CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Information and Updates
In the current climate of the world health pandemic, where we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation regarding the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will update this page with all new information and guidance, letters, and weblinks, as soon as they are available to us. Please be sure to check this page frequently to find out the latest information.
Lincolnshire Emergency Assistance Scheme – Individual Grants Scheme
The aim of this DEFRA-funded Grant Programme is to ensure that vulnerable people within Lincolnshire have improved access to food and are not adversely affected during the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic. The individual grants scheme is open to individuals/households who find themselves in need of essentials (for example, utilities support, provision of food or hygiene related white goods, or other food related essentials) to support their ability to access and consume food. The scheme is open to those individuals and households who have been identified as vulnerable by partners and referred into the scheme. If you would like to be referred into this scheme, further details can be accessed here: www.bishopg.ac.uk/foodgrants
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
31.12.20 - Returning to school in January 2021
Please see the link on the Noticeboard for the latest Government information.
18.12.20 - Important information regarding the start of the new term
You may have seen on the news that secondary schools may not be returning to school the first week of January; however, it is unlikely that this will be applicable to special schools. We will update you as we receive further guidelines from the Government, but for the time being, please assume we return on 4th January as originally planned.
12.08.20 - Important Travel Information
Please read Lincolnshire County Council's document below. Mr Nixon is working to ensure the 'normal' transport arrangements for our students remain in place. We will contact you further in the week of 2nd September if there are any known changes at that time.
This week (8th - 14th June) is Carers' week and this year the theme is 'Let's Make Carers Visible'. The booklet below has been sent to us by the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is for anyone who may find it useful.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has shared 2 useful links relating to free online managing worries and anxious feelings workshops and other resources. Please take a look at them on our 'Useful Links' page under 'Parents and Carers' for more details.
The Working Together Team has been sent the document below written by Carol Gray who writes Social Stories to share information, which is often through a description of the events occurring around the subject and also why.
FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS
The Government has confirmed the introduction of Free School Meal vouchers to support children eligible for free school meals during the coronavirus crisis. Parents of eligible students will receive a text from Aegir asking that they send an email to email@example.com. Further details will be sent to these parents.
While Gainsborough Library may be closed at present, you and your family can still access a range of free online library resources for adults and children using your library card number and PIN including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with your home schooling projects. Visit http://bit.ly/lincslibs and choose from the online resources menu on the right hand side of the page.
If you are not already a member of the library, you can join online at http://bit.ly/LincslibsJoin and get a temporary membership number and PIN that will give you access to all their fabulous resources. You can also follow them @Lincslibraries on Facebook and Twitter and join in with activities such as a virtual Lego Club, Craft Club and weekly story times.
The following links will take you to fun and usable resources which are suitable for most of our students. We hope these will help you over the coming days and weeks.
Aegir is currently undergoing a deep-clean. Further information in line with Government guidelines will be available, once it is completed. Please keep checking the website for further news.
The following links will lead you a wide range of online home-learning activities which can be accessed for free at this current time.