The school closed on 20th March and will remain closed until further notice due to Covid 19.
We will remain open for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers, who have no other alternative form of childcare, and their work is critical to the COVID -19 response.
This is a difficult time for all of us, particularly the vulnerable, the NHS workers and other front line staff helping to keep us safe and keep the country moving and we all need to do everything we can to help keep them safe.
We will use our website and Schoolcoms to stay in touch and update you of any changes as they develop.
Below is a list of useful websites that might help you at this time. We plan to update this whenever possible, but please remember to look at all the Government and DCC websites for any updates.
Devon County Council have set a useful link to support parents called Schools Covid 19 website https://www.devon.gov.uk/document/schools-and-families/
This provides key messages and information for schools and parents on the Covid 19 situation.
Key information available includes:
What this means for schools and parents in Devon
Should I send my child to school
DfE coronavirus helpline
School resources and information on key workers and messages for parents
Information for parents and children who are not able to attend school and about home learning packs can be found here – Home Learning Letter
Resources for parents/carers to access at home: https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/
Therefore, during these difficult and uncertain times while the country is working hard together to reduce and stop the spread of the Coronavirus, we ask that all and everyone of us follow the advice laid down by Government and the experts by keeping up-to-date by visiting the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Below we have some links that may be useful:
HITS food bank: contact phone number: 01626 906371 website link: https://hitsfoodbank.org
THAT food bank: contact phone number: 01626 437310 website link: https://www.thatfoodbank.com
Due to the fast changing situation, organisations across Teignbridge are working together to support our community which is evolving day by day.
Further information about this support can be found by contacting:
Buckland Support: contact phone number 07411 573776
Facebook: Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid
Support around mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:
The Link Academy Inclusion and Improvement Hub will be posting regular updates with ideas and activities that support parents and children's mental health. See their facebook page by searching: @inclusionhubdevon.
The Samaritans offer a wide range of support which can be found by following the link below:
Other useful links:
Pinpoint Devon – details of community services and groups available. https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/parents-and-families/
Early Help can be contacted via email: Earlyhelpsouthsecureemail@example.com or phone 0345 1551071. They are open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Turn2us: A national charity providing practical help to people struggling financially website link: https://www.turn2us.org.uk
If you are worried about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child or young person worried about your own safety please contact the MASH via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0345 1551071
Children and Family Health Devon can be accessed vis website: https://childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/ email: TSDFT.DevonSPA@nhs.net or phone: 0330 0245321 where there are ways to contact various health services for children including school nurses and CAMHS.
The Samaritans: contact phone number: 116 123 website link: https://www.samaritans.org
Citizens advice: You can get advice online, by email or by phone. Website link: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Advice/Support: National Domestic Abuse Helpline: website link: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
24 hr freephone 0808 2000 247.
If you or your family are in immediate danger phone 999
On the 25 May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 is being replaced by a new law called the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.
We’re taking steps to review and up date our processes around how we are handling your information and have appointed an external Data Protection Officer, to help us get ready for the changes. We will publish more information about how we are meeting the GDPR on this page in due course, which will include a privacy notice explaining how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them and our policies around this.
If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us at email: