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Updated information to support the full opening of school added to Parents & Carers section on website.

GSSC Events and News

To view all the events on the Calendar please click on the link 'GSSC Events Calendar' at the bottom of the page.

Transition Event
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Hello, This year our transitions event will be taking place as an online event hosted by Daventry Hill School. We have been working closely with them to share providers and ensure our families have online access to some of the potential providers we would usually invite into school for our face to face event, which sadly cannot take place this year.
To book a ticket please access the link below, please note the start time has changed to 3PM. If you are unable to attend but would like to access the recording this can be accessed by booking a ticket to access the recording at a later date or time,

New Videos September 2020

Resources to Support Pupils returning to School

Books Beyond Words

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/

GSSC Risk Assessment for the Full Opening of School September 2020

Virtual Tour of GSSC for all of our new pupils in September 2020

Meet the Teachers..

OUR SLT

OUR DETECTIVES AND EXPLORERS

OUR INVESTIGATORS

OUR RESEARCHERS

THE ARBORETUM - OUR POST 16

OUR FLOs (Family Liaison Officers)

OUR THERAPISTS

Letter to all Parents/Carers from the Chair of Governors

COVID-19 Guidance for Pupils and Staff

Updated letter to Parents/Carers 16th July 2020

Updated letter to Parents/Carers 14th July 2020

School Opening Fully in September

GSSC Recovery Risk Assessment Covid-19

For updated information and Government Guidance on Covid-19 please see:  

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Message from the Headteacher to all our Leavers on the 26th June 2020 

Dear GSSC Leavers,
We have put together some special messages for each of you as you become our leavers of 2020 today.
You will receive your DVDs shortly!
This is a time when we celebrate. . . . . .
You will have your Records of Achievement to share with your families and carers to look back at your journey through the years with us at GSSC. There were many adventures shared and lots of bright moments filled with special meaning.
This is a time when we say farewell . . . . . .
We say farewell and wish you luck in your new adventures but remember once a member of GSSC always a member.
This is a time for your new adventures . . . . . . .
A time to look forward, a time to set new goals, to dream new dreams and to try new things and see what lies beyond GSSC.
Best wishes
Lisa Atack (Headteacher)
and your GSSC Family 

Letter to our Families 17th June 2020 

Letter to our Families 20th May 2020

Letter to our Families 18th May 2020

Questionnaire for Families 18th May 2020

Letter following updated guidance from the Government 

Videos from GSSC

Music with Michaela

Storytime with Lucy

Signing Video Cathy from GSSC and Kieran from Rocksteady

Rebecca - Apple Class...

Melissa - Ash Class

Jess - Aspen Class

Sarah - Beech Class

Stacey - Birch Class.

Lucy - Cedar Class

Emma - Cherry Class

Jess - Chestnut Class

Zsuzsi - Conductive Education

Crafting with Kev

Michaela - Hazel Class

Lisa - Headteacher

Lizzie - Larch Class

Helen - Laurel Class

Lynette - Maple Class

Tracey - Oak Class

Kieran - Rocksteady

Dawn - Rowan Class

Melissa - SaLT

Emily - Willow Class

All songs covered on here are not for profit 

Foofighters - Times likes these

Will I am - What I am

Coldplay - Yellow

Salt Dough Recipe

News from the Special School Nursing Team 

Jeannette Edge our Special School Nurse will be retiring in the next few weeks. Jeannette has been working with GSSC supporting our young people and their parents and carers since 2002 and we would like to thank her for her continued support over the years and wish her well for the future.

We are really pleased to welcome Helen Twinn to our team as Jeannette's replacement in the interim .  Most of you will already know Helen through her time her at GSSC and we know that Helen will continue to support all of you in the future.

FOR UPDATES ON GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT - SEE BELOW

NCC SEND SUPPORT Apps

BBC Bitesize

Parents' Toolkit SEND:

SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

Northamptonshire Local Offer

The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as
they feel would be helpful. They include information relevant to children across the early years and school age range
including those with special educational needs and disabilities. NB: They are not recommendations, purely possibilities. (see below)

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19 

Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?
You can leave your home for medical need. If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health - including if that involves travel beyond your local area - then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day - ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.
Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.   Guidance
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Published 29 March 2020

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do#can-i-exercise-more-than-once-a-day-if-i-need-to-due-to-a-significant-health-condition

Social Story to support your child whilst they remain at home

How to request help and support from Northamptonshire County Council if you are self-isolating

Who can request support?

You should be self-isolating if you:

  • are over 70
  • have existing health conditions; or
  • are pregnant

We are working to try to support people in these categories, in partnership with district and borough councils, voluntary organisations and volunteers in the community.

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/request-help-and-support-coronavirus.aspx

 

How to request help and support if you are shielding

What about people with more serious health conditions?

The Government has tried to contact all shielded people and asked them to contact a call centre or register on a government website if they need support with any essential shopping or medication. Those that have said they need help will receive help directly from the Government based on their registration form.

This group includes:

  • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

If you were contacted and haven’t yet registered for help you can still do this on the Gov.UK website or by phoning 0800 028 8327.

If you need help with a food delivery, and have received an NHS letter, please make sure you contact the number provided to arrange this.

If you are in an at-risk group but haven't received a letter, please contact your GP surgery to request that you are added on the register.‚Äč

 

Easter

School will be closed over the Easter Period. Our school provision will continue as it is now from Monday 20th April 2020.  Please remember you can contact your Social Worker or Duty Social Worker if you have any concerns.  You also have a school contact email which will be monitored during this time: gssc@gssc.org.uk   Teachers will also continue making contact calls to all of our parents and carers.

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Free NHS Anxiety Webinar

Covid-19: managing anxiety webinar  

Our Changing Minds IAPT Service are offering a new webinar to support with managing anxiety regarding covid-19. The webinar will include four sessions, providing pyscho-education and coping strategies that attendees will be able to use around anxiety, worry and stress.

The webinar is available for anyone – colleagues and/or members of the public who are over the age of 17 and a half and living in Northamptonshire. The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 April at 7.30pm  and you can register by completing the online referral form here and stating you would like to join the COVID-19 webinar (this section is at the end of the online form).

Once you have registered yourself you will receive an invite to the webinar and a further link on the evening, that you will click on and follow all the instructions given.

 

Northamptonshire Special School Letter to Parents and Carer

Letter for School Parents, Carers and Staff from Public Health England

 

Update as of Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 3.50pm

School remains closed - awaiting deep clean.  We will update you further as soon as we can.

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