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Advice for Parents about the Coronavirus and School

The Raleigh Learning Trust has published a guide to help you to understand what to do in different situations arising from the current pandemic.

It is a FAQ or frequently asked Question sheet – telling you what the procedure is if for example someone in your household has symptoms or your child has symptoms

Further information is available on our COVID-19 page.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school

Talking about Racism

The British Red Cross have produced a resource about how to talk to children and young people about racism.

There is a downloadable PDF to enable you to discuss racism with your child It gives some great points for discussion and also lists some useful reference material.

There are lots of ideas for websites you can visit, books you can read and activities they can do.


More Useful Links

Here are some useful links

The Power of Kindness Calendar

The British Red Cross have a launched a campaign to promote kindness during these difficult and challenging times.

They have created a Power of Kindness Calendar so that young people can record the acts of kindness they have undertaken each day. 

They have created a downloadable template and some information about the campaign.

The power of kindness calendar 

If you have completed any acts of kindness then please share them with the British Red Cross and also the school.

Beware of FSM email Scams

We would like to pass on a warning from the Department For education regarding the new FSM voucher scheme.

Be aware of scam emails

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

This is a link to the DFE website where you can find the latest advice and information

More Useful links

This is a selection of celebrity websites which may help to keep you entertained at home courtesy of Mr Rea

Carol Vorderman is dropping the paywall for the duration of the lockdown giving free access to her maths lessons!

Strictly star Dianne Buswell is offering free dance tuition. Fun for all families!

Music with Myleene Klass – the ex-HearSay member is offering her expertise to soothe and inspire the nation’s children. Upside: classically trained composer is offering free tuition! Downside: Judging by the thumbnails it seems you probably need a grand piano or cello.

Dancing with Oti Mabuse Star of Strictly.

Story Time with David Walliams

Story Time with Floella Benjamin Now you’re talking!