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The Headteachers Summer Newsletter 2020

School Values

Communication

Consistency

Relationships

At present the school is still only open to vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers. Following the statement from the Prime Minister regarding the potential re-opening of schools from the 1st June to particular groups of children, we are currently reviewing our plans and will ensure that you receive updated information as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school through email at info@gainsborough.newham.sch.uk

Our Vision

We ASPIRE to be the best we can be.

We learn from our EXPERIENCES.

We CHALLENGE ourselves each day.

We respect and CELEBRATE our Gainsborough family.

Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

We fully appreciate how worrying and stressful this unprecedented time has been for you all.  Thank you so much for all your continued support and understanding as we move along this journey together.

We consider our school to be an extended family, so naturally our first thought is for our children and families and how we can help to support you.   

Below is a list of different services that may be able to offer you support if you come into any difficulties over the next few months.

Please share this information with others who you know to be in need and who may benefit for some extra support at this time. 

Keep yourselves safe and be kind to each other.  

We are thinking of you,

All of us at Gainsborough Primary School

 

SERVICE 

 

CONTACT DETAILS 

 

     

 

Newham Food Bank Information 

Emergency Assistance:     https://newham.foodbank.org.uk/ 

Foodbank Enquiries: 0207 474 3060 / admin@newham.foodbank.org.uk 

 

          

 

A network of foodbanks across the UK providing emergency food and support to people in crisis:  

https://www.trusselltrust.org/ 

 

    

 

Information and support for adult mental health

https://www.mind.org.uk/

Infoline: 0300 123 3393

     

    

 

Advice on debts, benefits and budgeting 

Tel: 020 8430 2041

https://newhammoneyworks.co.uk/ 

 

     

 

Advice on debts, benefits and budgeting 

020 8525 6354

Email: hmsreferrals@eastendcab.org.uk

 

   

 

Support for young people’s mental health

https://youngminds.org.uk/ 

Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

 

     

       

      

 

Report child abuse and seek advice 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

help@nspcc.org.uk 

0808 800 5000

 

      

 

Help and advice for children

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

Call 0800 1111

 

           

 

Domestic abuse support for women, men and children 

Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

https://www.refuge.org.uk/ 

 

      

 

Report concern about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online: www.CEOP.police.uk 

 

 

       

 

           

 

 

If you are worried that a child you know is at risk of serious harm through abuse or neglect: www.newham.gov.uk/reportit

0203 373 4600 (9am-5pm) or 0208 430 2000 at any other time

If you think a child is in immediate danger, phone the police immediately on 999.

 

 

Help and support for young people involved in gangs 

https://www.gangsline.com/

 0800 032 9538

 

         

 

Expert housing advisers 

Freephone helpline: 0808 800 4444 

https://www.shelter.org.uk/ 

      

      

 

Bereavement support for children and their families 

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 

0800 02 888 40

 

 

Autism Helpline providing confidential expert advice and support on autism for autistic people, their families and friends

https://www.autism.org.uk/  / 0808 800 4104

LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING

WHEN SELF-ISOLATING

 

When  you are self-isolating or social distancing because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to look after your wellbeing and mental health.. It’s normal to feel anxious, confused, frustrated or bored, you are not alone!

Here are some tips that may help:

STAYING CALM

When things are not certain or when we don’t generally feel safe it is natural to feel worried or even scared. To help yourself staying calm, you can:

  • Talk to someone you trust (a friend, a family member, a helpline) about how you are feeling.
  • You might see lots of stories and information on social media that makes you feel anxious and scared – try to limit what you read or listen to and arm yourself with facts from reliable sources like NHS/ Government websites, for example:  https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-children-young-people-and-families 
  • Use apps that can help you feel grounded when things feel beyond control:

Headspace https://www.headspace.com/covid-19 

Calm https://www.calm.com/calmhealthweek

DARE http://dareresponse.com/dareresponse-app/ 

  • Know what you can do – when you feel panicky remind yourself that there are practical things you can do like washing your hands, staying away from unwell people etc.
  • Find things that would help YOU feeling calm like breathing techniques, writing down how you feel, art activities, playing music, talking to a friend or phoning a helpline. 
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STAYING CONNECTED

It is important during this time that you stay connected with people you trust. Think about how you can keep in contact and how your parents or carers can help you to use apps such as WhatsUp and Zoom to talk to someone face to face. 

Find a positive online community. There are lots of positive online communities, where you can make new friends, get inspired and chat about things you care about. You could try searching for groups involved in causes, music or TV shows you are passionate about. But remember to stay safe online and to avoid anything that encourages you to do things which are harmful for your physical or mental health. If you're worried by things you're experiencing online, talk to someone you trust.

DAILY ROUTINE

Your normal routine might be disrupted and that can be stressful. Take some time to write down how you want to spend your day.

Having a daily schedule can really help you to feel more in control and to make a better use of your time. 

Daily routine can include:  learning time, eating regular healthy meals, physical exercise like stretching, walking or dancing, getting enough sleep and doing things you enjoy. . You could also make a list of all those things you said you would do but never get round to. 

HELP

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: 

YOUNG MINDS- when you are anxious about coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ 

YOUNG MINDS Crisis Messenger -  text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

KOOTH – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

www.kooth.com 

CHILDLINE phone– 0800 111 (24 HOURS)

Online chat: https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

THE MIX– chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online  https://www.themix.org.uk/ 

Phone number:  0808 808 4994

SAMARITANS– 24 hours confidential support and listening for anyone who needs it

Phone:   116 123.

Email: jo@samaritans.org

 

FOR PARENTS AND CARERS: 

YOUNG MINDS – talking to your child about coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

CHILD MIND INSTITUTE – talking to your child about coronavirus

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ 

BBC – how families self-isolate

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51936286 

MIND – your mental health and coronavirus

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ 

Your mental health and self-isolation

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/coronavirus-mental-health-self-isolate-how-to-manage-quarantine-a9404431.html 

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Gainsborough Primary School, we are a “Good” school as recognised in our recent Ofsted inspection and we are on our way to outstanding.

 

Here at Gainsborough our focus is on ensuring that our children learn and grow in a safe, happy, nurturing and stimulating environment that challenges and engages them. 

 

We are ambitious for our pupils and set high expectations for them so that no matter at what stage they join us, we ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education and for later life.

 

Our school nurtures the whole child to develop their confidence and love of learning and our pupils are given a range of responsibilities, and play an important role in school life. 

 

Our highly trained staff ensure that our children thrive and our children can also take part in a wide range of opportunities, clubs and visits to local places of interest as well as residential settings, which help bring the curriculum to life and make learning meaningful for them.  We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities too.

 

Our parents and community are vital to the school’s and our pupils successes and work with us to make learning fun and organise our activities. We also have a Breakfast Club (from 7.30am) and Monday to Friday Club (until 6pm) to  support working parents and those in full time education.

 

We know that your child will be happy in our school and look forward to working in partnership with you as they grow and develop along their educational journey.

Kind regards,

Lisa Christall

Headteacher

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