Travel is different: information for schools on foreign travel during COVID-19
We have been asked to remind parents of the following foreign travel advice:
- to understand the risks in a country, including the latest COVID-19 restrictions (including for entry), follow the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Travel Advice.
- to prevent new COVID-19 variants from entering the UK, you should not travel to red list countries.
- to check what they need to do to travel abroad and return to England.
If your circumstances have changed and you think you may now be entitled to Free School Meals, please go to the DCC Website to complete the application form.
We appreciate that this is an unprecedented time for all of us and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can support students and parents at home.
All students should have work set by each subject to continue their education at home and students should be working through these each day. It is advised that students should follow a daily timetable which covers all of their subjects throughout the week. Students should also factor in time for reading, physical activities and other wellbeing activities. Work set may take the form of ongoing projects, online learning or other tasks as opposed to the normal hour long lessons in school. This has been set on Class Charts and more will be added in the coming weeks. We are also investigating other ways in which we can educate offsite. If you have any Class Charts questions, then please contact main reception for support.
In addition, we are fully aware that students may be missing the pastoral care that the school provides. A member of staff will be contacting you on a regular basis to ‘catch up’ with you so please get in touch if there’s any way in which we can support you or your child during this difficult period.
Thank you for your support during this time.
Useful Resources for Students
Being aware of what your child/ren are doing online is extremely important and communicating regularly about this will help. Social networking can offer a lot of positives, but can also pose some problems for children. It’s important to monitor your child’s profiles online to ensure that they are being safe online, this includes checking their ‘friends’ are people that they actually know and trust.
A useful guide to the different social networking sites can be found here. As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping young people safe, we would like to share a useful website for parents - stop, speak, support and Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers.
Students who need to can contact childline.
Derbyshire LGBT+ - New Late Night Telephone Service
Whilst face to face services are still limited, Derbyshire
LGBT+ are trialling a late-night telephone service on Wednesdays between
8.00 – 10.00 pm. Call and speak to a member of the team for a
friendly ear and to find out more about the group’s services.
Call – 07484694832 https://www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk/2020/07/08/new-late-night-telephone-service/