Covid Information

 

 

 

Home Learning

Remote Provision

Remote Provision

The school has a detailed and comprehensive Remote Provision Plan in place for all self-isolating pupils. This covers the setting of work, delivery of recorded and live content, provision of support and feedback, and pastoral care. Details of all remote activities are communicated to pupils through Satchel One. All pupils have received an induction on the use of this platform and detailed guidance has also been emailed out. Pupils should log on each morning to view their work/tasks for that day. In line with best practice, provision closely follows the quality-first teaching methods utilised in school. Content is delivered in a variety of formats, and pupils are required to complete a range of tasks to support their learning. Several mediums are used to communicate pre-recorded material but live content is delivered through Microsoft teams. To make the most of the remote provision on offer, pupils should have access to the internet and a suitable device. Pupils who are well enough to work are expected to complete all tasks set by their teachers. Pupils who are ill are not expected to complete the work set.

Further information for parents/carers is provided in the following document:

Remote Education Provision – Information for Parents

Information about Satchel One can be found in the following documents:

Satchel One – Pupils’ Guide

Satchel One – Parents’ Guide

A list of helpful online resources for home education has been provided on the government website GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#mental-wellbeing)

Any questions regarding remote provision may be directed to Mrs Fletcher at ffletcher@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk

Safeguarding

http://www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/L-3208-HM-Important-Safeguarding-Notice-for-Parents-Carers-and-Pupils.pdf 

Domestic abuse is wrong under any circumstances, including during this unprecedented period of lockdown. We understand that the current climate may exacerbate existing issues and tensions and it may be more difficult to ask for help. Please remember that there is support out there and many discrete ways to make contact. If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suffering domestic abuse, please use the links below to signpost you to support:

https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse.aspx 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse 

(https://communications-lucyfaithfull.org.uk/48W7-TQGH-474L0YP3D4/cr.aspx)

Advice and guidance on how to protect children from sexual abuse

Derbyshire Young Carers Information on Covid-19: useful information, links and advice.-Derbyshire Young Carers Information on Covid - useful information, links and advice

SEND
Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health & self-care- It is more important than ever that we prioritise our mental health and emotional wellbeing. There is a wealth of information and resources out there, but this website is particular useful for young people, parents and carers https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/ 

It has a simple and imaginative section on how to be proactive with your self-care. Take a look! https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care

Random acts of kindness- There is no doubt that we are all facing one of the most challenging and worrying periods of our time. However, where there is darkness, there is light. It has been humbling to witness and participate in local and national acts of kindness and community spirit, such as the ‘Clap for our Carers’ each Thursday at 8pm. We can all do something thoughtful and kind for our loved ones, even if we are not with them. We can also extend our care and consideration to those who we do not know, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. Take a look at this website for some inspiration on how we can make others feel better and give our own mental health a boost! https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/random-acts-kindness 

If you need help

There’s information here for those who need help during the corona virus outbreak and how to get it. (https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx)

We can help you if you have no friends or family you can call on during the corona virus pandemic.

Emotional health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak from Derbyshire County Council: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing.aspx 
How to support the mental health of your teen during the Coronavirus lockdown (https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/supporting-your-teen-s-wellbeing-during-coronavirus/?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=info&utm_content=coronavirus%20parents%20of%20teens)

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/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)

First Steps is a registered charity based in the East Midlands that support ALL people suffering with eating disorders. If you feel you would like to access our service’s you can complete our online referral form. You do not need an official mental health diagnosis or an official eating disorder diagnosis from a registered health professional and there is no criteria to accessing services from First Steps. We offer a range of services for anyone who is referred to us such as befriending, group sessions, counselling and one to one support; all of which we have established virtually to keep to government social distancing guidelines.
https://firststepsed.co.uk/

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge 2020 is designed to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/) ’: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.

The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’: Give to others; Connect; Keep learning; Take no

https://www.cwmt.org.uk/wellbeing-challenge (https://www.cwmt.org.uk/wellbeing-challenge)

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) | UNICEF (https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teenagers-can-protect-their-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19)
www.unicef.org
6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal

 (https://youngminds.org.uk/) Corona advice and mental health support.

|YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity (https://youngminds.org.uk/)
We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We will make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges.

|https://parentzone.org.uk/article/quaranteened-helping-teenagers-cope-lockdown 

Quaranteened: helping teenagers cope with lockdown | Parent Zone (https://parentzone.org.uk/article/quaranteened-helping-teenagers-cope-lockdown)
parentzone.org.uk
Being a teenager is a long, slow process of growing away from your family. Yet young people are suddenly being thrust back into the heart of their families, whether or not they want to be.

 (https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads) This is a collection of downloadable self-help guides that we really like and hope may be useful to you. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents

 (https://www.annafreud.org/media/11465/helping-cyp-manage-anxiety-apr2020-v3.pdf)

A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption.

 (https://www.annafreud.org/media/11453/7waysanxiety.pdf)

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried, informed by a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach to managing anxiety.

Stay at home activities for children and young people | RCPCH (https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/stay-home-activities-children-young-people)

RCPCH &Us have made fun things to do while you are staying home – a health diary to write or draw your questions or feelings between appointments, and an activity pack so you can help the NHS and entertained (plus get a certificate!)www.rcpch.ac.uk

Action for Happiness (https://www.actionforhappiness.org/meaningful-may)
www.actionforhappiness.org
The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook | The Wellness Society | Self-Help, Therapy and Coaching Tools (https://thewellnesssociety.org/free-coronavirus-anxiety-workbook/)
thewellnesssociety.org
Download our free 28 page Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook containing tools and techniques to help you deal with stress and anxiety.

southyorkshirefutures.co.uk
Creative work by Nifty Fox Creative, 2020 TIS-UK is committed to supporting and developing mentally healthy cultures in schools and other organisations, informed by trauma informed practice and the power of an emotionally available adult to buffer the impact of childhood adversity. There are a range of Covid-19 support resources for parents, schools and settings on … Continue reading Mental health and wellbeing support during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Mental health and wellbeing support during Coronavirus (Covid-19) - South Yorkshire Futures (https://southyorkshirefutures.co.uk/syf/mental-health-and-wellbeing-support-during-coronavirus-covid-19/#)

Creative work by Nifty Fox Creative, 2020 This is a time of huge anxiety and an unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in. Changes to everyday life are impacting on us as adults and on our children, who take their lead from us as parents, carers or guardians. It is difficult for us all to … Continue reading Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources - South Yorkshire Futures (https://southyorkshirefutures.co.uk/syf/covid-19/?doing_wp_cron=1589127708.1200349330902099609375)
southyorkshirefutures.co.uk

NHS Derby & Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing toolkit. https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness. Follow this link for more information on strategies to support your mental health and ideas for some great activities that will boost your wellbeing!
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week 

StarLine advisers are qualified teachers and education and parenting experts from schools, trusts and national organisations. They work in different types of schools, in different towns and cities and have different subject specialisms. They all understand the challenges of home learning and want to help parents support their children’s learning(https://www.starline.org.uk/starline/?utm_source=TheSchoolBus+GDPR-Compliant+List&utm_campaign=0d20fd9da9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_28_01_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02ae657052-0d20fd9da9-90591593)

Understanding Psychosis - Edited for Young People

Exams

AQA – education charity providing GCSEs, A-levels and support (https://www.aqa.org.uk/)

WJEC (https://www.wjec.co.uk/students/)

OCR.org (https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/)

Pearson qualifications (https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-for-you/students.html)

Exams Update Food Prep and Nutrition and HSC

Exam 2021 update (12.10.20)

As you may have seen, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced today that GCSE, AS and A-level exams will go ahead next summer – and teachers and students will be given more time to prepare for them, to help make up for the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Most exams will take place three weeks later than usual. The summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July for almost all AS and A-levels and GCSEs.

However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications. Some exams for AS and A-level qualifications which typically have low entry numbers will be scheduled before the half term break too.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) will shortly be consulting on a provisional version of the new exam timetable for summer 2021. There will also be adjustments to the timetable for Vocational and Technical Qualifications.

Results days will be a little later than usual - on Tuesday 24 August for AS and A-levels, and Friday 27 August for GCSEs.

Key government updates

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

Letters to Parents and Carers
2021 Examination Information