Letters and School News
When letters and NeneGate's latest news are sent home or made available online they will appear on this page as well as the home page. We hope that this will aid better communication between the college and parents/carers.
2019 - 2020 Academic Year
School Letters (Latest at the top)
End of year newsletter
15th July - End of summer term letter
Parent Newsletter - Issue 7
2nd June - Advice for parents during Covid-19
5th May - SEND School Risk Assessment
27th March - Full closure
23rd March - School Closure
19th March - Information about Coronavirus
18th March - Food Banks aid
13th March - Corona Virus Advice
School News (Latest at the top)
If you are looking for activities to take part in over the summer please read this termtimes magazine.
The Local authority has raised its weather alert level to heatwave level 2 for this week as some days the temperature will hit excess of 30 degrees Celsius. Please follow the guidance provided to keep yourself safe
If you are planning on swimming outdoors please read the following guidance
The school has been given access to a fantastic resource to access hundreds of free reading books suitable for ages 3-11. Please click on the link to access them
Can you help transform the lives of young people?
Foster Care Fortnight (8-21 May) is the UK’s largest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by The Fostering Network. This year’s campaign message is all about how the dedication and commitment of foster carer’s helps to transform lives. Our need to provide safe, secure and loving homes for children and young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough grows every year. If we can keep more children local then they can attend the same school, keep in touch with their friends and get the support and guidance they deserve.
Being a foster carer is rewarding. You need is a spare bedroom and a sense of humour! We are encouraging people from ALL walks of life to consider fostering.
We have children and young people in our care of all ages and from different backgrounds. This includes siblings who are desperate to stay together, children with disabilities and teenagers. We offer generous allowances and 24 hour access to advice and training.
If you would like to register your interest then please visit:
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering or www.peterborough.gov.uk/fostering
All parents/Carers - Please read the local authorities Risk Assessment letter
Lisa the school's therapist is offering her services during this lockdown. She is available every Wednesday between 12 and 3 for students and 3 until 4 for parents/carers. If you are interested please let your class TA know when they ring. This is a good opportunity to talk to somebody during this difficult time
If you are struggling to manage your own anxiety, please read and watch the video on 7 strategies to manage anxiety.
FSM - If you are encountering issues regarding your free school meal vouchers please email Edenred customer services on complimentsselect-UK@edenred.com. The schools URN number is 135386. Unfortunately, the staff at Nenegate School are unable to assist you any further due to this being a government scheme.
We have been given a fab link to a free book on the coronavirus - a free book for children. It helps answer any questions children may have.
We are in the process of arranging free school meal vouchers for the parents/carers who are entitled to them. Due to high volume of schools applying for them the process is taking longer. Please note we are doing everything we can to get vouchers emailed to you as soon as possible. In the meantime please read the initiatives FAQ's and visit their website http://www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk/
Due to the government increasing the UK's lockdown measures school will remain closed as well as all parent/carers consultations on Monday 20th April has been postponed. We will keep you updated.
If you think you are entitled to free school meals download this letter and if you are complete the following registration form
Please have a read of the Peterborough's Family Information Service with regards to Early help and Corona Virus advice
If you find yourself struggling during this lockdown or need someone to talk too 'Centre 33' are still open for all students aged between 14-19.
Helpline number: 0333 4141809 (open daily 12-4pm)
Website address: www.centre33.org.uk
Please view the latest information for parents & carers on closures of education settings
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. Please click the link or visit the students page
We will be issuing vouchers to parents and carers entitled to Free School Meals on the 20th April. The value will be £15 per week. To do this we need to have a live email address to send them to. Tutor staff will contact you over the next few days to take your preferred email address.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or need advice during this period of shut down please call 07493022931 and speak to Jane Love. Additionally, please visit the safeguarding page
From Monday 30th March there will not be any staff in school. Please see the Full closure letter
School will be closed to all students from Tuesday 24th March. Please see the latest school letter
For advice on how to access local food banks please click on the latest school letter
Under the students page there are work packs and links which students can access to complete work
All parents can access Twinkl which is a fantastic resource to allow learning from home. Please click the link www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS