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LATEST PARENT INFORMATION

Current Newsletters:

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ChAPS Newsletter May 2024

PCF News and Events May 2024

IIF Spring Newsletter

PROPOSED NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL

Consultation

Ledsham Road / Ledsham Garden Village

Ellesmere Port Job Fair

Ellesmere Port Work Zone is presenting a Job Fair which is a great way to meet multiple employers on the
same day with current vacancies. If you are interested, click on the below link for the flyer information.

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Ellesmere Port Jobs Fair 2024

Summer Fair

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Exams - A Guide for Parents.

With GCSE's fast approaching, the National Autistic Society have produced a guide for parents and carers on how they can help their autistic child with preparing for and taking exams. This can be found by following the link: 

Exams - A Guide for Parents

Gaming and Gambling Awareness & Information Sessions for Parents

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YGAM Parents are offering a 75 minute gaming and gambling awareness and information session for parents, grandparents and guardians.

The fully funded workshop covers the following:

  • Gaming and gambling harm 🎮 
  • Gambling in sport ⚽ 
  • Blurred lines between gaming and gambling 🎲 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 🏥 
  • Why children in care may game/gamble and the additional vulnerabilities they may face 👪 
  • How to spot signs of harm and how trauma impacts children in care’s decisions 🛑 
  • Where to get help and support for the children in your care 🆘 

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will receive a City & Guilds assured certificate as well as workbook that will help them have conversations with young people about gaming and gambling harm.

The dates for the workshops are:

Parent Training Events

From Timid to Tiger

The Timid to Tiger Programme is an 8-week course that will give you the skills to help your child manage their anxieties. It is an evidence-based intervention that has shown significant improvements on completion.
The content includes understanding the science behind anxiety, parental modelling of anxiety, how to safely expose your child to their anxiety triggers, and how to support your child to develop in confidence using techniques such as special play and rewards.
Please click the below link for futher information for parents:

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From Timid to Tiger - Parent Information

Group “Fear-Less Triple P” Workshop

Parent workshop on how to support your child with anxiety for parents of children / adolescents who are overly anxious or fearful. Triple P can help you encourage your child's coping skills, manage their anxiety and you become more confident in supporting them. Please click the below link for further information:

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Triple P - Parent Information

On Behalf of Public Health -  Measles and MMR Call to Action

Due to an increase in measles cases across the country this year, including a recent outbreak in the West Midlands, we are encouraging everyone to check that they and their children have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine.  The MMR vaccine is a free, safe and effective way to protect against measles, mumps and rubella. 

Please click the below link for futher information for parents:

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MMR Letter to Parents and Carers

If you are unsure about your vaccination status, or if you need to book a vaccine, contact your GP practice to check and book an appointment. There is no upper age limit for vaccination. 

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Give your child lifelong protection against #measles – they just need two doses of the MMR vaccine by the time they are three-and-a-half. Contact your GP if you think they need a catch-up appointment.

Measles spreads fast.

Anyone who is not vaccinated can catch it.

Measles can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences, so make sure you’re up to date with MMR vaccinations, and ask your GP practice about catch up jabs if needed.

Anyone who is not vaccinated can catch measles.

Spending 15 minutes with someone with measles is enough to get the virus, which can be serious and sometimes fatal.

Make sure you’re up to date with MMR vaccinations, and ask your GP practice about catch up jabs if needed.

Hand Hygiene - Information for Parents

As we go into winter, common illnesses can keep children and teenagers away from their classmates and studies. One of the best things we can all do to avoid illness is to practice good hand hygiene.

Good hand hygiene helps stop infections from spreading, which means less disrupted learning time.

Teach your child to wash hands properly for 20 seconds and stay away from others when sick. The e-bug resources for all ages can help you to explain and discuss hygiene habits – and why they are important - to your child or teenager.

To avoid catching bugs or passing it on to others wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water. This is most important following an episode of diarrhoea or vomiting, after using the toilet, before eating or preparing food, after changing nappies, as well as cleaning up vomit or diarrhoea. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are not effective against some infections.

Anyone who has diarrhoea and/or vomiting should stay at home. Do not return to work or send children to school until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped and do not visit your GP or hospital while symptomatic. If you are concerned about your symptoms, talk to your GP by phone, contact NHS 111 or visit the NHS web pages. For useful handwashing tips please have a look at the following NHS video

Important Information - Measles and MMR

Due to an increase in measles cases across the country this year, including some recently in the North West, the local authority are encouraging everyone to check that they and their children have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine.  The MMR vaccine is a free, safe and effective way to protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

If anyone is unsure about their vaccination status, or if they need to book a vaccine, they are advised to contact their GP practice to check and book an appointment. There is no upper age limit for vaccination. 

For further information, please see the below letter to parents/carers and flyer from the local authority.

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MMR Letter to Parents and Carers NHS Measles Flyer

O2 Online Safety Advice for Parents - Keeping Kids Safe Online

"The internet is full of exciting things. Apps and technology are changing quickly, and it can be hard for parents to keep up. But it’s important they do. Because for kids, online life is real life. And just like real life, it comes with risks. 

Our resources are designed to help parents have more regular conversations with their children about online safety – enabling more families to enjoy the digital world with confidence."

To access the resources - follow the link below:

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

WATER SAFETY ADVICE

Warnings have been issued after at least 31 water deaths during the heatwave across the UK. With the summer holidays fast approaching and the hot weather predicted to last, the temptation to cool off in open water is real for young people. Follow the link below for more information about the dangers around water and how to stay safe.

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Water Safety Advice Booklet

ChatHealth for Parents and Carers

The Starting Well 0-19 Service has recently launched ChatHealth offering text support to Parents and Carers within our locality. Information about this can befound in the flyer below, as well as at www.startingwell.org.uk/chat-health

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Parent Support Guide

Follow the link below for a 'Parent Support Guide' covering strategies to support in managing meltdowns, as well as supporting and managing sensory needs in the home.

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CWAC Household Support Fund

Please follow the link below to find further information regarding the Cheshire West and Chester household support fund:

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CWAC Household Support Fund - Letter for Schools

 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM SUPPORT

 

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Google Classroom Help Site

Google Classroom Help Sheet For Students

Student Guide to Google Classrooms

 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

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CWAC Parent Carer Forum

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Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Parents

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Cheshire West SEND Local Offer

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School Inspection Guide for Parents

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Guidance on Safeguarding and Remote Education

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Keeping Children Safe from Abuse and Harm

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Thrive Parent Toolkit

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CWAC Youth Service Provisions

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Safer Schools and Young Persons Partnership

USEFUL E-SAFETY LINKS:

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ChildLine - Online + Mobile Safety

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NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe Online

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NSPCC - Talking to Your Child about Online Safety

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Think You Know - Parents Information

 

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Parent Info - Help and Advice for Families in a Digital World

 

 

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Internet Matters - Online Safety Resources and Leaflets

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Virgin Media - Parental Controls For Internet

 

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Safer Internet Centre - Tips, Guides and Resources

 

Files to Download

ARCHERS BROOK SEMH RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

Chester Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 2NA

June Sedgwick | School Business Manager

0151 832 6600
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead -

DesignatedSafeguardLead@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk

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At Archers Brook School we recognise the importance of building safe, supportive relationships with the children, young people and families that we work with. By applying the principles of Our Way of Working we celebrate our settings ability to apply a trauma informed approach.

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