COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to
answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and
children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact
this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

For the latest letters from school please click here to access our Letters page. Please see below for additional guidance linked to coronavirus. 

Government guidance for the reopening of schools 

Government guidance: Travel and coronavirus

Public Health Agency Advice NHS coronavirus advice 

Coronavirus data information to parents and staff 24th March 2020

Brighter Futures for Children coronavirus updates

 

Help and support

Managing wellbeing - for adults and for children

 

ThinkNinja is a free app designed to support children's emotional health and wellbeing. It is available from your device's relevant app store. 

There is a section in the app for coronavirus, covering fears linked to coronavirus, isolation struggles, worries about family and friends and coping techniques. 

Click here for more information. 

 

 

Support for parents

If you would like to talk to someone in school about coronavirus or any concerns linked to it please click here to find the contact information for Sarah King, our pastoral support worker. Sarah King can advise on a range of concerns including attendance, parent/child wellbeing, food parcels, employment, money and welfare. If you are concerned about your child's academic progress linked to absence from school please talk to your child's class teacher. 

9 ways to stay mentally healthy during uncertain times

NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing

Mindful.org free mindfulness resources during COVID-19

 Local charities and links for parents

One Reading Community Hub:

The One Reading Community Hub has been created for Reading borough residents who may require additional support during the pandemic. It is also a place for people to volunteer their time or services to help those in need.

The hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action, Brighter Futures for Children and the town's wide and varied voluntary and community sector. 

It provides a helpline 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday on 0808 1894325 (freephone). For more details visit: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirussupport