School Closure Portal

This portal contains all the information parents, carers and students should need while school is closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. If there is anything else you need to know, please contact the relevant Head of Year or Head of Faculty. Their email addresses can be found towards the end of the school communication policy here. Please note that the school telephone lines are not manned at the moment.

Please remember that all work will be set via Show My Homework

  • Click here for information about expectations for home learning.
  • Click here for Top Tips for home learning.
  • Click here for a guide on how to access Office 365 from home for free.
  • Click here for a presentation with key information for all students.
  • Click here for ideas for extension activities in different subjects.

Please remember that all work will be set via Show My Homework

  • Click here for a Year 11 update from Mrs Feast (also on SMHW and Microsoft Teams)
  • Click here for a letter to Year 11 about transition tasks for the sixth form.
  • Click here for the letter to Year 11 about school closing.
  • Click here for information about expectations for home learning.
  • Click here for Top Tips for home learning.
  • Click here for a guide on how to access Office 365 from home for free.
  • Click here for a presentation with key information for all students.
  • Click here for ideas for extension activities in different subjects.

Please click here for information about online lessons from 1st June.

Year 12 students, please click here for an update.

Year 13 students, please click here for an update.

Important Documents

Yr 12 Assembly 07-05-2020

Yr 12 Assembly 20-3-2020

How to Study During School Closure

Click here for a guide on how to access Office 365 from home for free.

Useful Links

Life after Sixth Form

UCAS Information

FutureLearn

The University of Birmingham has released a really useful online course suitable for all Yr12 and 13 students. This cover study skills, revision techniques and preparing for university. We highly recommend all of our sixth formers to complete this: https://www.skills4uni.bham.ac.uk/?_ga=2.182136743.1025942915.1585817396-765274525.1585817396

 

Stay involved with the LHS community, win points for your Hall and prizes for yourself by taking part in the various competitions and challenges we will set for you while school is closed. Keep track of what people are up to via Twitter, Instagram and Microsoft Teams.

  • Click here for latest government advice on Covid-19
  • The government have updated their guidance for parents on how to support their children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic: https://bit.ly/3bIEIRi
  • Click here for the school’s Safeguarding, Welfare, Support & Advice pages
  • Click here for police helpdesk and support availability
  • Click here for a range of useful helplines
  • Click here for advice and support on domestic abuse during COVID-19
    Support for domestic abuse perpetrators can be found here https://respectphoneline.org.uk/
  • Click here for advice on internet safety
  • This is an interactive guide for setting parental controls on devices and provides guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com?uuid=51335212-db47-44c2-bd03-dc85fa142206 
  • Click here for online safety tips for young people
  • Click here for website and support links for emotional wellbeing and COVID-19 support
  • Click here for an introduction to Mindfulness and a selection of guided meditation clips
  • Click here for information on how to support your child during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Warrington Borough Council have provided a link to a resource pack for parents to support them with home schooling – highlighting subject-specific websites, e-safety advice, mental health, bereavement and coronavirus support. https://www.warrington.gov.uk/website-learning-resource-pack

  • Click here for a video that gives some useful, simple advice and guidance for parents and carers regarding children and their online activities during the pandemic.
  • Click here for Top Tips on how to get to sleep and sleep better.

Free School Meals

We are continuing with our existing provider, Wonde, to provide parents of children eligible for Free School Meals with supermarket vouchers until the DfE’s national voucher scheme is up and running. Please click here for the latest letter relating to Free School Meals (FSM). Please ensure we have your correct mobile number and email address so that you receive these vouchers. Please contact Miss Dixon (ndixon@lymmhigh.org.uk) with any queries or to update contact details.

IMPORTANT: If your employment or financial circumstances have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may now be eligible for Free School Meals and therefore eligible for the vouchers we are providing. If you are currently in receipt of any of these benefits, you may be eligible for FSM. If this is the case, please ring the Free School Meals team on 01925 446226, complete the FSM application form here and send to: schooladmissions@warrington.gov.uk

There may also be support from local foodbanks for families in particular need. Please see contact details below:

  • Warrington Foodbank – 2 Tanning Court, Warrington, WA1 2HF – 07583080521
  • Emmaus Church – Capesthorne Road, Orford, WA2 9AP
  • Quench Cafe – 50 Lodge Drive, Culcheth, WA3 4ER

Health & well-being and safeguarding

It is really important you look after yourself during this time. This includes eating properly and drinking plenty of water when studying.

Exercising regularly (in line with advice about self-isolation and social distancing) is also vital. There are plenty of online videos that you can use to inspire you with activities to maintain fitness without leaving the home.

If you do have concerns about your child’s wellbeing or mental health, please contact either Mrs Ryles-Dean (hryles-dean@lymmhigh.org.uk) or Mrs Ball (rball@lymmhigh.org.uk). Below are some websites that may also be useful:

 

Website Address Details
Childline https:///www.childline.org.uk/(or call 0800 1111)
Kooth https://www.kooth.com/ Online counselling and emotional support for young people
The Proud Trust https://www.theproudtrust.org/for-young-people/ Support for young people with regards to LGBT+ issues
ChatHealth https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/chathealth/ Secure and confidential text messaging service for young people. It allows patients to easily and anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support
Brook https://www.brook.org.uk Information and advice on a range of issues, including sexual health
Social Services https://www.warrington.gov.uk/socialservices Warrington Social Services

You can read the latest Safer Schools and Young People (SSYP) newsletter here.

Bereavement support:

Please click here for MIND Bereavement Support.

Please click here for information from Child Bereavement UK.

Winston’s Wish supports children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling: https://www.winstonswish.org/

Please click here for information on suicide prevention & suicide bereavement.

Any student or parent with a safeguarding concern should share their concerns as soon as they are able to, via tellus@lymmhigh.org.uk or Mrs Ball (rball@lymmhigh.org.uk) or Miss Clark (aclark@lymmhigh.org.uk)

School will remain open for children who are vulnerable and/or where parents are key workers. This includes the Easter holidays and could potentially include weekends. Please note, the primary focus will be childcare rather than education.

Please bear in mind that, in line with government guidance on social distancing, this facility is only available for families where there really is no safe alternative to sending children into school.

Click here for the government list of who counts as a key worker.

If you need to send your child(ren) into school at any time, please let us know by the day before by emailing keyworkers@lymmhigh.org.uk. If they would normally get the school bus, please state which stop and time they normally get on and we will arrange that.

We are happy to open over the holidays – including the bank holidays – if it means key workers can then get into work. Please let us know if you need this facility. Likewise, we could open at weekends if necessary – again, please just let us know by emailing keyworkers@lymmhigh.org.uk.