CORONAVIRUS - FAMILY SUPPORT AVAILABLE
The Pastoral Team are dedicated to continue to offer as much support as possible. This is, of course, offered on the basis that these key members of staff remain well and fit to work.
Families currently receiving support will have had an initial phone call to offer weekly contact via phone. This will be based on a supportive discussion and offer signposting to additional support, if needed.
The team will continue to liaise with external services as appropriate.
If any families need additional pastoral support or a new pastoral need arises during this time, the school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be open for contact Mon-Fri, 9 – 3.30 and office staff will contact the Pastoral Team, who will act accordingly.
Please access the school website for additional guidance and signposting. Key information can be found by accessing the following “About the school – Support for your child – Pastoral Care” and also under the Safeguarding tab.
As always, if you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child in your community, call the Access and Referral Hub on 0300 300 8585.
Central Beds Advice and websites for:
-Shefford and Stotfold children's centre Virtual Program: May-June 2020.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak all their sessions are currently virtual through Teams. Please click on the links to view when the sessions will take place - (Mon-Wed)(Wed - Fri)
- NSPCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers, please click here
- Self Employed Workers - Click here
- Carers in Beds - Click here
- Worried about domestic abuse during social isolation? Click here
- Electricity and Gas Meter payments - Click here for further guidance.
Online Safety Tips
- Online Safety Letter to Parents (3.4.20) - Click here
- Online Safety Information - Click here
- Information about the House Party App-Click
- 'Online Safety Tips for children' - Click here
- What parents need to know about screen addiction - Click here
- 9 Top tips to get smart about childrens devices - Click here
When someone you love has died the pain and grief can be overwhelming. If your family has experienced bereavement, during the school closure period - related to COVID-19 or otherwise - please let usk know so that we can offer support to your family during this time.
Organisations that can offer you support include:
- (the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care)
Books that may be appropriate - it is recommended these are reviewed before sharing:
Invisible String by Patrice Karst
The heart in the bottle by Oliver Jeffers
Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney
SAD by Michael Rosen
Grandpa by John Burningham
Heaven by Nicholas Allen
Badgers Parting gifts by Susan Varley
The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup