Coronavirus Updates

Dear Parents and Carers

Please see below for updates regarding our school during these difficult times

Primary Phased Re-Opening

Student Contact

In this uncertain time whilst your child is away from school, my staff will contact each child at least once a week to check they are safe and well.  This contact will be in school times, 8.30am to 3pm and may come from a withheld number. Please answer this and take the opportunity to speak with my lovely staff so we can have regular contact to keep in touch so we know you are all safe and well.

Best wishes

Neil Wilkinson

Key Workers

I am sure you will all know that all schools in the UK will close at the end of the school day on Friday 20th March ‘until further notice’. However, parents of children who are ‘Key Workers’ can continue to bring their children into school so that they can continue to go to work.

A Key Worker is defined as: an employee who provides a vital service, especially in the police, health, or education sectors. The Prime Minister also mentioned jobs like delivery drivers.

If you fall into one of the categories above, or if you believe that your job provides a vital service, please email the school at keyworkers@bemrose.derby.sch.uk stating:

  1. Your name
  2. Your occupation
  3. Your child’s / children’s names and the year group they are in

Send this information to school by Monday 23rd March. You will get a message back from us, as soon as we can, to let you know if your children will be allowed to enter school on Tuesday 24th of March.

For more information, the full letter can be accessed by clicking here

Learning Resources for Students

In order to reduce the impact this has on your child’s education we have set up a number of ways students can continue their learning from home. We have created a page with guides and links to help them.

The resources for Primary Students can be accessed here

The resources for Secondary Students can be accessed here

Mental Health & Wellbeing at the time of Corona Virus

With schools closed, people social distancing or self isolating we need to think of looking after our Mental Health. These are some free online services provided by the CCG approved by the NHS  that children and parents can access from home. Please share these with your pupils, parents and carers.

Kooth 

Kooth is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.  

To sign up, please visit www.kooth.com/

Qwell

Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.   

To sign up, please visit www.qwell.io/

Resources 

Coronavirus: resources for dealing with the effects of lockdown for information please click here

Coronavirus: resources for building resilience for information please click here

 

Below is advice from WHO (World Health Organization) Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Online Safety

Attached are guidelines from Thinkuknow : keeping your child safe online while they are off school please click of the links below to view:

Parents / Carer of primary students please click here

Parents / Carer of Secondary students please click here