Parent/Carer Support: Updated 11.5.20

These are challenging times for our community, but the academy is committed to doing all it can for pupils and parents. We will be providing as much academic and pastoral support as we possibly can throughout this period via this page, emails to and from school, Dojo messager and where appropriate keeping in touch calls.

Please use the following presentation to help communicate the current situation clearly with your children.

 Coronavirus- Pupils.pdf


Communication with school 

The academy has numerous ways that you can keep in touch with us. Please feel free to use these avenues to keep up to date with developments, answer any queries or to clarify anything you need to know. 

For short messages continue to use the Class Dojo system, it is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to answer short queries and points of clarification. 

For longer messages, something where you may need an attached file, or more detailed information use the year group email system. 

or if required to speak to the Principal

No matter what the eventuality the academy will be staffed to some level and in extremis, please feel free to come to the office to seek support. If you are a family in receipt of free school meals allowance (NOT universal free school meals for infants) the academy will operate a food bank facility. The academy will be able to provide you with a small (a few meals at least) amounts of dry and tinned goods. If you need this service, please email Mr Martlew directly in the event of school closure to arrange a collection time. 

Online Safeguarding 

Internet Safety during COVID lockdown.pdf

Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

Parental Pastoral and Wellbeing Support 

Finding yourself in isolation or faced with unforeseen circumstances is challenging for everyone - below are some links to support you.


Pupil Wellbeing Support

Home Office Call for evidence with regards to violence against women and girls. Project information can be found here:…]dence_Easy_Read_version_with_images_7.1.21_final.pdf


Creating a future free from abuse

If you are a victim of violence there are many organisations and initiatives in Croydon and nationally providing advice and support services. Leaving an abusive relationship can be hard and it's not unusual to need support during this time. So when you are ready to move on into a future free from abuse there are numerous support services that can help you make this journey:

FJC: The centre is run by a skilled experienced team that works to provide you and your family access to support services. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.
Drop-in and phone lines opening times
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 8am to 7pm
Telephone: 020 8688 0100


The 24 hour National Domestic Helpline: The helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Freedom Programme: Supporting women who have been victims of domestic violence.


RASAC: The RASAC Crisis centre in Croydon provides specialist support to female survivors of sexual violence.
Telephone: 0808 802 9999


RESPECT Behaviour-change courses run in small groups for perpetrators of domestic violence.


CVA: promoting, support and developing effective voluntary action, community development and community involvement for the benefit of the whole community.


Women and Girls network: offering counselling and support for women who have experienced gender-based violence.


Honour Based Violence: support and advice for victims of honour-based violence.

Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

Forced Marriage Unit 0207 0080151



Female Genital Violence: for anyone seeking advice or information on female genital violence.
Telephone: 0800 028 3550 (24-hour free helpline)


Samaritans: Support for individuals in their time of need.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90


Crime Stoppers: For members of the public to pass on anonymous information on perpetrators of crime.
Telephone: 0800 555 111



Pupil Academic Support 

Self Isolation Support Links 

Reading Free e-books for ages 3 to 11, phonics guides, maths games and activities, advice and support for learning at home. Register quickly and easily for free to access books. - comprehension & inference skills  FREE interactive books to read online, along with quizzes and games (NB: If this link does not work, try typing it manually into the web address bar) Ark Oval's YouTube channel - classic stories to listen to, read by our staff


Phonics - FREE decodable books which match our phonics programme. Create a free account quickly and easily, then find books to match your child's current stage. Click on 'Levels' and select 'Read Write Inc Level.' Then select the colour group that your child is currently in to access books. Decodable comic stories that can be printed or read on screen. ‘pop’ sounds in bubbles – a fun way to consolidate sounds - lots of games to reinforce sound and word reading Online games to support phonics learning Phonics games. Information on our phonics programme and parent video tutorials on how to pronounce sounds. 


English & Maths  A HUGE collection of inspiring and beautiful images to develop comprehension. Ideas for writing attached to every picture. Suitable for all ages. English games including reading, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Maths and English games, as well as guidance for parents. Maths and English games. Interactive maths and English skills for all ages. Free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the teaching and learning of mathematics facts and skills in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Tablet games and interactive activities. Maths games and tutorial videos explaining concepts. Maths games, resources and worksheets for various ages. Times tables practice Times tables practice 


Breadth Resources and lessons to develop children’s scientific knowledge and skills (science). Resources and games to improve children’s scientific knowledge and skills organised by topic and year (science). Science topics by year group, ideas for science at home and further links to support parents. BBC Bitesize is an incredibly engaging and rich source of learning for age three and up in all areas of the curriculum. World Geography Games brings entertaining, educational quiz games to test and improve your geographical knowledge. Resources and games for KS1 geographical topics, skills and knowledge. History topics are listed with useful links and websites. TV show exploring significant people and places in time (history). All art skills and stages can be developed through these ideas inspired by Keith Haring. Art skill by key stage, ideas for art at home and further links to support parents. One free sample art lesson and resources for each year group. ICT online games Online coding games. Internet safety for younger children. Internet safety advice for parents by age. Ideas and activities by age for keeping fit and active (PE / PHSE). Advice and guidance for a healthy lifestyle for adults and children (PE). KS1 PHSE videos and content for KS1. 

such as numbers, words and phrases. Spanish resources for KS1. 


SATs Papers Year 2 & Year 6 past SATS papers 


Virtual Tours and Trips PDF.pdf

Our online learning channel

Click on the links below to access our online learning channel. Here you will find our Phonics and Reading Lead Miss Thomas delivering phonics lessons and materials, as well as a selection of simple stories and chapter books to enjoy with your child.




Remote Learning: for our most up-to-date information and top tips on how to support remote learning see our Parent Meeting slides that were delivered on Monday 18th January.

Ark Oval Parent Meeting- How to Support with Remote Learning.pptx


Zones of regulation poster for parents.pdf

The ZONES of Regulation Glossary.pdf