Registered Carers and COVID-19 Vaccination
Just a short note around registering as a carer at your GP. You may be already aware that there are potential benefits to this (further details can be found here: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/your-gp).
There is now another potential benefit to being registered with your GP as a carer for a disabled child. It is likely that you would become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination. Public Health England’s latest guidance on the vaccination roll out now includes the following:
“At the same time as adults under 65 years with long term conditions, the vaccine will also be offered to unpaid adult carers – those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill”
We realise some of you may already be aware of this, for others the vaccination process may be underway, but wanted to let you know in case it is helpful. If you have any further questions or want to find out if you are eligible to register as a carer please contact your GP (though our understanding is that all parents of children with SEND are eligible to register as a carer).
See the calendar below for events throughout the year. These can be accessed through Safer InternetOnline-Safety-Calendar-2020-2021
Online Safety – please click to view the latest newsletter from Think U Know.
Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.
The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
Families Information Service
The Families Information Service is a directory of all the services in Doncaster that can be used when you work with families. It is also available for parents or young people to use themselves, when facing almost any family problem, large or small. From day care and early learning to schools and alternative education; from midwifery and health visiting to mental health, and from advice on parenting to family support and adult learning to employment opportunities.
Please click on the link below for more information
School Attendance Matters – please click to open a leaflet about school attendance.
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
Please click below to access some useful information sheets
Parent View is the main route for parents and carers to give their views to Ofsted during a school inspection and at any time of the year. It also offers a simple way for those who lead and manage schools to find out what parents think of the school.
If you would like to make a comment about North Ridge Community School you can do this by following the link below.
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives families more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for their children. To access more information, please visit the website http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/localoffer
Our school is part of a growing number that are leading the way for more ‘schools-led’ Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in Doncaster.
This is really important to us because it means that we can choose the very best candidates and develop them into qualified teachers. Being able to choose who and how we train as teachers and doing that locally helps us in delivering the best outcomes for all of our children in Doncaster.
We are an active member of the Doncaster Teaching School Alliance – ‘Partners in Learning’ and we are currently seeking applicants to start training from September 2019.
The Alliance of schools works with the ‘Doncaster ITT Partnership’ (a Partnership of Doncaster schools and academies in our Teaching School Alliance and the Local Authority) as the accredited ITT Provider.
We would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or if you know someone who is. We’re looking for people who have a full honours degree (or will have by next September); already have their English, Maths & Science GCSEs (at least a Grade C or equivalent); possess a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.
We’d be delighted to meet with you for an informal discussion about the exciting teacher training opportunities available, so please contact the school to arrange a convenient time. We can also provide you with support and guidance on your application form and possibly offer you some experience in school if you feel that you’d like a ‘taster’ of what teaching would be like.
Or come along to one of our local ‘drop-in’ sessions over the coming months – see: www.doncasteritt.co.uk for details
No appointment is necessary, so you can just turn up to find out about ‘Schools-based’ Initial Teacher Training
For any further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally and to find out how to apply for teacher training please go to: www.doncasteritt.co.uk or www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk
Please find below a leaflet for Care2Dance, a local group for anyone with a disability.
Please click below for the link to our new uniform provider Quicksteps