Oak Lodge School, Barnet: Parent Notices

Parent and Carer Notices

Support for parents and carers with the transition from primary to secondary
The SIS Team has created a Transition Presentation – Supporting the Transition to Secondary School, for parents/carers and pupils, which can be accessed on the Local Offer https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/. Alternatively, get a PDF version here.

Barnet Youth Service SEND Online Performing Arts Activities
New online performing arts classes beginning 1st June. Click here for details in the Barnet Youth Service Brochure.

NEW HOME LEARNING WEBSITE NOW ONLINE
Our new on-line learning platform with special areas for each class is now available. Please click here to access the new site.

All previous links can be reached here: Click here for the previous online learning resources. Please also see further suggested educational links, communication book, visual supports and social story about the coronavirus pandemic that might be useful to answer any questions. A makaton document to further support understanding is available here.

Whilst your child's education is important, we do understand that some children may find it difficult to focus on learning whilst they are away from school and may respond better to more practical activities around the home.

Online Group Activities Via Zoom
Why not join Barnet Youth Service's 0-19 Early Help Service team in weekly online activities? Staff will be virtually facilitating online sessions for groups such as Rithmik Radio, Girls & Boys Teenager Group, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Quiz, Film Club Fridays, tales from the Shed and much more all for FREE. All you need to do is visit the click www.barnetyouth.uk click Online Classes Timetable and then select what activity you would like to do on the calendar.

Autism Advisory Team Parent Hotline
Barnet Autism Advisory Team now have a hotline to support parents of autistic children/YP living in Barnet. The aim of this hotline is to discuss concerns with social communication, emotional regulation and education by suggesting strategies and/or access to other services. We can support parents specifically around the following; emotional regulation, setting up schedules and routines in the home, communication, and support for home education.
This is not an anonymous hotline and information will be shared with relevant professionals as necessary. 
The hotline will be in operation 10am to 11am, Monday - Friday, from 20 April, 2020 
The phone number is 020 8359 3167. Phone calls can last a maximum of 20 minutes.

Covid-19/Coronavirus - Barnet Local Offer SEND Resources and Information
Barnet Local Offer has created a number of resources on its website from the Specialist Inclusion Services:
Home Learning-Useful Information for Parents/Carers
Resources from Specialist Settings
Barnet Autism Advisory Team Top Tips

Coronavirus - A book for Children
Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and author of many other award winning books for children, has teamed up with Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, Nia Roberts and Professor Graham Medley to create Coronavirus: A Book for Children from Nosy Crow Books. FREE DOWNLOAD HERE.

Invitation to participate in Post 16 Autism Education Research
We are inviting you to support our new project on Post 16 Education. This project is is being run as part of a collaboration between Oak Lodge School, Oak Bridge and the Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education. Click here for more details.

New Online Payment Service
Oak Lodge has introduced a service known as School Money to make online payments for school meals and trips. Click here to see the user guide

EU Settlement Scheme
All schools have been asked to remind parents about the EU Settlement Scheme and how it may affect them when the UK leaves the EU. Any EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who wishes to continue living in the UK after 2020 must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. This will not apply to Irish citizens, whose right to live in the UK will not change.

You can access further information by following this link:
https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

Internet Safety at Home
The internet and social media can be challenging spaces for children and young people to explore and we do sometimes hear reports of incidents that may have affected our students. Please click here to access the Headteacher's letter to parents concerning safe use of the internet and social media.

New Safeguarding website for parents - Parent Info
The government has recently launched a brand new website to support parents. The website has being developed with ParentZone and CEOP, the police command responsible for child exploitation and online protection.

Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on minecraft, mental health, and building online resilience.

 

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