Just a reminder that all work is being set on ClassCharts.

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Guidance for Parents

Parents and Careers Information

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How to Access Online Resources

How to Access Online Resources

If you have any safeguarding concerns you can use the information below for advice and guidance.

If you would like to speak to someone you can contact Mr Mooney by Email.

Declan.Mooney@thedeanacademy.org

School Nurses are available to support you with your health and wellbeing. If you would like to speak to a School Nurse, please message Chat Health on the free and confidential number 07507 333 351. The School Nurse can message you within the hours of 8.30-4.30 to support and advise you and arrange a video appointment if necessary.

Foodbanks

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

http://www.theforest.foodbank.org.uk

Family Lives

Families should have access to active support and understanding.
As well as our core family support services offered through our helpline, we also work in many different areas and offering tailored support around issues such as bullying, special educational needs, and support for specific communities.

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

In Gloucestershire, we believe that families are best supported by those who are already working with them, with additional support from local partners arranged as needed.

Early Help

Those who know the children and families are often best placed to open the support with the family but no practitioner can know/do everything to help a family. In Gloucestershire there are different options for supporting children, young people and families depending on the presenting needs and the levels of concern. Partners in the community can draw in help from a number of different sources to ensure that the children and families are getting the right support at the right time. Practitioners can use Gloucestershire’s Levels of Intervention to help identify the level of concern. This can be accessed by clicking HERE.

To discuss an Early Help referral in principle, please call 01452 427362.

Advice, Guidance and Support: Services that will support Practitioners and those working with children and families to best help families. They can provide a wealth of tools, information, and training; and support Practitioners to write Plans, Assessments, gather the voices of children for family meetings, as well as help understand risk and safeguarding.

Targeted Family Support: Services that work directly with children and families, alongside those professionals and agencies already involved, to complete specific pieces of work identified for a specific period of time. This could be helping parents manage challenging behaviour, writing a holistic assessment to understand complex and multiple needs, delivering parenting strategies and skills, and helping a child or young person develop their boundaries and routine, amongst many other tasks.

https://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/home.page

Social Care

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/children-young-people-and-families/children-families-front-door-information-on-support-available/

Self Harm

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers. We also speak to professionals who may want to know more about self harm.

The service is able to support anyone living within Gloucestershire, and you can contact the service by telephone, text or webchat during our opening hours, every day 5pm to 10pm. The helpline provides: confidential emotional support and information; support and understanding during a crisis; promotes coping strategies and self-management to help you work towards your recovery.

https://www.gloucestershireselfharm.org/

Mental Health Support

We are a specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. We see children and young people up to 18 years of age when they find it hard to cope with their feelings.
It is quite common for everyone to feel stressed, anxious, down or angry from time to time but sometimes these feelings can be overwhelming and just won’t go away. Usually children and young people referred to us will be experiencing emotional wellbeing problems that significantly affect their ability to cope with normal stresses and demands of life.
In addition, we will also help with other problems such as developmental disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, attachment difficulties, infant mental health problems, conduct disorders or when a young person is at risk of harming themselves.

http://www.ghc.nhs.uk/other-areas/cyp/

Domestic Abuse

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.

http://www.gdass.org.uk

Childline

Childline is yours – a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

0800 1111

0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Think u know

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Online child protection support

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Hollie Guard

Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

In danger? Shake your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly. Three alert types – Personal, Stealth, and Deterrent – allow you to choose an alert setting appropriate to your specific needs.

Meeting someone? The Meeting Timer gives you extra protection when you are going to a dangerous meeting or are meeting someone new. Simply enter descriptive information and the duration of the meeting. When the meeting time has expired an alert will automatically be raised.

Traveling? The Journey feature allows you to notify your friends, family, and co-workers of your movements while traveling. Enter your start and end point, and an SMS & email will be sent to your emergency contacts when you’ve started and safely completed your journey.

Talk to Frank

Information on different types of drugs and also how to access supoprt

https://www.talktofrank.com/

NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood. That’s why we’re here and that’s what drives all of our work. But it’s only possible with your support.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Net Aware

A guide to different types of APPs or websites that young people might use.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

CAP Life Skills

CAP Life Skills is a friendly group that gives people the confidence and decision making skills they need to survive life on a low income. We teach people practical money saving techniques, such as cooking on a budget, living healthily on less, and making your money go further.

https://capuk.org/i-want-help/our-services/cap-life-skills/introduction

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers supporting the ‘young’ in young carer
Providing a range of services for young carers and their families.

Tel: 01452 733060

http://www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk/

Teens In Crisis

Counselling Support for Young People and Parents

http://www.ticplus.org.uk/

Young Peoples Mental Health

Free confidential online support for Parents
Worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health? You’re not alone.

Call the YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

http://www.youngminds.org.uk

School Mental Health COVID-19 Letter to School 20th March

School Mental Health COVID-19 Letter to School 20th March

FREE Online Education Resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help parents/ carers affected by school closures due to coronavirus

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

We understand that this unprecedented situation can appear unnerving and unsettling to students, parents and carers and would like to try our best to help you to support your sons and daughters at home. Please find in this section as much information as we can share on managing time, monitoring and maintaining good mental health, maintaining physical health and how to support home study. We will update this with anything we think might be useful, but also please keep an eye on the school’s Twitter account where we will continue to share resources @TheDeanAcademy

Please also direct your son or daughter to the Student Page of the website, where we will publish information on the same issue.

If you have any serious safeguarding concerns, please follow the information on the School Website, where there is a dedicated section for this.

Please click below for the following resources.

How to Talk to Children About Covid

How to Talk to Children About COVID

NHS Mental Health Apps

NHS Mental Health Apps

Helping Children Cope with Stress During the COVID19 Outbreak

Helping_Children_Cope_with_Stress_During_the_COVID19_Outbreak

Please click the link below to view.

Seneca Learning Document

Seneca Learning One Page

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Teaching Staff List

Teaching Staff List