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Check out our videos from GSSC posted under Parents & Carers. COVID-19 For information on the current situation please check for updates from the Department for Education or Public Health England about the Coronavirus see the 'News' section on our website under Parents and Carers

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.

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

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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Latest GSSC Events Calendar Events

Half-Term23May2020

School reopens to pupils01Jun2020

School closes for Summer Break15Jul2020

Staff Training Days16Jul2020

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