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    Posted on: January 24th 2021

    We've heard you....a review of contacts and parental feedback

    Thank you to all our parents and students who continue to share thoughts, ideas and feelings. We remain open to you and your contact is critical to us. As a school we have had various communications which we have reviewed and are sharing this with you today in preparation for the next few weeks. 

    Our DOLs, tutors and support staff have had a number of queries raised about the amount of screen time students have had with our remote learning programme. This is a difficult line to manage. We are legally required by law to offer a minimum time per day to remote learning, which has to be delivered via a screen. However, we want to work with families and do not want to add to your pressures you are currently managing. After feedback from parents, each individual tutor group will move to a bespoke programme of contact which will involve a combination of phone calls and tutor time to allow us to support each child. This will be reviewed in two weeks, please do contact fenella.hewitt@hornseyschool.com with your comments during this time, positive or negative so we can continue to adapt and achieve the right balance for our community. 

    These are challenging times for all. We have a number of agencies we can refer you to if you need any additionally support and are signposting the following to you if they can help: 

    Choices - Offers support to children and young people up to the age of 17 and families in Haringey who are worried about their emotional wellbeing. Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.  Telephone: 0208 702 3405. https://www.haringeychoices.org/

    Mental Health Support Team | The Mental Health Support Team is available via telephone 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday to all Haringey schools. Tel: 020 8702 6035 Email: Beh-tr.camhstrailblazerinbox@nhs.net

    Other support available 

    For parents/ carers the following guidance may be helpful for you or your family 

    Health anxiety - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/health-anxiety/

    Understanding the impact of homelearning and wellbeing on younger members of the family https://foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IOW-What-has-wellbeing-got-to-do-with-creating-a-positive-home-learning-environment-IOW-Factsheet04-1.pdf

    The care centre for domestic violence - -https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

    Anxiety related support & guidance  - https://shoutlink.info/AnxietyGuide

    Anxiety related support & guidance - https://shoutlink.info/anxietyuk

    Anxiety related support & guidance - https://shoutlink.info/mindshift

    Safe online behaviours online workshop advice & guidance https://trustelevate.com/veripass-video/

    For students and young people 

     www.Kooth.com  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.  It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12 noon 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.

    https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/ COVID-19 support and guidance and wellbeing 

    https://dfelondonhornseyschoolforgirls.tootoot.co.uk/login Toot Toot - email based wellbeing service being manned during school hours  -but you can reach out to us on this. 

    We will be sharing a survey with you in due course allowing us to have a stronger picture of what we are doing well and where there are gaps in the offer and service we are providing you. 

    Finally, we also welcome back Ms Rahelu from her maternity leave on a part time basis. Ms Rooke will remain in post alongside Ms Rahelu to provide some much needed consistency during this time. 

    Thank you for your continued support.