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  • Important Safeguarding Information

    Published 19/03/20

    Information for students, parent/carers and external support agencies during the summer holidays

    If you would like to speak to a member of the safeguarding team about the welfare of a child or if you require any family-based support during the summer holidays, please either email your concerns to safeguarding@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk or call 07538245067 between 9.00am-3.00pm (Monday-Friday) A member of the safeguarding team will contact you as soon as possible to address your concerns or contact Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888. If parents require additional support during the summer holidays, in terms of finance, rent, benefits, housing, food, their child's mental health or well-being, or anti-social behaviour in the community, you can make contact with your nearest Early Help Location Team. The contact details are listed below:

    Locality Team

    Email Address

    Telephone Number

    Ladywood

    childrenandfamilies.ladywood@bsettlement.org.uk

    Age 11 and under =
    Anjna Sukhnain – 07535 524 113

    Age 12 and over =
    Michael Olajide – 07864 691 221

    Hall Green

    Hallgreen.families@accordgroup.org.uk

    07570 953519

    Yardley

    earlyhelpyardley@barnardos.org.uk

    0121 289 4875

    Hodge Hill

    earlyhelp-hodgehill@family-action.org.uk

    07976 199894

    Selly Oak

    earlyhelp.billesley@gmail.com

    0121 441 4556
    07544 772064

    Northfield

    northfieldfamilies@northfieldcommunity.org

    7516918133

    Edgbaston

    EarlyHelpEdgbaston@gatewayfs.org

    0121 456 7821

    Perry Barr

    PerrybarrEHnetwork@spurgeons.org

    0121 752 1900

    Erdington

    ErdingtonFamilies@compass-support.org.uk

    0121 748 8199

    Sutton Coldfield

    SuttonEHnetwork@spurgeons.org

    0121 752 1860

    Please also find below links parents can access if they you are experiencing financial issues or difficulties during the summer holiday period:

    https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50224/birmingham_children_s_partnership/2156/birmingham_children_s_partnership_-_resources

    https://www.bvsc.org/resources
    https://birminghamcentral.foodbank.org.uk/

    https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

    Please also find a link below to support parents to keep their children safe online during the summer holiday period:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

    If you are particularly concerned about your child's mental health and emotional well-being, please follow the links 'Click here - for further help or support'. Additionally, your child can also access support from KOOTH. This is a confidential online support service for young people up to the age of 25 and provides support from trained professionals on a range of issues. You and your child can access support by visiting https://www.kooth.com/

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  • School Reopening​​​​​​​

    Published 15/07/20

    Week 1

    Monday 31st August - Bank Holiday (No staff or students required in school)

    Tuesday 1st September - Teacher Training Day 1 (No students required in school)

    Wednesday 2nd September - Teacher Training Day 2 No students required in school, except

    Year 13 Enrolment 1330 to 1430 in the OLC

    Further details of the return to school process of reintegration and reorientation for students and COVID-19 control systems and measures will be sent in mid-August, so please check your ParentMail emails and the school website.

    Thursday 3rd September  - Year 7 start school at 8.45 am (Year 7 Induction Day 1)

    Parents Information Morning (Year 7) 9-11am

    Friday 4th September  - Year 7 start school at 8.45 am (Year 7 Induction Day 2)

    Year 12 Induction Day 0930 to 12noon

     

    Week 2

    Monday 7th September

    Year 11 return to school at 8-45am

    Year 10 return to school at 10am

    Tuesday 8th September

    Year 9 return to school at 8-45am

    Year 8 return to school at 10am

    Risk Assessments and Plans for Re-Opening

    We would like to assure you that we are working through the summer to do everything needed to make your child’s return to school in September a safe, happy and positive one. The updated risk assessments, systems of control measures and plans for re-opening will be available on our school website from mid-August and a brief outline will be sent via ParentMail. We will be monitoring the Department for Education and Public Health England guidance closely and will keep you informed if there are any further changes to our start of term arrangements.

    I would like to thank you for your support over the last year, especially in these difficult times. Please continue to follow the current government guidance and enjoy the summer break, we look forward to seeing everyone in our school community next term.

    Free School Meal Vouchers over the Summer Holidays

    The government have confirmed that students, who are eligible for Free School Meals, will continue to receive £15 per week free school meal vouchers (per student)

    over the school summer holidays.

    • On the 13th July you will receive: - £45 (£15 x 3 weeks of 13th, 20th and 27th July)

    • On the 3rd August you will receive: - £60 (£15 x 4 weeks of 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August)

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  • Summer Break

    Published 15/07/20
    School will close for the summer break on Friday 17th July at 3pm. Please continue to follow the current government guidance and enjoy the summer break, we look forward to seeing everyone in our school community next term. Main Reception (012
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  • Parents/Carers of Year 10 & 12 Hillcrest student

    Published 09/06/20

    Parents/Carers of Year 10 & 12 Hillcrest students- please complete the Year 10 & 12 questionnaire by the end of the day on Tuesday 9th June. The questionnaire can be found in the 'Forms' section on your ParentMail App or website and was sent to Primary contacts only and is in regards to the school possibly re-opening up for Year 10 & 12 students before the summer.  

    Please note: School will NOT be open to any Year 10 and 12 on 15th June 2020.

    Year 10 and 12 Parents/Carers will be contacted when we have analysed the replies to the questionnaire.

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  • Messages from Hillcrest Staff

    Published 22/05/20

     

     

    Click on the video above to view messages from Hillcrest staff, 

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  • Messages from Hillcrest

    Published 13/05/20
    Click here to view Messages from Hillcrest. 
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  • PAUSE Support Agency

    Published 23/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers We are aware that this period is very challenging emotionally for young people. Please see below details about a support agency called PAUSE and information about the provision they have in place in response to Covid-19.
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  • Update

    Published 20/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers We hope you are all safe and well and have managed to have a good break and enjoy some family time. We are writing to thank all of our parents and carers for the huge support you’ve been giving to children during
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  • Kooth New Service From Birmingham Children's Partnership​​​​​​​

    Published 14/04/20
    We would like to remind you that if you have any concerns about a Hillcrest student, please contact the Hillcrest Safeguarding team by emailing safeguarding@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk If you have any other queries, please contact us by emailing&nb
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  • Information for Parents and Carers

    Published 10/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers Birmingham Children’s Trust are committed to providing support to families in Birmingham during these difficult and unprecedented times to ensure the most vulnerable children are protected. As a result, they have put a nu
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  • School is Closed

    Published 20/03/20
    School is currently closed. If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child attending Hillcrest School please either email your concerns to safeguarding@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk or call 07538245067 during school hours to speak to a member of the
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