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Coronavirus ICC Updates

Any updates and letters sent to parents relating to the Coronavirus will be added to this page. 

Monday 23rd March -  During this period of partial closure this school site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Irrespective of any partial closure, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact with Rob Corbett, Headteacher on email rct@ifieldcc.co.uk. Please contact the school if you have any queries on 01293 420500 between 8am and 3pm. 

Our school front office and switchboard are open from 8am to 3pm daily. Staff can be emailed directly, for staff email addresses click here, alternatively you may email the school using office@ifieldcc.co.uk 

 

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CORRECTION TO  EMAIL ADDRESS-  Please note the email should be TASupport@ifieldcc.co.uk. and not TA@ifieldcc.co.uk as advised in the video. 

Update added on Tuesday 2nd June - 

A letter has been sent home to parents with students in Year 10 & 12, click here to view. 
Mr Corbett has emailed Year 10 and 12 students directly to their school email accounts. 
A letter has been sent home to parents with students in Years 7,8 and 9, click here to view. 

Update added on Friday 29th May - 

Free school meals vouchers are now being issued to cover the May half term break. 

A letter from Mrs Kansara, Head of Computer Science and ICT has been emailed home today. Click here to view letter. 

Update added on Tuesday 26th May - 

A survey has emailed to parents of Year 10 students, please see email for link. 

A letter has been emailed to parents of Year 7-10 and Year 12 regarding the how we will conduct a review of your child's remote learning progress.  Click here to view letter.

Update added on Wednesday 21st May -

Year 6 into 7 Transition Programme - Cancelled, please see below to view information and letter.

A letter has been sent home with a student guide to using Microsoft teams.  To view click on letter and  student guide.

Update added on Tuesday 19th May - 

A letter has been emailed home today from Mr Corbett, Headteacher regarding end of term. Attached to this will also be a letter from Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education. To see letters, please see below PDFs dated 2020-05-19. 

Update added on Thursday 14th March - 

Letter regarding school provision after the 1st June has been emailed home to parents and carers today.
Click here to view or see PDF below dated 2020-05-14. 

Update added on Monday 11th May - 

It is clear from last night’s message from the Prime Minister that school will open, at some point, for Years 10 and 12 before the summer. There is detailed guidance being released today to explain how this may happen. No date has been shared yet for this to begin. No information is available at this point about the other year groups. Parents will be informed further once Mr Corbett has read the guidance. 

 

Update added on Thursday 30th April -

1. Information to parents who are having difficulty redeeming their free school meal ecodes. Please see below drop down for more info. 

2. Letter and Learning guidance from Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education & Skills added below dated 22/4/2020. 

3. Community Call Back Leaflet - see poster below dated 30/4/2020

Updates added Tuesday 22nd April -

1. Support available for students studying at home 

To support our students who are being home schooled we have put together a package of remote support with our staff. If you or your child are having difficulties with the work set and would like some support, please email your question TASupport@ifieldcc.co.uk

2. Please click here or see below PDF for West Sussex Autism and Social Communication Team - Working at home your child. 

3. Letter sent home today,  Click on each of following to view  Letter, June Calendar, July Calendar

 

France Trip, 30th June to 3rd July 2020

The government have banned travel to France for school parties for the moment. We have no idea, as yet, if this covers the period of the French trip on the 1st July. We await further advice. If it is prevented, we can recoup the money paid through insurance but we are not in a position to do that currently.

 

Year 6 in to 7 Transition Information

Year 6 in 7 Transition Programme -  as we are following following government guidance, it has meant that we are unable to offer Year 6 students Transition programme.  A letter has been sent via local primary schools to send home to Year 6 students.  There have a been a few letters that have been sent directly to parents.

Click here to view a copy of the letter.

To all Parents and Carers of students joining ICC in Y7 September 2020 - Our original deadline of 27 March for the return of your admission forms is going to be difficult for some people, and we don’t want anyone to take unnecessary risks trying to meet the deadline. We will be happy to receive your forms whenever you are able to post them or once the situations is more normal, you can drop them into our reception.  The most important thing at the present is obviously to stay at home and not run unnecessary errands.

Free School Meals

Do you think your child is entitled to receive free school meals?  Click here to view page for information and links to apply. 

Edenred guide to ecodes not working: 

The eCode isn’t working when I try to redeem it

You may have experienced some slow running of the www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk website on 27th/28th April due to an identified issue with the system.

This also means that many people were experiencing ‘Invalid eCode’ error messages.

Anyone trying to redeem an eCode received on 27th and 28th April and receiving error messages can now try again. For persistent eCode errors, please refer to the troubleshooting guidance below. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If the error persists, please follow the steps below:

You may have entered the incorrect eCode. Please try to enter your eCode again. If your eCode is still not accepted, please delete the browsing history on your device - as your device may be storing the incorrect eCode in its memory.

If you received the eCode directly from your school by post:

  • All eCodes should be 16 digits long. If your eCode has a different number of digits, you can query this your local school administrator and ask if the eCode is correct.
  • Your school administrator can also check the status of your eCode, including the eCode’s ‘Activation date’. eCodes will not work until on or after this date.

If you have followed all of the steps above and you still cannot redeem your eCode, please email freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com for further support.

if you receive an error message when trying to redeem your eCode, you may have entered the incorrect code. Please try to enter your code again. If your code is still not accepted, please delete the browsing history on your device – as your device may be storing the incorrect code in its memory.

If you are re-entering your code because the system had frozen or timed-out, and you are getting an invalid code message, this is because the redemption was successful, and you should receive your e-Gift card within 48 hours.  Please check you inbox, junk mail and spam mail folders, as these can be delivered into here.

I haven’t received my e-Code

Please ask your school administrator to check the order in the first instance.

Please ask the school administrator to confirm the correct email address was entered for your eCode order.  If the incorrect email address was used, then a new order will need to be created

If the order status is fulfilled, then the eCode will be delivered within 48 hours.  If it hasn't been received in this timeframe, then please check your devices email junk or trash folder.  The eCode email will be sent from noreply@edenred.co.uk or hello@email.edenred.co.uk.

I have received my e-Code, but the queue in the redemption website waiting room looks very long, how long until I can access the website?

Due to exceptional demand, we have implemented a queuing system on the ordering website. This is to control the amount of traffic on the website at any one time in order to improve the user experience for everyone and speed up the voucher redemption process once past the queue.

Please note it can take up to an hour to enter the website, but this can vary during peak and off-peak hours. For a shorter queuing time, we recommend trying outside of peak hours or days, which is between 10am and 5pm, and on Mondays.

I haven’t received my order confirmation email or eGift card

Our e-Gift Card delivery system is currently experiencing high volumes of traffic and as such it is taking longer to process and deliver your e-Gift Card.  We anticipate the e-Gift Card will be delivered to you within 48 hours.

I’m concerned about the 1-month eCode expiry period

As of 23rd April, we increased the expiry date on eCodes to four months, and this change was retrospectively applied to all live and pending eCodes.

My eGift card isn’t working in-store

Please check that you are not reusing an eGift card that you have already spent. Once you have spent the full value of the eGift card, it will expire and cannot be used again. You will receive a new eGift card when you redeem your next eCode.

I can’t see the barcode in the eGift card email

This is because some email inbox providers automatically switch off the downloading of images for new emails. You should see a prompt to ‘Display images’ or ‘Download full message’ to see the barcode.

Please also note, that some retailers require you to click on a link in the email to see the barcode in an internet browser instead.

We recommend downloading your eGift cards before you leave the house to do your shopping, or whilst connected to WiFi in case of internet connectivity problems in-store.

Please see the parents FAQ PDF below for other information dated 2nd April. 

Cancelled or Postponed until further notice 

Yr9 booster Vaccinations - postponed to the new academic year 
HPV Vaccinations -postponed to the new academic year
Duke of Edinburgh award  has now been cancelled.
Year 11 Prom - It is unlikely that prom will be able to go ahead as planned. We will make sure that there is a celebration event for Y11 when we return to school.
Progress Review Day cancelled
Sports Day cancelled
IBacc Reward trips cancelled
Sponsored Walk cancelled

Student  Resources

In light of ongoing emerging situations, we have sent the following information to student's school email addresses: 

Online resources have advised that additional servers have been added to cope with high volume of traffic accessing these sites daily. 

Microsoft Teams

Student Guides

Doddle: 

1. Doddle usernames and login details. https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/login (log in portal can also be located at the bottom of the school website page). 
Once logged on, students must change their password to something memorable.  Please can we ask you encourage your child to logon to their school email as some work as been set using Doddle. 

2. Support and resources (PDF version),  further support can be found on our school website - http://www.ifieldcc.w-sussex.sch.uk/page/?title=Useful+Links&pid=72 

3. Home learning resources. (PDF version).  


ICC students have a Microsoft365 account that will entitle them to an email account and use the latest versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and other Microsoft office programmes.

Students have their own college email account and password to sign in with (username@ifieldcc.co.uk).  A short tutorial on accessing Microsoft365 can be found on our website https://www.ifieldcc.w-sussex.sch.uk/page/?title=Microsoft+365&pid=87

Accelerated Reading:

To support our students’ reading, Accelerated Reader has changed their licencing which means students are now able to take quizzes at home.

Students can only log in via our school AR link; they should not go to Google and type in ‘Log in to AR’ as this will bring up a page which looks identical to our log in page, but with a slightly different web address. The ICC AR log in link is here: https://ukhosted97.renlearn.co.uk/2249165/  (letter below sent to parents). 

Independent Living Task. 

Over the Easter holidays I have set a task to help students (and you) called an independent living task. They might forget to mention it to you. It is some tasks around the home we all have to learn to do. Feel free to adapt them to your own circumstances. The task is attached. Over Easter staff will set some work but this is optional (for you). Click here view tasks. 

Support and Mental Health 

As part of our on ongoing community support in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and related shutdown,  Dr Rob Kirkwood, our independent Mental health and Well-being consultant and  Dr Xavier Eloquin, our Educational Psychologist, are offering thirty minute telephone or Zoom consultations.

These consultation slots are available to ICC students and/or parent/carers on a first come, first served basis. These are an opportunity to think about the impact of the current situation upon routines, relationships and family dynamics as we live out life at home.

Significant limitations or changes to our usual daily activities; our closer proximity with others in confined spaces; and dealing with the uncertainty reported in the news, is likely to be impacting the mental health and emotional well-being of each of us and our families.

There are no easy solutions to the current situation, as we all are discovering. What is offered is a thoughtful thirty-minute space in which you can think about and reflect upon ideas and strategies that may help to alleviate some of the particular challenges facing each of us in our own contexts.

Consultations are available each Wednesday with Dr Rob Kirkwood. If you would like to book a slot, please email in advance at rki@ifieldcc.co.uk and he contact you directly.

Consultations are available each Wednesday at the following times: 9:30; 10:15; 11:30; 12:15 with Dr Xavier Eloquin. If you would like to book a slot, please email in advance at drxeloquin@gmail.com who will contact you.

Updated 30/4/2020

WSCC - As part of the response to COVID-19, West Sussex Educational Psychology Service is offering the opportunity for parents, carers and practitioners to speak with an Educational Psychologist about a child or young person during this time when nurseries and schools are closed.

Click here for poster containing information to the service and the link. 

 SEN strategies for Parents
Coronavirus Guidance Support for Parents 

Support 
Approaches to Managing stress and tension during the Coronavirus pandemic
West Sussex Autism and Social Communications Team - Working at home with your child 

Overview to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website
Stay at home guidance from GOV.UK
Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

  1. 2020-03-09 Contain Phase letter
  2. 2020-03-11 Coronavirus Update
  3. 2020-03-12 Yr12 Trip to UCAS
  4. 2020-03-13 Covid-19 graduated response
  5. 2020-03-17 School Closure for Yr7 & 8
  6. 2020-03-17 Progress Review Day Plan
  7. 2020-03-17 Letter to Parents of Yr11 and 13
  8. 2020-03-19 Public Exams
  9. 2020-03-19 Child care for frontline workers letter
  10. 2020-03-19 Application for frontline worker child care from 23rd March
  11. 2020-03-19 Free School Meal Letter
  12. 2020-03-20 School closure letter
  13. 2020-03-23 Accelerated Reader During School Closure- 20th March
  14. 2020-03-30 Provision of Free School Meals to Eligible Students who are Self-isolating.
  15. 2020-04-02 Provision of free school meals vouchers from 20th April
  16. 2020-04-02 DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs vouchers
  17. 2020-04-21 WSCC ASC Team - Working at Home with Autistic Pupils - parent guide
  18. 2020-04-20 Isolation for a further 3 weeks.
  19. 2020-04-20 2019-2020 School Calendar amended for covid-19 June PDF
  20. 2020-04-20 2019-2020 School Calendar amended for covid-19 July
  21. 2020-04-22 Learning during Covid-19_Letter to Parents
  22. 2020-04-22 Learning during Covid19 - Guidance for Parents
  23. 2020-04-30 Community Call Back Leaflet pdf
  24. 2020-05-14 Re opening letter to parents
  25. 2020-05-19 End of May half term letter to parents
  26. 2020-05-19 Paul Wagstaff's letter to Parents
  27. 2020-05-21 Student guide to using Microsoft Teams
  28. 2020-05-21 Letter to parents regarding microsoft teams
  29. 2020-05-26 Progress review June 2020
  30. 2020-05-29 IT Letter
  31. 2020-06-02 Letter to Y10 and Y12
  32. 2020-06-02 Letter to Y7, 8 and 9