Academy Update

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Now that our community has entered the next phase in our fight against the COVID-19 virus, I will try to keep you updated on any news or developments in regards to the academy and its students.

Today saw the beginning of our new provision for students whose parents are key workers. The government asked parents to ensure that they only send their children into school if it was absolutely necessary. Our parents responded magnificently to that call by changing plans and arrangements to minimise those numbers.
Today the students who attended did a range of fun activities, but tomorrow we will start to introduce more lessons and academic work.

The students were also shown how we ‘social distance’ from each other and followed the rules to the letter as you can see below.


In terms of Y11 GCSE results, Ofqual (the exam regulator) have tweeted today that they will provide specific detail on their plans for the awarding of grades later this week. As soon as we know anything we will pass on that information.

Heads of Department have reported back to me that there has been a lot of engagement by students with their online learning. Codes to access the specific work can be found on our website under the ‘Working from home’ tab. If you have any problems please call us at the Academy from 8am onwards or email us on info@ossma.co.uk.

We also had the first day of our full free school meal delivery service swing into action. We started delivering free school meals to absent students last week but we have increased this provision to ensure all of our 250+ students who are entitled to a free school meal had it delivered to their doorstep. If you experienced any issues with this service or do not wish to receive the meals please contact the academy.

Finally, please remember we offer a free breakfast to any student. This take away service operates between 8-10am every morning.

Please encourage everyone in your family and community to follow the guidance of the government and ‘social distance’.

Stay safe.

Nick Brennan
Head of School