Dear Parents and Carers


I hope you are all continuing to ‘stay safe’ and are all well, as the weeks progress in these uncertain times.  In order to continue to support you, I have put together a further list of some more websites that I think you may find useful.  Some of these can be used to support your children at home and others will benefit you as parents and carers. 


The Red Cross have created a set of free and engaging online resources for children and young people to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown which explore and promote the value of kindness. To support you during this crisis they will be regularly publishing new resources for teachers, parents or learners themselves.


There is a national KS2 Step into the NHS competition, which was launched last summer, asking pupils to design a ‘thank you’ to our inspirational NHS staff.  Now more than ever, the competition takes on a truly special meaning. This is why they have extended the deadline for entries to Friday 19 June 2020, giving you more time to get creative and recognise the work of NHS staff across the country,6ZOD,1IS0F3,QSMP,1


The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines. Supporting home learning routines: Planning the day


Empowering Parents Training
Families Matter and Sure Start are able to support you as parents and carers by providing access to the Being a Parent by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Facebook page.  This offers good parenting ideas from its Being a Parent programme based on research evidence and experience also known locally as EPEC Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities.


The Facebook page  will be updated regularly with parenting strategies to support parents and children particularly during this difficult time. It offers some easy to follow information on how to look after yourselves as parents and effective parenting responses. Local Volunteer Parent group leaders responsible for delivering BAP (Being a Parent) programme will be engaging with this site.

You Tube On line videos.
Please also refer families 0-19 to our Facebook page " Sure Start East locality" which is updated regularly with actives during lockdown including our Rhyme Time, Baby Group, Story sessions they are running via ZOOM, signpost to services, health information plus much more.


Online Safety Advice and support via Cyber Ambassador Scheme - Police and Crime Commissioner
This peer-led initiative has been designed to keep young people and families safer online. It can be accessed through an online safety tab on this website


You may also be interested in joining England’s Biggest Assembly : Tomorrow Thursday 30th April at 10am, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. The Archbishop’s address will be streamed through the Times Educational Supplement Website  and will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website.  


Do try and watch it live, as this may be potentially part of a Guinness World Record!


Please remember that as a school we are here to help in any way we can so please contact us via if you have any needed of support and if you have specific ELSA questions email 

Kind regards 

Liz Allen 

Deputy Headteacher

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