A message from us to you during these challenging times
COVID 19: Contact Information & Support

In line with the latest Government guidance, Stafford Manor High School reopened to all students on Thursday 3rd September 2020. It has been great to welcome our students back!

Our COVID Risk Assessment can be found at by following this link: COVID Risk Assessment

Our latest information for parents can be found below:

Letter to parents – 28th September 2020

There is a range of guidance and information that from Public Health England and the Local Authority on the subject of Testing and Tracing:

Letter from Public Health England on Testing and Tracing – 23rd September 2020

NHS COVID App – Factsheet for parents

Supporting Letter from Staffordshire’s Direct of Public Health and Care – 11th September 2020

Supporting Letter from Staffordshire’s Direct of Public Health and Care – 23rd September 2020

Staffordshire County Council – COVID-19 absence guide for parents/carers

The following link contains the government guidance for parents on school opening from September: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

The following link contains general Government advice on the wearing of face coverings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

The Local Authority have also asked us to share our Travel to School Journey Planning Map with you. This gives some advice on crossing patrols, parking and walking routes to school.

We have distributed three previous pieces of Guidance and Expectations prior to the summer holiday:

Restart Guidance Part 4: Testing and Tracing Procedures

Restart Guidance and Expectations Part 3

Restart Guidance and Expectations Part 2

Restart Guidance and Expectations Part 1

Arrangements for the start of the Autumn term

Students must arrive at the designated entrance gate and staff will be there to meet them and direct them to their classroom base in the appropriate ‘Learning Zone’. Students must wear their school uniform and do not need to bring PE kit on the first day. Students must bring all their equipment and a water bottle. They may also wish to bring additional equipment such as coloured pencils and a glue stick as well as their own tissues and hand sanitiser. Information on Uniform and the Super 7 can be found on our website: https://www.staffordmanorhighschool.com/uniform

 

Please be aware that the canteen will reopen from the first day of term but we are only able to provide a lunch service. 

How to get in touch with us

 

The school office will be open from 8.15am to 3.30pm each week day. The latest guidance encourages schools to minimise the number of people that come across the threshold at school to reduce the risks of transmission within the school and community. Therefore, if you do have any queries, please contact the main school office via phone or email and we will always aim to return your call within 24 hours. If a meeting is required we can meet virtually if necessary.

Main School Phone: 01785 258383             Main School Email: office@smhs.staffs.sch.uk

Safeguarding: Should you have a safeguarding concern/query you can direct this preferably by email to:

Mr Manfredi: p.manfredi@smhs.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Bradbury: a.bradbury@smhs.staffs.sch.uk

Mr Lycett: r.lycett@smhs.staffs.sch.uk

 

External Safeguarding Support: There are a range of services external to school that can also help if you are concerned.

Staffordshire First Response – 0800 1313 126

First Response is a county-wide telephone and web enquiry service for all children who:

  • Live in Staffordshire.

  • Are aged from pre-birth to 18 years old.

  • Do not currently have an allocated worker.

Have you got a serious concern about the safety of a child or young person up to the age of 18?

Do you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed?

Are you worried that a child is living in circumstances where they are treated badly and not cared for properly?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and you don’t believe that the child or young person is being supported by an allocated worker, please contact the First Response Service immediately.

If you believe the child to be at risk of immediate harm, this must be reported to the police on 999 or 101.

The NSPCC website (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/) provides lots of information and advice about keeping children safe. The NSPCC helpline number is 0808 800 5000

Child Line can be contacted on 0800 1111. If your child is worried or needs support, they can receive advice and support from Childline or download the ‘For Me’ app

 

Online Safety: 

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to complete work and stay connected to family and friends during this period, we recognise many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:

Thinkyouknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online

Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online 

Parent info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations

NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

If you are concerned about harmful or upsetting content online you can get support by:

 

  • getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values

If you are concerned about bullying or abuse online you can:

The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.  They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Click the link to find out more or make a report: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Wellbeing

Social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine, are important protective factors for mental health. Social isolation, reduced exercise and bereavement may affect children’s wellbeing in this period. Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing include:

  • MindEd educational resources for adults about children and young people’s mental health which is relevant for parents and carers as well as volunteers, teachers, and other professionals working with children

  • Every Mind Matters platform which supports looking after your own and other’s mental health · guidance on looking after wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • guidance on supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health

Further resources and advice for support your family’s wellbeing while children are at home can be found in the ‘Wellbeing and Family Support’ section, on the drop down list below COVID-19.

Careers Information & Guidance:
 
Our careers advisor from Entrust, Yvonne Knight, is available to offer careers support to any young person in Y10, Y11 or 6th Form who would like to talk to her via telephone or text on 07921 277401 or by e-mail on yvonne.knight@entrust-ed.co.uk. She can provide information, advice and guidance across a range of career areas such as education and training options, careers advice and job searching. Some of you may be contacted directly by Yvonne who is there to help you!
Entrust have created some guidance for young people, parents and schools and that can help with students who are progressing to the next stage of their education.
Direct link: https://www.entrust-ed.co.uk/media/1894/skills-employability-support-during-covid19.pdf