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COVID-19 Updates

Updated 28th August 8:30am

Please refer to the linked documents below for a chronological order of letters and documents. The most recent documents at the top.

Justine Mason

Principal

 

*COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE, HOLIDAY CLUB & LETTINGS ANNOUNCEMENT*

Please note that Holiday Club has been temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Sports Centre, Holiday Club and all facility lettings will remain closed for Summer 2020. This decision will be reviewed after the Summer holiday and all hirers will be kept updated via email and our social media with details on when we plan to re-open. Thank you for your ongoing support, our team and I look forward to warmly welcoming you back when it is safe to do so. 

Mr L Giles (Community Sports & Lettings Manager) 

 

Safeguarding  

Your safety continues to be of utmost importance. Please look at the Young Devon Wellbeing toolkit for useful tips. You will continue to be able to access your tutor, Head of House/Year and Key pastoral staff by email. 

If you have any safeguarding concerns for yourself or another Hele’s School student, please send a message to the safeguarding team safeguarding@heles.plymouth.sch.uk  

If you are in immediate danger please dial 999 or contact Plymouth Gateway on 01752 668000 if you have concerns outside of school hours.

If parents have any safeguarding concerns please contact the safeguarding team through the email link above or by contacting Plymouth Gateway if out of school hours.

Wellbeing

Please expand the information sections below as appropriate.

Students
 

Home Activity Packs for Ages 11-13

Student COVID-19 Information Pamphlet

The Importance of Motivation Pamphlet

Students E-safety Guide

Kooth.com - online support for young people

We would like to remind you of the availability of this online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of students.

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. 

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

They have created additional COVID 19 themed content being and provided the space for discussion threads led by young people and pre-moderated.  See below:

Current Coronavirus themed support on Kooth led by Young People:

  • Peer Support Thread
  • School and College Support Thread (Resource share/Homeschooling tips/exams etc)

Current Coronavirus themed articles:

  • Coronavirus: Q&A
  • Coronavirus: The Latest
  • 10 Ways We Can Manage Coronavirus Panic
  • Safety tips for isolation
  • Create your own self care box

To find out more visit www.Kooth.com  where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.

You can also view a short video about the service here.  

Parents
 

Home Activity Packs for Ages 11-13

Parent Guide - 20th March

Parents E-safety Guide

Government guidance to support mental health and wellbeing

Government easy read guide to Coronavirus

Looking After Yourself and Your Children

Guide to Staying at Home

BPS Talking to Children about Coronavirus

If parents have any safeguarding concerns please contact the safeguarding team through the email link above or by contacting Plymouth Gateway if out of school hours.

Parental Conflict

For advice and information on coping with added family stress around the COVID-19 situation, please see https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/covid-19-advice-and-information.

If you feel you are experiencing, or at risk of, Domestic Abuse please see www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk or www.womensaid.org.uk

  1. Year Group Assembly -COVID-19
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  2. WeST Full September Re-Opening Toolkit v2
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  3. WeST Letter from CEO - 17 July 2020
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  4. Parent Carer Update Jul 17
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  5. Parent Carer Update Jul 10
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  6. September FAQs - Parents
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  7. Parent Carer Update Jul 3
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  8. 5 Simple Steps to Support Teens During Lockdown
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  9. Parent Carer Update Jun 26
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  10. NCS Keep Doing Good HELE'S SCHOOL
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  11. Parent Carer Update Jun 19
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  12. Parent Carer Update Jun 12
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  13. EWMH Flyer
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  14. Principal's Update 05-06-20
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  15. Re opening 15 Jun Parent Carer Letter
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  16. Reopening FAQs
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  17. Aspiration Week refunds
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  18. WeST CEO - Letter to Parents and Carers - 05 June 2020
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  19. Principal's Update 29-5-20
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  20. WeST Toolkit for Reopening of Schools
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  21. WeST CEO Letter To Parents 22-05-20
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  22. Principal's Update 22-5-20
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  23. WeST CEO - Letter to Parents and Carers - 15 May 2020
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  24. Principal's Update 15-5-20
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  25. Principal's Update 08-5-20
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  26. WeST CEO - Letter to Parents and Carers - 4 May 2020
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  27. Principal's Update 24-4-20
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  28. Principal's Update 24-4-20
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  29. Principal's Update 17-4-20
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  30. Year 7 - 10 Optional Additional tasks for Phase 2 of remote learning
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  31. Year 9 10 Phase 2 Home Guide
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  32. Year 7 8 Phase 2 Home Guide
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  33. Principal's Update - 10th April 2020
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  34. Home Learning Phase 1 FAQs
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  35. Principal's Update - 3rd April 2020
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  36. Letter to Parents and Carers - 27 March 2020
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  37. Principal's Update 27-3-20
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  38. School Closure Key Messages - 20th March - 6.30pm
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  39. URGENT - Key Workers - 20th March 9.15am
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  40. COVID-19 - WeST CEO Letter to Parents 20th March
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  41. Coronavirus Update - 19th March - 10pm
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  42. COVID-19 - WeST CEO Parent Carer Update - 19 March 2020
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  43. Coronavirus Update - 18th March - 10pm
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  44. Coronavirus Update - 18th March - 9am
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  45. COVID-19 Update for Tutors 7-11
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  46. COVID-19 Update for Post 16 Tutors v2
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  47. COVID-19 - Parent Carer Update - 19 March 2020
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  48. COVID-19 - WeST CEO Parent Carer Update - 17 March 2020
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