COVID-19

Advice for Parents/Carers and Staff

Department for Education helpline for COVID-19 questions related to education (opening hours 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday):

Telephone: 0800 046 8687

NHS Parent Guide to COVID-19:

NHS Parent Guide

Latest Government advice on Coronavirus: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Government advice for Education and Childcare:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

Guidance for staying at home and self-isolating:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Links to advice on safe travel to and from school:

KCC School Transport Advice Arriva Kent Travel Guidance

 

Please find below links to school information regarding COVID-19 and the preparations made for welcoming pupils and staff back on site.

TWGGS Control measures for COVID-19

Return to School Guidance and Planning Document 

Public Health England Letter September 2020

West Kent Headteachers’ Joint Statement on School Attendance and the Provision of Remote Learning

 

Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing

Lockdown proved to be extremely challenging for everyone, and particularly in terms of ensuring that we all stayed healthy mentally. This has continued to be a priority for us, as we live through these uncertain times. At TWGGS we regularly post information for all pupils on the Google Drive Key Stage Wellbeing Classroom areas, with helpful hints on how to stay healthy, manage workload, mental health and signposts to other resources.
 
Many parents and children receive support for emotional wellbeing via their GPs and schools. As these services may not appear to be as visible during this pandemic, The Kent Transformation Board, together with the NHS, is keen to spread the word that they are still “Here For You” and are still providing all kinds of emotional support and mental health services at this time, with some adjustments due to government guidance.
 
Posts on Google Drive offer reminders to pupils of the things they can do to look after their own mental health, and also crucially signpost the support that is available to pupils and parents if they need it.
 
General wellbeing support and practical advice can be found on The Mental Health Foundation website mentalhealth.org.uk as well as lots of information specifically designed to help to look after your mental health during the pandemic.
 
Please do encourage your child to get in touch with us if they have any worries or concerns. We are here for them -  pastoralsupport@twggs.kent.sch.uk
 
Further details of a range of services that young people can access directly can be found in this letter from Miss Parkinson, which was sent out for Mental Health Awareness week, earlier this year. 
 
 
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