COVID-19 Updates; Important Information for pupils and staff returning to school.
Guidance was issued for reopening in September, please click here or check ParentMail.
The latest Risk Assessment documentation (January 2022) is now available to be downloaded here. A separate document has been issued for the mock exam period, this can be viewed here. In addition, various addendums to policies have been put in place during the COVID period - these can be viewed here.
Reference Appendices may be requested from the school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
For a more exhaustive list of support available, please click here. If you are immediately concerned about your child's mental health/safety while they are at home with you please contact the following numbers:
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
0300 555 147
If your child has had a referral to this service they may be able to offer support.
Mental Health Crisis Line
0300 555 1000
If you are worried about your own, or your child's mental health, this is a number you can call and they will signpost you to the best place to go.
To get information about symptoms, a nurse will contact you if needed.
0300 300 1570 (Option 4)
This access and assessment service is for adults aged 18 and over needing community mental health services in the London borough of Waltham Forest. They provide an initial mental health assessment.
020 8496 2310
If you feel that you need help caring for your child, or if you are concerned about the welfare or safety of a child you will need to contact Children's Social Care Services. The way that you do this is the same for disabled and non-disabled children.
You may also contact your GP if you are worried about your, or your child's, physical or mental health.
* Our thanks to Megan Frogley of Frederick Bremer for some of the content.