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Covid-19 : Key Information

Key Information for St Angela's Students and Families

Student Work
All student work is being set on Google Classroom, students can log in here.

Key Worker Childcare and Urgent Help
If you need to make contact the school please email: office@stangelas-ursuline.co.uk
Or call: 0208 472 6022

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Andrea Harvey: andrea.harvey@stangelas-ursuline.co.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Tina Chavda tina.chavda@stangelas-ursuline.co.uk


Resources and Key Information

Below is a range of information and online resources that we hope you will find helpful. 

Free School Meal Information

All families registered as Free School Meals have been registered for the  government voucher scheme.  Please email the school office directly should you have any query.
office@stangelas-ursuline.co.uk

Mass 

Churches are closed and there is no public Mass at the moment due to Covid-19. However here are some links to Mass being streamed online.

Sunday Mass
St Anthony's in Forest Gate
Sunday Mass at 10.00am every Sunday from St Anthony’s in Forest Gate
Follow on YouTube (you can also follow the parish on Twitter for Fr John Jesus’ Joke of the Day!)

Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham
Sunday Mass at 10.00am every Sunday from the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham as well as daily sermons and reflections from Fr James.
Watch an introduction video on YouTube that contains all the necessary social links.

Daily Mass
Fr Dominic is streaming Mass every day at 10.30am from Walsingham House @ Abbotswick 
Follow on Instagram

Brentwood Diocese
Click here to see a full list from Brentwood Diocese

Faith In Isolation
Faith in Isolation is a platform created to spiritually nourish those isolated from their faith practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mass For Migrants 
Each year, near to the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the migrant communities of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster Dioceses gather for a Mass that is full of song, vibrant energy and great joy.

It will be celebrated this year by Livestream Mass at 10.30am on Saturday 2nd May.

You will find links to the live stream Mass on the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service website or on the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service YouTube channel.

The Institute For Catholic Liberal Education
Prayer, practical ideas and lots of tips and resources for helping to educate your children at home:
https://catholicliberaleducation.org/schoolhome/

Bereavement Support

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

During the global coronavirus pandemic we are facing a tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances.

Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Those who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected.

Below are some resources and websites:

NHS 
Click here to read the NHS information on dealing with grief after bereavement and loss.

Cruse Bereavement Care www.cruse.org.uk
Providing support and advice for those who are affected by bereavement.
T: 0808 808 1677

St Angela's School are thinking of you.

Key Advice For Students

If you’re feeling anxious, concerned or unsafe and want to talk to an adult about how you’re feeling, please have a look at these useful links to websites and resources and then contact us.

Kooth  www.kooth.com
Kooth is a free, safe counselling and emotional wellbeing online support service for young people. It can be accessed through your mobile phone, tablet and desktop.
How to sign up to Kooth

Childline www.childline.org
Call 0800 1111
You can contact Childline about anything, whatever your worry. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people. You can find out more about the services and resources available by visiting their website.

Samaritans www.samaritans.org
You can call the samaritans free on 116 123

BBC Newsround 
Below are some links to BBC Newsround articles and advice:
How to cope when you can't go to school because of coronavirus
Advice if you're worried about the coronavirus

Calm Zone
A toolkbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games that can help children feel calm in a period of disruption from Childline.

Self Care
Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health.
In this online article the Anna Freud Centre share some practical tips:
https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

NHS Mental Health Apps
A range of free apps available from the NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Key Advice For Parents & Carers

Food Issues

Newham Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Tel: 020 7474 3060
Email: admin@newham.foodbank.org.uk
Call or email to get a voucher first – locations in Manor Park, East Ham, Beckton, Plaistow, Royal Docks

Churches Foodbank
Website: www.churchesfoodbank.org.uk
A referral is needed from school, advice centre or GP

Housing and Financial Issues

Citizens Advice Bureau
107-109 The Grove, Stratford, E15 1HP
Tel: 0208 5256379
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Community Links – Financial Benefits and Support
105 Barking Road, Canning Town, E16 4HQ
Tel: 0207 4732270 (Appointment needed)

Newham Council Resources

A full directory of services for Newham families can be accessed by clicking here

Covid 19 Updates from Newham can be accessed by clicking here.

Click on the links below to download a PDF about the following: 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Factsheet

Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Money Management and Financial Hardship

Top Tips For Managing Your Money

The Newham Recorder Support Listing also has updated links and resources for Newham.

Online Safety 

Child Online Safety During Lockdown: Where To Report
With children spending more time on the internet during lockdown, it's more important than ever to know the best reporting and support routes, should you be worried about something online.

Click here to read an article from Parent Info which has lots of information about reporting, advice and support services available for children and their families.

Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency. Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe online, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child safe while they are learning, staying in touch with family and friends, and having fun online.

Click here to read their parents help sheet

Thinkuknow : home activity packs
Below are links to the Think u know activity packs. They have created activities to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home. 

Home activity packs for 11+
Home activity packs for 14+

 

Parent resource hub | A go-to hub of online safety resources for parents
Click here to visit a parent resource hub with interactive mobile-friendly guides to help keep your child safe on popular devices​​​​​​​.

Home Learning Resources
Please click here to visit our Home Learning Resources page. Where we have put together a range of information to support learning at home.