Year 7

TESTING FOR COVID

You will have heard that mass testing for those without coronavirus symptoms (asymptomatic) is taking place across the country in schools using new, quicker ‘lateral flow’ COVID-19 tests.  By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our Academy open as safely as possible. The test is voluntary, but we would encourage everyone to take it. All students are offered twice weekly testing, administered at home.

See here for more information, including a video showing how the test works.


STRUCTURE OF THE DAY

Year 7 lessons start every day at 8.30am and finish at 3.00pm

Students should arrive for an 8.30am start, no earlier than 8.15am.

The students will finish at 3.00pm.

Coronavirus 

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

It is a requirement of all students to observe the ‘social distancing’ rules as follows:

  • Do not come to school if you or anyone in your household have any of the Covid-19 symptoms; fever, persistent cough, loss of sense of smell or taste;
  • Arrive during the stated time frame only and do not congregate outside the Academy gates on Lichfield Road;
  • Report directly to your timetabled classroom and no other place within the school;
  • Leave the Academy immediately once lessons have finished;
  • Keep your distance from others wherever possible, especially adults and those not in your year group bubble;
  • Wash or sanitise your hands when arriving at school and regularly throughout the day;
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Do not share equipment with others.  Make sure you bring everything you need (e.g. exercise books, completed work, pen, ruler, calculator etc.);
  • Wherever possible avoid public transport by walking or cycling to school;
  • Refrain from socialising with peers before or after school, as per current government guidance.

Please click here for guidance on NHS Test and Trace.

Please click here regarding face coverings at the Academy.

Please click here for help with Mental Health.

Security and visitors

Owing to Covid-19 we are not accepting visitors, including parents, unless absolutely necessary.  We ask that instead you contact the Academy by telephone on (01922) 493910 or email enquiries@walsallacademy.com.

How to access Show My Homework: Click here

How to access School Email Account: Click here

How to access Microsoft Teams: Click here

Please click on the following to view information and policies relevant to the 2020-2021 academic year:-

Please click here for an updated map of the Academy which includes the new extension:-