Bassetts Farm Primary School

A love of learning for life

St John’s Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4GB

01395 275968

admin@bassetts-farm.devon.sch.uk

Coronavirus Support Page

These are difficult times for everybody - but there are small things that we can do to help each feel better and support each other through these times. Below are a collection of websites that can offer useful ideas/ tips or places to go for extra advice.

Free School Meals?

If you think you may entitled to Free School Meals, contact the school via email and then we will ring you to get the details we need. If eligible, you will receive a £15 for each child each week during school closure time. 

Alternatively you can check through this website portal:
https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/

 

   

 

A book to read with your children to help explain. 

This book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is designed for children to help them understand what coronavirus is, what is happening and why, how to stay safe and also talks about the feelings they may have. 

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Public Health England have produced some guidance for parents and carers on how to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. There are some useful tips. Click on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

Mental Health and wellbeing support for children and young people during coronavirus

 CAMHS are offering additional crisis support during coronavirus. If a child or young person (under 18) is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 24/7. Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours. Callers will speak to a call handler, their call will be forwarded to a voicemail service and their message will be returned within one hour.

 

 

Online Safety

School closures 2020:
Throughout the school shutdown period you could use the resources here for support and advice on E-Safety. There are also some videos, activities and tips for children there too.

 

Importance of play

Please see the link below which is about supporting children through play and how important it is for children to play during this difficult time, no matter what 'play' may look like. 

https://www.playfulchildhoods.wales/Blog/supporting-childrens-well-being-through-play