Please see the letter below from Go Well (formerly Sedgefield School Sports Partnership) about their half-term challenge.
Please complete our remote learning survey by following the link below (it should only take a few minutes!):
Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, we are unable to host any of our normal events in school. In place of our usual Harvest Assembly, each class has put together a harvest/autumn-themed video clip.
It can be a worry for some parents whether all the content is suitable for the family on video streaming services. A lot of these apps bring together a range of different shows that are suitable for different ages and can be quite easily accessed if the correct measures aren’t put in place. This is why SWGfL and Netflix have created a brand new checklist that covers all the necessary points when it comes to parental controls.
What is covered?
The Netflix Checklist is broken down into five sections with a review page to check that everything has been covered and understood. Each section is then broken down into handy steps taking you through the necessary routes to manage your settings. Included is:
- How to set up children’s accounts
- How to add maturity ratings
- How to block shows
- How to lock profiles
- How to turn autoplay on and off
- How to access viewing history
Please see the letter below from Amanda Healy (Director of Public Health for County Durham).
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.
Will your child turn 5 between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022? If so, please see the poster below for further information about applying for a school place.
Public Health England launches Every Mind Matters campaign
Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young Minds, The Mix, Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.