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External Support Information & Documents
Please find a number of documents below providing advice and guidance during Covid-19. These will be updated regularly as and when we have new information.
Message regarding travelling to school upon returning next week from Merton Council:
Merton Council is continuing it’s cycle training programme for all schools and will also be offering free Easter cycle training courses, details at www.merton.gov.uk/cycletraining Transport for London have information on safe cycling at https://cycle-skillsonline.tfl.gov.uk/
If travelling on public transport please note that TFL will be introducing school bus services, details at â¯https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-changes
If you must use your car to access school then please remember to turn off your engine when stationary, as harmful emissions damage our children’s health and that of the environment. See Merton’s anti-idling campaign at https://www.merton.gov.uk/communities-and-neighbourhoods/tacklingidling
Please find a document from Merton for their SEN & Disabilities Local Offer in their newsletter HERE.
The BBC have launched a website page dedicated to mental health & wellbeing. This contains information, videos, everyday tips, personal stories, activities, music and much more.
BBC Headroom - Link to site HERE.
NHS/Merton Nurses information and advice:
Please find a document about a healthy diet HERE.
Please find a document about ways to be healthy HERE.
Please find a document about keeping well at home HERE.
Please find guidance for parents during Covid-19 HERE.
Family Support and Parenting:
Link to Merton's website for family service information HERE.
Online IT training for parents:
The charity #techmums has created a great series of free resources to help you develop your tech skills over the summer. 8 topics are covered in total, with subjects ranging from how to get started with the internet and email, through to how to use the internet safely and how to bank online. Each topic takes around twenty minutes to complete - you can do it on your mobile phone or any other device, and the content is straightforward and clearly presented.
The charity was founded by the inspirational Dame Sue Black. Today, Sue is a well-known professor of computer science; but at the age of 25 she was a single mother to three children, living in a women's refuge. She enrolled in night school, and eventually earned her PHD aged 39. The goal of her charity is to help other mothers become familiar, confident, and excited about the use of technology in their personal, professional, and parenting lives.
You can access the resources by clicking on this special link, which was created for the Harris Federation: https://bit.ly/techmumsOnlineHF
Please find a document regarding online safety from the Met Police HERE.
Fraud and scams information:
Please find an updated document from the Metropolitan Police regarding fraud during this time HERE
Mental Health and well-being support:
Please read the following guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus:
- Public Health England guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health.
- The Every Mind Matters platform, from Public Health England, about looking after your mental health.
- DfE clearly states that social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine, are important protective factors for mental health. Resources to promote and support mental wellbeing are included in the list of online resources we have published to help children to learn at home.
Charity information and advice:
Please find a poster from 'DISCOVER' giving some ideas of what to do at home during isolation HERE.
Please find 2 posters from 'DISCOVER' for coping with self-isolation:
Please find 4 documents from a charity called 'STEM4' for tips and guidance on coping with self-isolation:
Teen Tips Poster - HERE
Tips For Teens - HERE
Tips For Parents - HERE
Self-Isolating Tips - HERE
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