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COVID-19 Updates

We will be updating this page regularly with the most recent guidance and communication regarding COVID-19. All communications are sent directly to Parents using ParentMail, but will be uploaded here as well. Please bear with us, things are changing quickly and we are doing our best to get accurate & useful information home to parents as soon as possible.

 

Please use the following links to the Department of Education Website for accurate information on the current school closure:

 

Guidance for Schools- https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

 

Guidance for Parents- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Updated Risk Assessment- August 2020

Information from our Home/School Team

 

For all of our children - school is a routine - this routine has been disrupted in the most unexpected way. We cannot give reassurances or offer definite answers to questions. However, there is now a wealth of suggestions and guidance as to how we can respond to our children and to help if anxiety is present.

 

Please take a look first of all at the Tips for Families document from the National Autistic Society listed below.  Be aware - there is a lot of material to look at and it may be a challenge to find the time as you are all busy with the children at home! Also, please bear in mind the level of understanding of your child - for example, a few of the stories are full of information that could provide reassurance for some and cause anxiety in others. You will know your child best.

 

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus

Information from Home to School Transport

Information from School Nursing Services

 

Telephone Support Line Service (HCC)

 

In line with government policy around social distancing and the impact of setting closures on access to our service, we want to reassure you that Hampshire & Isle of Wight Educational Psychology (HIEP) remains available to contact for all. We are offering a Telephone Support Line during this time which will be:

 

  • A daily telephone support line provided by educational psychologists for families, education staff and other professionals in Hampshire;

  • available each day from 9.30am -12.30pm and 1.00pm – 4.00pm;

  • for any queries related to the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, their families and staff who know them.  

 

Please look at the documents below for further information.

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Information from Spotlight Centre Basingstoke

 

Spotlight have teamed up with Covid 19 Basingstoke which is run by members of Hampshire Council.  We will be providing food parcels for vulnerable adults and families in need and members of the Covid 19 will be coordinating volunteers to be able to distribute the parcels to homes across the area.
 
We are therefore writing to say if you know any families or vulnerable adults you feel need our support please can you email food requests to admin@spotlightuk.org or call 07804 880072.
 
We will be open 10-4pm Monday to Saturday running from Hart House, Priestley Road RG24 9UP.  We will reduce the hours our shop is open to Wednesdays 10-1pm and Saturday 10-4pm for collections for the foreseeable future to enable us to concentrate on food distribution.

 

UPDATE- We have now moved our foodbank to Sycamore Halls, Sycamore Way, Winklebury RG23 8AB and will be open 9-4pm Monday to Saturday .

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