CORONAVIRUS – PARENT SUPPORT

Free School Meals

The Government Voucher Scheme has been extended to cover the Easter Holidays for those already eligible for benefits related Free School Meals.  If you have not previously applied for Free School Meals please follow the link below which gives details of eligibility and how to apply for them on line or by phone.

Free School Meals

Health Advice for Parents if your child becomes unwell

The following link will open up a simple and straightforward guide  of what action to take in case your child becomes ill – even if the symptoms are not   COVID -19 related –  duriyng the current lock down period.

Advice for parents for child illness or injury

Government Advice on the closure of schools

The link below will take you to the Government advice page regarding  the current school closures

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Government COVID -19 Business Support Hub

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) business hub on gov.​uk provides business users with a clearer user journey, signposting to the most important information for them. This hub is now live and can be found here

Talking to Children about Covid -19

Barnsley Council has produced the following resource packs which include helpful tips on how to discuss the pandemic with your children, support for emotional health and well-being, together with links to various resources to help children keep active and to keep learning, including hands on activities that you can share with your child.

Parents and Professionals COVID19 Resource Pack

Children’s Resource Pack

Think Ninja

This free app has been updated with COVID-19 content and provides an opportunity to understand the following:

  1. Fears relating to the virus
  2. Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends
  3. Worries about personal health and health of family members
  4. Mental strength
  5. Coping techniques to use during the crisis
  6. Plus many other helpful tips

Think Ninja

On Line Safety

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.

You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively. Click on the orange links below for advice for parents and the green links for activities and worksheets

On Line Safety Primary Age Pupils – Advice for Parents

The links below include 15 minute activities to help keep your children safe online. These will be updated regularly.

Home Activity Worksheets for Children in Early Years

Home Activity Worksheets for 5 to -7 year olds

Home Activity Worksheets for 8 to 10year olds

On Line Safety Secondary Ages Pupils – Advice for Parents

The links below include 15 minute activities to help keep your children safe online. These will be updated regularly.

Home Activities for 11 to 13 year olds

Home Activities for 14 year olds and upwards

BBC  Bitesize Daily

Each day from 20th April, the start of the summer term , BBC Bitesize Daily, will deliver a tailored day of of relevant curriculum learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds.  Together, this comprehensive package is aimed at minimising disruption to children’s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times.

 

Covid-19  Related School Website Posts 

COVID – Arrangements from Monday 23rd March

Year 11 Cancelled Exams – DfE Update

COVID -19 Emergency Provision

 

Key Worker: Information for Parents