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 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
Virtual Tour of GSSC for all of our new pupils in September 2020
For updated information and Government Guidance on Covid-19 please see:
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.
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
Parents' Toolkit SEND:
SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
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)
Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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
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.
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.
Find out how to access support if you have a serious health condition
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please see link below on supporting your young persons mental health and wellbeing
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.
- Information re school closure
- Additional Information
- Latest information
- GSSC awarded Artsmark Gold and Anti-Bullying Mark Bronze Awards
Latest GSSC Events Calendar Events
There are currently no events.