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COVID19 Information

Updated Risk Assessment Jan 2021

All children should now be back at school unless

 

  • They have a persistent cough and/or a temperature
  • They test positive for COVID 19
  • They are required to self isolate

We will continue to use our website to communicate key messages, support and resources.

 

You can still get in touch with us if you need to by completing the form at the bottom.

 

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

 

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday       10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday



With children potentially spending more time online, we would like to offer you some support and guidance with regards to online safety. 

- We would firstly like to remind you to continue to be vigilant in overseeing what your children are accessing online.
- Double check that you have parental controls set on all devices - mobile phones, tablets and computers.
- If children are using sites such as Youtube to watch educational videos, make sure you monitor the content that they are accessing - many of these sites contain inappropriate adult material.
- Please try to limit the amount of additional screen time your child has each day, as this can negatively affect sleep patterns, eyesight and mental wellbeing/mood in children.

If children have any concerns whilst online, they should inform an adult

There are also the following websites for support:

https://www.childline.org.uk/   - for support
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/   - to report and remove harmful online content
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/   - for advice on making a report about online abuse

Further information for keeping children safe online:
·        https://www.internetmatters.org/ - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
·        https://www.lgfl.net/default.aspx - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
·         https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
·         https://parentinfo.org/ - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
·         https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/  - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
·         https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ - advice for parents and carers


We also refer you back to the E-safety section of our school website (found under the CHILDREN tab) for further information  and support.

YouTube Moderation for Parents

A video from Alan McKenzie (e-safety adviser) concerning Youtube videos in relation to children working from home

 

Should you need support from a food bank over these testing times. Please read the information carefully.

 

If your family needs support, or if you are struggling with obtaining basic household items such as food and toiletries, please contact Miss Hartley or Mrs Bristow. They will happily contact you to discuss referrals to Open Hands.

 

Miss Hartley - ehartley@medway.leicester.sch.uk

 

Mrs Bristow - sbristow@medway.leicester.sch.uk

A child friendly explanation of the Coronavirus

This children’s guide to coronavirus aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

A social story for self isolation

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