Copies of letters to parents can now be found in the School Letters 2020-2021 tab on the Latest News drop Down Menu above.
Messages from Public Health can now be found on the Public Health tab on the Latest News drop Down Menu above.
EU Settlement Scheme: Information for EU/EEA citizen children
With the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) application deadline (30th June) fast approaching, the Home Office have asked schools to remind parents, families, young people and staff that if they are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, then you and your family members may be eligible to apply to the Settlement Scheme.
It is crucial that eligible parents apply to the Scheme themselves and check whether they need to do so on behalf of their children. Eligible children are required to have an application in their own right and no child of any age is covered by a parent’s application to the EUSS. There’s more information on this here on GOV.UK.
To provide additional guidance, a very clear EUSS leaflet has been produced by the University of Liverpool, in partnership with the Home Office. It has been designed with children in mind and is intended to support both children and parents with information to help them apply to the EUSS. A set of accompanying FAQs are available too.
Other EUSS resources are also available to support parents to apply on behalf of themselves and their children. A list of organisations providing additional EUSS guidance and information is available here.
Applications to the EUSS are free and can be made online at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme, where you can also find out more information about how to apply.
FINANCIAL HELP DURING COVID
From 8 March 2021, parents or carers who are not legally required to self-isolate can apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment or discretionary payment if they need to take time off work to care for a child or young person who:
· is aged 15 or under (or 25 or under with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)) and normally attends an education or childcare setting
· has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or by their education or childcare setting because they have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
The Local Authority is responsible for verifying the self-declared information provided in the parent or carer’s application. This includes checking the following:
· the child’s name, age and main address
· the child’s first day of self-isolation
· that the child didn’t continue to attend the education or care setting when they should have been self-isolating
· whether the communication from the education or care setting is genuine (if this has been submitted by the applicant)
For full details of the scheme and eligibility please call Benefits contact centre on 01482 394799.
NHS message about the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine
NHS staff have vaccinated more than 20 million people across England.
Vaccination helps to prevent serious illness and death from Covid-19.
If you have received a text or letter inviting you to have a vaccination at a GP clinic or community pharmacy, please attend the session.
If you’re over 50 you can also book an appointment at a large vaccination centre at www.nhs.uk//covid-vaccination or call the national booking line on 119 to book an appointment at a vaccination site. The telephone booking line is available between 7am and 11pm.
If you cannot find an appointment at your nearest vaccination centre please keep trying to book as more appointments become available as vaccine supplies are received.
Don’t worry it’s never too late to get in touch, you won’t have missed out.
How are you feeling website
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 situation Howareyoufeeling has developed a specific advice and resource section available to all young people, families and professionals. The section gathers together the most trusted sources of information, identified by young people, to provide a wide range of support. The website enables everyone to access the most up to date and accurate news and government updates, links to support services, and a large bank of downloadable help guides for use by young people, families and staff.
The page can be accessed from the homepage of www.howareyoufeeling.org.uk
Headstart Mental Health Training for Parents and Carers. Click here
TTS Well-Being Activity Booklets
TTS have created a booklet that contains activities that have been specially selected and written
to help support children with their wellbeing. The activities allow children the
opportunity to be creative, physical or to explore their feelings and
emotions without any judgement
M&S Food kids' breakfast and lunch planner
At M&S, we're supporting families by offering a £5 top-up to the government's £15 school meals vouchers, allowing children to enjoy nutritious breakfasts and lunches at home during the week.
To help you prepare simple, tasty and balanced food for kids at home, our senior nutritionist Laura Street has created a special breakfast and lunch planner which includes five days of easy-to-prepare breakfasts and lunches which feed two children. You can get all the great-quality M&S ingredients – enough for two kids – in store for just £20. There are lots of easy, kid-approved ideas, from 'three bears pear porridge' to tasty tortilla pizzas, plus handy hints and tips to help you cut down on prep time and food waste.
Download the planner here
Change4Life Food Planners
Change4Life have created recipes and shopping lists for families which can be used to create lunches for around £15 each week.
Change4Life Food Planners Click here
CBBC YouTube Channel
Updated videos available daily. All the top CBBC brands are on there, with a wide range of genres from factual shows, news, dramas, comedy to entertainment. Programmes like Horrible Histories, Blue Peter, Newsround, The Next Step, Saturday Mash-Up, Operation Ouch, the Playlist, the Dumping Ground, Heirs of the Night and Jamie Johnson.
Click here to subscribe to www.youtube.com/cbbc - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) to watch CBBC live daily and on the BBC iPlayer.
Click on the link below for a selection of videos for Carers of people with LD.
Update on face covering/mask wearing in school
It is now mandatory for all staff to wear masks in communal areas, and I have also given then permission to wear them in the class, or when working with pupils across the school, if they so wish.
As always, pupils and students may wear their own masks in school if they are able to put them on and take them off without support.
All masks must be stored or disposed off properly and safely.
All visitors, including parents, must also wear a mask when entering the school buildings.
Many thanks for your continuing support.
If you need any advice or help regarding your child's SEN please follow this link to SENDIASS...https://www.kids.org.uk/hull-sendiass
Latest information about Short Breaks here
Humber Education Trust Safe Return Pledge here
International Schools latest news here
Please find advice from DAP re: Domestic Abuse and COVID 19 here
Ganton Shop Local
Here are our very own fruit and veg group. Every week they visit Dennis Butlers to prepare for Shop Local on a Friday! They all agreed its their favourite lesson of the week!
The latest edition of Ganton News is now here...
Read all about whats been happening over the last few terms at Ganton school!