IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES

LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 4.30 PM

CHECK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES AND FURTHER RETURN TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

CONTENTS

  1. VACCINATIONS DATA
  2. ACADEMY TERM DATES 2021-22 
  3. RETURN TO SCHOOL: September 2021
  4. TIMINGS OF THE ACADEMY DAY 2021/22
  5. TUTOR LIST 2021-22
  6. VACCINATION CENTRE (Bhogal Pharmacy at CCC): We encourage all eligible students over the age of 16 to get vaccinated. 
  7. Archive Letters

 

1. VACCINATIONS DATA (Up to 17 September 2021)

UNITED KINGDOM

  • 89.3% of those 16+ have received the first dose 
  • 81.6% of those 16+ have already had their second dose 

YOUNGER PEOPLE AGED 16+ CAN NOW HAVE THEIR FIRST VACCINATION ANYWHERE, PLUS SOME ELIGIBLE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 TOO. 

THE ACADEMY IS ENCOURAGING ALL THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS TO GET THEIR SINGLE DOSE PFIZER VACCINATION WHEN IT IS OFFERED BY THE NHS AT SCHOOL N THE COMING WEEKS

THE ACADEMY ALSO SUPPORTS GREATER AND FASTER SHARING OF VACCINATIONS WITH THOSE COUNTRIES WITH LOWER VACCINATION RATES, WITH A GREATER NUMBER OF VARIANTS (OF INTEREST  / UNDER INVESTIGATION OR OF CONCERN) AND/OR WITH LOWER LEVELS OF GENOMIC SURVEILLANCE.

HOUNSLOW

  • 68.3% of those 16+ have received the first dose 
  • 60.9% of those 16+ have already had their second dose 

EALING

  • 65.6% of those 16+ have received the first dose 
  • 58.4% of those 16+ have already had their second dose 

HILLINGDON

  • 72.8% of those 16+ have received the first dose 
  • 66.0% of those 16+ have already had their second dose 
 

2. ACADEMY TERM DATES 2021-2022 (FINAL)

(with ‘the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ closure in lieu added)

AUTUMN TERM 2021  

Wednesday, 1 September 2021                     Teacher Development Day 1 (Closed for students)

Thursday, 2 September 2021                         Teacher Development Day 2 (Closed for students)

Friday, 3 September 2021                              Academy Open for Y7 & Sixth Form only

Monday, 6 September 2021                           Academy Open for All Years

Thursday, 16 September 2021                       Academy closes early at 1.50 p.m. for Open Evening

Friday, 17 September 2021                            Teacher Development Day 3 (Closed for students)

Tuesday 19 October 2021:         Academy closes for students at 3.10 p.m. for extended half-term

 

Extended Half term FOR STUDENTS: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 – Sunday, 31 October 2021 (12 days)

 

Wednesday, 20 October 2021                        Teacher Development Day 4 (Closed for students)

Thursday, 21 October 2021                            Teacher Development Day 5 (Closed for students)

Friday, 22 October 2021                                 Teacher Development Day 6 (Closed for students)

Monday, 1 November 2021                            Academy re-opens after half-term for all students

Friday, 17 December 2021:                            Academy closes at staggered times for students (Xmas break)

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS FOR STUDENTS: Saturday, 18 December 2021 – Tuesday 4 January 2022 (18 days)

SPRING TERM 2022    

Tuesday, 4 January 2022                               Teacher Development Day 7 (Closed for students)

Wednesday, 5 January 2022                          Academy re-opens after New Year for all students

Friday, 11 February 2022:                          Academy closes for students at 3.10 p.m. for half term

Half term FOR STUDENTS:  Saturday, 12 February 2022 – Monday, 21 February 2022 (10 days)

Monday, 21 February 2022                            Teacher Development Day 8 (Closed for students)

Tuesday, 22 February 2022                           Academy re-opens after half-term for all students

Friday, 1 April 2022:                             Academy closes for students at 3.10 p.m. for Spring break

Spring break: Saturday 2 April 2022 – Monday 18 April 2022 (17 days)

SUMMER TERM 2022   

Tuesday, 19 April 2022                                   ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS

Monday, 2 May 2022                                      May Day (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday, 3 May 2022                                    Teacher Development Day 9 (Closed for students)

Thursday, 26 May 2022                                  Academy closes at 3.10 p.m. for extended half term

Friday, 27 May 2022                                       Academy closed in lieu of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (3 June 2022)

Half term for all: Saturday, 28 May 2022 – Sunday, 5 June 2022 (9 days)

 

Monday, 6 June 2022                                     Academy re-opens after half-term for all students

Thursday, 21 July 2022                                  Academy closes early for students

Friday, 22 July 2022                                       Teacher Development Day 10 (Closed for students)

Summer break FOR STUDENTS: Friday, 22 July 2022 - Thursday 1 September 2022

Expected return Autumn 2022

Thursday, 1 September 2022:                       Teacher Development Day 1 (Closed for students)

Friday, 2 September 2022:                             Academy Open for Y7 & Sixth Form only     

Monday, 5 September 2022:                          Academy Open for All Years

 

3. RETURN TO SCHOOL - SEPTEMBER 2021

THE SECTION BELOW COMBINES ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ACADEMY YEAR IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NEXT PHASE OF COVID RECOVERY MEASURES.

  • Schools are no longer responsible for contact tracing and close contacts under 18 years or fully vaccinated no longer need to isolate, they should however be encouraged to get a PCR test and take part in regular LFD testing. 
  • Children who start to display symptoms should not come to school and should get a PCR test.
  • The vaccination programme continues, working with communities with high rates of unvaccinated, planning phase 3 boosters and rolling out to younger groups currently 16–17-year-olds and 12–15-year-olds with clinical risks. 
  • A local task and finish group has been established for the vaccination of 12–15-year-olds with clinical risk, including working with special schools and children’s community nursing.

'LIVING ALONGSIDE COVID in 2021-22

The Prime Minister and Government have now removed most legal restrictions and are encouraging the country to find ways to 'live alongside Covid-19'. 

The academy will begin this journey with an immediate return to normality in most respects, although some Covid measures will continue for a further period, indefinitely or permanently.

CHANGES IN SEPTEMBER 2021

  • THERE ARE UPDATES TO THE SEPARATE ENTRANCES / EXITS SYSTEM

All students arriving before 8.30 a.m. must enter via the Reception gate.

All students must be within the inner school site before 9.20 a.m.

The outer site will permanently be sealed to late comers after the threshold.

All students must arrive early for school. 

  • Memorial Garden gate: New Y7 (Opens at 8.30 a.m.) - - Welcome to Cranford Community College

  • Reception gate: Y8 / Y9 (Opens at 8 a.m.)

  • South gate:  Y10 / Y11 (Opens at 8.30 a.m.)

  • Bridge gate: Post-16: Sixth Form (Opens at 8.30 a.m.)

  • Students are welcome to enter the inner site from 8 a.m. Anyone arriving prior to 8.30 a.m. is allowed to enter the inner site via the Reception gate only (all year groups). Those arriving before 8 a.m. can wait safely on the outer site near reception until the gate is opened.

  • Routine temperature checks have been suspended. Random checks may still occur. 

  • Entrants to the inner site are encouraged to wash their hands on arrival

  • Parents should not drop off or pick up their children from school. Doing so is harmful parenting for secondary aged students as well as disrespectful to our neighbours and harmful to health and the environment. 

  • Children should normally travel to school on foot or by bicycle or, if absolutely necessary, by public transport but not in private cars.

  • LOANED ICT EQUIPMENT AND PERIPHERALS MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMY YEAR for annual maintenance and software upgrades. You should have been sent details of the online collection booking system. If you have equipment to be collected, please use the online booking form or email Mr Zeary hze-cc@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk Most computers will be returned to use in classrooms and loan equipment will be available in future should the need arise (see also new ICT strategy)
  • STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS AND MAXIMISE VENTILATION IN ANY CROWDED SPACE but are no longer required to wear masks. The academy’s Air Conditioning System in Blocks A, B and C will remain 100% fresh air.
  • WE ARE RETURNING TO NORMAL OCCUPANCY FOR ALL ROOMS:  Some larger rooms have been created in the summer 2021 building programme, new classrooms added, and other classrooms have been enlarged to give existing classes more space.
  • THERE WILL BE NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BREAK 1 AND BREAK 2 ROTA FOR THE CRANFORD SUITE, THE DINING HALL AND THE CONCERT HALL EATERIES: We will continue to use three spaces and a rota for Year 7, 8, 10 and 11 to allow dedicated group sittings and less crowding, a more pleasant and civilised eating experience, greater spacing and less transmission of viruses, such as Flu, and other illnesses. The Cranford Suite will be dedicated to the Sixth Form at Break 1 and Break 2, making the other dining suites exclusively available for other year groups. Year 9 will have greater flexibility. 
  • STAFF REFRESHMENT AREA RESTRICTIONS RELAXED: Dining furniture has been returned for communal eating. There are 4 microwave stations (please cover food with cling-film provided and perforate before cooking), 2 HOT water stations, 2 COLD water stations, 1 MILK station.  The shared fridge is in use. Wipes are provided for wiping down surfaces / handles. The Memorial Garden door will remain open to ventilate. Additional cleaning will continue throughout the academy thanks to our excellent cleaning team. The narrow corridor will remain predominantly one-way for non-Covid reasons (to avoid logjams) but two-way movement is restored otherwise. 
  • SCHOOL TRIPS HAVE RE-STARTED AND RESTRICTIONS ON EXTRA-CURRICULAR REMOVED: We want to encourage a return to normality and particular activities which promote good mental health. This includes overnight trips, including trips linked to examinations and coursework. These re-start before the summer 2021 break. The safety of each activity continues to be evaluated based on a dynamic risk assessment and appropriate precautions taken to maximise the trip or activity going ahead safely. We will seek opportunities for students to 'catch-up' on experiences they may have missed out on during the last two academic years. Cranford's Reward System will be adapted to facilitate the development of social capital. 
  • LIVE ASSEMBLIES WILL RESUME on a rota on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sixth Form assemblies will normally be broadcast online to tutor groups, year groups or strands and where a 'live' assembly is scheduled, it will be in the Cranford Suite.  External speakers for assemblies in any year group will normally beam into assemblies or classrooms via web conferencing, thus avoiding unnecessary visitors.
  • YEAR 7: WEDNESDAYS (UPPER GYM). Ms. MEHMI
  • YEAR 8: FRIDAYS (UPPER GYM).  Mr. LENNON 
  • YEAR 9: TUESDAYS (CONCERT HALL) Mr. FERREIRA
  • YEAR 10: WEDNESDAYS (CONCERT HALL) Mr. KING
  • YEAR 11: FRIDAYS (CONCERT HALL) Mr. TELLERY / Ms. RAZA
  • SIXTH FORM: TUESDAYS (TUTOR BASES, OCCASIONALLY CRANFORD SUITE)
    • Ms. SIDHU will rejoin the Sixth Form in February 2022
    • SCIENCES STRAND: Ms. AGARWAL with Ms. Brooks
    • MATHEMATCS STRAND: Ms. AGARWAL with Ms. Kang
    • ARTS STRAND: Ms. CARTER with Ms. Sartorelli
    • TECHNICAL STRAND: Ms. CARTER with Ms. Nayyar
    • STUDENT LEADERSHIP: Ms BAHRA

 

INDEFINITE MEASURES

  • BUBBLES HAVE BEEN ENDED: In keeping with Government guidance, the academy has suspended the use of bubbles although will encourage social distancing, where possible
  • ADDITIONAL VENTILATION BY KEEPING EXTERNAL DOORS OPEN where appropriate
  • TWICE WEEKLY RAPID LFD TESTING: Keep for as long as the LFD tests continue to be supplied by Government, (plus any PCR tests provided in the future). Tutor groups from the same year will no longer be co-located. Testing will occur on Monday and Thursdays as normal, but Year 7 and the Sixth Form will also test themselves on arrival to tutor groups on Friday 3 September 2021. 
  • ENHANCED CLEANING REGIMES AND DISINFECTANT SPRAYING OF COMMUNAL EQUIPMENT / SPACES: For the foreseeable future and the whole of the academic year 2021/22 at least
  • SUPPLY OF PPE:  To continue for the foreseeable future (until supplies are ended)
  • CO2 MONITORS WILL BE INSTALLED in key locations within the buildings, when they are provided by the Government, and air quality will be monitored.

 

PERMANENT MEASURES

  • PERMANENTLY CONTINUE WITH A ‘DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT’ APPROACH Our measures will be reviewed regularly to ensure they are proportionate to changing risk. This will allow us to respond quickly if the need arises.
  • PERMANENTLY MAINTAIN STRICTLY ENFORCED PUNCTUALITY TO SCHOOL ARRANGEMENTS  
  • PERMANENTLY MAINTAIN LIMITATIONS ON NON-ESSENTIAL VISITORS, although gradually increase the list of acceptable visits/visitors. Where visitors are authorised, they must agree to an LFD test prior to entry. Regular contractors will continue to test twice weekly and ad hoc contractors daily upon entry. All visitors will be expected to operate in accordance with the academy's Covid measures. 
  • PERMANENTLY MAINTAIN SECURE OUTER SITE and develop the use of technology to ensure the highest possible site safety.
  • PERMANENTLY HOLD REMOTE (ZOOM) WEEKLY STAFF MEETINGS (more inclusive) and enable remote access to some other face to face meetings.
  • ONLINE TRAINING AND MEETINGS will be balanced with face-to-face training and meetings 
  • CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF GREATER OUTDOOR AREAS AND FURNITURE AROUND THE SITE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
  • PERMANENTLY SCHEDULE ‘SCHOOL CLOUD’ PARENTS MEETINGS 
  • A NEW ICT STRATEGY AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS, to include an infrastructure which supports remote learning (full migration to MS Teams, portable devices suitable for home/school-learning for every student, laptops suitable for home / school-working for teachers, dedicated specialist equipment areas etc.) Other supportive technology (electronic message boards, No touch visitor registration, an enhanced website for better communication, etc.). 

 

4. TIMINGS OF THE ACADEMY DAY: 2021/22

Attendance ExpectationFull school attendance is legally compulsory. This also means arriving in good time for the start of school.  Attendance and punctuality enforcement will be strictly applied. Beamed / remote learning will continue for any student required to isolate due to Covid.

Punctuality ExpectationPunctuality is particularly important to a return to normal learning. The academy requires every student to attend punctually on every school day.

Punctuality and full uniform compliance are reasonable conditions of entry.

All students must meet the academy's expectation of on-time arrival or accept the consequences of not doing so.

Late arrivalEntry will normally be refused to latecomers arriving if they arrive after the threshold time without prior agreement

Arriving late with accepted good reasonRemote / beamed learning will normally be available to students with acceptable reasons for not being able to attend school fully on a particular day. Engagement via beamed learning in these circumstances will be counted as ‘present’.

Arriving late without accepted good reasonRemote / beamed learning will not normally be made available to students who arrive too late to be admitted unless the academy accepts there is good reason. They will be considered as unauthorised absence.

Essential medical appointmentsSpecial arrangements for late admission / re-admission will be offered for any student who is absent for part of the day by prior agreement (for example, when attending a pre-booked hospital appointment that also could not have been rescheduled out of school time) if this is preferred to remote learning on that day. Otherwise, they may be offered access to beamed learning and counted as ‘present’.

 

Students who feel unwell in the morningshould stay at home for the whole day and until fully better. If necessary, they should isolate until they must isolate at least until they have the result from a PCR Covid test. 

 

 

Start Time

Activity

 

 

8.00am

Reception Gate open for students

 

 

9.20am

All pupils must be on site

 

 

9.20am to 9.25am

Staggered movement to form rooms

 

 

9.30am

Registration

 

 

9.50am

Period 1

 

 

10.40am

Period 2

 

 

11.35am

BREAK 1

 

 

12.05pm

Period 3

 

 

12.55pm

Period 4

 

 

1.50pm

BREAK 2

 

 

2.20pm

Period 5

 

 

3.10pm

Dismissal

 

 

 

5. TUTOR LIST 2021-2022 (Version 1n for September 2021)

 

SENIOR TEACHERS (PASTORAL): MEHMOONA YOUSAF (MYO) MTW / UXIO SEIJAS (USE) WTF

ASSISTANTS TO THE SENIOR TEACHERS (Pastoral/Inclusion):

TAMMY JENKINS (TJE) AND PRISCILLA LEDLIE (PLE)

TUTOR GROUP

STAFF NAMES

ROOMS

YEAR 7

WEDNESDAY

Upper Gym

HEAD OF YEAR:  SEEMA MEHMI (SME)

A044

7T

ROBERT KEMPSTER (RKE)

B105

7U

RIMSHA KHAN (RKH)

B111

7V

HOPE ELEY (HEL)

A142

7W

GURPREET PATEL (GPA)

A045

7X

ANGUS AUGHTERSON (AAU)

B107

7Y

MEGAN JONES (MJO)

B101

7Z

PIRMJEET HUNT (PHU)

B011

 

YEAR 8

FRIDAY

Upper Gym

HEAD OF YEAR:  John Lennon (JLE)

 

8T

HAMAD BINA (HBI)

A133

8U

SAHRISH SHAIKH (SSH)

S4

8V

ALEXANDRA MANOLE (AMA)

A141

8W

AASTHA SWAMINATHAN (ASW)

B019

8X

SUKHJEET KUDHAIL (SKU)

A041

8Y

IMDADUR RAHMAN (IRA)

B115

8Z

LUKE JOYCE (LJO)

S2

 

YEAR 9

TUESDAY

Concert Hall

HEAD OF YEAR:  MILTON VENANCIO FERREIRA (MVE)

 

9T

AARON LEVER (ALE)

S1

9U

FREDDIE PAGE (FPA)

S7

9V

DHANESH LALLCHAND (DLA)

A122

9W

BASHEAK BUSSUE (BBU) TTF + RORY O’HARE (ROH) MW

A144

9X

AMIRA GABER (AGA)

S11

9Y

KATHERINE PEDERSEN (KPE)

A102

9Z

ALHAM AHMAD (AAH)

A116

 

YEAR 10 WEDNESDAY

Concert Hall

HEAD OF YEAR:  BRADLEY KING (BKI)

 

10T

LOIDE GANDO (LGA)

A128

10U

KARAN PAUL (KPA)

B113

10V

NEELAM BOPARAI (NBO)

B103

10W

SARAH CAMPBELL (SCA)

S13

10X

SARAH BRACKLEY (SBR) MTWT + SD* ALEENA KHAN (AKH)

A126

10Y

KRISTY FOALE (KFO)

B002

10Z

KAJOL KAUR (KKA)

S5

 

YEAR 11

FRIDAY

Concert Hall

HEAD OF YEAR:       MATT NATION-TELLERY (MNA)

ASSISTANT HOY:     KULSOOM RAZA (KRA)

 

11T

BARBARA LODGE (BLO)

CR4

11U

JON RYAN (JRY)

B022

11V

GILL TAYLOR (GTA)

A108

11W

BALJINDER DHILLON (BDH)

A134

11X

BARINDER DOSANJH (BDO)

S10

11Y

HARDEEP BHACHU (HBH)

A124

11Z

AMRAT ATWAL (AAT) MTTF + KULSOOM RAZA (KRA) W

B017

 

CRANFORD SIXTH FORM

TUESDAY

POST 16 HEADS OF YEAR (STRAND MODEL)

 PRIYA AGARWAL (PAG):                SCIENCE AND MATHS STRAND
REBECCA CARTER (RCA):            TECHNICAL AND ARTS STRAND

DEEPAK BAHRA MTT (DBA):         STUDENT LEADERSHIP

 

            Sciences Strand

C6A

EVELYN BROOKS (EBR)

A106

C6B

AISLING McCONVILLE (AMC)

A103

C6C

MARGARET AWUAH (MAW)

A131

C6D

SHAWN D’SOUZA (SDS)

S14

C6E

PANKAJ DHIR (PDH) MTTF + SD* HARMINDER PLAHA (HPL)

A111

            MATHEMATICS STRAND

C6F

AVNEET KANG (AKG)

S8

C6G

RAMANPREET KAUR (RKA)

A135

C6H

MUNA ALINUR (MAL) TTF + FRANCES GREEN (FGR) MW

A101

C6I

BHARTI PATEL (BPA)

B112

C6J

RIANNA FORBES (RFO)

S9

C6U

VINAY DHOKIA (VDH)

A127

            ARTS STRAND

C6K

AMINUL ISLAM (AIS)

A132

C6L

ALICE SARTORELLI (ASI)

A113

C6M

BOBBIE MAHENDRU (SMA) MTWT + SD* TOM BELL (TBE)

A114

C6N

NICK FRITH (NFR)

A112

C6O

DAMIAN MILES (DMI)

A146

            TECHNICAL STRAND

C6P

SAFWAN SHAIKH (MSH) TWTF + CHETAN SHINGADIA (CSH) M

S3

C6Q

HAMESH RATTU (HRA) TTWF + PERCY ENNIS (PEN) M

A143

C6R

SUNAINA TOOR (STO)

S12

C6S

LAN YU (LYU)

A118

C6T

VERONICA CHOW (VCH)

A104

C6V

EVA CARROLL (ECA)

B021

 

 

6. Vaccination Centre At Cranford Community College

  • Cranford Community College is delighted to support the community in its battle against Covid 19 by announcing that from the 21 May 2021 Cranford will host a vaccination centre run by Bhogal Pharmacy  If you are eligible, please book your appointment using the NHS site 
  • Any queries about the vaccination centre must be directed to this number 07365276354
  • Please note you cannot turn up at the vaccination centre without a booking

 

7. ARCHIVE OF COVID LETTERS FROM MR PRUNTY

LETTER 1: 20 MARCH 2020

LETTER 2: 1 JUNE 2020

LETTER 3: 30 JUNE 2020

LETTER 4: 28 AUGUST 2020

LETTER 4A: 9 SEPTEMBER 2020 

LETTER 5: 21 DECEMBER 2020

LETTER 6: 8 FEBRUARY 2021 

ANNEX 2: HEALTH & TRAVEL DECLARATION FORM 

End.

 

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