Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Servive (CAHMS) have shared these useful posters that may help as a starting point for recognsing and talking about the impact of changes due to Coronavirus and Lockdown.
Mobile Top-Up Offer
As you may have seen in the press and social media, the Department of Education (DfE) have put in place provision to 'Top-up' the mobile data allowance for some pupils learning from home.
The offer is only available to families that do not have a fixed broadband connection, have to rely on a mobile device as their sole means of accessing the internet, do not currently have enough data allowance to access home learning and are not in a position to purchase additional data.
Currently the DfE are only able to provide the offer to eligible families on monthly contract or Pay As You Go offers on the following networks: EE, O2, Sky Mobile (Pay Monthly only), SMARTY, Tesco Mobile (Pay Monthly only), Three, Virgin Mobile (Pay Monthly only) and Vodafone (Pay as you go customers must have a Big Value Bundle worth £10 or above to be eligible). https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
As part of their weekly phone call with home learners, teachers will discuss your child's access to technology and the internet.
Home Learning During Self-Isolation
For information regarding home learning during self-isolation click the link below.
Explaining Coronavirus to Children
You may find it helpful to share the ebook below with your child to help them understand Coronavirus and what precautions need to be taken.
It would be advisable for children to wash their hands in the morning before coming to school and when they return home. All children have been spoken to about the importance of handwashing at school