As you know, I have been self-isolating in the last week as several members of my immediate family, including myself, have been displaying symptoms of COVID-19. We are on the mend now and I cannot wait to be at full strength. It is obviously difficult for us to provide the level of support which we would normally do during these challenging times. I hope that you have found staff have been able to provide the remote support that you need.
Our website is the key place to go for up to date information, advice and for home-school work. Staff have been asked to make weekly contact with the children in their classes and I am pleased that many families are facilitating this. We know that it is important that children maintain the connection with school for their own wellbeing and for when school re-starts in the future.
Remember, this is a holiday period so we will not expect pupils to be completing daily lessons. We do not know how long school will be closed for and I know this is causing some families anxiety. Many of you may also be worrying about loved ones and missing the connections you have with people outside of the family group. I am also aware that many families will have financial worries on top of everything else. Please continue to embrace the 5 ways to wellbeing during this challenging time and reach out to local services if you feel you need additional assistance (see below).
Stay safe everyone,
For advice on mental and emotional wellbeing:
IF YOU NEED HELP OR SOMEONE TO TALK TO
Mind- Talk to them on 0300 123 3393 Text them on 86463 Email them firstname.lastname@example.org
Samaritans Whitehaven Talk to them on 0330 094 5717 Text them on 116 123
We encourage all families to follow the NHS advice on 5 Ways to Wellbeing