Mental Wellbeing Advice

Please find below a link to some really useful mental wellbeing advice that we felt might be helpful to share at this time.

Mental Wellbeing Advice

Coronavirus impact

IMPORTANT UPDATE 24/3/20

Dear Parent/Carer,

In response to the Prime Minister’s latest decision to further restrict movement in the battle to stop the coronavirus I have consulted the Trust and Local Governing Boards and have made some changes to the provision being offered by the Academy. From Wednesday 25th March 2020, the Academy will be closed to all children who can be cared for in their own home. This means also that children should not be outside of the home unless under strict supervision and for one of the permitted activities such as exercise or going to the hospital. It is extremely dangerous to leave the home at this time. 

Provision for pupils of critical workers and vulnerable children whose parents are not able to provide childcare in their own home will be available every day and throughout the Easter holiday period. If you are unable to provide care for your child in your own home or work in a key worker role, please contact the office today to confirm this. 

Please accept my best wishes at this very challenging time and let’s pray that this crisis is over quickly and we all stay safe. 

Yours faithfully,

Adrian Larkin


Please find below a link to a letter advising all Parent and Carers of the plan for our school from Monday 23rd March.

Parent and Carer Letter

If your child presents with any of the following symptoms, then they should remain at home in isolation for 14 days:

• A high temperature and/or
• A new continuous cough

In addition, anyone in the same household should also self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms themselves.

Moreover, any child who presents these symptoms at school will be isolated and parents will be called immediately.

Also, it is advised to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. The Prime Minister also added that ‘We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.’

Parents are advised to read the government’s guidance on staying at home in the case of suspected coronavirus infection.

Full details are available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Otherwise, activities will continue as normal until such time as the government advice changes. 

Up-to-date information on the actions taken by Public Health England is available on their website:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Useful links to support your child with learning from home:

BBC Learning: www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

Futurelearn: www.futurelearn.com

Seneca: www.senecalearning.com

Blockly Games: https://blockly.games/

Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Ted Ed: https://ed.ted.com/

Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/

National Geographic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Crash Course Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crest: https://www.crestawards.org/

Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/

Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Nature Detectives: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Big History Project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

World Geography Games:

 https://world-geography-games.com/

Blue Peter Badges:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

http://thekidsshouldseethis.com/

https://thecrashcourse.com/

https://www.duolingo.com/

The Artful Parent: www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

https://www.redtedart.com/

https://theimaginationtree.com/

http://toytheater.com/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/