School Closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 – Safeguarding and Key information

School Closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 – Safeguarding and Key information
Posted On: March 21, 2020 3:01 pm

The school will be closed to the majority of our students from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.  Whilst we are open to the students who we have identified as vulnerable or children of key workers, the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If, where possible children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Follow this link to read more about what you can and cannot do

Contacting the school 

If you need to contact the school during this period of closure – we advise, that due to very limited numbers of staff not to telephone the main number, but the best way to contact us is via email  mail@becketonline.co.uk

Updates and news from the CEO of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust can be found by following this link –  https://www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/latest-news/our-news

Safeguarding contact whilst the school is temporarily closed

During this time of closure, if you think a child is at risk of abuse or you have a safeguarding concern, please report this directly to your local authority safeguarding team.

The Becket School and the Trust’s Designated Safeguarding Lead will be contactable during school hours 9:00am until 3pm  Monday – Friday.

Barbara Nicholls DSL for The Becket School b.nicholls@becketonline.co.uk  Tel: 07597 601 163

Moira Dales Lead DSL for the Trust m.dales@ololcatholicmat.co.uk Tel: 07852 133 114.

James McGeachie Trust CEO: j.mcgeachie@ololcatholicmat.co.uk Tel: 07805 631 202

If you are a Nottinghamshire county resident please call the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub immediately on 0300 500 80 80 during working hours or call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546 out of working hours.

If you are a Nottingham city resident please call Children and Families direct on 0115 876 4800

In an emergency call 999 and to report a crime call 101.

It is important to ensure pupils use the internet responsibly and safely, with this in mind, please see below some useful resource’s about internet safety :

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/esafety-leaflets-resources/#age_guide

Internet-matters-Parent-Age-Guides-11-13

Internet-matters-Parent-Age-Guides-14

Internet-Matters-Secondary-School-Guide-A4

Please click the link to our safeguarding page on our website for more information  https://www.becketonline.co.uk/parent-information/safeguarding-team-2/

Andrew Hall, Safeguarding consultant, has recommended the following resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)

The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:

·         Talking to a child worried about coronavirus

·         Parents working from home

·         Children staying home alone

·         Lockdown and separated parents

·         How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour

Students Guide on Provision of workThe advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

A guide to support students with accessing work provision has been emailed to all parents/carers and we have also included a link to this guide below:

https://www.becketonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Student-at-home-guide-on-Provision-of-work-19.03.20-Final.pdf

Free schools meals and Post 16 Bursary

We will be providing meals or vouchers for those who are in receipt of free school meals and making weekly payments to those receiving the Post 16 bursary.