John of Rolleston Primary School


We will put any important information about Coronavirus on this page, to keep you up to date.

Please note that only essential visitors to the school are currently allowed, so please contact us via e-mail to help minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. 

If you have an urgent message and are unable to speak to someone in the office, please put 'URGENT' in the subject line of your e-mail.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Latest updates as at 12 October 2021

Anna Freud Centre

Take a look at the resources for parents and carers offering advice and guidance to help support children and young people who may be struggling with poor mental health on the Anna Freud Centre's website. 

Covid-19 Testing - Staffordshire 

Community Testing is for people without symptoms in Staffordshire hotspot areas.  Book a test.

Coronavirus symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have one of the symptoms above, you can book a test.

What to do when you have Coronavirus symptoms - Self Isolate/Test & Trace (Please note that the isolation period is now 10 days).

Online Learning

All pupils not in school have on-line learning via Google Classrooms, please see our Remote Learning Parent Information for more information.  If your child is unable to access Google Classrooms, please e-mail the school.

Risk Assessment

Here you can read what we are doing to keep everyone safe in school - Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Staffordshire County Council's Covid Advice for Parents can be found here.

Staffordshire County Council's benefits calculator can be found here

How to wear a face covering safely

How to wear a face covering guide (Text)

How to wear a face covering guide (Poster)

How to wear a face covering guide (Video)

Home Learning (DfE)

Here you can find on-line educational resources for schools and parents to help your child learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Early Years Foundation Stage - Guide for Parents

Click here for a free to download (during coronavirus lockdown) booklet by University of Chichester and MESH Guides that provides ideas on fun and engaging home-learning activities for children aged 0 to 5 years old.  

Trent & Dove Housing

Trent & Dove Housing have been working closely with East Staffordshire Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Burton Albion Community Trust to ensure support is available and how to access it. Be that a need for essential food supplies, collecting medication or advice on mental health services.  Find out more on their website: or Facebook page:

Phonics - Letter & Sounds

To support you whilst schools are closed, two English Hubs - Little Sutton and Wandle, have created a daily phonics lesson for Letters and Sounds, delivered via YouTube - New lessons will be uploaded every weekday at 10am.  More details can be found on the letter to parents.

East Staffordshire Family Support Service

East Staffs Family Support Service have a new project via the COVID19 Lottery fund with YESS to support families. They have a Facebook page which has activities and exercise videos available to all:

Medical Help

You must seek medical attention for non-COVID19 illness and ailments. If you need support with this, take a look at Burton and Uttoxexter Families Health and Wellbeing Service's Facebook: 

Home Learning

Message from Mr Simcox - 4 May 2020

Story Time by Mr Simcox - 4 May 2020 


There are lots of other learning resources available from the websites below:



A link to a document with useful websites to access for reading materials - Everybody loves to be read to.

Stay safe and keep your mind healthy!

Lichfield CAMHS have developed this great website for young people, carers and professionals, to help support mental health and well-being.  Please take a look at the resources available here.

Home Safety

Please take a look at the Home Safety Newsletter - It could save your child's life!

Star Foundation

A new service has been launched by the Star Foundation for those unable to go and do their own shopping, collect prescriptions, travel to appointments or their role as a keyworker.  This could be a really useful service to support people who are able to pay for shopping for example but restrictions may prevent them from going out for themselves.  See details on the flyer for information and on their Facebook page: Star Charity 1160614.

Mental Health Support

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have set up a 24/7 urgent NHS mental health service providing telephone support, advice and triage for if you live in South Staffordshire: 0300 555 5001.

The phone line will be staffed by CAMHS and Adult Mental Health workers and will therefore be able to support anyone, at any time, whatever their age.  Where a child or young person is currently under the care of a CAMHS Team that if possible, in the first instance, contact the team directly to get support.

Beyond the local services we have to support children and young people there are a range of national support initiatives too.  A few examples of these include:

  • SHOUT the UK’s first 24/7 text service that is free on all mobile networks for anyone is crisis at anytime, anywhere. Text number is : 85258
  • Anna Freud (National Centre for Children and Families) who have produced some C&YP friendly coronavirus information, advice and support which seeks to reassure anyone struggling during these unusual times.  There are video clips to ensure that information is accessible.  As well as this the Anna Freud website itself hosts a wide range of great, robust resources, as well as a Youth Wellbeing Directory.


Please see the links below with the latest DfE Covid-19 guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during this challenging period:

Your Child's Health

Important advice for parents - please read this if your child is very unwell during the coronavirus pandemic.

Child Protection Policy

Important information regarding our Child Protection policy during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Updated version of our Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Advice on keeping children and safe from abuse and harm Government advice on keeping children safe

Useful Links

Please see below for some useful links on dealing with relationships and advice for young people about managing their own wellbeing at this time:

Young minds - Supporting Parents

A website for useful support information Support Staffordshire

Burton Hope food parcels Food parcel request form

Other organisation offering food parcels are


Salvation Army

Love Inspire ( Use salvation army)

Humanity Unites

Covid-19 advice and tips for healthy relationships from Relate

Advice on how to handle arguments from Relate

Resources from OnePlusOne (see it differently videos and click relationships pages in particular):

For sector-related information and tips for professionals:

For relationship support and to use our forums:

Facebook: ClickRelationshipsUK

Twitter: OnePlusOne_

Social distancing and self-isolation advice from Young Minds (for young people and parents of teenagers).

School Closure Letter

Walking Bus update

Watch this short film from the NHS showing you how to wash your hands well:


Teach your child how to wash their hands with this NHS handwashing song:


Here you can find out information from the Government about how they are dealing with Coronavirus:

Here you can find out information from the NHS about Coronavirus:

A useful story for children