Good attendance is necessary for all children, research shows that children who attend school regularly and puntually perform better overall and in their later lives. Therefore, the Government expects the level of school attendance for all primary aged pupils to be no lower than 97%
There have been a lot of complaints recently regarding parking around school before and after school. Please be considerate when parking, as some parents with pushchairs have not been able to get passed due to parking on corners of the streets and residents have been blocked in.
We have several children in school with severe nut allergies, which require an Epi Pen. Please do not send your child into school with any nuts or nut products e.g Nutella spread for snack or lunch, as this could be life threatening to these children.

Well Being Corner

NEW Mental health and wellbeing parent survey results summer 2021

Welcome to our first Wellbeing Newsletter. This newsletter will be sent on a termly basis. The newsletter is a form of communication between school and parents/carers and hopes to provide information, shared resources and signposting. Your voice is important – there will be a parent online survey to find what you would find really helpful in future Wellbeing Newsletters.

Attendance

It has been fantastic to welcome back all pupils after a long lockdown. Attending school every day and on time gives our children the best opportunities to develop their potential to the full. Please ensure your child is in school and on time. If you need further support to achieve this, please contact Mrs Troy at school.  jane.troy@gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk

Summer Dates

April
26TH April Mental Health assembly- Getting a good night’s sleep

May
3rd May Mental Health assembly – Feeling lonely
10-16st May Mental Health Awareness Week
17-21st May -Walk to School Week
17th Parent/Carer Online Wellbeing questionnaire sent to parents

June
21st – World Wellbeing Week

July
TBC – Sports Day (weather and Covid restrictions permitting)

Positive Behaviours – School Bee Rules

• Be Kind
• Be Safe
• Be Respectful
• Be Proud

Class teachers will award Dojo points to children who demonstrate these behaviours. Certificates and rewards will be given during our whole school assemblies. Certificates include Kindness Award, Head teacher Award, class achievement award, Class Jigsaw Award.  Please share with us any examples of your child demonstrating these values at home so we can celebrate them in school too!

Support in the community…

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years

Website: https://www.kooth.com/

MindEd for families. Free short training to better Understand and support your child’s mental health.

Website: https://www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk/

Off the Record

Person-centred 1:1 counselling service for children and young people aged 10-25 in Tameside Specialist 1:1 counselling Weekly drop-in for young people in ‘immediate crisis’ including skype drop-in Suitable for Children and young people aged 10-25 in Tameside who are experiencing mental health difficulties such as anxiety, worry, low mood, bereavement, bullying and stress etc.

Website: www.otr-tameside.org
Phone: 0161 355 3553

Healthy Young Minds

Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm
Phone: 0161 716 3600
Website:  www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

Website: https://www.togmind.org/content/home or https://www.togmind.org/services/hive
Phone: 0161 330 9223
Email: 
office@togmind.org

The Anthony Seddon Fund

The Anthony Seddon Centre offers a range of peer support groups and therapeutic activities for children, young people and adults, including the Talk shop offers drop in mental health support for children and young people ages 9-19 years.

Phone: 0161 637 9256
Website: https://tasfund.org.uk/

Support in the UK…

SHOUT  …In a crisis:
TEXT: GMTandG to 85258
Available 24/7
Website:  
https://www.giveusashout.org/

Support in school email contacts

Wellbeing Lead
jane.evans@gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk

SENCO
nazia.suleman@gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead
alex.flood@gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk

Welfare Mentor
jane.troy@gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk

Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment. For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw or join the conversation on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Website Resources

Headspace

www.headspace.com/kids

This app teaches parents and children together about meditation for different age levels. They focus on Calm, Kindness, and Bedtime.

Mindfulness Techniques

Children can listen to this at home- just like they would have done in school during our PSHE lessons.

Jigsaw-Free-Calm-Me-Time-at-Home.mp3