Parent & Staff Resources
Official Updates & Advice
We have provided direct links on the left to help you keep updated on current advice from the major authorities involved with this outbreak of the Coronavrus (COVID-19). We recommend you save these links to your own device so you can check them regularly for the most up to date details.
GOV.UK QUICK LINKS
COVID 19 guidance on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing & guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus COVID 19 outbreak.
This guidance explains what schools should do to make sure eligible pupils have continued access to free school meals where:
- the pupil has to stay at home because they and/or wider family members are displaying coronavirus (COVID-19) related symptoms
- the school is only open for certain groups or is closed temporarily
After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require.
Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care. Click above title for full details.
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Schools food provision - Useful contacts and information (10-02-21)
This link is a list of support available to families who may be struggling over the coming weeks and months. It is great news that free school meal vouches have continued throughout the holiday period but it has been highlighted that there is a growing need from families who do not receive free school meal vouchers or those that do, still require more support. We can make appropriate referrals and where possible use the provision that is closest to you.
SEND Resource Toolkit
The Coronavirus outbreak means that parents and carers of young people with SEND are facing uncertainty.
We know schools are on the front line and are playing a hugely important role in keeping communities going in these challenging
times. If your child is not able to attend school, we want to be able to support you with some practical home learning advice, hints and
suggestions. This is an evolving picture, so we hope this SEND resource toolkit below goes some way to support parents and carers through this unprecedented time.
Want to learn a new skill while at home? Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.