The Forum Centre

Striving to ensure every pupil grows in confidence; is ready to achieve success and contributes positively to society

COVID 19 / School Closure

To the right of this page are copies letters and information that has been sent out to parents & carers by email (to view just click on the download button).


Latest letter 23.9.20

COVID information update for parents

Previous message 14.4.20

Just to let you know that the CAMHS website: has been updated with lots of information and resources. 

Previous message 6.4.20

Safeguarding update for parents & carers

Previous message 2.4.20

For careers advice during the present situation please refer to Careers advice poster by clicking on green 'Careers advice' tab.

Previous message 26.3.20

Three information sheets sent out to parents today on Looking after Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak : Advice for parents; Advice for younger children and Advice for older children.

We are continuing to call every student's household to make contact and check in on each student. If you have concerns please let us know either during one of these phone calls, by email or by phoning  The Forum Centre Monday to Thursday 9am - 1pm ( outside of these times, please leave a message on the answer machine). 

Previous message 25.3.20

Please read Police Notice and Home learning Factsheet - to the right of this screen (scroll down and click on green tab)

Previous Message 24.3.20

Please refer to update letter dated 24.3.20 to the right of this screen 

Previous Message 20.3.20

Following on from further clarification of which jobs are regarded as Key Worker roles - pease refer to todays letter to parents/carers to the right of this screen.

Previous message 19.3.20 

Following the message given by the government yesterday evening all schools are to close this Friday afternoon (20th March) to the MAJORITY of students.

Students with parents that are key workers and those that are most vulnerable (have an EHCP and/or a social worker) will still be provided an in school provision as long as they:

  • do not have the symptoms of a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough
  • have member of their household that have either of these symptoms
  • have increased risk of severe illness from the Coronavirus (as listed in previous message below). 

Parents/carers of  students that will still have provision in school from Monday 23rd March, have been contacted by email and a phone call from a member of the senior leadership team today. 

All students that are entitled to free school meals have been ordered a hamper of food for next week - that can be collected from the school on Monday.

More information is contained in the letters sent home by email (copies of which are to the right on this page).

Previous message 18.3.20 

Our school is presently remains open but in view of the present COVID 19 situation, please follow the present Government advice on whether to send your child to school.

If your child has developed a new continuous cough and/or they have a temperature of above 37.8 degrees Celsius, please keep at home for the following 7 days. Please inform us if this is the case.

In addition to this, if another member of the household shows these symptoms, the rest of the household needs to self-isolate for 14 days. Please inform us if this is the case.

If your child becomes unwell with these symptoms, parents/carers will be asked to pick them up ASAP. They will be kept in isolation from the rest of the school until you do so.

If you need clinical advice, you should go online to NHS 111 (or call 111 if you don’t have internet access). In an emergency, call 999 if you or your child are seriously ill or injured or your/their life is at risk. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital.

Additionally, the Government are advising anyone who is at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus to also self-isolate.

This group includes those who are : 

Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds): 

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis 
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure 
  • chronic kidney disease 
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis 
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy 
  • diabetes 
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed 
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy 
  • being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above))

We recommend students who fall into this group to self-isolate. 

Work for students to study at home will be posted onto the website/Doddle/Mymaths. Please ensure your child can access doddle/Mymaths by logging on as soon as they can.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

Click on the link to access resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

Home learning: resources for mental health and wellbeing

Provided by Dorset Council

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 23rd September - PHE letter to parents and guardians.pdfDownload
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 Additional letter 19.3.20.docxDownload
 Advice for older children.docxDownload
 Advice for parents.pdfDownload
 Advice for younger children.pdfDownload
 Careers Advice.pdfDownload
 Foodbank list.pdfDownload
 Home Learning Factsheet.pdfDownload
 Learning at Home - letter sent 16.3.20.pdfDownload
 Letter to all parents and carers 19.3.20.docxDownload
 Letter to parents and carers 18.3.20.pdfDownload
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