Online help for Parents:
There is now a new package of support and advice for parents relating to child mental health and also wider issues including online risk taking behaviour. The website has been produced by MindED for families and is supported by the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition.
Please click on the icon below for more information.
If you have concerns about the mental and emotional health of your child, support is available from the Kirklees branch of CAMHs, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Please click on the icon below for more information.
In the autumn term 2016, every class will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our PSHCE lessons. During these discussions we will aim to teach the children pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse. (We will not use this term with the children).
PANTS stands for:
• Privates are private
• Always remember your body belongs to you
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help
The lessons will introduce a range of activites, all delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate.
• “appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching
• your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
• who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with our school, more information including a video can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule or simply click the NSPCC Pants icon above. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Anti-bullying week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. the them thsi year is 'Power for Good'. This year's campaign educates the children on the differences between being rude, mean and bullying. We are also encouraging the children to think of ways in which they can show kindness and respect towards one another.