“URGENT LETTER FOR PARENTS/CARERS regarding school closure for CORONAVIRUS - see NEWS section at the bottom of the page. Only send your child to school if your work as a keyworker is critical to the Covid-19 response.    ”

Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates and Advice

Letter For Parents/Carers 18th May 2020 - Latest Update

Letter For Parents/Carers - 4th May 2020

Please see advice on Handling Complaints during the coronavirus lockdown Open here.

 

The National Autistic Society have some resources and tips for autistic people and their families during the coronavirus outbreak  National Autistic Society

 

We would like to pass on some important information regarding childrens illnesses and health emergencies during the Coronavirus outbreak - If your child becomes ill for ANY reason please DO NOT put off seeking advice from either your GP or NHS 111 helpline or taking your child hospital if it is an emergency- as the Chief Medical Officer reinforced in his daily statement on the 16th April, the NHS is OPEN FOR BUSINESS, not just for Covid-19 symptoms.  Please read this important information

 

Leaflet from the UK Goverment regarding Coronavirus ...   Open here

 

The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - and it's available as a FREE download.  Please share so it's available to every family who needs it.

 https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf

The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill.

Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for donations in lieu of payment, to go to our fantastic health workers: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

 

A thankyou from Richard Redgate, CEO of Manorhall Trust

Coronavirus Social Story

Coronavirus Social Story

An open letter from MP Vicky Ford

Closure Information for Educational Settings

Gov.uk guidance for education settings

Covid 19 Education Safeguarding Policy Addendum  Addendum to The Meadows Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

 

We have put together some information which you may find of use both for yourself as a parent/carer and your children, if you need any support or helpful tips on coping with these unprecedented times. Understandably you may find you feel anxious, worried, isolated or just struggling to adjust to the times in which we find ourselves and that is all perfectly normal given the circumstances. Of course, if you are particuarly worried about a matter relating to your child or homelife, you can of course contact our family support team leader, Sarah Rubanski who will help wherever possible.

Just try and remember that we are all in this together and we will get through it together.  Please do continue to follow the Governments advice of Stay at home - Protect the NHS - Save lives. The more we do this as a society we hope the quicker things will be able to return to normal.

 

  • A letter to parents/carers from The Meadows School  Open here

 

  • A leaflet aimed at adults which has tips and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing during these times of uncertainty Open here

 

There is also a cartoon-style story which you can share with your children which again helps to explain what is happening in the world at the moment in a way which makes it easier for them to understand  Open here

 

  • A guide to parents/carers  with useful information on keeping calm and providing suportive parenting during the Coronavirus

 

  • A handy guide to sources of help and information available to you  Click here