Support and resources during COVID 19
Mayfield Provision Statement Update January 2021
Following the reintroduction of the National Lockdown)
At this present time, subject to staff availability, and risk assessments (in line with health and safety requirements) Mayfield school is in a position to offer face to face education to the following groups of pupils:
- Where parents are Critical/ Keyworkers
- Children in Need
- Children Looked After
- Individual pupils, based on principles of best interest.
Any other pupil not attending face to face will be educated via supported home learning, taking into consideration, where is practically possible, the individual needs of their EHCP.
Please find below some useful links for pupils, parents and carers at a time when there may be an increase in anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus.
INSPIRE are now offering a support service for young people to contact them for a chat or to share concerns.
INSPIRE CRISIS helpline
PLEASE TEXT: 07984 357 293 and they will call you back.
There is also friendly advice on the Child Line website.
Action For Happiness: How to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/covid-19-how-to-respond
Place2Be: Dedicated to providing mental health support and services to schools and children. Place2Be has a page on how to answer children's questions on Coronavirus: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- if you feel unwell, stay at home and don't attend work or school
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
If you are worried about your symptoms, please call 111 - do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Life is difficult for many of us right now - with uncertainty, social distancing and big challenges for our work, health and relationships. But we're facing this together, so let's stay connected and help each other. Please remember you can email / ClassDojo class teachers or ring the school to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns or would just like a chat.
We have uploaded some new resources you might find useful.
- There are 2 calendars from Action for Happiness - one is a coping calendar - 30 actions to keep calm, stay wise and be kind. Another is April's calendar, which has 30 actions (one for each day of the month) to look after ourselves and each other as we face the global crisis together.
- A file from ELSA Support called Health and Wellbeing which gives a list of advice to support our health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
- A file called Five Ways to Wellbeing during a time of social distancing. This is based on the Five Ways of Wellbeing and has been adapted to suit our current times.
- A file called Digital 5 a day. We know whilst we are off school / work we will be spending more time on technology. This document, with research conducted by the Childrens Commissioner, sets out five ways in which we can get a healthy online / offline balance to aid our mental health
Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools and Colleges is a small team of qualified clinical psychologists who provide training to school staff and families around children’s emotional or mental health.
Below is a link to some useful resources.