Important message for all parents/carers
When driving to collect your students from Baylis Court School, please ensure that you park considerately and respectfully and don't cause congestion for our neighbours, many of whom are emergency workers or need to collect their own children from school.
If the parking situation in the local area does not improve, we will have no choice but to request police presence at the school gates to monitor drivers' behaviour.
please help us to keep all of our children safe and to protect Baylis Court School's harmonious relationships with our neighbours.
FEELING LIKE SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT
Things have been very different this year. And it’s been difficult for everyone.
You might be worried about:
- things that have happened to you or someone else
- not knowing where to go when you’re scared
- being at school, your exams or the future
- coping with your mental health.
Whatever’s happening, you don’t have to cope alone.
There are lots of ways you can ask for support:
Talk to an adult you trust
Talking to an adult you trust is really important. It could be a teacher, someone in your family or anyone else you feel safe with.
Speak to Childline
Get free, confidential support from a Childline counsellor about anything you want to. You can talk to Childline from 7:30am-3:30am every day, either online, by calling 0800 1111 or by sending a message from our website.
Visit your doctor or a nurse
You can still make an appointment with your doctor any time. And you can usually see them by yourself. Even if you can’t see your doctor in person, you can usually talk over phone. Find out more about visiting your doctor.
Contact the police
If you’re feeling unsafe, you can always talk to the police. In an emergency, you can call 999 to get help straight away. You can also report online sexual abuse or exploitation to CEOP.
Abuse can be anything someone else does to hurt you, or that leaves you feeling scared or upset. It can also be when your parent or carer isn’t looking after you. Abuse is never okay and is never your fault.
Being abused can happen to anyone. It’s not always easy to tell when it’s happening, especially if the person who’s abusing you is someone who loves you, or is someone you care about. If you’re worried, there are always ways to get support.
There are lots of different types of abuse:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Relationship Abuse
- Being pressured to do illegal things
People like teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and police officers will always listen and take you seriously. They have a duty to help you and keep you safe. And if you tell them what’s happening, they’ll want to help.
The person you tell might need to let someone else know what’s happening, but you can always ask about this. It’s also okay to tell them what you’d like to happen and keep asking questions about what’s going on.
It can feel hard to talk when it involves someone you love or who cares about you. Especially if they’re supporting you in other ways. Sometimes they might have told you that you won’t be listened to, or that you’ll get into trouble if you talk about it, but this isn’t true.
A little bit of festive fun….
Forget the chocolate packed advent calendars here is the most anticipated advent calendar of the year!
We wanted to bring a bit of festive and active fun to a really tough time for so many right now so we have created an SSSN Virtual Advent calendar to offer a little bit of fun for pupils and staff throughout December!
There is a door to open each day but you can only open each day on the day itself. Activities are very short and simple and include family games, personal challenges, physical activity fun, dancing, crafting, Christmas joke telling…..all sorts! Look out for some familiar festive faces too from our brilliant SSSN Partners!
You can access our calendar from either the link below and via our Twitter page @SloughSSN from next week:
don’t forget to tag us on Twitter doing the activities.
Keep active, keep safe and have some festive fun!
Laura & Yolanda
The SSSN Christmas Elves
Where can Design and Technology take you?
Design & Technology (the development of design and make skills while also considering people, culture and society)
Skills and Qualities
- Problem solving
- Technical ability
- Customer service
Jobs you can do linked to Food nutrition and science
- Clinical dietetics
- Food writer
- Public health worker
- International Aid worker
- Hospitality and catering
Advice and Guidance for Parents/Carers
How Disappearing Messages Pose a Safety Risk to Children is an article and information video produced by the INEQE Safeguarding Group. Disappearing Messages are a newly introduced function on the WhatsApp messaging system, the article explains how the new function works, identifies the potential risks involved and suggest approaches to protecting children. The article and video can be accessed HERE
National Online Safety have produced a free to download online safety app giving access to hundreds of online safety guides on topics such as: screen addiction, fake news and trolling, hacking, social media influencers, sexting, safer Black Friday shopping and the newly launched Xbox and Play Station platforms. It also gives access to an online safety training course for parents. It can be downloaded through App Store or Google Play. Find more information about the app HERE
What Parents Need to Know About Xbox Series X|S is a safety guide with tips for keeping children safe produced by National Online Safety. The guide provides information about the possible risks involved with the Xbox Series X and Series S. which are next-generation video game consoles recently launched by Microsoft. The guide can be accessed via the new National Online Safety app or downloaded HERE
Created with images by LubosHouska - "books bookstore book" • Krystal Ng - "untitled image"