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Coronavirus (COVID -19) Advice

 

We are currently closed to the vast majority of our pupils, however we are open for the children of key workers, vulnerable children and for children with Educational Health Care Plans.

 

 

Wellbeing Support

 

We are thinking of you all at this challenging time and hope that you and your families are safe and well.

We’ve added links to a selection of sites providing information and resources regarding mental health and wellbeing. We hope that these will prove helpful.

 

 

 

Explaining about the Coronavirus in simple language.
Lots of suppport to help parents answer questions from their children and to  support family wellbeing:
Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing.

 

Managing anxiety about the virus as adults.

Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety
       Support for SEND Pupils

General – for parents

  • Samaritans
    Call 116 123
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

     

  • Family Action
    Telephone: 0808 802 6666
    Text message: 07537 404 282
    https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/familyline/
    The FamilyLine service supports people who are dealing with family pressures in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.

     

  • Family Lives (previously Parentline)
    Call: 0808 800 2222
    https://www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline/
    Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). for emotional support, information, advice and
    guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

  • Gingerbread
    Single Parent Helpline: 0808 802 0925
    gingerbread.org.uk
    One Parent Families/Gingerbread is the leading national charity working to help lone parents and their children.

 

  • Grandparents Plus
    Call: 0300 123 7015
    grandparentsplus.org.uk
    Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to supporting kinship carers – grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren’t able to live with their parents.

Home Learning 

 

Although school is closed for the vast majority of our children, all children have been provided with homework packs to complete. Within the packs, there  is daily Mathematics, English, Spelling and Grammar and Topic for the children to complete over the course of two weeks at a time, the home-learning grids are printed and will be inside your child's pack, the home-learning grids are also available in PDF form on your child's class page. In addition to the home learning packs, teachers have set work that can be completed on online platforms such as Lexia, Frogplay and Epic Reading, all login information for online platforms can be found in your child's learning pack. 

 

Teachers are contactable via the message service on Frogplay and parents can contact Mr. Crilly directly via email; head.rimrosehope@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Supporting Our Families

 

With thanks to the donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation, school are able to offer lunches and an evening family meal for any family wanting one. Details regarding menus and how to order meals can be
found on our letters page.

We understand that during this unprecedented time balancing family life, work and home-schooling will be difficult, however we want to continue to support our Rimrose families in whichever way we can,
therefore as well as our school Twitter account, a Facebook nformation page has been created to provide parents and carers with up to date information- a link to the page can be found on our letters page.

Advice from NHS England 

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus

  • only travel on public transport if you need to

  • work from home, if you can

  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas

  • avoid events with large groups of people

  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

 

Don't

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

NHS England

Regarding the vouchers:  the voucher scheme is different from the universal free school meals scheme for all infants as it is means tested. 
For eligibility please call Sefton Admissions and Pupil Support 0151 934 3263
Below is a link to the application form. Please complete this ASAP and return to head.rimrose@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Sefton School Meal Voucher Scheme

 

There are two types of Free School Meals – Universal Infant Free School Meals and Income Related Free School Meals:

Universal Free School Meals

For pupils who attend reception, year 1 or year 2 they are eligible to receive Free School Meals regardless of their parent’s income.  You do not need to apply for these Free School Meals, however, if you are on a qualifying benefit we urge you to make a formal application for Free School Meals  as this can benefit your child’s school as they can claim additional funding (Pupil Premium). 

Income Related Free School Meals

As a Sefton resident, you are eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax  Credit ONLY (not entitled/receiving Working Tax Credit) and have an income of less that £16190.00
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit and have a net household income of less than £7400 per annum
  • Support under VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act
Regarding the vouchers:  the voucher scheme is different from the universal free school meals scheme for all infants as it is means tested. 
For eligibility please call Sefton Admissions and Pupil Support 0151 934 3263

Once you have completed the application form, please return it to the address below at your earliest convenience. 
 

head.rimrosehope@schools.sefton.govuk 

Once you have completed the application form, please return it to the address below at your earliest convenience. 
 

head.rimrosehope@schools.sefton.gov.uk 

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