Student support during the Coronavirus Pandemic
We are tremendously proud of how our students have adapted to the current situation and reiterate that safety and wellbeing remains a top priority for everyone at St. Olave’s Grammar School.
Students are reminded that their Form tutors and the pastoral team are still able to provide pastoral support and should be their first point of contact for non-subject specific concerns. Contact details are available via the links below - Please remember to include your full name and form group to ensure the message reaches the intended recipient.
In addition to the pastoral support structures common to all year groups (of Form Tutor, Head of Year and Assistant Headteacher), the School has other avenues of pastoral support. The School's Chaplain, School Counsellor, and Safeguarding Team can offer additional support and advice for students facing a range of difficulties.
Pupils needing to contact staff with regard subject specific queries can do so here:
Pupils needing to contact the Pastoral Team can do so here:
Making use of Covid-19 Catch-up Premium to support Pupils 2020-2021
In response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on schools and other education settings, in particular the loss of teaching time caused by nationally-enforced school closures, the government announced a £1bn package of funding.
The following document sets out how the additional funding will be used to support our pupils. This is a dynamic document and will be updated during the academic year, when the needs of those requiring additional assistance have been reviewed.
Students need to ensure they have continued access to the school systems and Microsoft Office 365. Their school password will allow them to access all the Microsoft Office 365 apps, including OneDrive, OneNote, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more.
Any students having difficulties with their login credentials/password, should consult the following link:
Password Reset Guide (expired passwords)If this does not help to resolve the issue please phone or email School Reception who will be able to refer them to our on site IT Support company 'XMA' for assistance:
Top tips for Students:
- Tips for staying mentally healthy during isolation
- Tips for working remotely
- Protocols for remote working from the Computing Dept.
- Top tips for remote working
Free Support Course for Parents/Carers
As the lockdown takes hold once more, we have been made aware of a free support course, which we can share with parents and guardians. The content of this course covers tips and tricks for parents to direct, inspire and feel in control of a child's learning at home. The course can be found by following this link: https://www.guideeducation.co.uk/parentsupport.
In addition to the general Childline helpline mentioned above and on our Safeguarding page, The Education Matters Website contains further advice and support, which can be accessed via the following links:
Guidance around “if you’re feeling unsafe in the home” what the different things you can do: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family-relationships/domestic-abuse/#unsafe
NSCPP page about the Coronavirus and Keeping Children Safe from abuse: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/coronavirus-abuse-neglect-vulnerable-children/
NSPCC Page about Coronavirus and supporting Families:https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
Childline "Get support" page – offers advice on different ways support can be access through a call, one-to-one counselling and sending emails, if you are struggling: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/
Young Minds page - offering advice about “what to do if your anxious about the coronavirus”: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
The NHS approved list of Apps for mental health support: These Apps are digital tools that have been assessed by the NHS. This means they meet the NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility and has a supportive evidence base.
"Kooth" website - offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people: https://www.kooth.com/
"Anna Freud" website – offers Self Care guidance: https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
“I CAN” website, that helps children to communicate: https://ican.org.uk/news/
The NHS Website offers advice for: 5 steps to improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing during lockdown
Don't forget to access your MOODLE courses as appropriate and use your Office 365 Teams and school emails accounts.