June 2020 Covid support update
If you are feeling anxious about Covid-19, being away from friends and returning to school, the behaviour support team are currently offering weekly drop in's for any young people in the East Riding. There are separate sessions for key stage 3 and 4 students. Please see 'Online drop in' attachment below for further details and how to make a referral to access the online sessions.
Please also find below an attachment which has all the available resources from various charities and specialist services so that students can do some self help both in the run up to returning to school and once it restarts.
Dear Parent / Carer
We know the current situation can cause increased stress and anxiety within families. Please find in the attachments below some information about where you can find support for your child during this difficult time.
The Behaviour Team at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have shared some resources which are aimed at supporting parents and children at home: the resources may not all be aimed at secondary school children, but you may find them helpful.
There is also a leaflet about a useful app called 'Think Ninja' aimed at young people who are experiencing increased anxiety and stress.
The NHS commissioning group for East Yorkshire and NE Lincs have just launched a service for 11-25 year olds which provides online access to trained counsellors at kooth.com
Increased use of the internet can provide its own challenges so we also attach some information which may support you in monitoring your child’s internet activity.
Thinkuknow is a fantastic website- try the link below:
As always, do not hesitate to contact us if you have issues and need to speak with our child protection or pastoral teams. We will continue to do all that we can to support you.
Deputy Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is paramount. We work with parents, carers and the wider community to protect and support them throughout their time with us.
Whilst students are working from home during this Coronavirus Covid-19 isolation period, the Humberbeat Cyber Crime Prevent Team recommend to parents the following useful links and video's to help make sure your children are kept safe online:
An open, caring and supportive environment
We strive to make sure our school is a safe, honest and open place for all our pupils. We are always here to listen and talk about your and your child’s fears, worries and concerns.
Every child matters
We are here to help all our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible members of society. We aim to provide an environment where they can:
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic wellbeing
Our Child Protection Policy
There are four main elements to our Child Protection Policy:
We promote a positive school atmosphere and provide pastoral support to children and young people through safe and appropriate working practices.
We follow agreed procedures and make sure our staff are fully trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
We offer support, advice and guidance to students and staff in situations where young people may have been abused.
We work together with all our young people, parents and agencies to encourage safeguarding and wellbeing for all our students.
Our Child Protection Officer is Miss Sarah Hill
If you need to discuss concerns regarding your child or another student please contact her via the school office.
She has put together a list of links and helplines to some of the many organisations that offer advice and support to both students and their parents.
Support for parents
East Riding Early Help and Safeguarding Hub - tel 395500
Hull Early Help and Safeguarding Hub - tel 448879
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - tel 467540
School Nurse Chat Health - text 07507332891
Hull and East Riding MIND - email mind.org.uk or tel 240200
CAMHS Crisis Team - tel 301701
Refresh Drugs Support - tel 331059
SEEDS Support for Eating Disorders - tel 718130
- Sexting in schools and colleges
- Exploring self-esteem and attention
- Positive and unhealthy attention
- Staying safe online booklet
- Childnet Parents factsheet
- NSPCC online safety leaflet
- NSPCC share aware leaflet
- Not in Our Community
Bullying – children and young people
Support for children and young people
- The school nurse is available at a weekly session to offer support on a variety of issues such as internet and social media safety, sleep, anxiety and stress, emotional wellbeing etc
- The school offers social, mediation and self-help sessions. For more details contact Dan Kent
Drugs, sex and alcohol
- Childline – 0800 1111
- NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
- Parentline Plus – 0808 800 2222
- Kidscape – 0845 120 5204