News and Notices

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The White Hills Park Trust publish a Newsletter every Friday afternoon during term time for all their academies, featuring news, pictures and information from the week at Springbank, and an article from the WHP Trust’s CEO Dr Heery.

Mental Health online courses

Due to Government Funding in the Adult Education Budget, we have several Free online Level 2 Accredited Courses available to Parents to help better understand some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Here's some of our most popular subjects available:
  • Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young Peoples mental health, the impact that they have and how to support them with these issues)
  • Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics, conditions, and how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges in Children (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to manage challenging behaviour)
  • Bullying in Children and Young People (develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it)
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (a detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including equality and diversity in the context of SEND)

On average the courses take between 15-35 hours to complete (dependent on each individual's learning ability) within in a 6-week window and are completed on a laptop or computer at the learner's home. No Exams, end point assessments are involved, the courses are purely Q&A based and are available to you 24/7. You can do as many as you like, however you can just do one at a time. 


 The only criteria the learner must meet to be eligible, is the following..    


  • Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2020    
  • Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years    
  • Not already on a Government funded course (Apprenticeship for example)    

The course is completely free, but the learning provider reserves the right to charge a drop out fee in the event a learner enrols but then drops out without providing a reason (please note this is down to the individual and NOT the school - this will be highlighted when I call them once registered). That said, the college will grant extensions if the learner has a reason as to why they won't be able to complete it within the 6 weeks. 

If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses, then please complete the following link asap.  This will then allow me to contact you and send over the relevant Enrolment details and of course, answer any questions you have." data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0">Springbank Academy and Nursery registration form link
If you have any questions, call Stacey Taylor-Hinds on 0203 900 3091 extension 226 or drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- I will be your main point of contact. 

It's Coming Home

In line with nearly all schools, If your child is a football fan and is likely to be staying up until after 11pm on Sunday to watch the final, you are welcome to let them stay in bed a little longer.  We would rather have the children in school ready to learn, rather than absent all day and grumpy.  The children will not be marked as late.

We will have the school gates open as usual from 8:40 until 9:30 am and the gates will reopen at 11am. 

It is 55 years since England reached a major football final, so let them watch, talk about the importance of the national anthem, talk about pride and resilience and possible disappointment.  This is a learning opportunity and memorable moment.

Online Grooming New Campaign (Internet watch Foundation)

There is a new online grooming campaign aimed at helping parents keep their child safe on line. One of the videos I have found extremely powerful is called, 'Where's Klaus?' (You can find it on YouTube here: In it, a series of (unsuitable) people turn up at Klaus' house and his mum let's them in. The end of the video is perhaps the most disturbing of all.

A new IWF safety campaign aims to help parents have conversations with their children about keeping their 'door' closed to child sexual abusers. The campaign includes a booklet for parents, explaining the risks, explaining why children are vulnerable, and suggests practice steps that parents can take.

The mnemonic used in the campaign is TALK:

  • TALK to your child about online sexual abuse. Start the conversation – and listen to their concerns.
  • AGREE ground rules about the way you use technology as a family.
  • LEARN about the platforms and apps your child loves. Take an interest in their online life.
  • KNOW how to use tools, apps and settings that can help to keep your child safe online.

For further details go to:
Dawn Wigley
Safeguarding Officer
Springbank Academy

Springbank joins WHP Trust

We are delighted that as of 1st April 2021, Springbank Primary School has joined the White Hills Park Trust under the new name of Springbank Academy.

We are excited by the move and the fantastic opportunities this will bring our whole school community in the future, and we are looking forward to working with the Trust and its other academies.


Springbank Academy is a member of The White Hills Park Trust, a company registered in England and Wales.
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