When was the last time you had a coronavirus test? Get tested now.
Got coronavirus symptoms? Book a test now. But remember, you must stay isolated until you get a negative result.
There is a range of local testing options available to you;
The test sites currently all have capacity, especially at the weekends.
Testing is now available for all residents and keyworkers to get routinely tested whether you have symptoms or not. Simply select “My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms” when booking a test.
Has it been more than a month since your last coronavirus test? If you can say yes you should book to get tested again. Make sure you don’t have it now.
NHS Test and Trace is an essential part of stopping the spread of coronavirus and saving lives. Get tested. Do your bit to protect friends, family, and the vulnerable people you work with.
Free School Meal Information
During the school closure, parents of pupils in receipt of free school meals are receiving weekly vouchers from Sodexo by email.
Sodexo have created a webpage for parents and carers with information about the use of the vouchers. This can be found at:
We would also advise parents and carers to check their junk and spam folders for vouchers if they do not arrive.
If you experience any difficulties and the information on the webpage does not resolve these, please contact us for support.
Guidance for the public on supporting wellbeing:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting wellbeing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
PHE has launched a WhatsApp chatbot tool to ensure that we all have trustworthy information about COVID-19 from GOV.UK and NHS.UK, including advice on prevention, symptoms and staying at home. The new service has already attracted one million messages and you can add 07860 064422 into your phone contacts and then send a ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
Chartwells - The Super Yummy Kitchen Project
The following sites provide useful information on various issues relating to health and wellbeing:
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
We recognise that children may be spending longer online at present than they usually do. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online):
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC):
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
Parent Voice is a website which aims to guide you through the various stages of your child’s education and help you get the right support at the right time.
Change For Life
The new school year is a good time to make some changes to support a healthy lifestyle. Change4Life have many ideas that are easy to build into your daily routine. There are also offers and competitions that you and your child can enter. Please go to http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/smart-restart.aspx to learn more!
At Edward Pauling Primary School we take e-safety very seriously. You may find the following links useful:
Parent guides on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Google - Guides on using common social media applications safely from Connect Safely.
Parents can find out more about how to be 'travel active' from the Hounslow Travel Active website. This includes ideas on activities to do and also courses for families available across Hounslow. The website can be found at http://www.hounslowtravelactive.co.uk/
As part of Edward Pauling Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Edward Pauling, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.