Prolonged school closure due to Coronavirus Covid-19
Guidance for Pupils and Parents
During the closure of the school due to CoronaVirus, we will still be providing online work for all pupils during their normal lesson times. This will be done in the following way:
All work will be mainly set on Google Classroom. The tutorial on the school website will show you how to access this area.
This work will need to be completed during the normal class time. In other words, if you have science Lesson 2 on a Monday then this is when the Google Classroom work will be set and available. You should finish it and submit it during the lesson time.
All work will be marked and feedback will be given from staff. This will be returned via Classroom so that you can correct any errors
Pupils who do not have access to online materials
If you do not have access to a device or the internet to do work on, then printed material is available. The school will be staffing the reception desk, and you will be able to come to reception and be given a Chromebook with which to print out any workset/material you need from your google classroom.
Year 11 specific provision and any Yr 9 and 10 summer examination classes
Please follow the same instructions above where you will find your GCSE work.
Once per week there will be a ‘Google Meet’ revision session held by departments for Year 11 and Year 10 or Year 9 exam students. This will provide an opportunity for pupils to ask any questions and to listen to some key revision points: The time for these will be as follows:
|10-11am||Year 11 Welsh||Year 9 English||
Year 11 French
Year 11 History
Year 11 Business
Year 11 ICT
Year 11 Music/
Year 9 Health and Social care
Year 11 Art
|Year 11 English||Year 10 English|
|12-1pm||Year 11 PE||Year 11 Media Studies||Year 11 PE|
|1-2pm||Year 11 Product Design|
|2-3pm||Year 11 Science|
Please see below a list of general revision sites for subjects:
Resources to support remote learning:-
Biology - https://www.kayscience.com/
Science -- https://cogscisci.wordpress.com/resources/
Physics - https://www.gcsephysicsonline.com/
http://www.khan academy.org (Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the US grade system but it’s mostly common material.)
http://www.prodigygame.com (Is in US grades, but good for UK primary age.)
http://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find (British Council-Resources for English language learning)
https://www.shmoop.com/ (great for those of you taking Literature exams)
http://bighistoryproject.com/home (Big History Project- Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities
http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (National Geographic Kids-Activities and quizzes)
Pupils who need wellbeing support/ guidance
The House Support Officers/Managers and the Safeguarding Team will operate online wellbeing support/guidance during the school week. During this time they will monitor emails and will respond within 24 hours.
The email addresses for staff are below,
please add the name to @easternhigh.org.uk: eg: email@example.com
|Ty Coch - chawkins||All Houses - lgriffiths|
|Ty Glas - jhamber||All Houses - gbishop|
|Ty Gwrydd - nharrop/rlemos||All Houses - lraynor|
|Ty Melyn - cirwin||All Houses - cphillips|
|All Houses - scowan|
Parental Support & Updates during School Closure
The Senior Leadership Team will operate an online support drop in during school week from 11 - 1. They will monitor and respond to emails from parents needing support/guidance. If you request a call back a member of the Senior Leadership Team will be in touch during this time info @easternhigh.org.uk
There are also websites and online support from other agencies to support pupils with their emotional and mental health which can be found at:
Kooth (online support for young people) - https://www.kooth.com/
Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/ Tel. 0800 1111
Samaritans Cymru– Free 24-hour helpline for anyone in emotional distress or thinking of suicide. They offer a safe place to talk at any time. They will look at your options, understand your problems and be there to listen. You don’t have to share your personal details. Call: 116 123 (24 hours a day 7 days a week). Welsh line: 0808 164 0123 (Varying times during the week).
Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/ YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. Text support.
NHS Moodzone - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
Meddwl.org – A place where you can get support, learn about different mental health disorders, read about the experiences of others and get information on where to get support – all through the medium of Welsh. The aim is to make it easier to find Welsh language mental health information by bringing everything together in one place.
Kidscape – Advice and help for young people about bullying. https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-bullying/
Bullying UK – Advice about bullying https://www.bullying.co.uk/
Heads Above The Waves – Raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people, promoting creative and positive ways of dealing with the bad days. They have some positive coping techniques to share and feature other people’s stories to show that you’re not alone. They also have specific advice about lots of different things from coming out as LGTBQ+ to Surviving School to Telling Someone That You Self-Harm.
TESS (TEXT AND EMAIL SUPPORT SERVICE)
For women and girls affected by self-harm
Text: 07537 432444 (standard call charge applies)
Service open 7pm to 9.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Or www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk and Click GET SUPPORT for email and online chat
Or Tel: 0808 8008088 (FREE on landlines and most mobile networks)