Following the recent news Buckler’s Mead academy would like to offer the following statement.
The Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, Trudi Grant, said: “We have been made aware that one pupil who attends Buckler’s Mead Academy has been admitted to hospital with probable bacterial meningitis.
“We would like to reassure parents that there is no reason to make any change in the school routine and no reason for children to be kept at home.
“Meningococcal bacteria are carried in the back of the throat of about one in ten people at any one time, but only very rarely cause illness. Most people who carry the bacteria become immune to them. The bacteria do not spread easily and only those who have had prolonged, close contact with the person are at a slightly greater risk of getting ill. The people who have been in close contact have been identified by the Public Health England. Others who attend the school have a very low risk of developing meningococcal disease and no further wider action is necessary at the present time.
“The best advice still remains for parents to be aware of and alert to the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease such as vomiting, severe headache, unexplained temperature rise, dislike of bright lights, neck stiffness, a non-blanching rash, drowsiness, and altered levels of consciousness.
“If anyone is feeling unusually unwell, and displaying the symptoms they should contact their GP immediately or call 111.
“If you want further information please visit https://www.meningitisnow.org/
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Parents can now access the WisePay portal by clicking on the ‘WP’ link at the bottom of the home page on the Academy website.
You can also access WisePay from the ‘Parents’ menu at the top of the home page.
From September we will be launching an online programme called Show My Homework. The programme will allow parents/guardians to view all homework being set for their son/daughter at Buckler’s Mead Academy. The information provided will show you what homework has been set, how long students should spend completing the homework and will give information relating to whether homework has been completed on time and to what standard.
For further information please select the parent or student option on our website
BUCKLER’S BOOST: Buckler’s Mead Academy’s Business Manager Matt Wood outside the school with students on the verge of £500,000 worth of improvements.
BMA is to get half a million pounds summer improvements boost
Buckler’s Mead Academy will get a massive £500,000 of investment in the site over the summer for the benefit of students after successful bids for building improvements and from the Academy’s capital funding.
The school, which was the most improved school in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire from 2010 to 2013, has already got some of the best facilities in South Somerset after over £2 million of improvements in recent years.
Now it also wants to be one of the best schools in the country in terms of the development of its buildings.
The £500,000 investment will be made on upgrading the corridors and hall, a new roof, refurbishment of an IT suite and enhanced study areas.
Matt Wood, the Academy’s new Business Manager, said: “We are a fast improving Academy with big ambitions and this £500,000 will be a massive help to make our facilities for the students even better.”
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