CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Letter from the Head of St John's 18th March 2020

Letter from the Head of St John's 17th March 2020

Letter from the Head of St John's 13th March 2020

Safeguarding Information

The safeguarding of children and young people, and the promotion of their well-being is everybody's responsibility. During the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent impact on the daily lives of all children and families, we want to ensure that all children, families and professionals have access to information to help keep children and their families supported and safe.

Child-Friendly Stories

Click below to view 'Coronavirus Story' or to download 'The Little Corona King'. These are age-appropriate stories to help initiate conversations with your child regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Importance of Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Hand Washing Advice

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here

Educational resources

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.