Dear Parent/ Carer,
I write to update you on the following important safeguarding themes to assist in keeping your child safe and well.
The link below will take you to the Childnet website providing updated information for parents and young people on risky behaviour and how to maintain online safety using a handy ‘Parent and Carer Toolkit’.
Increasingly we see that children are missing school due to anxiety which appears to be a national problem. Whilst this can be a worrying time for all, we have found that the most successful strategy is parents working together with the school to plan support which enables students to attend school regularly even in challenging mental health circumstances. If your child is experiencing difficulties, please don’t wait, talk to school immediately. The links below provide further advice in this area.
Finally, we will be launching a ‘Student Health and Care’ surgery on 21st November 2019 9.30 – 11am to support parents with any health or safeguarding issues your son/ daughter may be experiencing.
As ever, we are available to provide support and advice should you require this.
Yesterday year 9 students, had a visit from Ginificent to perform ‘Perfect’. This is part of Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) road safety programme and delivered to highlight passenger responsibilities.
‘Perfect’ starts like a sitcom in its slick delivery. The plays infectious characters and their idiosyncratic relationships will have the audience instantly smiling. Using naturalistic acting, narration, physical theatre, and popular music, the performance and its story line will have you glued to your seat. We see the build-up to a crash involving Anne (13). Anne is a perfectly normal, pretty young girl, who after being thrown through a windscreen in a car accident, had over three hundred stitches to her face and head because she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. Anne had to live with the constant reminder of how important a seatbelt really is. There are some hard-hitting themes contained within this play, including the mention of Anne’s suicide.
Key messages: Wear Seatbelts & don’t distract the driver.
School finishes at 3pm on Friday 25th October and reopens on Monday 4th November (Week A) at the usual time.
J. W. Loten