Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

On this page you will find, in one place, all the school's up to date information on Coronavirus COVID-19.

Letters home:

Headteacher's message 10 July 2020

FAQs 10 July 2020

Site map with social zones and entrances

Headteacher's message 2 July 2020

Headteacher's message 25 June 2020

FAQs for Year 7, 8 and 9 (25 June 2020)

Headteacher's message 18 June 2020

Headteacher's message 11 June 2020

Headteacher's message 4 June 2020

Headteacher's message 22 May 2020

Headteacher's message 20 May 2020

FAQs for parents (to accompany Headteacher's message 20 May 2020)

Headteacher's message re free school meal vouchers 30 April 2020

Using itslearning from home:

To see instructions for students click here.

To see instructions for parents click here.

You can see some practical guidance, for parents and students, on using remote learning here.

Information on useful websites/resources for learning:

We have compiled a list of useful websites for learning at home. You can find it here.

The Music Department has created a listening calendar of songs for students. You can find it here.

The Maths Department has created a template to make an icosahedron orb, you can find it here. There is also a worksheet here. You can also find an instructional video here.

The Drama Department has provided a list of free online theatre and music screenings. You can find it here. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has a YouTube channel that will be screening a free musical each week. You can find his channel, The Shows Must Go On here.

The Computer Science Department recommends looking at this website www.codecampworld.com. The website supports the learning of a variety of coding disciplines, which match what we teach pupils in school during the course of their studies.

Safeguarding/online safety:

Think U Know are creating useful home activity packs for both primary and secondary school parents. They will help you work with your children to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending much more time at home online. You can find their website where you can download activity packs for 11 - 13 year olds and children aged 14 + here.

You can find useful safety information on the apps Zoom, Houseparty and Discord here.

Information Re Free School Meals vouchers:

Orders placed within the Edenred system have been higher than anticipated, and this has had an impact. Please bear with us and the provider as they process the high volume of vouchers nationally. 

If you have received your 16 digit ecode and need help on how to activate it or any other advice, please follow this link to a helpful guide

If you have not received your 16-digit ecode - please, check your junk mail and/or trash folder. If it is not in either of these folders, please contact school to ensure that we have your correct email address. If necessary, the school administrator can resend the eCode to your correct email address. If this still doesn’t work, then we can contact Edenred.

Information on further eligibility for Free School Meals Vouchers:

New guidance has been issued for families who might be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  This is in addition to those who are already eligible from FSM.

During the coronavirus outbreak, central government have announced there will be temporary extensions to FSM eligibility to the following groups of children:

Children of Zambrano carers

(a primary carer of a British citizen child, where requiring the primary carer to leave the UK would force that British citizen to leave the EEA.  The carer must be able to evidence that they are not a British citizen but the child they care for is; that they are a direct relative or legal guardian of the child and have primary responsibility for the child; and that there are no other members of the carers family in the UK or EEA who could look after the child)

Children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction

All of the above groups are subject to a maximum household earnings threshold of £7,400 per annum.

In addition to this, the temporary extension to eligibility is also made to children of a subset of failed asylum seekers supported under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.  There is no maximum household threshold for these children.

These extensions are available immediately and all eligible children as per the above are able to apply by completing the application form which you can find here.

This is a temporary extension and we are advised that this eligibility shall no longer apply when schools have re-opened to all children.

Support and advice:

Milton Keynes Council have produced a document giving advice about support and information that is available for families during the COVID-19 crisis. You can find it here.

Zoom session from MKYIS for parents and carers:

Join Therapeutic Counsellor, Jenny Harknett and Young People's Wellbeing Coach, Antonietta for this one-hour questions and answers session where we aim to answer your questions and share helpful tips and techniques to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.
 
This Q&A session is designed to support parents and carers of children and young people by raising awareness of the factors that influence positive mental health and how we can support them.
We invite you to send your questions to us ahead of the session to toni@mkyis.org.uk
 
Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12.00noon
Cost: £10.00
Location: Zoom -  The link to zoom will be sent upon payment and registration to this session.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/109300153702

Wellbeing:

A day in the life of a parent

A day in the life of a pupil

Mental health support for students and parents

Parent leaflet from MK University Hospital

Self help guides from CAMHS Resources

Safety advice:

Network Rail have produced an important video about train track safety. You can see it here

COVID-19 advice in multiple languages:

To find advice from Doctors of the World for speakers of Albanian, Amharic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese please click here.

Health update form for pupils and staff members:

If you are a parent or a member of staff and need to report an illness while school is closed please fill in the health update form, choosing staff member or pupil on the first page. You can find the link here.

Chaplaincy support:

You can contact members of our Chaplaincy team by email:

Senior Chaplaincy/Pastoral Assistant: Anne Hoskins - Anne.Hoskins@st-pauls.org.uk 

Year 7: Sharon Robinson - Sharon.Robinson@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 8: Yommy Adeyemi - Yommy.Adeyemi@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 9: Kay Klymyszyn - Kay.Klymyszyn@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 10: Sandra Thomas - Sandra.Thomas@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 11: Arianne McIntyre - Arianne.McIntyre@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 12: Jennie Williams - Jennie.Williams@st-pauls.org.uk

Year 13: Andrew Beckett - Andrew.Beckett@st-pauls.org.uk

School Councillor: John Robinson - John.Robinson@st-pauls.org.uk 

Foodbank Xtra:

Please pass the information below onto anyone who might need it:

Milton Keynes Council and MK Food Bank have teamed up to offer more help to local people in crisis.

To Get Help:

Food Bank Xtra is specifically for people who receive benefits, free school meals for their children, who are in severe debt or crisis, are unemployed, homeless, or at risk of homelessness and other similar vulnerable situations.

• Call Food Bank Xtra on 01908 565852 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, to discuss your situation in confidence with experienced staff.

• Visit a Service Centre, where social distancing will be followed:

o Melrose Centre, Bletchley – 9:00am – 11:00am (Mon-Fri)

o Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Oldbrook – 11:00am – 1:00pm (Mon-Fri)

o King's Community Centre, Wolverton – 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Mon-Fri)

o More centres will be added shortly

You will need to bring ID to the Serving Centre for every family member. If someone is collecting on your behalf, they will need to bring your ID. You will also be required to provide evidence of eligibility.

 

 

 

 

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