I hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times. As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare. The government's message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives.
During this time of on-going uncertainty, school will remain open for the children of key workers, where there is no other alternative childcare provision. If you are able to keep your child at home then you must. School will be run by a skeleton staff so the more children that can stay at home, the fewer staff needed and the more people stay safe.
While school is shut, it is important that learning continues. Visit our Children's Zone for more information about Home Learning.
I hope to see you all again very soon. In the meantime, take care, stay safe and, as always, thank you for all your support.
Helen Proctor - Headteacher
Keeping your child safe online - May 2020
While working online during the lockdown period, it is more important than ever that children are keeping safe online. Please visit the Think you know website for a range of ideas and activities about online safety.
Covid-19 and Mental Health & Wellbeing - May 2020
During these unprecedented times, it is so important to look after our mental health and wellbeing. There is a range of services on offer in the local area to support you. Please have a look at these links.
Healthy Futures Calderdale has introduced a new way for school aged children, young people and families to access advice and support about physical health and emotional wellbeing concerns.
ChatHealth is an NHS approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth - Text 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers)
From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday, there are experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact for immediate help. Texts cost the same as a standard text.
Healthy Futures Calderdale specialist teams can support families with things like: sleep, bullying, healthy eating, allergies, continence, safeguarding, sexual health, behavioural problems, emotional wellbeing, relationships, drugs and alcohol, bereavement, puberty/growing up, complex health needs and body worries. They can also signpost or refer onto other services.
Clinicians can also be contacted on 0303 330 9974.