Coronavirus School Closure

Please ensure you read the information on the homepage before reading the following:

 

Free School Meal Updates – Eligible Families Only

UPDATE 2/4/20 –

Your child may be entitled to free school meals whilst the school is closed if you receive any of the following:

o   Income Support

o   income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

o   income-related Employment and Support Allowance

o   support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

o   the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

o   Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

o   Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

o   Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you meet any of these criteria and are not already claiming free school meals please make an application to Newham via this linkhttps://newham-self.achieveservice.com/service/Application_for_Free_School_Meals

Please also email the school at info@maryland.newham.sch.uk to notify us of your application or if you require assistance with the application process. 

We are receiving regular updates from the local authority. They will be sending out an update to parents and as soon as we receive this we will forward to you. The DfE will also be issuing guidance on school opening and as soon as we have received this, we will be sharing this with you.

 

Support for vulnerable families – contacts

The local authority has published a list of places such as food banks offering supporting for vulnerable families. Please see this document for more details. COVID-19 Support for Newham Families

 

Wellbeing Resources

 

 

Links and downloads

Staff & Governors

*The UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations:

https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/

*Wellbeing Apps and Websites PDF

*Tips and advice for managing stress

Parents & Carers

*DFE Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

*Wellbeing Apps and Websites PDF

*Tips and advice for managing stress

*NSPCC positive parenting guidance

Pupils

*Picture story of covid 19

*Childline – advice for children – telephone number  0800 1111

*Emotional Coaching Steps

 

Home Learning – updates

We have set all pupils learning to complete at home. Please see this letter with details of work to complete. Coronavirus homework

Here are some ideas for activities for Nursery pupils. Nursery home learning ideas

 Any additional home learning content will be uploaded here home-learning updates

If you have trouble logging in to Google Classroom or Twinkl take a look at our video tutorials: