COVID-19 Informarion

Communications

All enquiries should be directed to admin@abbotskerswell-primary.devon.sch.uk


Communication between the school and parents remains extremely important. To facilitate this, please ensure that the contact information we hold for you is up to date. If you wish to update your email address, phone number or other contact details, please do so by emailing admin@abbotskerswell-primary.devon.sch.uk.

Supporting Children

"We are aware that as the Covid 19 pandemic continues, the news and social media continue to have very challenging content. The children may be being exposed to some very difficult messages, some of which may not even be true. Having conversations about Coronavirus can be a difficult and anxiety provoking in itself. Some tips to help support you are listed below:
 •Plan ahead & be prepared– as much as you can be;
 •Be as calm as possible;
 •Keep to the facts;
 •Minimize time spent watching, reading about Covid19 related information;
 •Be willing to openly & visibly use your own calming strategies when needed e.g. practising breathing techniques/exercise.

There is also a lovely book 'Coronavirus'. A book for children' by Elizabeth Jenner illustrated by Axel Scheffler (from The Gruffalo), which is FREE on Amazon.

Coronavirus and Safeguarding

Safeguarding Leads and contact information
Members of staff who are safeguarding leads are as follows:

Mr Kevin Martin : Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher 

kevin@abbotskerswell-primary.devon.sch.uk


Miss Lisa Walsh: Deputy Safeguarding Lead, SENDCO and Early Help Leader 

lisa@abbotskerswell-primary.devon.sch.uk
 
If any parent has a safeguarding concern or query about ANY child within our community, please email for advice.
 

IF ANY ADULT FEELS A CHILD OR ADULT MAY BE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER YOU MUST CALL MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) OR 999
 
“If you are worried about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child or young person worried about your own safety please contact the MASH on 
0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk and give as much information as you can.”
Devon Children and Families Partnership.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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