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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 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.
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, 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
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
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
Support for EAL Students
There are some great websites for students to use to translate words or chunks of text themselves
The websites below contain some free resources to support all subject areas.