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Information for Parents

Please find a letter here from the Local Authority for the spring and summer terms.

Our Quick Guide for Parents on new Government guidance from April 2022:

  • If your child has symptoms of Covid-19 you can order a PCR test.
  • If your child has a positive result, there is no legal requirement to isolate, but the advice is 'to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for three days after the day they took the test, if they can'.
  • Close contacts are no longer required to isolate and contact tracing has ended.

Government information for parents on the vaccination programme

Please find below information for parents from the Government:

The Government has published some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the vaccination programme including information on eligibility, accessibility and advice for parents of children at high risk from COVID-19. 

Information on the vaccination of high risk children aged 5 to 11 years old is available in the guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11 years published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

Zoom Link-ups

Please click here to find our guide and protocol for using Zoom for class link-ups. 

Remote Learning

Please click here to find out about our remote learning provision.  This information is intended to provide clarity to children and parents about what to expect from our remote education where national or local restrictions require entire year groups, bubbles or individual children to remain at home.

Other Information for Parents

'Heat&Eat Bexhill' Initiative - You can find out here and here about the 'Heat&Eat Bexhill' initiative led by The Pelham in partnership with the Heart of Sidley.  This initiative provides support through pre-paid vouchers for food, fuel and utility meters.

Supporting Your Child at Home - You can find tips on supporting your child at home (learning through play) here.  You can find tips on supporting your child at home (emotional wellbeing) here.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

During this time, there have been many changes for families. We all cope with situations in different ways. These websites can offer support to you and your children.

Information for parents and carers:

Action for Children

Mind (for better mental health)

NSPCC (mental health and parenting)

Young Minds

NHS

Place2Be

Mentally Healthy Schools

Mental Health Foundation

Anna Freud Centre (helping children and young people to manage anxiety)

Anna Freud Centre (resources to support the return to school)

Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing

Government guidance on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing

Information for Children

Information to help support children and their understanding of COVID-19 and social distancing.

Books and activities:

Childline Calm Zone

Wellbeing Journal for Kids (Outside the box) - mainly aimed at KS2 

Rain Before Rainbows – a book to inspire hope from Walker Books & Save the Children 

Corona Virus: a book for children

Everybody Worries: by John Burgerman - picture book for children that are worried about Coronavirus

The Book of Hopes: words and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown (with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators) - edited by Elizabeth Rundell

Social distancing resources:

Time to Come in Bear: a story about social distancing - written by Kim St. Lawrence read by Ryan St. Lawrence

How to explain social distancing to Kids: KiwiCo

While we can't hug

Grover (from Sesame Street) and Social Distancing

Explaining social distancing to children: Meet the Helpers

How to wash your hands song: NHS

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