We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus. As soon as we have any updates, we will inform you by text or email and also post the updates on this page.
We have collated some useful documents for parents and carers on Coronavirus and managing your mental health. Please navigate to the bottom of this page to access them.
Essex Children and Family Welfare Services - Weekly Bulletin - Edition 1
Please note that CSS will be closed over the Easter break. We will, however, continue to make safeguarding calls and support where we can. Provision for all pupils will be fully reviewed and continue after the Easter break.
The Guidance from the Government for parents and carers has been updated - Here
We wish you all well; stay safe.
We continue to remain open for those students already identified, although our provision, moving forward, is likely to reduce.
ALL other pupils should remain home and follow the most recent Government instruction.
We wish you all safe and well
We have been in contact with our families and have identified a number of families who we can directly support, on site. For all other families, please follow Government advice below. Teaching staff will remain in contact with all pupils throughout the duration of school closures. We are here for continued support with learning and other needs. Stay safe, everyone.
As of today, schools for educational purposes are CLOSED. However, the Government has requested that school buildings remain open to offer a safe environment to whom the State has a statutory responsibility (children with EHCPs, and children under social care), and children of key workers (those working in frontline services). I must stress that schools are being asked to stay open for those children who absolutely need to attend because they cannot be safely cared for at home.
IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE AT HOME, SAFELY, THEN THEY SHOULD BE, in order to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
CSS will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
We must stress that centres will be running on a skeletal staff, and will not run as a school but as a service for those who are unable to stay safely at home.
You can access the parent guide here - Closure of Educational Settings - Information for Parents and Carers
We are continuing to work through what this means for us as a school/setting and we will provide more information later today. Thank you for your continued understanding and support.
HEAD OF CHILDREN’S SUPPORT SERVICE
As of Monday 23rd October, we will be operating a reduced or altered provision across our service, for the forseeable future. For further information, please contact your child's centre/team for more details.
As of 19th March 2020, our Fairview site will be closed to students, Year 11 students and children in care will be offered an afternoon session at Langdon Hills. Affected families will be contacted directly.
The Mix - Teenage mental health, worried about coronavirus
Young Minds - Information on coronavirus and mental health
TES Resources - For Secondary schools - Coronavirus resources
Dave the Dog - Explaining the coronavirus to primary aged children