Covid-19 Information

Remote Learning guidance for parents and students during school closure.

We are continuing to monitor the situation with guidance from Public Health and the Local Authority. As part of our planning we would like to remind you how students can remotely access learning resources through our digital platform Firefly.

For Parents 

Parents have access to Firefly to view Timetables, Homework, Attendance & Academic Reports, tasks and more by logging into the school’s Parent Portal here. Any parent wishing to access Firefly via a mobile device can do so here for an iOS device or here for an Android device. The school code prior to login is HOVEPARK

All students have access to Firefly with their school login and password. Every student has a login that begins with the year they joined Hove Park School followed by their surname and first initial. E.g. For Joe Bloggs who joined in 2018 18Bloggsj@hovepark.org.uk

For Students 

Firefly is accessed via the Firefly for Students app on iPad or via a browser online here at the student portal. 

For any issues trying to connect with remote learning please contact itsupport@hovepark.org.uk. Should parents wish to contact teachers/Year teams/Tutors regarding their child they are able to do via email. Please be aware there may be a delay to a response in some cases due to the current situation with absence/sickness/self-isolation of COVID-19. Staff will usually respond within 48 hours where possible.


Current information (click to download files)


24-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 24-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

Flourishing families talking to children about covid-19 Flourishing families talking to children about covid-19

Newsletter safety net4 autumn 2019 older nb Newsletter safety net4 autumn 2019 older nb

23-03-20 - Letter from the co-chairs of governors 23-03-20 - Letter from the co-chairs of governors

Children of Key Workers Children of Key Workers

20-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 20-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

19-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 2 19-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 2

19-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 19-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

Wellbeing Guidelines Wellbeing Guidelines

Together with our Community Together with our Community

17-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 2 17-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 2

Tips and links for managing worry about coronavirus Tips and links for managing worry about coronavirus

17-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 17-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

16-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 16-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

12-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 12-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers

02-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers 02-03-20 - Letter to Parents and Carers


Exams information

The government have made the decision to cancel this summer’s exams as part of the action they are taking to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

More details about this decision and its implications can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced.

For further information about how grades will be awarded to students in Year 11 and 6th form, please read the letter that we sent to parents and carers on 23rd March 2020

If you have any additional queries about this summer’s exams, please contact us on this address: examshelp2020@hovepark.org.uk

For further information about school work for Year 11 and 6th form students during the school closure please see this letter.

FAQs about cancellation of exams

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020


Corona virus advice translated in many languages.

Languages: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish Surani, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Coming VERY soon: Polish, Punjabi, Romanian

Coronavirus advice translated in many languages: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information/ 

Click on the ‘Google drive here’ link.


Keeping Safe

‘@YourSpace’ will not be monitored whilst the school is shut. If you, or a friend, feel you would like to talk to someone or you are worried about your mental health or well-being - please make contact:

Young Minds: Text YM to 8528. www.youngminds.org.uk

Childline: 08001111

Samaritans: 116 123. jo@samaritans.org


Additional support:

  • A new shared mailbox for the BHISS Schools Welling Service is now available so that parents/professionals can make an enquiry and seek advice from a Primary Mental Health Worker: SWSConsultationLine@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 293481 and leave a message.
  • There is a new inbox for the Specialist Community Disability Service should there be any concerns around care needs and support: SCDSPartner@brighton-hove.gov.uk
  • For other areas of SEND parents/professionals can send enquiries to BHISS@brighon-hove.gov.uk This inbox will be checked on daily basis and be followed up by an Educational Psychologist, Specialist teacher or practitioner. Alternatively, parents/schools could call the generic BHISS telephone number 01273 293481 and leave a message.
  • Amaze helpline will be open to provide families with up to date information, advice and support. Parents can email, text or phone. See website: amazesussex.org.uk or call 01273 772289 or email helpline@amazesussex.org.uk

School’s Wellbeing Service

The School’s Wellbeing Service will not be able to meet with young people and families or offer consultation sessions due to COVID 19. In order to support the wellbeing of our young people and families we are offering our consultation helpline on a daily basis.

Schools Wellbeing Service Consultation line email SWSConsultationLine@brighton-hove.gov.uk, leaving name and phone number, and someone will respond as soon as possible.


Home Alone Guidance for parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone/


Information/Advice line to support the education of children previously in care

sarah.lindfield@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 07808 717796. Outside Tue - Fri 9-3pm term times, you can contact colleagues at the Virtual School who will do their best to advise on 01273 293992 or virtualschool@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or see contact information on our website http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/schools/virtual-school-children-care-and-previously-care


Practical support for pupils

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes: