St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

enquiry@st-annes.bham.sch.uk

If you need support or guidance please contact the school on enquiry@st-annes.bham.sch.uk.

Parent Noticeboard

 At Saint Anne's we value the formation that our children get from their parents and the role that the family plays in supporting our work in school. We encourage your  input into the school and aspire to welcome you into the school family.

                                  Parent and Carer View                                                                                                                                          Worried about a child?

                                                                                                                             

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ADVICE AND SUPPORT

Emergency and Ongoing Help for Families (Birmingham Children's Partnership) - As lockdown 3 begins, we want to let you know about the help that is available to all families in Birmingham. There is guidance for the following;

  • Emergency Food Assistance
  • Mental Health Support
  • Financial Help
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Bereavement Support
  • Early Help for Families
  • Contacts if you are worried about a child.

Advice and support for children,families and parents (NSPCC)

Remote learning guidance for parents

Guidance supporting young people's mental health and well being during Covid -19 (DFE)

Keeping children safe online.- The BBC have a website and app called Own It.

The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Guidance letter attached

The latest guidelines on Covid -19 

Letter to Parents - Confirmed case of Covid 19

Please see attached letter

Covid Confirmed Case (1) letter to parents.pdf

Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings: code of practice

Please see a link below from the Department for Education for the document "Keeping Children Safe in out-of-school settings: Code of Practice." The document offers safeguarding guidance for providers of activities, after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings, so you know what to look for from a provider to make sure your child is safe. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-out-of-school-settings-code-of-practice 

PARENTS IN SPORT WEEK 5-11 OCTOBER

Parents in Sport Week 2020 takes place 5 – 11 October. Run by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), Parents in Sport Week aims to highlight the important role parents play in youth sport, from helping to keep children safe, to encouraging them to take part and achieve. Please see the newsletter from the  Aston Villa Safeguarding Team with information with how you can support your child. "Lets Talk About Keeping Children Safe in Sport"newsletter.

sAINT aNNE'S pARENT BRIEFING

Please see the recent Saint Anne's Parent Briefing which contains important information about the School Closure Plan. The document gives details of what the school will do and what you need to do as a parent, if your child's class or the school has to close due to isolation. Saint Anne's Parent School Closure Plan -October

NHS TEST AND TRACE

Today, NHS Test and Trace has launched the NHS COVID-19 app. The app has been launched to help control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It will do this by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action.

The app is available to download on smartphones for anyone aged 16 or over. Please see the "Fact Sheet for Parents" for more information.

Parent Survey

It has been an unusual and unsettling time for children and we want to know how we can help continue to support our families and children with the return to school. It would really help us to do this if you could talk with your child about the following questions in our parent survey and see what you both think about them. You can access the form via the link sent to your email or by following this link:  https://forms.gle/sfM6vKzxVRUkgN8K7 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Social Media:

Keeping Healthy
Please remember to continue making sure the children wash their hands thoroughly and regularly to protect them against the virus.  Follow the link here to see how. Hand Washing Song. If you or your child develop a high temperature or a new continuous cough follow the advice here.


Hand Washing Song - NHS

Families Birmingham Magazine 

We're pleased to be able to share with you the Sep/Oct Families Birmingham Magazine.
It is full of resources and ideas to help you and your family through the autumn term and to keep your children entertained, busy and productive.
You can read the magazine HERE:  https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/fambhamseptoct2020digital?fr=sYzYzMjE5MzAzOTg
We hope you enjoy it! 

Online Information From WM Police


Spam and Fraud


There has been an increase in spam and fraudulent emails in the UK, many of which are using the pandemic to scam individuals and businesses. The National Cyber Security Centre has lots of advice available in one website to help protect businesses and families to keep themselves secure online. www.ncsc.gov.uk


Young People


Our young people are spending a lot more time online during the lockdown, a parent’s guide attached that talks about keeping them safe from bad influences online, and there is more information available at https://www.ltai.info/staying-online/


Virtual Meetings


We are staying together by meeting online instead, but there have been a few occasions where unwanted guests joined in and caused disruption on sites like Zoom. Step-by-step security guidance is attached to keep your meetings safe from uninvited guests.  


 Hate Crime


We hope you won’t need this, but if you do encounter any Hate Crime online or in person then please report it to West Midlands Police as soon as possible. https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/hate-crime


You will find a range of resources for health and well-being here.


Health and Wellbeing Resources


Corona virus (COVID-19- Looking after your feelings and your body


Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during he coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak


Mindfulness tips - Mindfulness Living


General well-being and isolation tips


Exercises you can do at home


COVID-19 Book For Children



The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - and it's available as a FREE download. Please share so it's available to every family who needs it.



 PAUSE MENTAL HEALTH TELEPHONE SERVICE - HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!


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On the 31st March, the DfE updated its advice on the closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers. It now includes more information and resources for keeping children safe online which schools may find useful to share:
Keeping Safe Online


Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)


Internet matters


Parent info


LGfL


Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC) 


Certificates


Thank you for all your help with events and charities that we support


Certificates from SIFA Fireside thanking us for our donation of harvest goods:


        Certificate of Thanks 


A certificate of thanks from the NSPCC for our Number Day fundraising in February:


       NSPCC Number Day Certificate of Thanks


Certificates of thanks Macmillan Cancer Support 


       Macmillan Certificate of Thanks


       Macmillan Certificate of Thanks


A certificate of thanks for our fundraising efforts   Children in Need:


                    Children in Need Certificate


Congratulations from Save the Children on the proceeds collected on our Christmas Jumper Day:


Save the Children Christmas Jumper



There are always ways you can support your child in school.  See below for the list of workshops or events to attend.

                    Cooking                                                         Creative Craft                                   Money Matters                                  

                                    

                                                 

               School Community Events                                                                            School WORKSHOPS 

                       

 

FAMILY LEARNING

Parent Fitness Classes      Employment Workshops    Reading Workshops 
Family Creative Arts               Phonics and early Reading  Cooking Workshops       
Money Sense Workshops   Active Maths Stay and Pray   
Sports Day

 

 Data Protection Law

You may be aware that from 25 May 2018, the rules around Data Protection are changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how personal data can be used and how it must be kept safe. The GDPR also strengthens your rights over your own data.

Saint Anne’s Catholic Primary School has always been committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information about yourselves and your children stays safe, and whilst the GDPR is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes in order to ensure we remain compliant. One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. You can view our Privacy Notices and Policies.

 We seek consent from you for the use of photographs/videos of your children, and as part of our work to comply with the GDPR we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact the school office and ask for a Pupil Consent Form and return the completed form to the school office. If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, please contact us by emailing: dpo@st-annes.bham.sch.uk.

 

Want to know more about?

Use the links to find out more information

By visiting the Childcare Choices website   (external  link) parents will be able to find out if they could get .

Following the sad passing of Miss Fortuin, we understand that some children may have questions about bereavement.

The document below attempts to provide some answers to questions that children may ask, as well as other information about the grieving and mourning processes:

   

If you need help or advice with domestic abuse, forced marriage, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, gang association or young people's relationships the Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) can help.

Helpline: 0808 800 0028
Website: www.bswaid.org

Helping PARENTS KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

 

Online issues

What issues could be affecting your children? 

Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.

Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.                   

 

Links

  • Vodafone Digital Parenting - helps young people to become more confident and resilient online. Get lots of useful information and advice for your family.