Coronavirus Information

18th May 2020

 

Applicants to The Deanery Sixth Form.

Please read the letter below, that includes details of not only the Bridging Units and how to access them, but the enrolment procedure over the coming weeks, given the unusual situation we find ourselves in.

Applicant Letter for Enrolment

 

Year 11 – College information

All the local colleges are aware of how difficult the present situation may be for Y11 students.  The colleges  wish to reassure applicants that they will be working hard to support them in the coming weeks.

College websites:

www.deanery.wigan.sch.uk

http://sjr.ac.uk

www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk

www.winstanley.ac.uk

 

Useful Resources

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/while-working

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.calm.com/calmhealthtrial -A free 30 day trial for everyone

https://www.calm.com/blog/health - Health staff can claim a free annual subscription

 

23rd March 2020

Information from the British Red Cross:

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg?usp=drive_open

 

22nd March 2020

 

Clarification of ‘key workers’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

19th March 2020 

Please find below the government definition of vulnerable people:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 

16th March 2020 Update

Letter for parents: Letter to parents - 16 March 2020

 

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Resources

Supporting children with bereavement during COVID19 situation

BPS guidance - https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/

Anna Freud links - Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.

Liverpool CAMHS resource - https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  You can download it here: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V4%20Coronavirus%20advice%20for%20schools%20poster%20020302%20EDU15.0.4%20%282%29.pdf

 

Government Advice

Please find below links to the current government advice. School will continue to follow this advice unless advised otherwise by Public Health England