Guidance from DENI on procedures when symptoms of Covid-19 are present
The school is mindful at this time of the worries and difficulties faced by many families arising not only from the coronavirus but also the anniversary of the Greenvale tragedy as well as general anxiety and stress that may arise for examination students over how their exam grades will be worked out. Therefore the school counsellor will continue to be available and can be contacted on 07966 434499 or e-mail: [email protected]
Important support links below:
- A message to our pupils from Jean, our school’s Art Psychotherapist
- A video from Jean with breathing exercises and advice
- Telephone and Web Support for Young People
All form teachers have a google classroom with their form class to offer emotional support and to signpost helpful resources.
Contact during school closure
Queries may be directed to the school e-mail account: [email protected] (referencing the relevant staff member in the subject line) but we will also endeavour to keep the phone line open on 028 87 727400.
We will be continuing to communicate through our school app. Please keep connected with our school community by keeping notifications on your school app turned on, to ensure we can remain in touch.
For IT issues related to distance learning, use one of the following forms.
- Need classroom code [Complete the code request form ]
- Need password re-set. [Ask a parent to complete the password reset request form.]
- Need assistance with a different issue [Complete the support request form ]
To inform us that you are a Key Worker and require supervised care of your child, use the following form.
- Key Worker Parent [supervised care request form]
To advise us of a Change in family circumstances e.g. an illness, use the following form.
Distance Learning Guidelines for pupils
Create a daily structure for your day. You should base this on your school timetable but it can be more flexible to fit around your family’s needs. For example, sharing devices with other members of your family and caring for someone who may be unwell.
Teachers will have assigned learning tasks to you on google classroom. You are not required to complete all of this work in one day! Follow your school timetable, look at the subjects you have on a given day and spend time on these.
- Some teachers will assign learning materials at the start of the week and you can work your way through these tasks in advance of deadlines if you wish. Alternatively teachers may send these daily.
- It is important you log into google classroom each school day and engage with the tasks to advance your learning.
- If you are not able to complete a task, your teacher will be understanding and you can hand it in late or if you are unwell, it does not need to be completed. Don’t worry, just keep trying your best.
- Remember to only enter comments related to learning. This is not a group chat! Teachers have the option to ‘mute’ you or if necessary, remove you entirely from the classroom.
- Check email daily
Engaging with teachers
- Submitting work (usually by taking a photo and sending to your teacher within the assignment )
- Review teachers comments on returned work
- Use Commenting to reply to your teacher’s feedback. Seek clarification on gaps in your learning
- You may email your teacher if needed.
- I have logged in but my classes are not there [check you are using c2ken account – watch video]
- I need my classroom code [Complete the code request form ]
- I need my password re-set. [Ask a parent to complete the password reset request form.]
- I need assistance with a different issue [Complete the support request form ]
Communications from the Principal
- 28th Aug 2020 – Letter to Parents – New School Day Guidance
- 17th Aug 2020 – Letter to Parents
- 3rd July 2020 – Letter to Yr 11 & 13 Pupils & Parents
- 4th May 2020 – Letter to Parents
- 10th April 2020 – Letter to Parents and Pupils
- 30th March 2020 – Letter to Years 11 and 13
- 26th March 2020 – Letter to parents
- 22nd March 2020 – Letter to year 14 pupils
- 24th March 2020 – Letter to key worker parents
- 18th March 2020 – Letter to parents: Arrangements for pupils
- 17th March 2020 – Letter to parents: Arrangements for pupils
- 16th March 2020 – Letter to parents: Change to school calendar
- 13th March 2020 – Letter to parents: Imminent school closure
- 11th March 2020 – Letter to parents: Coronavirus
AAIS Resource Pack: –
The AAIS Post-Primary team have developed a booklet: – “Staying Safe: Dealing with COVID-19. A booklet for post-primary pupils”. Hopefully this will be of support to our young people during school closures. The booklet may be accessed via https://www.eani.org.uk/services/pupil-support-services/autism-advisory-intervention-service-aais
It is designed as a pdf document (rather than printing) as the hyperlinks will then take you directly to the associated websites.
Parents who wish to access AAIS support, can do so by contacting Gillian Whiteside on the office number 02838-314471.
DENI Safer Schools App
Locality Planning – Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership
- Key Nutrition Message 1 Healthy Eating
- Key Nutrition Message 2 VIT D
- Key Nutrition Message 3 RECIPES with graphics
- Key Nutrition Message 4 HYDRATION with graphics
- Key Nutrition Message 5 Routine and SNACKS with graphics