Child and Family Support
It's normal for every family to need a little extra help from time to time. Our staff team will be able to offer support or will help you to find the help you need in partnership with other professionals working in our community. We are lucky to have a strong partnership with the Children's Centre, Health visitor and Health Centre here in Haltwhistle. Many problems can be resolved with help from your child's class teacher or support assistant.
More specialist support is available from Mrs Sayer, our Child and Family Support Officer and the Family Support Workers at the Children's Centre. Mrs Sayer can be reached Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am to 4:00 pm via the school telephone number 01434 320467 and entering 0607 when prompted for an extension number.
If you need to access support, please complete this form and we will arrange for the most appropriate person to make contact with you.
What to do if you or your child is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus
Before arriving at school, please check that your child or any other family members are not showing any signs of Coronavirus. The symptoms are:
- A temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher
- A consistent cough
- Changes in smell or taste
If any of these symptoms are present, please DO NOT attend school. If you are not sure whether your child should attend, please call 111 or go to NHS 111 online before arriving at school.
If your child or anyone living with your child has symptoms, you must all stay at home until a Coronavirus test is completed. This can be arranged by ringing 119 or at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
The test can be taken
- At a drive in centre,
- With a home test kit, or
- Someone will come to your home to administer the test.
If you have difficulty accessing a test, we can help you access one, please phone us at school.
You and your child must remain at home until the test results are available. These will then need to be shown to school before your child returns.
If you decide to use a home test kit, the following video explains the procedure you will need to follow.
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
To support the transition back to education, staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling: Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Self isolation following a holiday
You are required to self isolate for 14 days if you have travelled to any country which is not on the safe travel list. Please inform school as soon as possible. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/
Be A Champion
Our Be A Champion app develops pupils health and well-being through mentoring and support to develop the 4 health life habits of positive mindset, good sleep, healthy eating and physical activity. The app can be downloaded on Google play and apple store. A paper version is also available on request. There are super prizes, such as a fitness app, which can be awarded once good habits are established. Pupil codes are available from your child's class teacher.