Covid-19 Absence Guide for Parents
Please use the link below for advice and guidance regarding children being absent from school.
The risk assessment below has been approved by the Governing Body. It will be reviewed regularly and the most recent version uploaded.
Planning for the re-opening of schools - 8th September 2020
Dear Parent / Carers,
We are pleased to be able to welcome all year groups back to school. The staff and Governors feel confident about the measures that we have put in place and see this as a positive step towards a return to normal school life. We welcome the opportunity to resume face to face teaching of the curriculum and the continued development of children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing which is so important and needs to be prioritised, particularly in the first weeks of term.
Please find below the Leeds City Council Risk Assessment which has been adapted to meet the individual circumstances at Guiseley Primary School.
Further information for parents
The link below will provide more information about the full return to school on 8th September 2020. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office on 01943 873359 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to keep this section of the website updated with the most recent documents published by the DfE.
Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of education settings
Updated guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
Coronavirus (COVID 19) advice and information
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
Advice and Support
Self-employment and Universal Credit
Housing / Rent
Money Information Centre / Better Leeds Communities Advice
Provides support for debt, housing and benefit issues.
0113 275 4142
Free School Meals
If you think your child may now be eligible for free school meals, please use the online https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Benefitclaimform.pdf
Local Welfare Support Team
Food provision across Leeds
Otley Food Bank
Based out of Otley Parish Church
07464 974993 and 07881 876696
Email – email@example.com
Leeds Children Social Work Services
Access to social services for support with any significant safeguarding or well-being issues.
Leeds Domestic Violence Service
Support for anyone suffering or witnessing domestic violence
An online support programme for parents and carers that is free to sign up to and has been developed in partnership between the clinical experts from within the NHS and other mental health support services.
They offer specific support programmes around:
• Stress management
• Emotional health and building resilience
• Overcoming sleep difficulties
Safer Leeds - Domestic Violence campaign and messages
Safer Leeds have updated their website to include useful information for victims of Domestic Violence and people delivering services. The link below is for parents and carers to access to access support.
Twitter on @saferleeds and @LCCnews.
The Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that parents can do at home with children to support their early learning. There are many simple ways to help children learn and it does not have to feel like ‘learning’. Having everyday conversations, make-believe play and reading together all make a big difference to children’s development. Parents may also find the BBC’s Tiny Happy People useful. Please use the links below.
Guidance on helping children aged 2 to 4 learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Child Friendly Leeds has a page aimed at parents with guidance, activities and creative ideas for families.