WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 14 May 2021

Face coverings

Further to government advice, from Monday 17 May, students will no longer be required to wear face coverings at school, including in corridors and other communal areas. Staff will continue to wear face coverings in communal areas and corridors where social distancing cannot be maintained. Whilst we hope it won’t come to pass, the reintroduction of the wearing of face coverings in school may be advised if there is a renewed local outbreak.

Please do remind your child(ren) that they will still be required to wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.

Teacher Training Day

A reminder that school will be closed to students on Monday 7 June for a Teacher Training Day.

Final call for Year 11 photos

Thank you to the many parents and carers who have sent in photos of their child(ren) growing up to be included in the leavers’ assembly. This is the final call for photos so if you have any that you are happy for us to share, please send these to y11leavers@millthorpe.southbank.academy.

Please only send a maximum of five photos as this is the most we are able to include. The deadline for sending photos to be included in the assembly is Tuesday 18 May.

Free school meals

City of York Council are funding the provision of free school meal vouchers for the half-term break. Vouchers will be distributed on Friday 28 May.

School uniform – Eco Laundry

In this week’s assembly, Ms Andrle talked to students about the impact of the clothing industry on the environment and how using our Millthorpe Eco Laundry can help to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as save money. At the end of the assembly she asked students to talk to their families about the assembly, to donate uniform that no longer fits by bringing it to the office in a bag and to write down the new Eco Laundry email address – ecolaundry@millthorpe.southbank.academy – in planners. Uniform can be ordered from the Eco Laundry via this email address and will be left in the office for collection. The cost (£3, £2 or £1 per item) is added to ParentPay.

Inclusion Review Survey

City of York Council launched an Inclusion Review Survey earlier this week which asks children and young people with SEND, their families, carers, health and childcare professionals, for their views on proposals to change provision for young people with SEND in York.

They would like to hear people’s views on the following key areas of provision:

  • early years provision;
  • provision for children and young people with SEND in mainstream schools;
  • support for children and young people with Communication and Interaction Difficulties, including Autism;
  • support for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs;
  • provision at Applefields School.
The consultation is available online at www.york.gov.uk/SENDInclusionReview and paper copies can also be available on request from Explore and Gateway Libraries. The consultation will close on 30 June.