COVID-19

Our academy is currently open to all students, unless they are unwell and/or showing one or more of the following coronavirus symptoms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Please refer to our quick reference guide to pupil absence in relation to Covid-19 for more information and if you have any queries do get in touch with the academy office.

You can also visit Thurrock Council for Covid-19 information and get help and advice from the Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action Contact Centre website or by calling 01375 511 002.

Our Headteacher Collette Hunnisett features in this information film from Thurrock Council on what to expect when returning to school, helping parents/carers and young people prepare and keep safe.

Mental Health Support

Public Health England’s Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

Tips include:

  1. Be there to listen
    Ask the children and young people you look after how they are doing regularly so they get used to speaking about their feelings.
  2. Stay involved in their life
    Show interest in their life and the things that are important to them.
  3. Support positive routines
    Be a positive role model and support positive behaviours including regular bedtime routines, healthy eating and getting active.
  4. Encourage their interests
    Being active, creative, learning things and being a part of a team are all good for mental health. Support children and young people to explore their interests.
  5. Take what they say seriously
    Help the children and young people you look after feel valued in what they say and help them work through difficult emotions.