Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

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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.

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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

We have been awarded additional Government funding by the DfE to ensure all Year 11 leavers are able to access their Year 12 plans - whether that be college, apprenticeship or employment.  Last year (2020) we provided support in many ways - from paying for work boots and tools to funding college bus passes.  We also funded an additional access course for pupils who were a bit stuck from September to December.  Click the Y11 Transition Funding link above to find out more.

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Free Energy Vouchers  - Youth Action

Funding is available to support households in Blackburn with Darwen or Lancashire through the provision of energy fuel vouchers through Youth Action who has been awarded energy vouchers to support families in Blackburn with Darwen or Lancashire through this difficult period. 07-03-22

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Coping with Coronavirus Advice - Visit No Star to Guide Me

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.

Free digital and numeracy courses to build your own skills. 

Want to learn a new skill while at home?  Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.

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