COVID-19

Unfortunately the government has made the very difficult decision to close all schools with effect from the end of Friday 20th March 2020. All Schools will close except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children. If you have not heard from us you must keep your child at home until further notice. We will be in regular contact with you and please feel free to contact us on the normal school number 01902 632719 or 07877 864 587

 

Coronavirus Storybook
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is going to affect daily life, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the pandemic, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention. Regardless of their age, this may be a difficult time for children and young people. Some may react immediately, while others may show signs of difficulty later on. During this time, it’s important that you support and take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and additional support is available if you need it. The below link outlines some guidance on supporting young peoples mental health and well-being during this difficult time. 
Additionally please find below some very useful resources aiding young peoples understanding surrounding COVID-19 and how to manage their feelings and body.

Schools nurses are available during the coronavirus pandemic, they can offer support and advice for Phsyical and Mental Health issues.

Parent/carer Text number –07520 634 909Parents/carers can contact a School Nurse if they are concerned about their child. Your text will be answered between 9-5 Monday through to Friday. This is a safe and confidential service offered by the NHS

Young People’s Text number –07480 635 363Children in year 6 and above can contact a School Nurse by text. Please share this number with your child. They can text us anonymously and their text will be answered between 9-5 Monday through to Friday. This is a safe and confidential service offered by the NHS

If you would prefer to talk to or email a School Nurse rather than text, then you can contact them between 9-5pm Monday through to Friday. Single Point of Access phone line Tel: 01922 423349 and email: schoolnursingduty.walsall@nhs.net

We at Shepwell are aware of how worrying times are for our Year 11 pupils regarding their post 16 options. Ourselves and colleges are working really hard to try and ensure that we answer all concerns and offer that reassurance to both pupils and parents. Below is a link with the most recent updates from some of the local colleges. Please feel free to contact out careers Lead Karis Osborne via email on kosborne@shepwell.walsall.sch.uk if you have any further worries or concerns.

College and Training Provider Updates

All our local colleges and training providers are continuing to provide us with upto date information and faq’s for students and parents, these can be found using this link to our website, please pass this onto your students and parents to keep them updated.

https://www.blackcountryskillsfactory.co.uk/schools/school-and-student-support-covid19/colleges–local-training-providers/

For support with Mental Health, Anxiety and Suicide you can Tanya on 07735 798 584

For general Pastoral Support you can contact the Pastoral phone on 07877 864 587