Parent Support

The parent support page is designed to help parents and carers during the school shutdown. We will keep it updated with resources and links to aid you through this difficult period. If you have any links that may help other parents that you would like to share please email them to us at martinp@aatrust.co.uk

 

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Covid19 Q&A

My child has been sent home to self-isolate. Should I get my child tested?

You should only get a test if your child has symptoms which include a high temperature (hot to touch front and back), a new continuous cough and/or a loss of taste or smell. If they do have symptoms, please go to the Showell Road Test centre. You will need to pre-book a test by calling 119. See link. All testing sites in Wolverhampton are open between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.

If your child has symptoms, you need to let us know. You should also let us know of their test result.

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/stay-safe-be-kind/coronavirus-testing

When can my child come back to school?

Children sent home to self-isolate on Monday 21st October should isolate for 14days and should return to School on Monday 5th October.

My child’s class has been sent home. What about other classes in that year group or other year groups?

Other year groups and classes will continue to attend school. It is safe for all other classes to come to school and you will be contacted if this changes. We are following advice from Public Health England and classes have only been sent home as a precautionary measure.

What about siblings in other year groups?

If you have a child in that has been sent home to self-isolate, they should isolate at home for 14 days, returning to school on Monday 5th October. If you have another child at the school or another school, the DfE guidance and Public Health Guidance says they can continue to attend school.

Can I keep my other children at home?

The Government has set out the guidance for attendance, which means that pupils who are self-isolating will be marked with code X which does not count against their attendance. Pupils who can and should attend school, but choose not to, will not be marked this way and will receive an unauthorised absence mark. We are following the guidance set by the government.

Do parents/carers of children who have been sent home need to self-isolate?
No. Other family members do not need to self-isolate unless the child or a member of the household starts to show symptoms. If any member of the household has symptoms, please go to the Showell Road Test centre. You will need to pre-book by calling 119. See link above. If your child has symptoms, you need to let us know. You should also let us know of their test result.

Will my child have access to work when they are self-isolating?Pupils who are self-isolating will have work set for them. There will be a mixture of offline and online activities including some live lessons via Teams. All knowledge books are available on the website. More details will follow.

 

If you have any other questions, please contact your child’s Head of Year or Mrs Natalie Reynolds, Deputy Headteacher on nreynolds@aatrust.co.uk.

 

Daily Events

9.00am P.E. with Joe Wicks Youtube

9.30am Geography with Steve Backshall Youtube

10.00am Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman, free for the duration of the school closure Website

10,00am Action Jackson is running a daily motivational livestream on Youtube

10.00am Science Experiments with Konnie Huq every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Youtube

11.00am A free audio book every day from David Walliams Website

11.30am Dance with Oti Mabuse Youtube

5.30pm Keep cooking and Carry on with Jamie Oliver on Channel 4 Website

1.00pm Myleene’s Music Class Youtube

1.30pm Dance with Darcy Bussell Facebook

4.00pm Cook with Theo. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Youtube

 

Well Being

Anna Freud Guide to supporting parents and carers through disruption Youtube

Meditate with Adam Youtube

Happy Life Academy are running free courses on well being, nutrition and exercise Website

NSPCC Advice for talking to your child if they are worried about the Coronavirus Website

Wolverhampton Council advice and guidance for the Coronavirus Website

Thanks to Headstart Wolverhampton for 5 ways to Wellbeing Activity book. Link

Face Covid – How to respond effectively to the Corona Crisis. Youtube

Coronavirus mental health and well being toolkit Link

Free Online Art Collections Link

Covid 19 Parenting – Advice in 70 languages Link

Kidshealth – Site for parents and children Link

Dove self-esteem project Link

8 Tools to help your mental health Link

How to deal with Stress Link

How to look after your mental health Link

Covid advice for Parents and Carers Link

First Aid and Kindness from the British Red Cross Link

#OnlineSafetyatHome activities Link

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Team Link

Wolverhampton Outreach Resources Link

Supporting your child during the transition out of lockdown Link

Helping with anxiety coming out of lockdown Link

What to do if your child sees something inappropriate online Link

 

 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is not just physical violence. It can be emotional, psychological, economic and sexual abuse. If you need support you can contact any of the support groups below. There is more information waiting for you in Teams.

Hestia Bright Sky App

Hollie Guard App

Refuge for women and children against domestic violence 0808 2000 247

Mankind Initiative for male victims 01823 334244

Respect for men 0808 8024040

Mens advice line 0808 8010327

The Haven Refuge 0800 0194400 (24 hours)

Childline 0800 1111

Relate, the relationships people 01902 428447

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children 01902 555392 or 01902 552999 (out of hours)

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults 01902 551199 or 01902 552999 (out of hours)

Bereavement

Bereavement, which is a difficult experience under any situation, is taking place under very challenging circumstances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Both those who experience loss as a consequence to COVID-19, or a loss through another cause, may experience increased trauma as they will be cut off from some of their usual support network due to the government guidelines.
When you are bereaved you should stay in touch with other people, however because of the virus this needs to be by telephone, video call or online. There are several UK bereavement charities and organisations that offer guidance, advice and support to deal with bereavement during this pandemic.

Should I be worried about my bereaved teenager?  Youtube Link

How to make an origami heart. Youtube Link

Useful websites

childbereavementuk.org
cruse.org.uk
bereavement.co.uk
thegoodgrieftrust.org
winstonswish.org
Griefrecoverymethod.co.uk

Useful Information

Delivering Sad News
Grief Support for you
Grief Support from friend
Grief Support from Parent or Carer
Grief Support from School
Staying connected for young people

In addition to these resources Mr Smith, our bereavement counsellor is available during school hours. If you wish to speak to him please contact your childs head of year who will arrange for Mr Smith to get in touch with you.

Heads of Year contact details are below

Year 7 – Mr Szecpanski

Year 8 – Mr Taylor

Year 9 – Mr Rogers

Year 10 – Miss Hamilton

Year 11 – Miss Bassi

Supporting Your Child

The parents guide to using the Seneca homework platform Link

If your child is having issues with Office 365 or teams you can request help here Link

Your child can find our knowledge books and organisers here Link

 

Technical Aids for SEN Students

Colour Veil will allow you to put a colour overlay on the computer screen. Any colour or opacity to help prevent eye strain, headaches and can help students with dyslexia. It’s a free download for computers running Windows operating systems. Link

The open dyslexic font was created for dyslexic readers, unique characters and bottom heavy lettering make it much easier to read. You can download and install it from the following Link

There is also an extension for the chrome browser that changes all text on the page to the open dyslexic font. You can install it from the chrome webstore here. Link

 

Additional Support Links

Wolverhampton Specialist Learning Support Page is updated regularly with new resources and help for parents and students Website

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