Being safe online

Worried about your children being on-line so much?

The BBC Own It app is a new, free app designed to support, help and advise children, in the moment, when they use their phones to chat and explore the online world. Take a look at the expert’s view on the challenges facing kids online and how the BBC Own It app can help children to stay safe and make smart choices. You can find more information and a step-by-step guide to using the app, download now from your Apple or GooglePlay app store.  https://www.bbc.com/ownit

Get the parent’s view and discover what HRH The Duke of Cambridge has to say about children’s digital wellbeing and the BBC Own It app.

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School Closure – Student Registration (for Key Workers and Vulnerable students)

Dear Parent/Carer

In-line with Government announcements, Chesterfield High School will ONLY remain open from Monday 23rd  March for vulnerable students in our school. This includes those students with an Education Health Care Plan, those with a dedicated Social worker, and those children with at least one parent or carer who are identified as critical workers by the government can send their children to school if required. We, as a school, recognise the role we play in ensuring that those parents who are employed within the NHS and other key public sectors are appreciated and supported at this difficult time.

To assist in the planning, could ALL parents please follow the link and complete the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-TychRiNDnuHBmkernXoZ-4OQDdiXc63I346ywWqG5Y/edit?usp=sharing

The Government will determine who is a ‘Key Worker’ if your job is not on that list, we will be unable to allow your child to attend school. Please note this school opening relies on sufficient operational number of staff and so we cannot guarantee it for the duration of school closures, but will endeavour to do our best.

All students MUST arrive at school promptly at 8.30am in full school uniform with all of their normal school equipment including PE kit. School will finish as normal at 3pm.

For further information and DFE guidance please see the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Sixth Form students shine in the Community

The Connecting Communities project received a big thank you from one of its very happy participants this week.

Connecting Communities is a project run on Tuesday mornings at Thornton Children’s Centre. It is a free playgroup for toddlers and babies from 9.30am until 10.30am.

The Sixth formers volunteer and spend time playing with the toddlers, engaging them in physical literacy skills and helping them to socialise with other children.

There is no need to book, just turn up on the day for a fun packed hour. The next session will be held on Tuesday 3rd March at Thornton Children’s Centre, Stannyfield Drive, Thornton.

Thank you so much to all the amazing Chesterfield students and teacher for the lovely playgroup. You are all amazing and a great credit to the school!