Useful videos to support parents in home learning:
(Timing, tips and advice for better home learning)
(4 Top tips for those struggling with maths)
(Homeschooling help | Reading with children)
(Reading with very young children)
(Writing with a very young child)
COVID - 19
Whilst we remain open, we are aware that many families will be going through periods of self-isolation and will be keen to support their child's education through this time. The following link provides details of a number of websites that are offering free access to support home learning and we hope this will be helpful. We will be adding this to our website and will continue to post additional sites or information on there that will help support you.
We need to pull together to get through this. That’s why the BBC will be using all of its resources - channels, stations and output - to help keep the nation informed, educated and entertained.
Please find below our St. Peter's Learning Grid. We have tried, as far as possible, to make this an interactive and supportive tool.
Online Links for Parents
Mrs Nicholls has collated a great range of links that can be used at home.
We now have some links to online music resources:
Young Voices Facebook link:
This anonymous questionnaire is purely to gauge how we can help and support you and your children during this time at home. Please answer honestly and we will adapt our approach as needed going forward. We understand that this first week has been a time of huge adjustment and are aiming not to pressure anyone into unrealistic routines or expectations, but would like to use your feedback to guide our next offerings.
This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Yesterday, the Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) and asked people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
There is no change in guidance for education settings, which remain closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible.
The full stay at home guidance is available at:
We have published new guidance for Ofsted-registered childcare providers about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19):
We have published new guidance which explains what further education providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to maintain provision:
We have published new guidance which outlines the changes that we are making to the apprenticeship programme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The government has published a full range of support measures for UK employers and employees:
The information outlines how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
Thank you to all education settings that submitted their status and attendance information to the online form yesterday. For those settings that need more information on how to do this, we have developed a short tutorial video to guide you through the process:
The short tutorial video can be found at:
The online form can be found at:
We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the hotline.
Please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).
To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:
Children with communication and autism needs
To support children with communication and autism needs and their families during this unsettled period, the Specialist Advisory Teachers will be extending the hours of our telephone advice line from Monday 23rd March until the schools reopen.
It will be open daily between 10am and 2pm (term time) to provide advice and guidance for parents and carers. If you wish to speak to a Specialist Advisory Teacher please call 01442 453920 during these times.
Please note: We are unable to provide advice in relation to the coronavirus or the duration of school closures
DSPL 9 Area Manager and SEND Lead
Working Days Monday-Friday (term time only)