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              Covid -19 Important Information for Parents & Carers

 

Dear Parent / Carer                                                                   24th September 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support this week.

 

Next week, we will continue with 4 days per week attendance for your child so that we can continue with their transition into school.

 

Bubble 1

 

Next week they will attend:-

 

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

 

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday

School start time 9.25am and finish time 3.25pm

Friday

School start time 9.25am and finish time 2.30pm

 

I wanted to remind you that if your child does have symptoms of covid-19, then they should remain at home and get a test.

 

If in the unfortunate situation, a student or member of staff in your child’s bubble tests positive, then we will inform Public Health England and they will advise us of Government Procedures, which may mean that the whole bubble has to self-isolate for 14 days. The rest of your household does not have to isolate unless anyone displays symptoms or has a positive test.

 

We have remote learning ready to go if this were to be the case.

 

Thankyou once again for your understanding and support.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe

 

Miss D ?

 

 

Dear Parent / Carer                                                                  24th September 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support this week.

 

Next week, we are looking at increasing attendance to one further day per week for your child so that we can continue with their transition into school.

 

Bubble 2

 

Next week they will attend school as follows:-

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

School start time 9.25am and finish 3.25pm

 

Friday

Start time 10.10am and finish 3.25pm

 

I wanted to remind you that if your child does have symptoms of covid-19, then they should remain at home and get a test.

 

If in the unfortunate situation, a student or member of staff in your child’s bubble tests positive, then we will inform Public Health England and they will advise us of Government Procedures, which may mean that the whole bubble has to self-isolate for 14 days. The rest of your household does not have to isolate unless anyone displays symptoms or has a positive test.

 

We have remote learning ready to go if this were to be the case.

 

Thankyou once again for your understanding and support.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe

 

Miss D ?

 

                                                                                               10 September 2020

 

Dear Parent / Carer

 

First and foremost, thank you for your overwhelming support this week, and how lovely has it been to see your children. We are so delighted to welcome them back and to hear their laughter and cheeky remarks. It is really why we do what we do. Thankyou.

 

It is obvious from how students have presented, that you have discussed procedures with them and how it is very new being in a bubble group. It is encouraging the amount of students who have accepted using face coverings unless exempt, having temperature tests and washing/ sanitising hands. They are trying hard to maintain social distance too.

It will take time to get used to and our students have, on the whole, been a credit to themselves and the school. They have been extremely supportive to each other and especially new students. Please praise them for this. They have even been happy to see their staff too.

 

I did mention in my previous letter that it is so important for us to get this right and will take time and patience; particularly being mindful of Mental Health difficulties which are apparent following the lockdown. This gives us chance to help students get used to everything and ease anxieties.

 

Also, we now have an increase of positive cases of Covid-19 in the country and I am sure you have heard of quite a few schools having to close down bubble groups because a member of staff or student has tested positive for the virus.

 

It is with all this in mind that we will be extending the transition period into next week also. This is important for the wellbeing of our students and to maintain structure within our school.

 

This means that your child’s Timetable will be the same as this week.

 

Bubble 1

 

This will mean for the first week back they will attend:

 

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

 

Monday and Wednesday

School start time 9.25am and finish time 3.25pm

Friday

School start time 9.25am and finish time 2.30pm

 

I wanted to remind you that if your child does have symptoms of covid-19, then they should remain at home and get a test.

 

If in the unfortunate situation, a student or member of staff in your child’s bubble tests positive, then we will inform Public Health England and they will advise us of Government Procedures, which may mean that the whole bubble has to self-isolate for 14 days. The rest of your household does not have to isolate unless anyone displays symptoms or has a positive test.

 

We have remote learning ready to go if this were to be the case.

 

Thankyou once again for your understanding and support.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe

 

Miss D

 

10 September 2020

 

Dear Parent / Carer

 

First and foremost, thank you for your overwhelming support this week, and how lovely has it been to see your children. We are so delighted to welcome them back and to hear their laughter and cheeky remarks. It is really why we do what we do. Thankyou.

 

It is obvious from how students have presented, that you have discussed procedures with them and how it is very new being in a bubble group. It is encouraging the amount of students who have accepted using face coverings unless exempt, having temperature tests and washing/ sanitising hands. They are trying hard to maintain social distance too.

It will take time to get used to and our students have, on the whole, been a credit to themselves and the school. They have been extremely supportive to each other and especially new students. Please praise them for this. They have even been happy to see their staff too.

 

I did mention in my previous letter that it is so important for us to get this right and will take time and patience; particularly being mindful of Mental Health difficulties which are apparent following the lockdown. This gives us chance to help students get used to everything and ease anxieties.

 

Also, we now have an increase of positive cases of Covid-19 in the country and I am sure you have heard of quite a few schools having to close down bubble groups because a member of staff or student has tested positive for the virus.

 

It is with all this in mind that we will be extending the transition period into next week also. This is important for the wellbeing of our students and to maintain structure within our school.

 

This means that your child’s Timetable will be the same as this week.

 

Bubble 2

 

This will mean for the first week back they will attend:

 

Tuesday and Thursday

School start time 9.25am and finish 3.25pm

 

Friday

Start time 10.10am and finish 3.25pm

 

I wanted to remind you that if your child does have symptoms of covid-19, then they should remain at home and get a test.

 

If in the unfortunate situation, a student or member of staff in your child’s bubble tests positive, then we will inform Public Health England and they will advise us of Government Procedures, which may mean that the whole bubble has to self-isolate for 14 days. The rest of your household does not have to isolate unless anyone displays symptoms or has a positive test.

 

We have remote learning ready to go if this were to be the case.

 

Thankyou once again for your understanding and support.

 

Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe

 

Miss D ?

 

 

Digital Healthy Schools: Lancashire

 

 

What is Digital Healthy Schools?

 

Digital Healthy Schools is an educational programme providing the learning resources and tools that young people need to responsibly navigate and use the ever-growing field of health-app technology. Throughout the programme which integrates with the PSHE curriculum, the students interact with many activities, videos and group exercises designed to teach them valuable skills relating to the use of mobile health (mHealth). They are also given access to the digital healthy schools portal, enabling them, their parents and teachers to find high quality apps through their app libraries, learn more about the sector, and recommend apps to their loved ones.

 

The programme enables teachers to educate pupils about keeping healthy, including managing their mental health, whilst exploring the topic of app development, app reviews as well as career prospects in Digital Health. It helps to safeguard children from using harmful apps, whilst teaching them to find and use good apps to support their overall well-being. Perhaps most importantly though, they develop the skills and knowledge they need to ensure their own healthy future, knowing where and how to look for good health and care advice. 

 

Nine out of ten young people in the UK own a mobile phone. Rather than fight this growing adoption, Lancashire County Council want to harness this interest to empower young people to use apps to support their health and well-being. 

 

Impact 

Steve Archer, Witton park Academy, Blackburn – “It’s something that really engaged them in the class. The package itself [is] easy to set up, self-explanatory, good to go. There are a number of students who say they’ve actively made changes to their lifestyles, which is really positive as it seems that young people are taking responsibility for their long-term health”

 

 

Below are responses collected from a student survey conducted at the end of 2019:

 

 

 

 

Want to know more?

Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RgKTcBNHCQ

 

How can schools get involved?

 

Introducing your Digital Healthy Schools Package, an exciting new initiative commissioned by Lancashire County Council in partnership with ORCHA, to empower young people to embrace and responsibly use apps to support their own health and well-being. 

 

Digital Healthy Schools gives you the information, support and guidance to help your students explore and understand digital health and see the real difference it can make to their everyday health and wellbeing. 

 

 

A reminder of what schools receive in their FREE package:

Schools will have access to a customisable Digital Health Hub, lesson plans, assembly PowerPoints and downloadable resources.

  • School Staff will be able to recommend health and care apps directly to students and see activation data
  • Students will have access to a powerful App Finder that has thousands of stringently reviewed health apps to download safely. 

 

How to activate your free Digital Healthy Schools package:

 

  1. Click the link to go to Lancashire County Council’s Digital Healthy Schools site:

https://lancs.digitalhealthyschools.co.uk/

  1. To activate your hub, click on ‘Features’ at the top right of the page or by scrolling down
  2. Click on ‘Get Started’ 
  3. Enter the activation code - Lancashire2019
  4. Fill in the details to set up your digital hub
  5. Once your site has been confirmed, you will receive an email explaining what to do next

 

                

 

What’s new for 2020?

 

COVID19 update:

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, and schools being closed, it has been even more important to rely on digital means of communication for support and advice. All apps that can be found on the app libraries within the school portal’s are being updated to ensure that students and teachers can quickly identify which apps may be able to help support our physical as well as mental health during this lockdown. 

 

Schools will soon see apps listed with COVID19 badges to mark that these apps have undergone another layer of review and assessment to be deemed a COVID19 support app.

 

 

 

In the meantime, here are some useful apps for young people shared in the Digital Healthy Schools Newsletter:

 

Coronavirus apps to help children and young people:

https://www.orcha.co.uk/news/coronavirus-apps-to-help-children-and-young-people/

 

Here you will find some FAQs from schools using the Digital Healthy Schools Programme:

https://www.orcha.co.uk/news/digital-healthy-schools-your-questions-answered/

 

 

Digital Healthy Schools Career Zone

 

Digital Health or Health Tech is a rapidly developing area and we need young people to consider working in this exciting field. This Careers Zone will provide more information to students, teachers and parents about careers in this field and how young people can pursue them. The Digital Healthy School programme would like to support young people to consider new roles and careers by bringing together health and technology. 

 

The programme has had a great response from various Digital Health leaders across various organisations who have come forward to offer their time to record mini video series and posts for the Digital Healthy School website: https://www.digitalhealthyschools.co.uk/careers/. 

 

Over the next few months and as summer holidays approach, students and teachers will be able to access a lot of great information on inspirational leaders working in Digital Health.

 

The Digital Healthy Schools social media will continue to be active during the summer holidays and students and teachers are encouraged to follow so that learning can continue over the break period.

Digital Healthy Schools: Lancashire

 

 

What is Digital Healthy Schools?

 

Digital Healthy Schools is an educational programme providing the learning resources and tools that young people need to responsibly navigate and use the ever-growing field of health-app technology. Throughout the programme which integrates with the PSHE curriculum, the students interact with many activities, videos and group exercises designed to teach them valuable skills relating to the use of mobile health (mHealth). They are also given access to the digital healthy schools portal, enabling them, their parents and teachers to find high quality apps through their app libraries, learn more about the sector, and recommend apps to their loved ones.

 

The programme enables teachers to educate pupils about keeping healthy, including managing their mental health, whilst exploring the topic of app development, app reviews as well as career prospects in Digital Health. It helps to safeguard children from using harmful apps, whilst teaching them to find and use good apps to support their overall well-being. Perhaps most importantly though, they develop the skills and knowledge they need to ensure their own healthy future, knowing where and how to look for good health and care advice. 

 

Nine out of ten young people in the UK own a mobile phone. Rather than fight this growing adoption, Lancashire County Council want to harness this interest to empower young people to use apps to support their health and well-being. 

 

Impact 

Steve Archer, Witton park Academy, Blackburn – “It’s something that really engaged them in the class. The package itself [is] easy to set up, self-explanatory, good to go. There are a number of students who say they’ve actively made changes to their lifestyles, which is really positive as it seems that young people are taking responsibility for their long-term health”

 

 

Below are responses collected from a student survey conducted at the end of 2019:

 

 

 

 

Want to know more?

Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RgKTcBNHCQ

 

How can schools get involved?

 

Introducing your Digital Healthy Schools Package, an exciting new initiative commissioned by Lancashire County Council in partnership with ORCHA, to empower young people to embrace and responsibly use apps to support their own health and well-being. 

 

Digital Healthy Schools gives you the information, support and guidance to help your students explore and understand digital health and see the real difference it can make to their everyday health and wellbeing. 

 

 

A reminder of what schools receive in their FREE package:

Schools will have access to a customisable Digital Health Hub, lesson plans, assembly PowerPoints and downloadable resources.

  • School Staff will be able to recommend health and care apps directly to students and see activation data
  • Students will have access to a powerful App Finder that has thousands of stringently reviewed health apps to download safely. 

 

How to activate your free Digital Healthy Schools package:

 

  1. Click the link to go to Lancashire County Council’s Digital Healthy Schools site:

https://lancs.digitalhealthyschools.co.uk/

  1. To activate your hub, click on ‘Features’ at the top right of the page or by scrolling down
  2. Click on ‘Get Started’ 
  3. Enter the activation code - Lancashire2019
  4. Fill in the details to set up your digital hub
  5. Once your site has been confirmed, you will receive an email explaining what to do next

 

                

 

What’s new for 2020?

 

COVID19 update:

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, and schools being closed, it has been even more important to rely on digital means of communication for support and advice. All apps that can be found on the app libraries within the school portal’s are being updated to ensure that students and teachers can quickly identify which apps may be able to help support our physical as well as mental health during this lockdown. 

 

Schools will soon see apps listed with COVID19 badges to mark that these apps have undergone another layer of review and assessment to be deemed a COVID19 support app.

 

 

 

In the meantime, here are some useful apps for young people shared in the Digital Healthy Schools Newsletter:

 

Coronavirus apps to help children and young people:

https://www.orcha.co.uk/news/coronavirus-apps-to-help-children-and-young-people/

 

Here you will find some FAQs from schools using the Digital Healthy Schools Programme:

https://www.orcha.co.uk/news/digital-healthy-schools-your-questions-answered/

 

 

Digital Healthy Schools Career Zone

 

Digital Health or Health Tech is a rapidly developing area and we need young people to consider working in this exciting field. This Careers Zone will provide more information to students, teachers and parents about careers in this field and how young people can pursue them. The Digital Healthy School programme would like to support young people to consider new roles and careers by bringing together health and technology. 

 

The programme has had a great response from various Digital Health leaders across various organisations who have come forward to offer their time to record mini video series and posts for the Digital Healthy School website: https://www.digitalhealthyschools.co.uk/careers/. 

 

Over the next few months and as summer holidays approach, students and teachers will be able to access a lot of great information on inspirational leaders working in Digital Health.

 

The Digital Healthy Schools social media will continue to be active during the summer holidays and students and teachers are encouraged to follow so that learning can continue over the break period.

 

GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE OR WORK WITH US! hello@orcha.co.uk  @DH_Schools

digitalhealthyschools.co.uk  @digitalhealthyschools

0151 482 9728   @OrchaUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE OR WORK WITH US! hello@orcha.co.uk  @DH_Schools

digitalhealthyschools.co.uk  @digitalhealthyschools

0151 482 9728   @OrchaUK

 

 

                                                                                                    21 May 2020

 

Hello to you all again and I hope you all continue to stay safe and well.

 

Next week is half-term but we will be continuing as we are; providing 3 days opening at school for those students who have been offered ‘high risk’ placements and continuing with home visits and welfare calls. We will continue to provide FSM vouchers also. A deep clean is taking place over the 2 days school is closed.

 

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your children for some of the beautiful Thank A Teacher Day pictures and posters we received. They are truly heart-warming and mean so much. We have been busy producing some more online videos and these can be found on Roselyn House School You Tube channel, Roselyn Community Facebook and Roselyn School Twitter Page.

 

May I just remind you, that the government’s advice on the wider opening of schools from 1st of June 2020 is dependent on if it is safe to do so at this time, and because we are a Special School we will offer our placements based on risk assessment of need, not necessarily within the year groups the Government have suggested for mainstream schools.

 

We are continuously developing our risk reduction procedures and have some additional protective measures in the school with regard social distancing, hygiene, ventilation and sharing of items. We continue to encourage hand washing and have also implemented sanitiser stations. School is cleaned every day with deep cleans taking place during school holiday times.

 

The Government today has published specific guidance for parents in educating their children at home, which states the following:

 

‘While staying at home due to coronavirus, parents and carers may be concerned about their children’s education and the effect of missing school. Parents of year 11 students may also be worried about GCSEs and their child moving on to the next stage in life.

 

Schools are working quickly to adapt to the current situation, producing new materials and ways of teaching. If you have any concerns about your child’s education or how work is being set for them, do not hesitate to speak to the school and let them know.

 

This is a difficult time, and parents and carers should just do their best to support children in doing the work school sets for them.

 

Alongside any work your child receives from school, you can also use online educational resources from BBC Bitesize.

 

You can also call Starline on 0330 313 9162. This free helpline is providing support and advice to parents on home learning during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

  • Help your child organise their time

 

  • Do not worry about trying to maintain the full routine your child had at school. Their school will be planning an achievable amount of work for them to do at home. This may include:

 

  • work to be handed in by a set time, like homework
  • some online teaching sessions

 

  • Schools may give you advice on how to structure the day and your child may need some support to organise their time.

 

  • You know them best – it may suit them to split work up into shorter tasks or vary the different types of activity. Encourage them to take breaks and make time to be active – see physical activity resources for secondary school children to do at home.

 

Try different ways of working, not just using digital devices, for example:

 

  • use books, textbooks and other printed materials that their school has provided or that you already have at home

 

  • complete some work by hand – write a diary, a summary of things they have learned each day, or ‘to do’ lists

 

  • It may be difficult to keep your child motivated or for them to complete all the work school sets them. Do your best to support them and if they’re having problems completing their work, contact the school to discuss it with them.

 

Using digital devices for schoolwork

 

Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child uses and try to monitor the websites and apps they’re using. See advice on keeping them safe online and talk to your child about online safety.

 

Screen time

 

More screen time is expected while children are continuing their education and socialising from home. Help your child to spend time away from screens by suggesting breaks or other activities, such as phone calls, reading books, or doing exercise, while following the rules on social distancing.

 

If you can, get them to stop using digital devices at least an hour before bed.

 

Socialising while social distancing

 

Children may be missing socialising with others at school. Let your child speak to their friends and family members through phone or video calls.

 

Many children will be socialising online too. See advice on keeping them safe online and advice from the NSPCC about gaming if they’re socialising through online games. Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices they use and ask them to tell you if they see anything worrying online.

 

Schools may also be looking into ways they can help children socialise and discuss things as they would at school.

 

Mental health and wellbeing

 

Staying at home and the change of routine may make this a difficult time for some children. They might show feelings of worry or frustration. It’s understandable and many families will be experiencing this

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Try to limit the time they spend watching the news if it upsets them. Take time to reassure them and be open to talking about their feelings.

 

This may be a particularly difficult time for year 11 children who have worked hard towards exams that will not now take place and are missing end of school celebrations. Make time to talk to them about it if they need to and acknowledge that they’ll probably have a range of feelings about it.

 

YoungMinds provide help and advice on mental health for both children and their parents.

You can also read our advice on how to support your child’s wellbeing, which includes places to find information and help.

 

Guidance is also available to help you look after your own mental health.

 

Talking to your child about coronavirus

 

Coronavirus can be a difficult thing to talk to children about and you may be worried about upsetting them. However, ignoring the subject could upset them more. Be open to talking to them about it.

 

You know your child best and conversations will be different depending on their age.

 

Try to reassure them that:

 

  • you’re doing your best to keep them safe and well

 

  • they’re unlikely to become seriously ill and that you’ll care for them if they do

 

  • if you or other family members are ill they’ll be cared for too

 

  • this situation is only temporary

 

  • Let them know it’s OK to be worried – do not dismiss their concerns or tell them how to feel about it. Answer the questions they asked, or if you do not know the answer tell them that you do not.

 

  • Be truthful and get your information from reliable sources such as GOV.UK or the NHS.

 

  • Talking about their feelings is a healthy thing to do and will help your child’s mental health and wellbeing.

What schools are doing

 

One of the responsibilities of schools is to provide pastoral care – the support they give children to help them to develop socially, academically, and personally. Schools are considering how to provide this in the current situation and many are checking in on children’s wellbeing and safety.

 

They’ll be contacting some children more, such as those who are vulnerable or those who are not completing work or replying to emails from teachers.

 

Schools are also considering how to provide extra support to children who will find it harder to learn at home or are making the least progress. This could include children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), children who receive free school meals, and children who have a social worker.

 

If you feel that you need some more support, contact your child’s school.’

 

Contained within the guidance are specific strategies for particular age groups.

 

Secondary age groups:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-secondary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Primary age groups:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

I hope this is helpful. Continue to be kind to each other, stay safe and thankyou once again for your support. We will get through this together!

 

Miss D ?

Headteacher

Roselyn House School

 

 

13th May 2020

Dear Families,

 

We hope you and yours continue to be safe and well.

 

Firstly, thankyou! We continue to be impressed on how supportive you are and how you have responded to the challenges that this current situation has posed. In a short space of time, (I know it must feel longer), together we have worked together on changing what Roselyn House School and The RHISE Service offer but I am sure you will agree that the efforts of us all continues to help support our students, their well-being and educational development.

 

I’ve got to thank all the staff for their continued efforts and urge your children to look at some of the fantastic videos that are on Roselyn House School You Tube Channel, website and Roselyn Community Facebook page. There is something for everyone, Mr Violet’s drumming challenges, Mr Tate’s fitness challenges, Mr Haworth’s Cookery instruction and Mr Hartley’s Science experiments. Not to mention some of the group videos that we have all done.

 

We continue to email and post work out to students along with Skype lessons. If you are not yet involved in this then please contact school via email or phone and these can be arranged.

 

We are now on twitter and can be found @RoselynSchool- take a look. We are utilising different social media so that we have the best chance of staying in touch.

 

We are this week posting out an activity pack, which every member of staff has contributed to, which is aimed to be educational and fun. Please show us what your children are doing by posting work back to us, handing it over at home visits- place it on the floor outside your home, taking a photo and emailing it or sending it to the Community Facebook Page. We really want to see it!

 

I’m sure by now you have heard the announcement of the Prime Minister about plans for the wider opening of schools from 1st June only if it is ‘safe to do so’. The announcement has said Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 Primary could be phased back and that Year 10 and Year 12 Secondary should have some opportunity to have some face to face time with their Teachers.

 

The Government has produced Guidance for schools- Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1st June 2020. In this document, it states that Special Schools can decide which students, from differing year groups, that we may include, based on the risk assessments for need that we currently carry out weekly. This could be on a part-time basis. We will work closely with local authorities on this and when we have more information we will let you know. Please feel free to discuss your thoughts and feelings on this the next time you receive a well-being call.

 

There has been a lot of talk in the press about school places for vulnerable students not being used and the government has been asking for more vulnerable students to attend. To be clear, this is for the places that were originally offered for ‘the most at risk’ students and at Roselyn House School 100% of these places are currently attended.

 

We have managed a rota where all students continue to have home visits and this is wonderful to hear how successful these are. Can I just remind everyone that social-distancing measures still need to be adhered to and can only take place 2metres away from the house. This is for the safety of everyone involved.

 

The risk of the Coronavirus is still at dangerous levels of infection despite some changes to the lockdown and we have stringent procedures to follow both in school and for home visits. Please can I remind you all of the importance of social-distancing and washing hands regularly for 20 seconds. In addition to this, the government has published guidance to wear masks if you need to use public transport.

 

New guidance has been published for Parents and Carers,

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

 

We continue to produce FSM Vouchers and support our families and students the best

way we can. I would like to ensure you that we put first and foremost the individual needs of our students, staff and our families. You are always at the forefront of our thinking and approach.

 

If you have an queries in this matter do not hesitate to call : 01772 435 948 or email office@roselynhouseschool.co.uk. For students work, please send to student@roselynhouseschool.co.uk

 

Warmest wishes and regards

 

Miss D

 

Sharon Damerall

Headteacher

Roselyn House School/ The RHISE Service

 

 

                                                                                                    4 May 2020

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers

 

Please find attached updated guidance for Parents and Carers as published 1st May with regard schools from the Department for Education.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

 

The guidance has been updated with additional information on the Friday, 8th May Bank Holiday and updates relating to the support and educational resources available to parents to help them educate their children at home.

 

School will be open on the Bank Holiday for our most high-risk students and some home visits will take place.

 

Some of you have been asking about free laptops and use of 4G. The situation is currently:

 

There are 2 groups of children and young people eligible for a laptop or tablet who currently lack access. The first is care leavers and children who receive support from a social worker (including families with pre-school children with a social worker, as well as older children), who need to keep in touch with social care services. The second group are disadvantaged students who would not otherwise have access to online learning and are preparing for exams (in Year 10).

 

We have been informed that this will be decided by the placing authority and it will be their responsibility to distribute them to schools. This is anticipated to be no sooner than June for those who are eligible.

 

Thankyou, for your kind support in this and all matters

 

 

Yours sincerely

      

 

Miss S Damerall     

Headteacher                                         

 

                           29 April 2020

 

Hi everyone

 

Just wanted to give you a quick Hello and let you know we are missing you. We want to provide you with some current updates.

The situation, still remains the same at this time and we hope you are taking full advantage of the work packs (posted and e-mailed), online learning and social media Platforms that are available to all students.

We continue to carry out welfare calls and are getting round as many students who we haven’t seen in a while for home visits. These are being done at a safe distance but are proving to be invaluable for Parents/Carers and students alike. It is nice for the staff to see you too.

We have been busy with our new You Tube Channel, found if you search, Roselyn House School and staff are becoming very creative, I have to say. I too have posted a message sent from all of us with, I hope, some helpful tips.

We continue to post to our Roselyn Community, Facebook Page and now have students emailing us at the student@roselynhouseschool.co.uk e-mail address, with some fantastic work and videos. I will be looking at awarding some Headteacher Awards in due course. These, also go on the school and RHISE websites too. www.roselynhouseschool.co.uk and www.rhise.org

We want to hear from you. It keeps us all together, even though physically we can’t all be at this time.

Public Health England have provided some updated guidance today with regards households who may have possible coronavirus infection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

and Guidance for Households who live with someone who is increased risk:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/guidance-for-households-with-grandparents-parents-and-children-living-together-where-someone-is-at-increased-risk-or-has-symptoms-of-coronavirus-cov

We have attached a shorter guide which is useful too.

We continue to provide weekly food vouchers and are available for Parents and Carers to contact us via office@roselynhouseschool.co.uk along with the school telephone. Please leave a message, as there is not always a member of staff in the school office at this current time due to increased risk.

As of 20th April 2020, Lancashire Care and South Cumbria NHS Trust (LSCFT) have extended crisis support for children and young people to 24/7 provision. If a child or young person is experiencing a crisis with their mental health there is always someone to call with health professionals available to provide specialist support and advice seven days a week. This information has been emailed today. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Helpline also offers a 24/7 phone service and is available to everyone, irrespective of whether they are currently accessing a CAMHS service.

This is available on 0800 915 4640, or can be accessed by texting ‘Hello’ to 07860 022846.

As always, stay safe, take care, be kind to yourself and others and know that you are always in our thoughts.

Miss D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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