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Orchard Mead Academy Consultation on DSP (Designated Specialist Provision)

Consultation on Orchard Mead Academy DSP (Designated Specialist Provision) Orchard Mead Academy is proposing the establishment of a DSP on its site to cater for up to 12 students across Key Stages 3 and 4 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This is a unit funded by the Local Authority and admissions will be open to pupils from across Leicester. The consultation period runs from Friday 28 May to Friday 25 June 2021 and allows anyone with an interest (for example parents, other schools and the local community) to comment. You can comment by emailing [email protected] Please indicate which school you are referring to as we are consulting on several DSPs at the same time. Consultion DSP Orchard Mead – May 2021

Imtiaz Patel - Principal
Meet Our New Principal

We are delighted to introduce our new Principal, Mr Patel, who will be joining the Academy in August.  In this short video he shares with you the Orchard Oath as well as his love of football! Mr Patel and all our staff are very much looking forward to welcoming students back to school in September. Until then Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Responsible!     

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Loan Devices For Students

*** Update 6th July 2020 *** Please note that we are will not be issuing loan devices out for the last week of term or over the summer holiday. Any applications received will be held for review if devices are still required in the autumn term.  Thank you.     We are pleased to advise that we now able to loan students a Chromebook in order to support with home learning whilst the school remains closed. As we have a limited number of devices available, priority will given to those students defined as vulnerable by the government’s current guidance and disadvantaged students in year 10.  If you would like to apply for a device for your child please complete our online application form here. Please note that all devices loaned out by Orchard Mead Academy will remain the property of the school, and must be returned in good condition with…

A message from your PASCO’s

We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe.  Please have a look at our first pastoral newsletter from your PASCOs which we hope you’ll find helpful.  We’ve included advice and support to keep you healthy and well at this challenging time. The newsletter can be viewed here. We will issue a new newsletter each week – you can let us know if there are particular topics that you’d like covering at [email protected] Take care.  Keep smiling! Ms Lowe and all of your PASCOs.

School Closure – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated Friday 20th March 2020 We would like to thank our whole school community for your ongoing support at this very challenging time. In line with government advice received on Wednesday 18th March, the school will be closed to students from Monday 23rd March until further notice. The TMET Statement regarding the school closure can be found here. From Monday 23rd March we will offer a provision to students of “critical workers” and vulnerable students only.  This provision is provided only for those who absolutely need it. Information on how to access this provision can be viewed here. Please continue to follow public health guidance and DO NOT send your child to school if they or anyone in your house is showing signs of the Coronavirus. Our Safeguarding Support Plan can be found here. Our Closure Learning Plan can be viewed here. Previous letters sent home can be found here. Our Promise to You… …

Professional Learning Afternoon – Mon 30th March 2020

A reminder that the school will close at 2pm on Monday 30th March to allow teachers collaborative planning and research time from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Full details on our professional learning afternoons, their dates and intended impact can be seen here. Please note from the Spring term we have amended the structure of the professional learning day to the following: Period 1 8:30 9:20 Period 2 9:20 10:10 Break 10:10 10:25 Period 3 10:25 11:15 Period 4 11:15 12:05 Lunch or Tutor 12:05 12:35 Tutor Lunch 12:35 13:05 Period 5 13:05 13:55   Thank you for your support.      

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