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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

Government and health advice

Please do not contact the school for advice that is set out by the government. Below are a range of links to key document/announcements that contain the latest government and health advice.

Managing Mental Health & Wellbeing at Home

Click on the images to access these resources from SHARE Project (Schools Health and Resilience Education).

These ‘Managing Mental Health & Wellbeing at home’ resources are aimed at students, staff and parents. They include activities exploring self-care and helpful advice to support wellbeing and good mental health at home.

In addition, you will find their Emotion Coaching Booklets for parents and staff, for those who want to know more about supporting young people’s emotions.

Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Home - Booklet Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Home- PowerPoint Emotion Coaching Guide for Parents

School closure information

There is a document called “Closure of Educational Settings: Information for Parents and Carers” and this can be accessed by following the link below:

Closure of Educational Settings: Information for Parents and Carers

Guidance for households with symptoms

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Guidance to protect yourself, your family and the spread of the virus

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. Watch this short NHS video for guidance: https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Government latest data can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

DfE updates on covid-19

Updates on covid-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for those travelling or living oversea:



Latest DfE information:



Guidance for talking with children about covid-19

If children are confused or concerned by the news surrounding the Coronavirus at the moment, this PDF and video offer some clear explanations that may help to explain the virus to younger children.

Somerset and North Somerset Education Psychology have pulled together resources and information which can help parents and schools talk to children about the current situation with Covid-19. Visit the SSE website to find out more: http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Services/3242



Guidance to Support Home Learning

See our remote learning information for each year group.

Web-based parenting workshops: Web-based parenting programmes

Guidance for safeguarding and vulnerable children

Below are some useful links from the NSPCC.

What children are saying to Childline about coronavirus

Coronavirus: safeguarding and child protection

Coronavirus (COVID-19), lockdown and separated parents
Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities

Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families

The NSPCC helpline has received �1.6 million in government funding to help people report concerns about vulnerable children. The NSPCC Helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email, at help@nspcc.org.uk, or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends.