Guidance for Parents

Additional support and resources:

Primary Pupils:

Support for Home Education

Becca Handebeaux, Assistant Headteacher at Thistle Hill Primary school, has provided home learning resources for parents and clients with children of Primary age – with access to pre-recorded home learning lessons for English, Maths and Science which will be available from 9am each day. This is open to anyone.

 

SEND:

Please find on our website some areas of support during the current lock down procedures.

 

If issues arise with an EHCP application your first port of call should be the Kent SEND team for your local area. Contact information can be found on the KELSI website and in the SEN Contact and information section of our website.

 

We have also complied a resources and information section which provides basic information regarding specific learning needs and tips on how to support pupils with home learning.  

 

Other useful support networks currently operating as ’normal’ are Iask- an independent support service for pupils with SEND needs and EHCP application support.

 

The contented child website and twitter feed has excellent support programs and daily updates on dealing with specific scenarios you may be experiencing. We also work with the Kent Autistic Trust who provide legal updates and support for parents of pupils who are displaying ASC characteristic or are diagnosed as ASC.

 

Wellbeing:

We have created a Googleclassroom that hub provision pupils can access. This virtual classroom contains resources and activities relating to creativity and well-being. Teachers do not provide feedback in this classroom but will continue to upload additional relevant material and activities during this period.

 

For pupils of our other provisions and all parents/carers the following resources and contacts could be of use:

 

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health/covid-19-faqs-for-parents/ (NHS FAQ’s for parents on COVID-19)

 

https://www.covid19parenting.com/

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/anxiety/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7rWCxoDF6AIVg7HtCh04Tw0OEAAYASAAEgJOYvD_BwE (Young Minds Anxiety resource)

 

https://www.kentautistictrust.org/

 

https://thecontentedchild.co.uk/for-parents/

 

https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/

 

https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-in-teens/ (Adolescents, adults and Anxiety)

 

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/distraction-techniques/ (Distraction techniques)

 

Safeguarding and health:

 

If you are worried about the health of your child please refer to the NHS guidance attached. If your child is overseen by a mental health service please contact your child’s medical practitioner or the area team. If your child is not open to this service and you are concerned you should contact:

 

 CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) on 03000 123 4496 available during working hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. This number can also be used out of hours for crisis support.

 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child you should contact social services; they are available on 03000 416161. If you feel you need to contact KHNES for anything, please e-mail the relevant hub that oversees your child’s provision. 

 

 

 

Additional safeguarding advice and links:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents

 (NSPCC has created an online hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the outbreak. Content includes – information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about coronavirus)

Download a copy of this information

Guidance for parents for website