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**coronavirus - update - 30 Mar 2020***


Safeguarding during Coronavirus – update 30.03.2020

The Hollies PRU are committed to maintaining safeguarding contact and support throughout the current crisis and have put many measures in place alongside guidance from the Government, Headteacher associations the local authority.

It is important to note that the principles in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and this guidance continue to apply, as does current advice contained in the school’s safeguarding policy unless otherwise amended here.

The most important message in the current circumstance is:

STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS. SAVE LIVES.

When schools were told to close on March 23rd to all but a few children who were considered vulnerable or were children of Keyworkers, the school put in place:

A risk assessed grouping system so that we could manage some pupils on site. Regular safeguarding phone calls/emails to parents and carers. Safe & Well visits on the most vulnerable pupils who were not in school. A tracking system in school which monitors who has received calls and a procedure to escalate where no contact was made. All pupils who are eligible to free school meals to receive a ASDA voucher.

Following the Prime Minister’s Statement where effectively he announced a “lockdown” period of 3 weeks for the country we revised our safeguarding plans. We have advised against all but absolutely essential pupils being on school premises in order to reduce the spread of the virus. We drew up a new raft of safeguarding measures.

We continue to track contacts made, and to escalate if pupil/ staff contact has not been made. Update parents and carers of any new information or guidance by phone, school e-mail, school web-site or text. Update Social Workers of any concerns.

All pupils have been sent home which are hard copies. All pupils have also been issued with a MyMaths log in. Further work will be provided after the Easter break if the school remains the same.

If any parent/carers wish to speak to the office, they can do so by calling 01785 241784 or email office@holliesschool.staffs.sch.uk

Helpline and support agencies contact details are all on the school website, See Coronavirus Info tab at the top of the page.


For further information from the Government on the closure of educational settings, please click on the link below:

information for parents and carers - GOV.UK

School Closure Letter 19 March 2020.pdf


Advice for pupils regarding the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) if it is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed. Please select the link :

Young Minds Coronavirus advice page


Food Bank information - please select the links below.

Stafford Connects - Food Bank information

Food Banks & Soup Kitchens in Wolverhampton - MAP

Food Banks & Soup Kitchens in Wolverhampton - Address and Contact details


Useful Links

These resources are aimed more at helping children understand the virus and to manage anxiety around what is happening:

Elsa Support

A Comic Exploring The Coronavirus

BBC News Round

Brainpop

Little Puddings Autisim Educator

Public Health England School Zone

Corona Virus update 16 March 2020.pdf

***Year 11's revision sessions***

GCSE Maths and English----------- Thursdays 2.30pm-3.30pm

GCSE Art--------------------------------- Tuesdays 2.00pm-3.00pm

The Hollies Pupil Referral Unit

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Staff and the School's Management Committee to welcome you to our school.

The school provides education for secondary aged pupils aged 11-16 years old. Our pupils come to us at various points during their secondary schooling due to them being permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion. Regardless of prior circumstances we firmly believe that all pupils at the Hollies should be successful and we do everything possible to deliver this vision.

We are very proud of our school and pupils. We have high expectations we strive to provide the best education possible for our pupils: re-engaging them with learning, ensuring their special educational needs are identified and understood. We develop teaching and learning programmes which enable all of our pupils to be successful.

Our school staff team is an established, highly skilled team. All of the staff are hardworking, extremely dedicated and place the needs of the pupils at the heart of everything that they do. Our job is to help them get back on track, either through a return to regular schooling or by completing Year 11 with us, so that they emerge prepared to make a positive contribution into further education, employment or training and we have excellent links with the full range of post 16 providers.

We hope you find the website interesting and informative. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Miss Sonia Lockett

Headteacher

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