Admission to Horizons Academy
18th March 2020: As part of our preventative measures in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing the admission of all new students referred to our Refocus Intervention Programme and Long Term Provision. These measures will be reviewed alongside government guidance and we will be notifying schools once the usual admission process is resumed.
18th March 2020: Students who are due to return to school from the Refocus Intervention Programme will now remain at Horizons Academy on extended placement. This measure is intended to provide our students with stability and prevent anxiety at this time of uncertainty. We will keep in contact with mainstream school partners and parents to identify new dates once restrictions on movement has been lifted. This will ensure that all students will receive reintegration support when they return to their home school.
17th March 2020: It is with regret that due to staffing levels falling below a safe threshold, we have had to take the difficult decision to close the Welling Centre until further notice. Pupils are being provided with resource packs and work is being uploaded to Google Classroom on an on-going basis. The login to to Google Classroom is included in the packs.
For access to our Google Classrooms, please follow this link: http://classroom.bex.ac
16th March 2020: Horizons Academy Bexley have made the decision to suspend the Outreach Service's visits to schools in order to delay any potential spread of the Coronavirus. Discussion has been had with the Local Authority who are aware of the reasons for the decision being made and supportive of the actions taken. At present we have no confirmed cases in our schools but we have made the decision to operate partial closure at the Welling Centre due to a number of staff self-isolating on advice from NHS 111. This is for the period of seven days so our decisions will be reviewed again on Friday and will be dependent on the situation at that time. Outreach staff work closely with all staff at Horizons Academy and have been in direct contact through training undertaken over the last few days, hence our decision being made to reduce external contact.
Outreach staff will be available to respond to queries regarding support over the phone. Further update will be provided to schools at the end of the week by email.