Thank you again for your support during the current situation.
It has been lovely to recognise those young people who are engaging well with their home learning this week – this will be so beneficial to our young people when we do return. We will be setting work with the shorter week in mind next week as a result of the VE Celebration Bank Holiday on Friday. Many of you have asked about “live lessons”. We have been trialling these with a range of classes over the last few weeks and have now opened this up as an option to all staff although there is no pressure on them to run these. We are mindful of the various factors that may make these difficult to access for all of our young people and see these as an enhancement to our current provision rather than a replacement. We will be sending out a further Home Learning Survey early next week to gauge how the arrangements since Easter have impacted.
I hope that you are finding the Home Learning Parent Support page on our website useful https://www.hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk/our-school/home-learning-parent-support/. We continue to add documents to this each week including the Secondary Newsletter produced by the Local Authority and other sources of support.
Linked to this I wanted to pass on a message from the School Nursing Team:
Dear Parents, Carers and Young People,
As a school nursing service we would like to let you know we are here to support you during this time.
For secondary school age young people:
- We have set up a confidential telephone drop-in service Monday to Friday 12-2pm. Any young person that would like to call and speak to a qualified nurse on the end of the phone can call 0300 247 0090 Monday to Friday 12-2pm and speak to them.
- We also have our CHAT health text service so you can text a school nurse for advice or support for any health issues or worries, again this is confidential and you don’t need to give your name if you don’t want to the number is 07480 635513
For parents of any school age child:
We have duty school nurses available at the end of the phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm should you require any support with your school age child. This is available permanently for all parents to access for advice and support. If you would like support please call one of our nurses through our Single Point of access on 0300 247 0090
Wiltshire School Nursing Service
Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any medical concerns.
As you may be aware this Sunday marks the first anniversary of Ellie Gould’s death. As we remember Ellie, I would like to thank you for your support of our staff, young people and community.
Have a restful weekend.