We are currently in a very new situation due to the Coronavirus. As always, we are following the latest government advice which can be found by following the link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This will be updated as we have further information available.
Continuity of Curriculum
In order to ensure that there is continuity of curriculum for students during school closures; please follow the guidance below:
- Students should log onto ‘Show my Homework’:
- Lessons will be posted on the platform that student can access at home.
- All students have been emailed their individual log on details for Show My Homework to their school email address. Can I please urge parents to make sure pupils have logged on? The school can be contacted if pupils require any additional information about Show My Homework.
- Where there is no internet availability hard copies of learning resources are available to be collected from the academy.
- It is important that where possible students work in a quiet area and perform between 2hr-3hrs study a day. Routine is important and this time should be set aside each day for study.
- Breaks are vital, so please ensure that your child takes regular breaks from study. A suggested routine might be 30 mins of study followed by 10 mins of break. Breaks support positive meatal health.
- Should your child require the support of their teacher they can be contacted at the email addresses below:
Wellbeing and maintaining a healthy mind and body is very important. In order to support wellbeing the following advice is offered:
- Taking breaks from technology. It can create strain on the eyes, disrupt sleep, overstimulate your brain and normally technology is linked to a lack of movement.
- Spend time with people who support you. Sharing problems with others is very important.
- Eat fresh fruit and vegetables daily. Food helps to build and nourish your body, it provides energy and helps you when you’re not feeling well. Aim for at least 5 portions daily.
- Breathing exercise. Practice breathing slowly into your stomach, through your nose and out slowly to calm down nervousness. Left and right nostril breathing is all good for enhancing these effects.
- Find a creative activity. Finding a way to expressive yourself through your chosen form of art from acting, playing an instrument, art, writing short stories or poems is great for relaxing and spending time away from technology.
- Limit phone time. Social Media can be a very negative environment and hyper filtered which can distort how we see and feel about ourselves. Breaks are a good reminder that social media is a filtered highlight reel, not real life.
- Talk about your problems. They can seem much worse in your head, especially if you don’t talk about them and let them build up. Find someone you can trust.
- Meditation. Close your eyes for a few minutes each day and just focus on breathing. You don’t need to anything else but witness your thoughts and feelings.
- Drink plenty of water. We are over 70% water and dehydration can cause low energy amongst other undesirable symptoms.
- Write your feelings on paper. Keeping a journal, can help ease a troubled mind when you’re not ready to talk about what is bothering you.
Remember that as Lasallians we are committed to social justice. Please remember the vulnerable in your communities and offer what support you can.
Additional Education Resources
Beyond the work set by the academy, below are additional websites with a wide range of support for home learning.
Covid 19 Safeguarding Updates
NHS isolation wellbeing pack
In these challenging times of isolation we recognise that you may be feeling low, restless and lonely. The NHS have developed this pack to support you during these times and want you to know that they are holding you in their thoughts in these difficult times. The pack can be used daily or when you experience a dip in your mood, are bored or frustrated. One of the most powerful tools we have is to work with the now and resist the opportunity to look too far ahead. We know that’s easier said than done.
A free, safe online counselling service for young people.
Supporting children and young peoples mental health during the covid 19 outbreak
Hub of Hope App
The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.
The following BBC article highlights the lack of ‘end to end encryption’:
If you are going use ‘Zoom’ or any other online video meeting/conference software then please ensure that the correct security settings/controls are in place to minimise the risk of infiltration.
However, be aware these programmes are being hacked regardless of the clear efforts made by the end user.
Below is an article specifically relating to Zoom to prevent “zoombombing” which offers some tips to help prevent hacking:
Shout Crisis Support
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.
Parenting Through Covid -19 Blog
Liverpool City Council’s Early Help team have produced a blog that includes resources and information in many areas for parents. The blog can be located herehttps://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/parenting-through-covid-19/.
The blog covers the following areas;
- Local Organisation Support - CAMHS
- Top Tips
- Parenting Guides
- Pregnant or New Mums
- Home Learning
- Museums and Places to visit online
- Make Time for play
- Ideas for Playing Together
- Six ways to maintain a routine
- Managing your own Wellbeing
- Employment Opportunities
Parenting Through Covid Services Information Page
Liverpool’s Early Help Directory website have created the page “Parenting through Covid”, which highlights what services are being offered and any changes to referral processes where applicable. Please click on the link below to access it:
If you are facing any particular difficulties relating to your sons education or welfare at this time please leave a message on the dedicated DLSA helpline: 0151 545 2100 or email