Our COVID-19 Response
Supporting our staff and pupils
Under the new national lockdown, all Maltby Learning Trust schools have temporarily moved to remote learning. However, all Academies remain open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. For information or advice, contact your Academy directly or visit your Academy website for further information; click here.
Across the UK, schools have continued to have their education disrupted and as a Trust, we’re doing everything in our power to support our schools, pupils and staff, so we can ensure everyone can continue to thrive and succeed despite the impact of Covid-19. The safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff is our number one priority and is at the heart of every decision that we make. We know things are very different this academic year yet again but we have already shown we can adapt to these news ways of working to ensure everyone’s safety.
We continue to be in awe of the way in which our school community has, and continues to pull together and has found ways to carry on, connect and collaborate, to achieve more together!
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS
From Monday 20th April 2020 the Trust will be moving to the Government FSM e-voucher scheme. The e-vouchers can be redeemed for food in many of the local supermarket stores. Every pupil eligible will be automatically registered for the service. You do not need to contact the Academy in order to activate this service.
E-voucher codes will be distributed by the Trust to the eligible families using their registered e-mail address. These will be e-mailed to eligible families every Monday. If the school does not have a current e-mail address for a family, the appropriate gift cards will be posted on Monday (allow 3 days for delivery). Please contact your local school immediately if your email address requires updating.
Parents and carers simply need to present their e-voucher on a smartphone/tablet upon payment, or print out the e-voucher and present this at the till in-store. Some e-vouchers can be redeemed online.
STUDENT WELLBEING - SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Maltby Learning Trust understands this is an unsettling time for all members of our community but that parents/carers may be additionally worried about their child's mental health and emotional wellbeing.
If you are very concerned about your child's mental health and emotional wellbeing we would always advocate that you consult with your child's GP and that you access A&E services if you feel emergency help is needed. However, Maltby Learning Trust is continuing to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support during this time.
Rotherham MAST will be offering mental health and emotional wellbeing telephone support during the coming weeks while schools are closed to the majority of students. As ethically trained Counsellors, the Rotherham MAST Mental Health Specialists have been mindful of guidelines issued by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in respect of knowledge of psychological and operational processes relevant to telephone interventions.
To receive an initial telephone call to discuss your concerns further, please email your child's academy stating MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING SUPPORT in the subject line.
Please visit www.maltbylearningtrust.com/mast for more information about our MAST service.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
It is important to remember that we are all part of the same community and that we find any way we can to stay connected to each other.
We will aim to send out regular communications responding to frequent questions we have received, informing you of any developments that we are made aware of and sharing important updates with you. However; the best way you can stay up to date and in touch with us is by following our Twitter Account @maltbylearning. On Twitter we post regular updates and share important information as it is received.
We would like for Twitter to become a forum through which you can share updates with us about how your children are spending their time during the school closure period, celebrating any amazing work they complete, or posting hints, tips and tricks they may have for getting through the coming weeks at home.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TAG US IN ANY POSTS (@MALTBYLEARNING) OR USE #MLTCOMMUNITY IN YOUR POST.