Mental Health Awareness Week
Loneliness. A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
Loneliness. A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
Venue for all sessions: H1, Huish Sixth Form, Huish Episcopi Academy, Langport, TA10 9SS.
Please book your place online:
Behaviour Management Techniques
With Family Solutions Somerset
Monday, 24th January at 6:30pm, estimated end time 8pm
A whistle stop tour of some parenting techniques and strategies to use with your children aged 2-18.
We will be looking at the following principles that underpin all areas of parenting (and relationships) whatever the age.
The session will be fully collaborative, and we will be open to conversations and listening to your own techniques which have been successful.
To book a place to attend this session please visit: https://forms.gle/9jR8M5hDZNnQnvTm8
SCC Educational Psychologist
31st January 2022 at 6:30pm, estimated end time 8pm
The beliefs children have about intelligence, effort, and struggle impact the choices they make about learning. Children with a fixed mindset believe that intelligence is fixed at birth and doesn’t change with practice. They see school as a place where abilities are evaluated and they interpret mistakes are a sign that they lack talent.
This session will help you help your child/ren to develop a growth mindset believing that intelligence can be developed. These students see school as a place to develop their abilities and think of challenges as opportunities to grow.
To book a place to attend this session please visit: https://forms.gle/9cvon4GwrC3ChTaaA
With Mark Long, SCC Lead Advisory Teacher
Monday, 28th February 2022
Starting at 6:30pm, estimated end time 8pm
Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects 1 in 10 people. Individuals with dyslexia often find it challenging to develop reading and spelling fluency and can also have difficulty with remembering verbal instructions and learning sequences such as the alphabet, days of the week and times table facts.
This session provides an introduction to dyslexia. It explains why children with dyslexia can find reading, spelling and writing so challenging and describes strategies that can be used to help children improve in these areas.
To book a place to attend this session please visit: https://forms.gle/ewtp83j8RhP53MLU7
Online Safety & Social Media
With Amy Brittan, SCC Education Technology Advisor
14th March 2022 at 6:30pm, estimated end time 8pm
New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?
This session will provide parents/guardians/carers with information to support their children to enjoy technology safely and responsibly. You will have the opportunity to think about what you want to do to protect your family and to equip them for their future.
To book a place to attend this session please visit: https://forms.gle/Qt4Dxmbjb4KVME377
See below communication.
Please see attached Risk Assessment September 2021
Please click here
Please find attached an information sheet regarding the video-sharing social media app Tik Tok which lets people create, view and download looping 15 second clips. Popularity has increased rapidly since 2019, especially amongst young people. There are now an estimated 800 million users worldwide.
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We will start distributing Covid home test kits to students this week as they complete their third on-site lateral flow test. All students will be given an instruction leaflet with the test kits which must be read carefully prior to undertaking the test. Testing should be carried out twice per week, either early in the morning or last thing at night, allowing 3 days between tests.
Please note that you will need to report your result to the NHS:
And you will also need to report the result to the Academy using the following form.
Please note that you will need to report your result, even if it is negative or void. If your result is positive, in addition to completing this form, please contact the Academy as soon as possible on 01458 250 501.
The privacy notice for home testing can be found here: https://www.huishepiscopi.net/_site/data/files/documents/980CFC070E8DBEA21C7861223E6CB9EB.pdf
On-Site Lateral Flow Testing
Please see the communication below from Mr Wade.
As referenced in the letter the consent form for Covid Lateral Flow Test can be accessed here
Privacy Notice - school testing can be found here
Instructions - how to do your test can be found here
We invite all students and their parent/carers to attend from 4-5.15pm.
Being held virtually from 4.30-7.30pm - Booking opens Thursday 28 April at 8am - login codes have been emailed home
Further to yesterday's communication from the Principal, we are pleased to report that the situation appears to have eased for tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming year 8s back to school tomorrow.
Thank you for your forbearance, if the situation changes again we will inform you as soon as we are able to.
With best wishes.
Huish Episcopi Academy