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Covid related Information and Advice

You've Got This: Health and Wellbeing for 8-11yr olds.

(Parent/carer only course)

​Begins Fri 12th March x 3 weeks.9:30-11:30am

 

This 3 week course covers practical strategies, tips and ideas to support your child during this unsettling time. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas in a supportive environment.

Enrol here:

https://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_PublicCourseDetails?uio_id=12461

 

Catch up with Maths/ English

(Parent/carer only course)

Various times/ dates available

 

These courses are broken down to cover the various stages/ages:

  • Reception and year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3 and Year 4
  • Year 5 and Year 6

 

During these short courses, we will focus on key areas and skills to help your child ‘catch up’ and build on and consolidate their knowledge. It will be full of opportunities for you, as a parent, to ask the tutor questions about the teaching methods used in school. There will also be lots of ideas and resources available to further help you support your child.

 

Enrol here:

https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/family-learning/

Family Support

Community hubs

Community hubs have been created in each district across Lancashire to coordinate support and help which is available for those in need. You can find details of local community hubs on the council website. You can also look out in the COVID-19 bulletin for updated lists of the support they provide.

 

Welfare Rights Service

During the coronavirus pandemic, any resident in the Lancashire County Council area with significant financial difficulties who has been unable to sort out their benefit problems, can email wrscovid@lancashire.gov.uk with their query. Please note this is a temporary service offer which could be restricted or extended at any time, subject to demand. 

There is also a financial support guide on the council website with information about help families may be able to get during the current crisis.

 

WiFi and data

The BT 'Lockdown Learning' support scheme offers unlimited free mobile data to those EE and BT Mobile customers eligible for the Department for Education’s Get Help with Technology programme. You can also apply for free BT WiFi vouchers for your school to distribute to pupils.

 

Free school meals

M&S announced it will offer additional support to families receiving free school meals vouchers by adding £5 to every weekly £15 voucher.

 

Anna Freud Centre - SHOUT Helpline

A Quick Symptom Guide for Parents

Public Health England launches Every Mind Matters Campaign

Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health - Every Mind Matters Campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people's mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

Have a look at the websites below for more information and advice.

INTERNET SAFETY

In these difficult times, we are asking our pupils, parents and carers to access the internet for everything: Lessons, important contact information, ideas to keep fit and well etc.

So can we also ask you to take the time to remind yourselves and your children about internet safety. Now more than ever it is important to understand the dangers of using the internet, whether it is buying something online, using internet banking or showing the children fun videos to keep them entertained.

 

The website link below have created simple 15 minute activity packs to encourage online safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

 

Click on the link below, which will take you to our Online Safety Page for further information.

 

THANK YOU - AND KEEP SAFE!

Health Advice for Parents / Carers

Rossendale Connected - For local information and advice

Important / Useful Information

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