WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER - TRIPS DAY

PEASE NOTE: Wednesday 19th October 2022 is Trips day and normal timetables are suspended

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Welcome from Our Principal, Ms Alison Downey

Welcome to Ark Putney Academy!

Here at APA, we are proud to be a “non-selective” school for students aged 11-18. We believe that inclusion and equality breed success. We don’t think it’s accurate or fair to define a ten year old student’s future potential with a standardised exam, so we don’t select our students on that basis.

Rather, we believe that all students will thrive in an open, inclusive school environment. APA’s faith in its inclusive ethos, in its superb teaching staff and in its excellent school facilities, has delivered A level results well above the national average for the last 3 years, placing us in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress.

But APA is not just about exams. Our broad curriculum - accessing creative areas like DT, music, art and drama as well as the core subjects - offers all our students the chance to develop the strong character and key soft skills and knowledge they will need to succeed on whichever life path they choose.

So, please come along to our open day events, watch the school tour videos on this site and see for yourselves the excellent staff and facilities which make APA a truly exceptional place to learn.”

Ark Putney Virtual Tour

Click to listen to APA Jukebox Soundcloud

Information For Parents - Mental Health

Mental Health Information

Parents Helpline and Webchat
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-helpline-and-webchat/

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
0800 028 8000
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you call, you'll speak to a professional in your local NHS mental health service.
They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed.
Calls to NHS urgent mental health helplines are free.

Young Minds text line

If you are a young person struggling to cope, text YM to 85258 for free, 24/7 support.
Whatever you are going through, if it matters to you, it matters to us.

Calm Harm app
The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe. When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade. Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change. Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it. https://calmharm.co.uk/

Financial Help and Support

https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/housing/benefits-and-support/discretionary-support-grants/apply-for-crisis-assistance-for-food-and-fuel/

https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/housing/benefits-and-support/discretionary-support-grants/

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/cost-living-crisis-find-help-here

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/covid-19-kingston/household-support-fund

If you need Food Bank Vouchers please email r.brown4@arkputneyacademy.org for a referral -Term Time only

Activities

https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/service.page?id=lcU0-vtwmMc

https://fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/results.page?searchtype=event&familychannel=1-6-13-3

https://fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/whats_on.page#:~:text=The%20Wandsworth%20summer%20camp,%2C%20badminton%2C%20pool%20and%20more.

 

https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/young_people#youth-centres-and-activities

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/summer-city

Safeguarding
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/

NSPCC Helpline: 0800 136 663. This Helpline is free and anonymous and will be open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am-6pm.

https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/children-and-families/report-a-concern-about-a-child/

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/children-and-family-care/child-protection

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/supporting-safeguarding-children/concerned-child#:~:text=Reporting%20safeguarding%20concerns&text=You%20can%3A,child%20is%20in%20immediate%20danger

 

NEW PARENT SEND RESOURCE

NEW iPayimpact System

 

Attebtion: We are no longer using Wisepay. You should have received in the post the details needed to register for iPayment which the school is now using going forward.  We have attached the useful links below which you may want to use when registering;

 

www.ipayimpact.co.uk

 

All resources

https://www.ark-spark.co.uk/parent-system-support

 

Helpful videos

Name of Resource

Type

Link

Register, Activate and Login video

Video

https://youtu.be/fP0LnwTQbyQ

Adding a sibling or additional account

Video

https://youtu.be/ulNI2rI2DdA

Making a payment

Video

https://youtu.be/gIDxHSrGPzs

Forgotten username or password

Video

https://youtu.be/fIlLnZe0BOc

Quick Start Guide for Parents

Guide

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6092803535adb90c4a280646/t/62aac736d6e60269a56a7454/1655359287111/Ark+iPayImpact+Quick+Start+Guide+for+Parents.pdf

How to translate subtitles on a  YouTube Video

Guide

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6092803535adb90c4a280646/t/62aac7670de7b4183ca2b009/1655359335299/How+to+translate+subtitles+on+You+Tube.pdf

SPARK - CLICK TO ACCESS

          

 

How to Support Your Child's Learning at Home - CLICK TO ACCESS

Open Events

 

Admissions

Watch the below video for our latest KS5 Open Evening 

What's on at Ark Putney Academy