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COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 related pupil absence A quick reference guide for parents and staff

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19  
 
  • If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should call the school as soon as possible on: 0121 464 1810

 

 

  • All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.  

 

  • The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. 

 

  • Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.  

 

  • Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community 

 

 

Symptoms 
 
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 
 

  • new continuous cough and/or

 

  • high temperature 

 

  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

 

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at:                https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by phoning 111.  

 

 

Every Mind Matters campaign

 

 

 

Every Mind Matters provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young MindsThe MixPlace2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

WHNS Operational Plan September 2020

September 2020 Induction Booklet

Washwood Heath September 2020 Settling and Induction

Wash Tunes: Wash Wash Wash Your Hands

It is advised that you should wash your hands more often than usual, particularly after arriving at your setting, touching your face, blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing, and before eating or handling food.
To clean your hands, you should wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly, or use alcohol hand rub/sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.Sing this song to the tune of 'row row row your boat' when it's time to wash-up. For best results have your Big Kid wash for 20 seconds with water and soap.

Use the video below to learn the hand washing song with your child and washing hands for 20 seconds.

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing Written by Kim St. Lawrence Read by Ryan St. Lawrence

We will do our best to support distancing, but parents must understand that in returning to school there is a very real likelihood that children will touch adults and one another and come into close contact. The nature of the school site and the age of our children is such that this is unavoidable.

Try and talk to your child at home about what school might look like when they return.
Share the photos from the Parent Information booklet.
Be open and honest, using language they will understand.

The story below is great for youmg children and uses simple explanations to help.

Letter to Parents from LA

Family Fund

 

On 19th May the DfE announced a £37 million support package for children with complex needs.

• £10 million of this is to be directed at supporting families during the coronavirus pandemic.

• The money will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines to sensory and educational equipment.

• The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family.

• Families can find out more and apply directly for grants from: 


https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Educational Psychology Service

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