We will put any important information about Coronavirus on this page, to keep you up to date.
The Sherborne Site is currently open for pupils of Key Workers by arrangement only.
Please note that the school telephone number will not be monitored during this time, however e-mails will be checked on a daily basis, so if you have an urgent message, please mark it 'URGENT' in the subject line.
So, to contact school, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - please DO NOT leave an answerphone message, as these will not be monitored. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Latest updates as at 11 May 2020
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: www.trentanddove.org or Facebook page: facebook.com/trentanddove
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 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1. 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: https://www.facebook.com/esfss
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: https://www.facebook.com/Burton-and-Uttoxeter-Families-Health-and-Wellbeing-Service-0-19-574185523081213
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:
- Government resource providing lessons and activities to support home learning - https://www.thenational.academy/
- BBC daily lessons to support your home learning - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
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.
Please take a look at the Home Safety Newsletter - It could save your child's life!
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.
Free School Meals (FSM)
Please note that as from 26 March 2020, all pupils attending the school will have to bring a packed lunch with them.
Vouchers are being provided directly to parents of children eligible for Free School Meals by the Government.
Please see below for some useful links on dealing with relationships and advice for young people about managing their own wellbeing at this time:
A website for useful support information Support Staffordshire
Burton Hope food parcels Food parcel request form
Other organisation offering food parcels are
Love Inspire ( Use salvation army)
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: OnePlusOne.org.uk
For relationship support and to use our forums: ClickRelationships.org
Social distancing and self-isolation advice from Young Minds (for young people and parents of teenagers).
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: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/