Learning From Home
Children have been given packs to work on from home. Packs are available from school and a text will be sent to parents when a new pack is available. If you are unable to collect a pack but would like one, please ring school.
Children are also encouraged to access online learning through Seesaw. Teachers are setting daily English and maths tasks, marking work and communicating with pupils.
An App that has greatly increased in popularity amongst children (and adults) during COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ is the socialising App called Houseparty. Information for parents is available in an article published here
Inappropriate Content Online
- If you or your child encounter any inappropriate content online make a report to CEOP using this link https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting
- If you are worried about cyberbullying then access support from childline here https://www.childline.org.uk
- Remember, you can telephone childline for free to speak to a counsellor between 9am to midnight on 0800 1111
Domestic Violence and Abuse: Safeguarding during the COVID-19 crisis
- If you are experiencing domestic violence and abuse, or know someone who is, Middlesbrough Council have a list of support services open during this time to provide support. Follow the link here https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-domestic-abuse-support
Online Useful Information
There is lots more online safety advice on our online safety page on the school website.
Please see the documents below on how we are keeping safe during these times.
Emotional Well-being and Support
Support for emotional wellbeing of our pupils and families during the Coronavirus school closures:
- BPS – Key Worker Information for Children– A useful guide for children who have key worker parents and are still accessing school
- Healthy Minds advice for parents and carers The Healthy Minds advice is a quick guide with some ideas for parents during these challenging times
- Underdogg and the indoor adventure 1 – A story and activities for parents and carers to complete with children to support during the Covid 19 pandemic
- Nosy Crow – Nosy Crow is a free information book about Covid 19 for children aged 5-9. We recommend an adult reads the book to children and allows children to ask any questions they may have!
- Self Care Kit COVID 19
If you would like a printed copy of this, please contact school. This can be collected or dropped to you if you are isolating
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers. Topics include:
- Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
- Parents working from home
- Children staying home alone
- Lockdown and separated parents
- How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
What parents need to know about Covid-19
Some child friendly facts about the coronavirus!
Online Story Books
Lucy’s Blue Day
Lucy’s in Lockdown
To read the story of Everybody Worries, online, please click the link below
Special Educational Needs
Support for children with SEND during the Coronavirus school closures:
- Autism Tips for families
- Daisy Chain are offering free telephone support for families with children with ADHD, ASD and sensory difficulties during this time. Please watch the video to find out more.
Speech and Language Therapy
As the Speech and Language Therapy Service are currently not able to offer direct face to face intervention with our children at this time, they have set up a Facebook page that we are directing our families to. It is called “South Tees NHS Children and Young People’s SALT service”.
The service are uploading video advice clips as well as linking into other helpful sites. You can also find these video clips on their YouTube channel at “South Tees SALT Service Children and Young People”
They also have a Twitter account and can be found at “@SouthTeesSALT”
- Miss Rennison – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator
- Mrs Richardson – Speech and Language Co-ordinator / Designated lead for safeguarding
- Mrs Walker – Parent Support Advisor
- Mr Kumar – Safeguarding and Pastoral Officer
- Mrs Gaskarth – Lead Teacher of Nurture Team