North East Counselling Services have funding to provide counselling free of charge to people who live in South Tyneside whose mental health has been impacted by Corona Virus. Funding is limited but can deliver support to around 50 people by Zoom or telephone.
To access counselling people can be referred in by their GP, make a self-referral by visiting the website www.necounselling.org.uk or calling the office on 0191 4661314. Please mention South Tyneside Corona Counselling to access the counselling free.
We have been developing our home digital provision in accordance with the Department for Education’s instructions, to ensure pupils can access a full curriculum, should there be any further Coronavirus based disruption to your child’s education.
We hope that there will be no repeat of the national closure of schools and we dearly hope that we do not have to close part or all of our school because of a localised Coronavirus infection. However, the DfE says we should plan ahead and ensure that pupils and families can access the best quality remote curriculum we can offer.
We have been working hard to create a robust Remote Learning Plan. We have been supported by the Local Authority to set up ‘virtual’ classrooms using Google Classroom. Google Classroom is central to our Remote Learning Plan.
When a child or a parent logs on to Google Classroom, in order to access any of the resources, you will see the names of the children in your child’s class. We have checked with the Information Commissioner’s Office and they agree with us that whilst this sharing of names is unavoidable, it is both reasonable and proportionate to do so in order to have a robust remote digital offer. This is essential in order that children can access these valuable resources during a school closure.
Dunn Street School
Please could you return all Dunn Street ICT data collection forms as soon as possible.
We would like to bring to your attention the “ThinkuKnow” education programme from the NCA-CEOP.
This is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
In the current climate, with children spending increasing amounts of time online during home schooling, Northumbria Police would like to highlight this programme on online safety which they believe you will find useful for protecting your children if included as part of their home learning package.
There are resources on the website targeted at different age groups. Parents/Carers and teachers could use the resource to assist as part of their learning. It would hopefully help keep them safe.
Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps in several countries including the UK amid restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus. It has been rumoured that several people over Twitter have posted screenshots that have claimed they were locked out of applications like Netflix, Spotify and even bank accounts after they downloaded Houseparty. Please be aware when downloading APPs and make sure they have strong passwords.
The company issued a statement denying those allegations.
“We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts,” a spokesperson for Epic Games said.
“As a general rule, we suggest all users choose strong passwords when creating online accounts on any platform.”
Thank you to everyone who came to the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) meeting for Year 4 pupils last week. As discussed, all pupils in Year 4 will be completing a Multiplication Check of 25 questions (which will take no longer than five minutes) to be undertaken within a three-week period in June. This will be the first time schools across England, including Dunn Street, have all participated.
Guidance and further information we sent out on Thursday 27.02.20, can be found here:
In order to help support your child’s learning, please encourage them to log on regularly to Times Table Rockstars (TTRockstars) at home.
For all parents struggling to access the Teacher Your Monster, please see the link below:
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