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
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.
Help and support
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.
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