COVID-19 SCHOOL PLAN

Please see the below information and attachments regarding the school’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Letter to Parents - 22.05.2020
Key Worker Update Form
If you are a Key worker and plan on sending your son/daughter to school please complete the form below and email to a.laming@trinityhigh.com.

Key Worker Declaration Form
Free School Meals
Attention
Have your circumstances changed due to the Coronavirus? Do you think your child may now be entitled to free school meals? If so please apply online at https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/ This online checker will then notify Trinity if your child is entitled to free school meals, we will then update their school record . Once it is established that you are entitled to free school meals, you will be eligible to receive a £15 supermarket voucher each week via the government’s voucher scheme, whilst your child is not in school and a free meal each day when they are in school.  Please make sure that school have the correct email address for you as the vouchers are sent to you via email.
From 20 April you will receive your Free School Meal supermarket voucher by email. If you have not already provided your email address to school please email it to a.laming@trinityhigh.com along with your name and your child/children’s name.

You will receive your voucher at the beginning of each week.

Free School Meals - Parent Guide
Safeguarding
The safeguarding of our students remains a priority for the school.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a student at Trinity you can contact:
Miss A Baxendale (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on 07395 916228
or
Ms G Hulston (Vulnerable Children’s Worker) on 07562 283378
between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm.
Any concerns that arise outside these hours or if you are unable to contact either of the above, please ring Manchester City Council Advice and Guidance Service on 0161 234 5001.
Further support:
www.childline.org.uk – for general support.
www.reportharmfulcontent.com – to report and remove harmful online content.
www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre – making a report about online abuse.
SEND Support
Manchester City Council Local Offer News Bulletin – Special Edition Manchester City Council Local Offer for Children & Young People with SEND Manchester City Council Corona Virus/COVID-19 Local Offer Advice and Information
A Curious Guide For Courageous Kids
The Corona Virus [The Autism Educator]
Talking to children about Coronavirus
Minister Fords Open Letter To The SEND Sector
Parent and Carer Homeschool
Online Resources
My Happy Mind Leaflet

Supporting parents of children with SEND

Educational Psychology Helpline 0161 276 0118 (Monday – Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm)

A helpline for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs
and Disabilities and for Early Help professionals within Manchester LA.

We can offer a problem-solving phone conversation relating to educating your child/young
person at home and responding to issues relating to learning, behaviour, anxiety and
mental health needs.

For example:

– are you feeling unsure how to teach your child learn at home?
– are you finding it difficult to teach what is expected?
– is it difficult to help your child stay calm or get them to co-operate?
– are you concerned that you don’t have the right equipment or resources?

These are particularly difficult times for parents/carers of children and young people with
special needs and disabilities. We are available to talk through difficulties you may be
facing.

Manchester City have developed a CityzensAtHome site which is publicly available and covers information and activities for people during this time. City in the Community have contributed and there are some physical activities, healthy eating recipes etc suitable for all ages.

https://www.mancity.com/cityzensathome

The club are also continuing to post activities on the social media channels as are City in the Community (@CITCTweets)

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week across the UK. It seems more important than ever that we are thinking about our mental well being. So what is mental health? When we talk about this we are referring to your psychological and emotional well-being. It is not just about being ‘happy’ because believe it or not it is impossible to be happy all the time! It refers to you feeling healthy in your thoughts and emotions, you are able to cope with the ups and downs of life.

Sometimes, especially in strange or uncertain times, our mental well-being can suffer and we might find ourselves not being able to manage our emotions or thoughts. This is OK! Most people at sometime in their life will struggle with their emotions or thoughts or both!

Mental Health Awareness Week is a campaign that aims to get people talking about their mental health and ways in which we can make ourselves feel better. This years theme is ‘Kindness’- of course it is important to be kind all of the time but it is even more important to be kind in the current times. It is about being kind to others but also to yourself!

If you feel like you, or your family, are struggling with your thoughts and emotions then below are some useful links for you to look at. If you want to learn more about mental health and the campaign then the first website is the one to go to! Remember there is lots of help available online if you are struggling, in particular Kooth has an online chat service.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
https://www.samaritans.org/
http://42ndstreet.org.uk/
https://www.kooth.com/
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/

So during Mental Health Awareness Week the house team would like you to try and be kind, whether that is to yourself, your family, friends or neighbours!

The House Team

One Education Free Helpline
The One Educational Psychologists team have created a new daily helpline for parent / carers across Manchester who may require support talking about coronavirus which is FREE. 0161 276 0115 ( Mon to Fri 09.00 -12.00).

Manchester City Council Hub

A new coronavirus support centre and hotline have been set up by Manchester City Council for vulnerable people self-isolating without friends or family to help them, including if you are acarer, care leaver or young carer.
From March 2020 thenewhub will coordinate food parcels, medicine and fuel top-up payments for people with no support network, as well as those who have been told by the NHS they are high-risk.
The hotline number is 0800 234 6123 and it will be open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Call the hub to access the support you need.

Self-Isolating - Tips For Teens
Tips for Parents of Teens

ChatHealth

Kooth

Kooth will continue to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor.

How To Sign Up To Kooth
Online Safety

Whilst your son/daughter is accessing their learning online it is important that they use the internet safely and responsibly. For support in keeping your child safe online please find the below links, as recommended by the Department for Education:

www.internetmatters.org
www.net-aware.org.uk
www.parentinfo.org
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.saferinternet.org.uk

Show My Homework
Students or Parents experiencing difficulty with Show My Homework should refer to our Show My Homework webpage for log in and technical advice.
Show My Homework have provided the following link for help with uploading work.

 

 

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

May 22, 2020

Keeping Everyone Safe In School

I am sure you have read the news about schools planning ‘face to face support’ for Year 10 and Year 12 students after half term and have been thinking about what plans we have been making.  Our plan is based upon a ‘safety first’ approach, with appropriate adaptations to the way we would work and […]

May 22, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week

Head of Maple House, Ms Coxon, and the rest of the House team share an important message with us: “This week is Mental Health Awareness week across the UK.  It seems more important than ever that we are thinking about our mental well-being. So what is mental health? When we talk about this we are referring […]

May 22, 2020

Art Delivery!

To support our Year 10 GCSE art students, Teacher of Art, Mr Tran, spent his weekend delivering art supplies (at a safe distance!) to our students: The photos show Year 10 student Lucy with her father, Revd Gareth Robinson, who regularly leads Eucharist services at Trinity: Both students and parents were very appreciative, and one […]

May 22, 2020

House Initiatives

Show My Homework Competition The winners of the ‘Show My Homework Submission’ competition were announced on Show My Homework today. The competition was linked to the greatest number of submissions between 29th April and 20th May. Well done to all our winners – a £10 voucher will be posted to you that will arrive during […]