Letters sent home via email
Please see the most recent update from the Headteacher dated Friday 11th March. All further communication from the Headteacher will be via the weekly email sent home every Friday at 16:30.
School COVID Risk Assessment
Please see this link for the summary of the School COVID Risk Assessment March 2021 (updated 14.12.2021 in line with the Omicron Variant and following PLAN B announcement), endorsed by the Full Governing Body.
Remote Learning Guidance
Please see this document for guidance on our remote learning guidance. This covers remote learning during:
- self-isolation while school is fully open
- lockdown where the school is only open for vulnerable and/or children of critical workers.The guide sent to students is also linked within this document.
What should I do if my child is ill (C-19 related or otherwise)?
If your child is unwell and not able to complete work, please let the relevant Student Support know via firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of:
- Years 7&8: Mrs Weight
- Years 9-11: Miss Graham
- Years 12/13: Mrs Wilkins or Mrs Price
Key Stage Support will then be able to let teachers know that students are ill
Well-being support for students
In association with Reading University, Future Learn have launched online training COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression. This course explores practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
What pastoral support is available for my child?
As well as support in school, there are other groups that can offer some support:
- www.kooth.com – Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support
- The Samaritans – Phone 116 123
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 – Some great advice from the BBC
- Information for parents and children (talking to children, managing anxiety): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html – has some useful general principles
- Support for families from Bucks County Council – please see https://careadvice.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/improving-wellbeing/Covid19-Wellbeing/
- Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/
Students can still, of course, email email@example.com if they need support from any of our Amicus ambassadors. Or they can contact their Form Tutors if this is more appropriate.
Safeguarding and child protection – COVID-19 arrangements
The safety and welfare of all children must always be the priority of The Royal Latin School, and the principles within the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2019 and our Child Protection Policy still apply.
Designated Safeguarding Team
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)||Mr Martin Farrellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)||Dr M McCarthyemail@example.com|
|Headteacher if not DSL||Mr David Hudsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (cyber-safeguarding)||Mrs Sally Kayemail@example.com|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Mr Jason Skyrmefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chair of Governors/Trustee||Mr Phil Dartemail@example.com|
|Safeguarding Governor/Trustee||Mr Phil Dart (under review)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
A member of the DSL team will always be available during school hours. The optimal scenario is to have one of the trained DSLs available on site. Where this is not the case one of the trained DSLs will be available to be contacted via phone or online video – for example when working from home.
Where one of the trained DSLs is not on site, in addition to the above, a designated senior member of staff will assume responsibility for co-ordinating safeguarding on site.
The DSL will continue to engage with social workers, and attend all multi-agency meetings, which can be done remotely.
Third-party support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware – for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
- Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers.
For those students who are still accessing computers at school and therefore are online, school will still continue to ensure that the appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place. This is also the case for all school services used remotely.
Supporting those who are bereaved during school closure
In the unfortunate event that someone in your family suffers a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see this link to a document which gives some suggestions on how best support everyone.
Advice on Domestic Abuse
For Government advice and guidance on domestic abuse, please click here If you would like to speak to someone, please call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247
COVID Catch-up Funding
Follow this link for information on COVID Catch-up Funding.