Please find on this page communications from school specifically regarding Covid-19.
All learning from home information is to be found in the class page links.
Letters to Parents
Royal College of Paediatrics information and resources
ThinkNinja is a free app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well and has and endorsed by NHSE CYP MH National Team.
As a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the app has been updated with specific COVID-19 content. This will bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.
For more information and to access: www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1
Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19
Looking after your feelings and your body
Silvercloud digital resource
An online therapy programme for adults proven to help with stress, anxiety, low-mood and depression.
Online counselling for people aged 11-18
Please find the link below for a free information book for children about the coronavirus.
Ideas for whilst at home
The website wuu2salford has many ideas to support children whilst at home.
Youth Worker Contact
Ant is available to speak to children from 6pm-11pm if they are feeling worried or anxious whilst school is not open. His number is 07966316073
Parent/Carer Talk Moves
Please see link below if you would like support in developing dialogue with your children at home:
ADVICE ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING
The links and documents below provide ideas on how to promote well-being as well as practivcal advice for supporting yourselves and others.
NHS advice on health and well-being converns, including Coronavirus, is available on their website: http://www.nhs.uk/
GOVERNMENT AND NHS ADVICE
Government and NHS guidelines are regularly updated the current advice acan be found on the following links
Please follow their guidelines to protect yourselves and others.
Use the link below for more information on the current school closure.
BECOME AN NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDER
If you would like to become an NHS Volunteer Responder you can register your interest by visiting the following NHS website: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
SPIRIT OF SALFORD
Support form Salford City Council during coronavirus.
If you need to self-isolate(stay at home) for any length of time, do you have anyone that can help you with day to day tasks? This can be a member of your family, a neighbour or a friend.
Or do you need help with:
- Food shopping
- Getting essential medication
- Getting fuel (if you are on a pre paid meter for gas and electric)
- Looking after your pets
Or are you a carer that needs help or advice?
If you answer yes to any of the above and you would like to speak to someone, call our Spirit of Salford Helpline on 08009521000, Monday to friday, 8.30am to 6pm or complete the form below.
This CEOP page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15-minute activities parents can do with their child to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home.
Sign up for their weekly email alerts full of helpful resources during this difficult time.
Free School Meal Vouchers
If you are already receiving free school meals ( not Universal free meals) you do not need to reapply.
Parents of children who are entitled to vouchers for free school meals have already been sent these by post on Friday 27th March.
There are two types of free school meals:
1) Universal free school meals - for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
2) Free school meals for children depending on their families' circumstances.
Only children who receive the second type of free school meal are eligible for vouchers. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 you may still be eligible for the second type of free school meals if your circumstances qualify.
However, we are not able to issue free school meal vouchers to any families unless they have registered with Salford Council for these. This is normally done at Pendleton Gateway, but as the Gateway is currently closed, this can be done via this website:
Once your application has been accepted, Salford council will notify school and we will send the vouchers to you.