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This page contains important Covid 19 related information - updates on Harefield communications with parents and carers, support for parents and carers and other useful information...please scroll down.

Covid 19 Response Leaflet For Parents & Carers

11.9.20

First Week Back At School

Dear Parents & Carers,

 

Thank you so much for working with us to make sure that our children can return to school safely. You may have noticed that we are constantly refining our processes to make them more efficient and your cooperation with this has been greatly appreciated. We now have parents/carers and children from YR, Y1, Y2 and Y3 lining up along the fence to the right of the school gates (Harefield building side) and Y4, Y5 and Y6 parents/carers and children along the fence on the left of the school gates (pre-school side) which seems to be working much better. We would like to ask that parents and carers exiting the top gates cross over the road if walking back towards Harefield Primary so as not to walk through those waiting outside of the school.

 

It is great to have all of the children back. They have been amazing at adapting to the new routines and have settled more quickly than many of us had anticipated, although they are very tired at the end of their first week back. We communicated to parents/carers, via Parentmail on 15th July, that we are reducing our curriculum for this half term to focus on the children’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing as well as core subject skills. Over the next couple of weeks teachers will support children to improve concentration, stamina and attitudes to learning which have been set back during lockdown.

 

Due to the current pandemic we are unable to allow children with any Covid-19 symptom into school and request that they be tested. On receipt of a negative test result they may return to school so long as they are well enough and nobody else in the household has tested positive. Whilst I recognise that this is an inconvenience we must follow Government and Trust guidelines at this time to ensure the safety of the school community. Teachers will put a pack of work together to ensure that children can keep up with their learning and this will be posted out.

 

You may be aware that Covid tests are in high demand nationally and that there are delays with their systems at present. If you need a test please use the following methods to order one:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test - this will be an online process. Keep trying at different times during the day for a nearer test centre.

119 – this is telephone line where you can request a test to be delivered to you.

 

Please rest assured that if we receive information about a child testing positive we will follow the Government and Trust guidelines, adhere to our risk assessment and act accordingly.


Many thanks

Emma Charlton

Headteacher

Harefield Primary School Updates

 

 

Staggered Timings from 7th September 2020

(Please read the documents above which have also been sent to all parents/carers via Parentmail)

 

YR, Y1, Y2 & Y3 follow the red feet onto the KS1 playground where you will find information about where your child stands on an X – either in playground zone 1 or zone 2.

This zone will be the same for drop off and collection.

         

          YR 9:00 (Pod closes at 9:10) - 3:00 (Pod closes at 3:10)

Y1 8:45 (Pod closes at 8:55) - 2:45 (Pod closes at 2:55)

Y2 9:15 (Pod closes at 9:25) - 3:15 (Pod closes at 3:25)

Y3 8:30 (Pod closes at 8:40) - 2:35 (Pod closes at 2:45)

 

 

 

Y4, Y5 & Y6 follow the blue feet onto the KS2 playground where you will find information about where your child stands on an X – either in playground zone 1 or zone 2.

This zone will be the same for drop off and collection.

 

Y4 8:45 (Pod closes at 8:55) - 2:50 (Pod closes at 3:00)

Y5 9:15 (Pod closes at 9:25) - 3:20 (Pod closes at 3:30)

Y6 8:30 (Pod closes at 8:40) - 2:35 (Pod closes at 2:45)

 

  • Breakfast Club starts at 8:00am, children must arrive by 8:15am to use this provision - children will go straight from Breakfast Club to their class Pods.
  • After School Club starts from the end of class Pod closure until 5:00pm – children will go from their class Pods to the After School Club.

Places are strictly limited and are for critical workers children ONLY at this time.

Places must be pre-booked. More information on this will be made available over the next few weeks.

Support for Parents and Carers

NEW : SENDIASS Training for Parents & Carers of children with Special Educational Needs

Southampton directory of services for families

Online virtual support for LGBTQ+ young people in Southampton

SO18 Big Local Newsletter & Access to food over the summer

FREE online Parenting course "Feelings Affect Behaviour"

Re:Minds June Newsletter - A parent-led support group for families of children with autism or mental health issues

No Limits Service Update 3/7/20

FREE Family Musical Theatre Workshops from The Mayflower

Crime Prevention Bulletin with useful advice and guidance

RNLI Water Safety from home learning resources

MHST Newsletter 24th June - Managing Change

MHST Newsletter 17th June - Healthy Choices

MHST Newsletter 10th June- Low Mood

MHST Newsletter 3rd June - focus on Autism

Advice on how you can help protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation

Newsletter from Re:minds, a parent led group for families with children with autism or mental health issues in Southampton

CAMHS West COVID-19 Update

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - Anxiety 20.5.20

Issue 5 Southampton MHST newsletter - this week’s theme is sleep.

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - online safety and mental health

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - Bereavement

Corona virus support information leaflet

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter 2

Southampton Mental Health Team Advice

Information regarding No Limits: - 

How do we access support from No Limits?

If you are a young person or want to call us on behalf of or about a young person, you can contact us in the following ways:

youth worker is available to provide support during the following hours:

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm

 

All youth workers within No Limits and Breakout Youth are trained, skilled professionals who have a broad knowledge base about a large number of issues and factors that affect young people.  In addition, they each have in depth knowledge and skills in specific areas such as sexual health, LGBTQ+, mental health, housing & homelessness, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, substance misuse, poverty, debt, caring responsibilities, parenting and more.

 

What is happening with No Limits’ services? (Services listed in alphabetical order)

Advice Centre: Our Advice Centre is now operating remotely via telephone, webchat and email. All our youth workers are still working and available to provide support on any issues, using the contact details above, during normal Advice Centre opening hours.

Breakout Youth service: we are offering LGBTQ+ Zoom groups to young people.  Social and themed sessions - details are available by contacting Hello@breakoutyouth.org.uk.  Referrals to the service are still being received through this e mail account.

Bright Beginnings: support for young parents is continuing by telephone.

Community Support: for help with your tenancy or housing situation, income, benefits, bills, debts and budgeting, as well as education, training, work and life skills. Referrals are as normal and appointments are taking place over the phone.

Counselling: for young people aged 11 and above, phone to book an assessment by calling 02380 224224 on a Monday 10-11am. Counselling sessions are being held via Zoom or telephone, depending on client choice.

DASH (Drugs, alcohol support and health): referrals are as normal, appointments are taking place over the telephone. We plan to also provide support via Zoom.

Emergency Department: We are accepting referrals. We will triage over the phone and offer 1:1 appointments and check-ins.  Referrals and signposting into specialist support.

Health and Wellbeing:  We are providing Health and Wellbeing drop-ins for vulnerable children and children of key workers who are in school, observing social distancing.

Health and Wellbeing Zoom: we are accepting referrals from schools, professionals, parents and self-referrals for young people to access Zoom groups around specific topics which have been advertised directly with partners and via social media. Zoom topics include self-esteem, coping with loneliness and relationships and sex education.

Housing and homelessness: 1:1 support is taking place over the telephone. To speak to a youth worker, contact the Advice Centre as normal.

Primary Mental Health (U18 AND 18+): Referrals are being accepted on enquiries@nolimitshelp.org.uk.  Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘visonable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.

NLXtra: Help with debt and budgeting. Referrals being accepted by email and support offered via telephone or email.

Space 4U: for children and young people in Southampton (up to 25) and Isle of Wight (11-17) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support. Specialist staff available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5-8pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.

Sexual health: 1:1 phone consultations with a specialist sexual health nurse are available – email to arrange. Relationships and sex education topics will be provided to young people through ZOOM upon referral. Young people can access general advice and guidance through our webchat, email or phone.

Social prescribing: Support for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We are accepting referrals as normal with assessments completed over the phone, including signposting and referring on for support.

Safe House and Teen Safe House: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.

Time4U: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.

Young Carers: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom

Youth Infinity: Support group for those on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme.  The group is meeting via Zoom.

 

For more information on any of the services above please see our website. We will continue to monitor developments and provide service updates in line with the Government’s guidance on our website and across social media.  For general enquiries please email enquiries@nolimitshelp.org.uk.

Aurora New Dawn contact details during COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus: advice and support for parents and carers

Source: NSPCC
Date: 01 April 2020

The NSPCC has created an online Hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about Coronavirus.

Visit the Hub: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents

 

Useful Information

Safeguarding Policy Addendum - Coronavirus Arrangements

A useful social story to support children with their understanding of the lockdown. Many thanks to Speaking Space for this resource, check in on their website for more useful documents.

Partnership Information

Harefield Primary School is proud to be
a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

Edwin Jones Partnership

Hamwic Education Trust
Hamwic Teaching Schools Alliance

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