Return to School and COVID-19 Information

Return To School Letters
Letter To All Parents
Letter To All Parents [17.07.2020]
GCSE Exam Results Day and Sixth Form Enrolment
Letter Regarding GCSE Exam Results Day & Sixth Form Enrolment
A/AS Level Exam Results Day and Sixth Form Enrolment
Letter Regarding A/AS Level Exam Results Day And Sixth Form Enrolment
Year 10 & 13 Return to School
Letter to Year 10 & 13 Parents with information about the arrangements for Year 10 students returning to school for their timetabled face to face sessions starting on 15 June 2020

Y10 QA Live Seminar Letter
Letters to Y10 & Y12 parents [11.06.2020]
Trinity Covid-19 Risk Assessment
Photos of Site Preparation
FAQs - Face to Face Support for Year 10 and Year 12 Students

 

Key Worker Update Form
If you are a Key worker and plan on sending your son/daughter to school please complete the form below and email to a.laming@trinityhigh.com.

Key Worker Declaration Form
Public Transport

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

School Bus Services and Travel Advice

Government guidance is that students should avoid public transport where possible and trips to school should be made by cycling and walking. For guidance and advice on cycling and walking, including tips and advice on journey planning, click here.

If pupils must use the bus or public transport, space will be limited due to social distancing – and once capacity is reached passengers will not be permitted to board on commercial or Yellow Buses.

Those who must use public transport can help maintain a safer environment by following a few simple measures:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep a two-metre distance where possible on the platform, stop, station and on board
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and carry you own hand sanitiser
  •  Buy tickets online for smart cards or use mobile apps where possible, and use exact change if cash is needed

A TfGM igo card is proof of age ID (needed for child tickets from age 11) and is also a smart card for buying tickets online, see tfgm.com/igo for details.

Information on Transport and Face Coverings.

Face coverings are now mandatory if using public transport in England.

However, the Department for Transport published regulations and guidance over the weekend which set out some important exemptions.

For example, children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear a face covering.

The requirement to wear a face covering also does not apply if you have a ‘reasonable excuse’ not to. Reasonable excuses include:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

 The full list of exemptions and reasonable excuses can be found at:

The regulations setting these out in law can be found at:

Free School Meals
Summer Holidays
You should receive your summer holiday free school meal supermarket voucher on or around 10 July, this voucher covers the full summer holidays, you will not receive weekly vouchers during the summer break. Your final weekly voucher will be sent to you week beginning 13 July. If you have any problems please email a.laming@trinityhigh.com before 17 July.

The voucher must be redeemed within a month of the date you receive the email.

Have your circumstances changed due to the Coronavirus? Do you think your child may now be entitled to free school meals? If so please apply online at https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/ This online checker will then notify Trinity if your child is entitled to free school meals, we will then update their school record . Once it is established that you are entitled to free school meals, you will be eligible to receive a £15 supermarket voucher each week via the government’s voucher scheme, whilst your child is not in school and a free meal each day when they are in school.  Please make sure that school have the correct email address for you as the vouchers are sent to you via email.

From 20 April you will receive your Free School Meal supermarket voucher by email. If you have not already provided your email address to school please email it to a.laming@trinityhigh.com along with your name and your child/children’s name.

You will receive your voucher at the beginning of each week.

Free School Meals - Parent Guide
Safeguarding
The safeguarding of our students remains a priority for the school.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a student at Trinity you can contact:
Miss A Baxendale (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on 07395 916228
or
Ms G Hulston (Vulnerable Children’s Worker) on 07562 283378
between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm.
Any concerns that arise outside these hours or if you are unable to contact either of the above, please ring Manchester City Council Advice and Guidance Service on 0161 234 5001.
Further support:
www.childline.org.uk – for general support.
www.reportharmfulcontent.com – to report and remove harmful online content.
www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre – making a report about online abuse.
SEND Support
Manchester City Council Local Offer News Bulletin – Special Edition Manchester City Council Local Offer for Children & Young People with SEND Manchester City Council Corona Virus/COVID-19 Local Offer Advice and Information
A Curious Guide For Courageous Kids
The Corona Virus [The Autism Educator]
Talking to children about Coronavirus
Minister Fords Open Letter To The SEND Sector
Parent and Carer Homeschool
Online Resources
My Happy Mind Leaflet

Supporting parents of children with SEND

Educational Psychology Helpline 0161 276 0118 (Monday – Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm)

A helpline for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs
and Disabilities and for Early Help professionals within Manchester LA.

We can offer a problem-solving phone conversation relating to educating your child/young
person at home and responding to issues relating to learning, behaviour, anxiety and
mental health needs.

For example:

– are you feeling unsure how to teach your child learn at home?
– are you finding it difficult to teach what is expected?
– is it difficult to help your child stay calm or get them to co-operate?
– are you concerned that you don’t have the right equipment or resources?

These are particularly difficult times for parents/carers of children and young people with
special needs and disabilities. We are available to talk through difficulties you may be
facing.

Manchester City have developed a CityzensAtHome site which is publicly available and covers information and activities for people during this time. City in the Community have contributed and there are some physical activities, healthy eating recipes etc suitable for all ages.

https://www.mancity.com/cityzensathome

The club are also continuing to post activities on the social media channels as are City in the Community (@CITCTweets)

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week across the UK. It seems more important than ever that we are thinking about our mental well being. So what is mental health? When we talk about this we are referring to your psychological and emotional well-being. It is not just about being ‘happy’ because believe it or not it is impossible to be happy all the time! It refers to you feeling healthy in your thoughts and emotions, you are able to cope with the ups and downs of life.

Sometimes, especially in strange or uncertain times, our mental well-being can suffer and we might find ourselves not being able to manage our emotions or thoughts. This is OK! Most people at sometime in their life will struggle with their emotions or thoughts or both!

Mental Health Awareness Week is a campaign that aims to get people talking about their mental health and ways in which we can make ourselves feel better. This years theme is ‘Kindness’- of course it is important to be kind all of the time but it is even more important to be kind in the current times. It is about being kind to others but also to yourself!

If you feel like you, or your family, are struggling with your thoughts and emotions then below are some useful links for you to look at. If you want to learn more about mental health and the campaign then the first website is the one to go to! Remember there is lots of help available online if you are struggling, in particular Kooth has an online chat service.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
https://www.samaritans.org/
http://42ndstreet.org.uk/
https://www.kooth.com/
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/

So during Mental Health Awareness Week the house team would like you to try and be kind, whether that is to yourself, your family, friends or neighbours!

The House Team

One Education Free Helpline
The One Educational Psychologists team have created a new daily helpline for parent / carers across Manchester who may require support talking about coronavirus which is FREE. 0161 276 0115 ( Mon to Fri 09.00 -12.00).

Manchester City Council Hub

A new coronavirus support centre and hotline have been set up by Manchester City Council for vulnerable people self-isolating without friends or family to help them, including if you are acarer, care leaver or young carer.
From March 2020 thenewhub will coordinate food parcels, medicine and fuel top-up payments for people with no support network, as well as those who have been told by the NHS they are high-risk.
The hotline number is 0800 234 6123 and it will be open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Call the hub to access the support you need.

Self-Isolating - Tips For Teens
Tips for Parents of Teens

ChatHealth

Kooth

Kooth will continue to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor.

How To Sign Up To Kooth
Online Safety

Whilst your son/daughter is accessing their learning online it is important that they use the internet safely and responsibly. For support in keeping your child safe online please find the below links, as recommended by the Department for Education:

www.internetmatters.org
www.net-aware.org.uk
www.parentinfo.org
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.saferinternet.org.uk

Show My Homework
Students or Parents experiencing difficulty with Show My Homework should refer to our Show My Homework webpage for log in and technical advice.
Show My Homework have provided the following link for help with uploading work.
If you are having technical issues with Show My Homework, please check the SatchelOne Status Page to check if it’s a site-wide fault.
Year 10 & 12 Students
3rd June ’20 2:45pm : Year 10 & 12 students who did not have the attachment in Show My Homework are advised to clear the cache on their browser (link – https://help.teamsatchel.com/en/articles/2889903-clear-your-cache), close the browser and restart their computer. This problem seems to affect people in different ways, some who did not have the attachment now do. We are working with Show My Homework to resolve the issue.

 

 

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

Jul 17, 2020

Year 9 Graduation

Our Year 9 Graduation is always a highlight in the school year, recognising Year 9 students finishing their KS3 courses. The event took place virtually this year, hosted by our Head of KS3, Ms Baxendale. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards were awarded to our students, plus a variety of special awards. The recorded event […]

Jul 17, 2020

Trinity’s Got Talent

From the House Team: “Over the last few weeks, many of our aspiring, talented students at Trinity have been preparing for the annual Trinity’s Got Talent show. Normally this much anticipated event would be held in front of a live student and staff audience. However, this year, we needed to change to an online version […]

Jul 17, 2020

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Although the usual Duke of Edinburgh expeditions have not been able to go ahead over the last few months, DofE Coordinator, Mr Kirsten, tells us about activities students have been doing to work towards their award: Walking dogs. Engaging in ‘couch to 5km’ runs. Baking cakes for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Completing online photography courses. […]

Jul 17, 2020

Trinity Farewells

At the end of each academic year, it is inevitable that we will say farewell to members of staff at Trinity. However, this year I would like to pay particular tributes to three of Trinity’s most senior colleagues:       Mr Butt is leaving Trinity after 20 years as a Deputy Head at Trinity. […]