HEALTH AND SAFETY VIDEO FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE AT SCHOOL
PUBLIC TRANSPORT GUIDANCE
Guidance has been issued that from June 15th 2020 the public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Please be advised that any students travelling on public transport should ensure that they have an appropriate face covering for the journey to and from school. If students are using disposable masks, they will be directed to remove them and place them in a designated bin outside of the White House. If students are using fabric masks/ face coverings, they must bring a plastic bag to school with them. Once outside the White House, they will be directed to remove their face covering /mask, fold it inward and place it in the plastic bag and then put that into their school bags. All students will then be directed to wash their hands before they move to their classrooms (‘bubbles’).
STUDENT REMOTE LEARNING GUIDE UPDATED 21/4/20 – HOW TO ACCESS OFFICE 365 AND TEAMS, HOW TO USE THE FUNCTIONALITY OF TEAMS AND REMINDER OF OTHER LOGINS – A VISUAL GUIDE (links to all these sites can be found under the “STUDENTS” tab of the school website)
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
FUTURELEARN – provide youth mental health courses to explore and understand the mental health issues that affect young people.
The University of Reading developed the COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression course for young people with low mood and depression and their parents and carers, or anyone who has contact with young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CARERS – The NSPCC has created an online Hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about coronavirus.
CORONAVIRUS ONLINE SAFETY – The National Crime Agency (NCA) CEOP command has launched a campaign to help keep children safe online during the coronavirus pandemic. The #OnlineSafetyAtHome campaign contains home activity packs with 15-minute activities for parents and carers to do with their children using CEOP’s Thinkuknow educational resources. New activities will be launched fortnightly. The NCA has warned of a spike in online child sex offending during the coronavirus crisis. Children spending more time on the internet at home has created a “perfect storm” for abusers to take advantage of the pandemic.
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORTING CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING – Public Health England (PHE) has published advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance covers: helping children and young people cope with stress; how children and young people of different ages may react; children and young people who are accessing mental health services; children and young people with learning disabilities; autistic children and young people; children and young people who care for others; and bullying. The guidance will be updated in line with the changing situation.
PE WITH JOE – Fitness coach Joe Wicks has said he is donating “every single penny” of the money made by his online PE sessions to the NHS. Wicks’s YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV, has live fitness sessions every day at 9am, aimed at children in a bid to help them stay active while the UK is in lockdown and schools are closed. In a post shared on Instagram, Wicks said the popularity of his videos had increased his advertising revenue “unlike anything I’ve seen or experienced on my channel before”. He said: “So I’ve decided that as long as I’m the nation’s PE teacher, every single penny of the money generated on these videos is going to the place where we need it the most right now. All of it is going straight to the NHS, to support the real heroes right now.
THNIKUKNOW National Crime Agency Online Safety Command & Education Service. In its commitment to support to professionals, children and their families, ThinkUknow has now released its second #OnlineSafetyAtHome education packs for children 4 – 14+ years to share with parents and carers.
Rockpool have produced five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children’s and adult’s emotional behaviour.
ThinkuKnow Online Safety Toolkits at Home
CEOP have released the 4th #OnlineSafetyAtHome toolkit for parents and carers to use at home – download the new activities and access toolkits 1, 2 and 3 via the link: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/
Also available is the new guidance for parents and carers designed to help with managing some key challenges.
HOME GROWN SKILLS, a completely free resource bank for parents and teachers to support young people’s wellbeing and personal development during this period.
The series of activity sheets are designed to take between 20-50 minutes each and can easily be adapted for different ages and levels. The resources can be used independently by a child, need only a pen and paper and are fun to complete
You can access the resources here: https://www.yesfutures.org/resources-for-parents
POSTPONED EVENTS/TRIPS (LAST REVISED 12th June 2020)
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