Are you the parent of a child with sleep issues?
Please see the below poster for information on free training
Please see link to view poster on information on the Healthy Start scheme
Warm Home Discount
Please see below information on the Warm Home Discount:
This is a scheme whereby people who are on low incomes and means tested benefits can apply for a £140 credit to their electricity bill. If they have both gas and electricity provided by the same supplier it will be credited to their duel fuel account. It is important that register asap as it is on a first come first served basis.
People on Pension Credit and the savers element of Pension Credit are also eligible so it’s worth knowing and passing on.
Please see below poster from Barnardo's campaign "See, Hear, Respond" if you are worried about a child during this time.
School Re-opening from September 2020 - as at 19 August 2020
Please read the latest information regarding school opening in September 2020. This information includes the following details:
- Updated letter from the Headteacher - Mrs Train
- Advice and Guidance for Parents and Childminders - DMBC
- Information for Parents for Return to School in September 2020 - Warmsworth Primary School
Please see below letter regarding the dinner money increase in September 2020.
Please see below letter from Mrs Train regarding the reopening of school in September 2020 to all year groups.
Virtual South Yorkshire School Games Sports Day - Friday 10th July 2020
Please see poster on the virtual sports day being held today.
CAMHS Summer Support and Provision
Please see poster below regarding support and provision from CAMHS over the summer.
Please see link to resources https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads
Dear Parents , would you like to be part of the following project and support initiative in Doncaster;
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a successful, popular, unique parenting approach.
EPEC is for local parents, led by local parents.
We are currently recruiting parents who would like to become a Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) Group Leaders.
Would like to be part of a new and exciting EPEC Programme coming to Doncaster ?
As an EPEC parent group leader, you will:
· Receive an amazing free training and support from our local EPEC team.
· Learn to lead practical, caring groups for local parents.
· Share tried and tested methods that give children the best start in life.
· Join a group of like-minded parents to make a difference to your local community.
· Develop your skills and confidence.
· Gain experience that will help you fulfill your ambitions.
We are holding a virtual coffee afternoon for those parents/carers who are interested
On: Thursday 23rd July 2020
Through: Microsoft teams (app can be downloaded onto your phone or a computer)
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Please see attach posters for more information – If you are interested please email Philip Stewart; Philip.Stewart@doncaster.gov.uk
Children's Mental Health
CAMHS Bereavement Resource
Please find link below to a helpful book which gives a basic overview of support for parents and school staff following a bereavement.
“DON’T PUT A FILTER ON IT “- DONCASTER’S PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.
Please see the below link which is a campaign called ‘Don’t put a filter on it’ and aims to get young people to think about how they are feeling, and where they can go if they feel like they might need some extra support. The link which contains all the information, advice and guidance on support available locally (and also some national support too): www.doncaster.gov.uk/dontfilter
We would like as many young people (and their parents/carers) as possible to know that this resource exists and that there is help for young people who might be struggling at the moment.
There is a link to the video which is aimed at young people directly: https://youtu.be/b3P-n1F_ZpM
Please see below link to slides that could be useful to year 5 & 6 children regarding live streaming. There are also home learning packs included for children of all ages to support internet safety.
School Uniform Update from Cliffs Schoolwear
Please see information on ordering/purchasing school uniform for September from Cliffs Schoolwear here.
Cliffs is one of our stockists and uniform is also available from:
For more information on school uniform, please visit the school uniform section on the website under parents: https://www.warmsworth.doncaster.sch.uk/parents/school-uniform
Wider Re-opening of Schools
Following updated guidance from the Director of Public Health in Doncaster, we have taken the decision that we will be having a phased re-opening of our school starting with Year 1 and Year 6 ONLY on Monday 15th June. Please see the full letter from Mrs Train and Public Health in the link below for full information.
Safer School App
The Safer schools app is an app for the whole school community- to be used by staff, parents and children to help us navigate, and understand the digital online world and to promote our safe use and improve knowledge.
For those of you who have children in Key Stage 1 ( F1-Y2), the app is not designed for your children to use or access alone but by downloading the App with parents access, you will have access to information that you can share with your younger children and use to protect them.
Please click this link to download the free “ Safer schools” app in the Apple App store or Google Play store today entering “ Warmsworth Primary School” and using the parents code “7440” when prompted to do so in the start up.
Switching between parent/child settings - how to.
If parents are wishing to switch between the parent and children's version of the Safer Schools app, please follow the below steps:
- Click on the drop down menu bar at the top of the screen
- Click on log out
- Follow usual set up instructions entering school name (Warmsworth Primary School)
- Then enter either parent code (7440) or child code (9342)
Digital Safety During Covid 19
Please see below poster promoting digital safety during Covid 19 for your child.
We are pleased to share with you a video (above) from our staff at Warmsworth Primary School. We are missing seeing you all, but hope you are all having fun and keeping safe and well.
Please see link to poster below from CAMHS regarding their new E-Clinic's for 11 year old's and upwards.
Letter from Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones - Re Safe Reopening of Schools
As a school, we have been making plans in line with government guidelines, and are currently working with the Local Authority to re-open our school to more pupils in the future. Please see attached a letter from Mayor Ros Jones stating her position that she is strongly recommending that schools across Doncaster should NOT be opening to a wider cohort of children on June 1st. As a Local Authority maintained school, we will be following this guidance and we will NOT be opening to a wider cohort of children on 1st June 2020. We will continue to provide care for our children of key workers, including next week in the half term holidays.
Mrs Rachel Train
Please click below link to view letter from Mayor Ros Jones
Government announcement - 10th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
The Prime Minister’s announcement last night may have left some of you confused about what the next few weeks will look like and I am sure you will have lots of questions.
Like you, we only received this information at 7pm last night so, at this stage, we may be unable to answer your questions until we have more clarity and receive guidance from the government.
I wanted to let you know that in terms of school the next few weeks will look exactly the same as it has done since lockdown began. There is no change to the guidance for schools at this current time.
We have not received any further information to support us with the new phase of the government’s plan to start the phased opening of some year groups; we expect to receive this over the next couple of weeks, hopefully with some clarification.
We remain open for the emergency childcare of the children of key workers and those who are considered to be vulnerable.
‘Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home must be.’(DfE)
The message is still that it is safer to stay at home, wherever possible.
We will need clear guidance to plan how it is possible to socially distance in schools and keep our children, teachers and families safe; how we might start to phase groups of children returning, and what this will look like. Please be assured there is no way we will reopen until we are fully prepared.
Guidance from the National Association of Head Teachers states that;
‘School leaders are still the people who know their schools best. If the national guidance (once known) cannot be safely applied in your school, you will retain the power along with your governing body or trust board to make decisions regarding the safety of pupils and staff based on your own individual risk assessments. This may ultimately mean that schools are not in a position to expand pupil numbers in the way the government has indicated on the 1 June.’
As always, we will keep you informed, but for now please try not to worry.
Our plan for now is to continue to provide activities for learning at home, keep contact with you, our families, and continue to support each other in these very difficult and uncertain times.
Granny Norbag Children's Radio Show
Government Advice for Parents and Carers
Please see government advice for Parents and Carers for supporting your child's mental health during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Coping Skills For Children
Please see link below for advice on coping skills for your children during this time,
Please see below links to resources from CAMHS for support during this time:
CAMHS Contact and Support
Please see amended poster below for more information on on anxiety and worry and if your child needs further support.
Contact for Support whilst your child is not coming into school
- Early Help- 01302 734100
- Family Information Service https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/families-information-service-fis
- School Nurse SPOC ( health support for children over 5 years)- 01302 566776
- CAMHS SPA-.
If emergency support or advice is needed, and this is within normal working hours please contact the CAMHS Duty team on 01302 796191. If this is out of normal working hours, please contact the Adult SPA Team on 01302 566999. In cases of immediate risk to the young person or other, please attend A&E.
- Local Offer- Support for Children with Special Educational needs and disabilities