Statement regarding article in Tamworth Herald concerning rape allegation.
Parents may be aware of an article in the Tamworth Herald this week regarding a rape allegation by a young female.
This is clearly a very distressing incident and one which we have become aware is being discussed by pupils via social media.
This is clearly a Police matter and we are helping them in their enquires.
We are very much aware at this time of any pastoral support which students may need. We would encourage parents therefore to discuss the incident with their children should it arise in conversation and:
- Encourage them to raise their fears or concerns with their tutor or year team leader.
- Emphasise that this is a rare occurrence, but we would ask them to:
- support each other by walking home in pairs \ groups
- think carefully before entering areas where they could be vulnerable when alone
- report any suspicious activity to their parents \ school and the Police
Should the need arise we will address any issues in assembly in the coming weeks.
Should parents or pupil have information they feel the Police would be interested in they should call 101 and quote reference WK-20150116-223. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Advice on Flu
We have received the attached advice and information from Public Health England regarding the Flu. If your child is in an at risk group or within school years 7 and 8 they strongly advise that they have the Flu Vaccination.
The vaccination is free to these groups and available from GP’s until the end of January, and participating pharmacies until the end of March 2015. Anyone with the Flu should remain off school until they are recovered. Influenza Factsheet