Just a reminder that all work is being set on ClassCharts.
If you have any safeguarding concerns and you would like to speak to someone, you can Email Mr Mooney.
If you would like to speak to another member of staff, indicate this in your email and Mr Mooney will organise for them to contact you.
Information below are websites that you can access for support.
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.
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.
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.
Think u know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Online child protection support
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
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
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.
A guide to different types of APPs or websites that young people might use.
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
Teens In Crisis
Counselling Support for Young People and Parents
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)
FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help parents/ carers affected by school closures due to coronavirus
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.
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.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
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.
Click the following link to access Accelerated Reader.
During this unprecedented period of time, it’s important to know who to turn to should you need to talk. Childline offers a huge amount of support for young people (and parents and carers) here…
We’ve added a feature to Class Charts to enable you to let us know how you’re doing. You can access this via your Class Charts app or the Class Charts website (www.classcharts.com)
You have a wellbeing tab with 5 faces – ranging from +2 (very happy!) to -2 (very upset). If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a parent or guardian about how you’re feeling, you can log onto Class Charts and if you select -2 or -1, this will ping a message to Mr Mooney. He will then check in with you or ask another member of staff to. We hope this helps you feel like you’re still supported even while you’re not in school.
Being off school for an unknown amount of time may well feel odd. It is important that you look after yourselves; both your physical and mental health need to be maintained and you should build these into your daily routines. We want to help you as much as possible with this, so we will be publishing as much information on the school website and the Twitter account as we can. Read it carefully and hopefully you will find something to support you or your friends. It’s important to check in on your friends often, especially if they are having to self-isolate.
If you have any serious concerns about yourself or a peer, please use the information on the school website about Safeguarding Concerns. Follow the instructions if you need to.