COVID-19

Following the guidance/direction issued by central government last night regarding the wearing of face masks, we have reviewed our risk assessment for our return to Shepwell in September. Consequently: 

 • all staff and pupils are encouraged (non-compulsory) to wear masks in corridors, and in the main hall, 

• masks will not be required for either staff or pupils when outside in allocated group areas, 

• masks are to be removed and correctly/appropriately stored on entering classrooms and are not to be worn during lesson

Coronavirus Storybook

September Return Support

If you have any concerns about children’s mental health over the summer break you should seek support. You can find a list of support available in your area via the Youth Wellbeing Directory.

You can also contact :

SHOUT : text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

Childline : Under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free support

YoungMinds Parents Helpline : Call 0808 802 5544 for free Monday – Friday from 09:30 to 16:00

COVID-19: Self harm in young people support

COVID-19: Looking after your mental health

 

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. 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

 

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

MY CHOICES – POSITIVE ABOUT 2020

 SEPTEMBER – DATES & LINKS FOR REGISTERING

 GCSE & A Levels

16th Sept @ 11am

https://cutt.ly/AfRk0kU

 

16th Sept @ 2pm

https://cutt.ly/sfRlG8x

Can’t find an Apprenticeship

23rd Sept @ 11am

https://cutt.ly/8fRzQ2L

 

Can’t find a college

23rd Sept @ 2pm

https://cutt.ly/ofRxFAm

Don’t know what to do next

24th Sept @ 11am

https://cutt.ly/mfRcfSx

 

OCTOBER

 Can’t find an Apprenticeship

7th Oct @ 11am

https://cutt.ly/DfRvgfW

Can’t find a college

7th Oct @ 2pm

https://cutt.ly/JfRvROD

Don’t know what to do next

14th Oct @ 11am

https://cutt.ly/CfRvJhz

 

 

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