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Castle Hill High School

Covid information

The aim of this page is to direct you to information and resources, both on this website and beyond, that will support and inform you during the school closure. 

News updates

Any updates regarding school's response to the coronavirus emergency will be posted on the 'News listing' page in the 'News' section of this website. 

Updates

Free school meals

Parents who are entitled to free school meals should now be receiving a weekly e-Voucher, which can be used at Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose or M&S direct to their phone. The scheme is run by a company called Edenred on behalf of the Department for Education, our only involvement is in providing parents' email addresses. If you have any problems take a look at this helpsheet:

Free school meals FAQs

Year 11 Exams 

Details of how GCSE grades will be awarded this summer can be found here:

GCSEs

Stockport update

The following page has been created to give you one place to access all the latest news, guidance and advice from Stockport Council, our health partners, PACTS

Stockport update

Stockport Clinical Health Team have also created a letter that parents can carry with them to explain why their child may not be able to fully follow lockdown restrictions. If you would like this letter, contact your GP and request the' letter to support exercise in the learning difficulty community' and the letter will be sent to you.

Helplines

The ‘COVID-19 Stockport Community Helpline’ will help people most in need ie. who do not have friends or family to support them, to access key services that will help keep them safe and well. Call 0161 217 6046, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

SHOUT is a mental health service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text GMStockport to 85258

Stockport Health Visiting and School Nursing service have launched an advice line which is available 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday on: 0161 835 6789

Further details here:

Advice line

The following document has details of some of the local services available to support Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Show My Homework

We are setting work via Show My Homework. If you click on the 'Quick links' tab to the left of this page there's a link to Show My Homework. You'll then need your log-in details. If you forget these then let your child's form teacher know. It's easier for most students to access work on Show My Homework if parents log in and find it for them. 

Other learning resources on this website

There are two very useful pages in the 'Students' section of this website.

The 'Homework' page has links to useful educational websites recommended by our subject leaders, grouped by subject: 

Homework

The 'Fun Stuff' page has a variety of educational games and fun websites:

Fun Stuff

Other learning resources 

Please note that these have been recommended to us, but we've not necessarily checked them over, please take a look at them yourselves before using them with your child.

If you haven't got word, excel or powerpoint on your computer or tablet then you can sign up to Google Drive which lest you access these free of charge. Mrs Atherton has prepared a help sheet explaining how to do sign up:

Google Drive helpsheet

The Department for Education have produced a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites offer a range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. 

DfE recommended websites

Twinkl is a website that's packed with resources grouped by age and subject. You usually need to subscribe to access it, but during the school closure they have opened up their resources to parents and schools and made it password free.

Twinkl

BBC are providing daily lessons for all ages via iPlayer (search fro Bitesize) and the following link:

BBC Bitesize lessons

 Joe Wicks will be doing a live 30-minute workout for young people every weekday morning at 9.00am on his YouTube channel. 

PE with Joe

TES has put together a variety of teacher-produced free resources for all ages.

TES

The Literacy Shed has lots of video stimuli with suggested writing activities.

The Literacy Shed

Carol Voredeman has made her online maths course free for the duration of school closures (normally £2 a week). 

The Maths Factor

Phonics Play are also offering free access to parents during the school closure. Use the username: march20 and password: home

Phonics Play

White Rose Maths has home learning activities and includes videos showing how to do tasks.

White Rose Maths

A website called eParenting has 50 free revision resources for KS3 and KS4.

eParenting 

Ever fancied learning British Sign Language? British Sign UK provide an online course and during the school closure they're offering this free to under-18s and at a reduced price of £10 to key workers. This might be fun to do as a family.

BSL course

Resources provided by our Educational Psychology, OT and SaLT teams

Our Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy teams have recommended the following resources:

The first five resources have been produced to use with children who may be anxious about returning to school and what school will be like when it reopens:

My first day back at school

Back to School social story

Environment Symbols

Understanding Social Distancing

Weekly Timeline school - home

The resources below have been prepared to help with lockdown issues generally:

Letter from SaLT outlining support available

Coping with Coronavirus and isolation

Keeping calm and supportive parenting 

Expressing and managing emotions

Letter from OT team

OT work pack

Hand washing

Visual timeline guide and resources

Resources for autistic people and families

Sensory Circuits at home

Social stories and how to use them'Feeling anxious about coronavirus' social story

'Pandemics and the Coronavirus' social story

'Why do I need to stay at home?' social story

'Why I need to stay at home' social story book

'Coronavirus' talking mat

Managing anxiety

The OT team have also produce a few helpful videos:

Sensory Circuits at Home

Activities for Fine Motor Skills & Sensory Input

Socks, Shoes & Laces

You can contact our OT and SaLT teams during the closure by email :

Kate Clarke-Sullivan (SaLT): Kate.Sullivan@togethertrust.org.uk

Rachel Peek (OT): Rachel.Peek@togethertrust.org.uk