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Welcome to the Parents section of our website. Here you will find a range of information that is relevant to you and also the contact details for the individuals at our Academy.

 

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Staying at home (Covid-19)

 Healthy Lifestyles

Week 1-Healthy Lifestyle

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Family Meal Planner – Issue 3

Fact File – Practical Tips

5 Day Lunch Planner – Issue 4

School Nurses

The School Nurses now have a Facebook page which will bring the latest advice and support to parents and give them easy access to our contact details.
The links for this page are:
@schoolnursesTGH
https://www.facebook.com/schoolnursesTGH

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

                    (18-24 May)

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week 

Emotional Wellbeing

Oldham EHMW: Theme Week 4 Supporting Emotional Wellbeing

https://bounceforward.com/bounce-forward-raising-resilience-oldham-open/

RAISING RESILIENCE Helping Children Thrive at Home
A six-session, on-line course for parents in Oldham

Click on the link below

Bounce Forward Raising Resilience (Oldham)

 

Click here for Coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-3

 

CAMHS Resources Link:

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

 

 

How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up.

It’s easy to get cabin fever when children who are used to running around the playground and hanging out with friends are stuck indoors with their parents.

In this article, we offer some tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

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What to watch on Netflix – for families, kids and adults

With many of us trapped indoors for much of the day right now, streaming TV services are more in demand than ever.

Whether you’re plonking the kids in front of it to buy yourself an hour of work time or curling up on the sofa with a film once they’ve gone to bed, Netflix is ideally suited to a week spent in lockdown.

The only problem is that with so much content on offer, it’s hard to know where to start. Fortunately, we can help – we’ve pulled together a list of 40 TV shows and movies that all come recommended by the Parent Zone team.

 
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Be Internet Legends is evolving…

Be Internet Legends is evolving to help schools meet new challenges, whether staff are working remotely or still going in. Google and Parent Zone are coming up with new, fun and interactive ways to support pupils, families and teachers in the coming weeks – including delivering content virtually. If you haven’t already, sign up to the Be Internet Legends mailing list and stay tuned for updates!

Register for updates

 

Get free Parent Zone Membership until June

The COVID-19 situation is throwing new challenges at everyone – especially those of us who work with children and families.

In case you missed it, we’re offering all schools and organisations free Parent Zone Membership until 19 June to ensure you have the most useful information and advice at your fingertips, whatever happens.

You’ll have access to a library of exclusive materials written by our expert team at Parent Zone to support the families you work with through this difficult time – including resources specifically designed to help families deal with the new challenges posed by COVID-19 such as:

  • Talking to children and young people about COVID-19
  • Families’ COVID-19 questions answered

What parents in lockdown need to know about digital resilience

Claim your FREE membership

 

Houseparty: what is it and is it safe for young people?

In these strange times, young people can feel very cut off from their friends. Since the coronavirus crisis started, the video-chatting app Houseparty has enjoyed a surge in popularity.

And it’s easy to see why – it enables young people stuck at home to hang out with friends more informally than on other video conferencing apps.

Here we tell families what they need to know about the popular app and give advice on how they can help their child use it in a safer, more enjoyable way.

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Eight activities that will help you stay in touch with grandparents – even when you’re apart

It can be difficult for young people to process that they might not see their grandparents as much as they’re used to now that the UK is in lockdown.

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean they can’t keep in touch.

We’ve compiled a list of activities to enjoy with grandparents and other family members who may be living somewhere else.

Read now

 

Department for Education – Coronavirus

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

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

·         No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

New guidance for employers

The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

 
 

Academy Leadership Team

Principal:

Ms Langley

Vice Principal:

Miss Owen

Assistant Principals:

Mrs Gill, Mr Hartley

Acting Assistant Principals:

Mr Holly, Mrs Holroyd

Head of Y7 – Ms Dines

Year Manager – Ms Breley

Head of Y8 – Ms Farrell

Year Manager – Ms Clarke

Acting Head of Y9 – Mr Jacques

Acting Year Manager – Ms Hughes

Head of Y10 – Ms Wrigley

Year Manager – Ms Pilling

Head of Y11 – Ms Hughes

Year Manager – Ms Capstick

 

Contact can be made via email to admin@gaa.org.uk, please state Student Name and Form on your email.

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