in one place.


Covid testing at HABS - How it works and FAQs

Watch our short film which shows you exactly what to expect when you have your Covid test in school. See answers to frequently asked questions lower down the page.


Answers to some frequently asked questions...

How often is the test done?

Students will have three tests on site here at HABS over the course of two weeks, after which time we will be distributing home testing kits. Please see the letter sent out on 1st March 2021 and a recent communication with the exact times for your child.

Do the children do the test themselves?

Students will be able to perform their own tests on site. Staff will be at every station to assist and observe to make sure students are doing the test safely and correctly. Please watch the video above, which shows you the full process.

Do students still have to wear masks in classrooms if their tests come back negative?

Yes, all students should still wear a facemask in the classroom in line with the current government guidance.

Do students still have to wear masks in corridors and the canteen if their tests come back negative?

Yes, all students should still wear a facemask in the classroom in line with the current government guidance.

What happens with home testing?

Once supplied with the correct stock, we will distribute home testing kits to all students. By this time, students should have a better understanding of the testing process and feel more comfortable performing the test themselves. This home kit will come with an instruction leaflet.

How quickly do we get the results and how do we receive them?

Students will register their details (checked by staff). In that registration process, they will enter your mobile number into the system to allow the result to be sent to your phone. You should receive your child’s result by the end of the day.

How long will the test take?

The test takes no longer than three minutes. Please watch the video above, which shows you the full process.

If myself or my child have had the virus, must they still take the test?

In line with current government guidance, everyone that can be tested should have a test done, even if they have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

Thank you.


Update: 24th February

Covid Testing: Consent Form

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope that you are well and are keeping safe.

You will have seen the announcement on Monday 22nd February about the phased return to school from Monday 8th March. We are currently working on our plans to ensure a safe return to the academy. We will get these out to you as soon as they are finalised.

As part of the return, students will need to complete a number of covid-19 tests in our onsite testing centre. We strongly recommend that you give your consent to the testing to help keep our students, staff and their families as safe as possible so that they can ‘thrive in this changing world.’ This testing process will enable us to identify potential asymptomatic cases before they have an opportunity to spread to other students and their families.

Click HERE to complete the consent form.

You can be assured that we will support the students to complete the tests as safely and effectively as possible and that we will continue to keep in place all the additional safety measures we have in the academy over the academic year. This will allow us to do what we do best and that is to provide high quality education for your child, so that they develop our core values of knowledge, integrity and resilience. We are very excited to have students back in the next few weeks. To allow us to do this as effectively as possible, please complete the consent form by clicking the link above.

If you cannot access the form above, then please use your child’s school log in to complete the form.

Have a wonderful week and please get in touch if you have further questions.

David Carr

Vice Principal


What to do if...

Download a helpful guide which explains clearly what you need to do if, for example, your child has Covid-19 symptoms, tests positive, or someone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms.

Click HERE to download our guide to Covid-related pupil absense.


Keeping our community safe

Once pupils are in school, they will wash their hands regularly, including before they eat, and they will wash them again before they leave. They will also be placed in a protective bubble with the rest of their year group. Bubbles will not come into contact with each other, which will help to reduce the risk of an outbreak and minimise the number of children who have to isolate in the event that there is a case.

In addition to all of these measures, which are very much focused on safety, we also well prepared in terms of securing the wellbeing and academic progress of pupils. Every child, and every home, has had a different experience with lockdown and home learning. We recognise that there will be learning gaps to be filled and have planned a ‘recovery’ curriculum for the autumn term so that everyone has the chance to catch up.  We will also ensure there is time devoted to the emotional wellbeing of pupils. In preparation for this, Some teachers are completing a ten week Mindfulness course and all members of staff have completed training run by an organisation called Trauma Informed Schools UK. These two training courses will allow us to be responsive to the needs of all the children when they return to school.

Obviously, if your son or daughter has any symptoms they should stay at home. Likewise, the government guidance says that if there is a confirmed case within a bubble, then all other children in that group need to isolate for fourteen days.