Tottington High SchoolCoronavirus Information
Show My Homework
If you are self-isolating at home you will need to log into Show My Homework to access work set by your teachers. Your username and password for Show My Homework is the same as your school username and password which you use to log into the computers in school. Your username is FirstnameLastname. If you can’t remember your password, you will need to email email@example.com and ask to reset your password.
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
0800 046 8687
8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.
Domestic Abuse – Useful Information and Contacts
24 April 2020
Domestic abuse can affect anyone (1 in every 3 women and 1 in every 6 men).
It’s important to know that you are not alone. Even if you are unable to leave your home at the moment, you can still access support;
As always, if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55 when prompted. If you can’t use a voice phone, you can register with the police text service – text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text that will tell you what to do next. Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.
Additional sources of help can be obtained via;
- England: Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline:
0808 2000 247 (run by Refuge)
- Women’s Aid live chat service (available Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm)
- Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
- Respect helpline: 0808 802 4040 (for anyone worried that they may be harming someone else)
- Karma Nirvana Helpline number 08005999247 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org If you or someone you know is experiencing honour-based abuse
- Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151
- Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service: 020 3866 4107
- Bright Sky app by Hestia Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.
Free online counselling now available for children and young people across Greater Manchester
20 April 2020
All children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support. The Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform is available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:
- A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
- Chat forums with other young people
- Crisis information
- Self help resources
Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.
It has been available in Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford Rochdale and Wigan for some time and has now been rolled out to cover Bury, Salford, Tameside and Stockport. This expansion has been brought forward in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The expansion of Kooth is part of a Greater Manchester wide programme of new digital services and online support launched on Monday 6 April. Mental health services are facing new challenges and coming under additional pressure due to the COVID-19 outbreak as they try to support those already accessing services and deal with new cases, whilst managing the impact on their staffing levels. This new package of support aims to help people to stay well, reducing the need for them to attend GP practices or hospitals. It can be accessed by those with existing mental health issues as well as anyone who may be struggling due to social distancing and self-isolation restrictions.
Warren Heppolette, executive lead for strategy and system development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought rapid changes to all of our lives and it will be a stressful and anxious time for many. For children and young people, social distancing measures could make it harder to reach out to friends and many may find it hard to open up to close family members. Kooth offers a wealth of information and resources and, most importantly, a way to share fears and anxieties with peers as well as providing access to counselling if needed – all without leaving the house.”
To find out more visit https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/kooth/
To sign up to use Kooth, go to www.kooth.com.
Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy: email@example.com