Bourne Weekly News 13 March 2020web
- Free Daily Resources for Children
- Staff Email Addresses
- Links to Online Resources
- Need help with Online Resources?
- Top Parenting Tips for Parents and Carers in uncertain times
- Wellbeing Guidance
Free Daily Resources for Children
Staff Email Addresses
|Mrs Yvonne Watkins||Headteacheremail@example.com|
|Mr Ryan Acquah||Leader of PE||RAcquah1@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Abi Barker||Teacher of PE||ABarker@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Adam Brazier||SENDCo||ABrazier@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Mark Burns||Teacher of Geography||MBurns@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Jacques Cariou||Extended Leadership & Leader of Maths||JCariou@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Mark Carter||Extended Leadership & ICT/Business, Leader of Year 11||MCarter@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Jo Church||Leader of Science||JChurch@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Tony Clarke||Science||TClarke@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Charlie Cluff||i/c Art & Design||CCluff@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Charlie Colley||Assistant Headteacher, Science||CColley@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Ryan Davidson||Teacher of PE||RDavidson@bourne.org.uk|
|Ms Annie Dewar||Teacher of English||ADewar@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Kelly Donovan||Teacher of Art & DT||KDonovan@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Dene Ellis||Extended Leadership & ICT STEAM Co-ordinator||DEllis@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Clare Gamble||Teacher of Science||CGamble@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Chris Glover||Leader of Design Technology/Product Design||CGlover@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Nathan Griggs||Teacher of Science & Leader of Yr 10||NGriggs@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Catherine Hall||Extended Leadership & Asst Leader of Design Tech/Food Tech||CHall@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Alice Hardwick||Assistant Headteacher||AHardwick@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Phil Harper||Leader of RE, i/c Student Voice & Student Leadership||PHarper@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Lou Harris||Teacher of PE & Leader of Yr 8||LHarris@bourne.org.uk|
|Ms Abigail Hoyle||Teacher of English||AHoyle@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Katie Hutchins||Leader of English||KHutchins@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Kate Jakob||Teacher of Humanities||KJakob@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Rachel James||Leader of Humanities, Geography||RJames@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Helena Jewer||Personal Development and Leader of Yr 7 & Yr 9||HJewer@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Cindy Kemp||Head of BSSC||CKemp@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Diane McGarry||Assistant Leader of Humanities||DMcGarry@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Estelle Meagher||Teacher of Maths||EMeagher@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Tanya Midwinter||Asst Leader of Science & whole school Lead for Assessment for Learning||TMidwinter@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Jess Moore||Teacher of English (Maternity Leave)||JMoore@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Janet Murray-Brown||Assistant Headteacher, EVC, Outdoor Education||JMurrayBrown@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr James Paige||Assistant Leader of English||JPaige@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Téa Patrascu||Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages||TPatrascu@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Jenny Phillips||Teacher of Maths & Leader of whole school Intervention||JPhillips@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Tim Ratcliffe||Teacher of Science||TRatcliffe@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Anne-Lise Riedmuller||Leader of Modern Foreign Languages||ARiedmuller@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Jon Robbins||Leader of Drama||JRobbins@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Caroline Salisbury||Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages||CSalisbury@bourne.org.uk|
|Mr Ian Salisbury||Teacher of Science||ISalisbury@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Debbie Scott||Teacher of Musicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Eoin Simpson||Assistant Leader of Maths||ESimpson@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Vicky Smith||Assistant Leader of Maths||VSmith@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Julie Van Walt||Teacher of Science||JVanWalt@bourne.org.uk|
|Miss Jo Ward||Teacher of PE||JWard@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Judy Williams||Teacher Functional Skills||JWilliams@bourne.org.uk|
|Mrs Michaela Wilson||Teacher of English & Leader of whole school Reading & Writing||MWilson@bourne.org.uk|
Links to Online Resources:
- Accelerated Reader
- Google Classroom
- Maths Watch
- The Day
Please be aware that due to demand any of the above websites could temporarily be unavailable. If you have a problem accessing a website or find that it operates slowly we would advise you try again later.
Need help with Online Resources?
If you need help accessing/logging into the online resources please email email@example.com and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about Accelerated Reader please email Mrs Farley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some students/parents are receiving errors trying to access the Bourneportal website from home and are being re-directed to a website called xnomads. If you have this issue the only fix we have had any success with is to clear all your browsing history and cookies and then try the Bourneportal website again. Please be aware by doing this any saved passwords you may have for websites could be lost. All the links students require for home learning are listed at the top of this page.
If you use another Google account on your PC/laptop/phone/tablet you may have a problem accessing a Classroom via the link sent through by a teacher. If you do receive an error trying to join the class could you try the process below:
- If possible log out completely of you current Google account before signing into Google Classroom. Particularly on mobile devices this may not be possible so please try step 2.
- Copy the Google Classroom link and paste it into an incognito / inprivate / private browsing window as this will ignore any Google account you have on your device, then sign in with your schools Google account.
We are unable to help access Seneca accounts as students were asked to sign up for an account themselves. We do not know which email account they used however they were advised to use there school Goggle account.
If you have forgotten your Seneca account we would advise signing up for a new account with an email address you can access.
Top Parenting Tips for Parents and Carers in uncertain times
- Reassure your children that your family is your top priority.
Say something like “I’m your parent, it’s my job to keep you safe and we are doing everything we can.”
- Maintain everyday family routines.
Keep to usual rising times, mealtimes, and bedtimes. Every family is different. Involve children in working out any new routine (e.g., have a daily plan of activities for school-aged children who are at home).
- Have plenty of interesting things to do at home.
Busy children are less likely to be bored and misbehave. With your child, help create a list of 20 activities that will keep them busy (not just screen time).
- Take notice of behaviour you like.
Think about the values, skills and behaviours you wish to encourage in your children at this very difficult time. There are many opportunities to teach your children important life skills (e.g., being caring, helpful, cooperative, getting on well with siblings, taking turns). Use plenty of praise and positive attention to encourage behaviour you like. Give them positive attention letting them know you are pleased by telling them what they have just done (“That’s a lovely card you have written to your grandmother. That’s so kind. She will really appreciate that.”)
- Make sure your child knows you are ready to talk.
Children need to be able to talk to parents about their concerns and have their questions answered. When a child wants to talk about their feelings, stop what you are doing and listen carefully. Avoid telling your child how they should feel (“That’s silly. You shouldn’t be scared about that.”) Let children know it is OK to be worried. Talking or drawing can help children get in touch with their feelings and figure out what they are anxious about.
- Be truthful in answering children’s questions.
Find out what they know about the issue before answering. Keep answers simple. Get information from trusted sources (e.g., official government websites) rather than social media.
- Have a family plan of action.
Involve children in preparing the plan. As situations can change quickly (e.g., new travel restrictions, school closures), update the plan as needed.
- Help children learn to tolerate more uncertainty.
The COVID-19 crisis creates uncertainty for everyone. Parents need to find a way to accept uncertainty and, through your actions and words show this acceptance to your children. It’s OK to say, “I don’t know; let’s find out what we can.” Big changes to children’s lives can be hard and are often scary. They can also create opportunities for learning new skills.
- Take care of yourself the best you can.
Deal with your own distress by taking actions that give you a better sense of personal control. Stress management skills such as mindfulness and/or deep breathing can help reduce stress. Keep healthy and safe (good personal hygiene, exercise daily, eat well, get enough sleep, avoid using alcohol or drugs to lessen stress). Avoid behaviour that might increase your stress. For example, while it is helpful to keep informed about COVID-19, constant checking on your screens can increase stress.
- Reach out and connect with loved ones.
Make greater use of phones, online communication tools (video conferencing) and social media to keep in touch with family, friends, and neighbours. Help others in need who are going through a tough time and are more vulnerable (e.g., parents/caregivers with disabilities, older people).
Dear Parents, Carers and Friends
We are very aware that our students may feel anxious or worried at this time and we are offering the following as guidance –
- Staying connected with loved ones, peers and mental health/emotional well-being support is important whilst your child is distance learning.
- It is vital that your child maintains a daily routine that mirrors, as much as possible, the school day.
- We recommend that you schedule in key points of contact with them during the day to support them in maintaining some structure. As part of their routine it is important to encourage your child to do things they enjoy, make time for friends and also eat and sleep well.
It is vital that your son or daughter lets you know how they are feeling; ensuring you are available to listen and creating opportunities to check in with them is important. If your son or daughter already struggles with their mental health please ensure you make a plan with them to ensure they have telephone contact with their key professional or access to helpline support, please see below.
Mental Health support and self-care resources for young people can be found on www.annafreud.org/coronovirus.
The ON MY MIND self-care resources have many self-help activities which young people can access at home whether they are feeling low/anxious or to ensure they are looking after themselves emotionally and physically. A range of Apps delivering self-help strategies to support a wide range of needs are available, from navigating emotions and managing worries to the practicalities of sleep, food and exercise/mood trackers. There are also links to distraction techniques, arts, drama and physical activity ideas which can form part of your son or daughters daily routine.
Further information for parents and young people on looking after your mental health whilst self-isolating can be found on:
There are tips and information on staying connected, staying calm, dealing with stressful situations at home and signposting to further helplines and resources with practical ideas on planning your day, remaining productive and suggesting on-line board games you can play with friends.
For students residing in WSCC and in need of emotional well-being support or advice, there will be phone contact available via the Find It Out Centre 07716 227928 on Mon, Wed, Fri between 1pm – 5 pm.
For students residing in Hampshire the Havant and East Hants MIND can be contacted on 02392 498916. The Havant Safe Haven, mental health support for Young People can also be accessed via their Facebook site.
Food Banks: Please note that holiday lunch packs will be available a week early, for w/c 23 March and a second voucher will be made available to parents on collection of their first lunch packs at the food bank. At this stage, provision is available for a period of one month.
The ‘Love Your Neighbour’ campaign, run by the New Life Church in Emsworth aims to support vulnerable families in the community, working alongside the food banks by collecting and delivering groceries (non-perishable), toiletries and donations. Contact them for further advice or if you would like to chat to someone email@example.com; 07835 441076.
Meanwhile, may I offer you all my sincere best wishes to you and your families during this difficult time.
Mrs Y Watkins
|On-Line & Telephone Support for Young People:|
|Childline: 080011 11
Young Minds Crisis Messenger: 85258
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Dialogue Counselling: 07739 893707 (WSCC)
ChatHealth: School Nursing Service, emotional and physical health, 07480 635424
CGL substance misuse: 0300 303 8677
Young Carers: WSCC 01903 270300; Hampshire 023 9247 4724
Information Shop: www.informationshop.org.uk
Samaritans: 116 123
Off The Record 023 9247 4724; support helpline 0808 80 10 724 (free from landline)
Havant and East Hants MIND: 02392 498916
|Additional Support and Information for
West Sussex Families
|Additional Support and Information for Hampshire Families|
|Child Protection/safeguarding concerns – 01403 229900. Out of hours 0330 222 6664
Children and Family Centre—01243 642953
Foodbank—Chichester 01243 773687
Mon/Wed 2-4pm, Fri 4-6pm
Enabling Families—Call 01243 642950 to request a consultation with an Early Help professional; for families struggling with more complex needs.
Find It Out Centre 11-25yrs —Chichester 07716 227928 Mon/Weds/Fri 1:00—5:00pm for telephone support and advice on accessing the Youth Emotional Support service
Chichester Information Shop—Counselling, sexual health advice, and all matters concerning young people, www.informationshop.org.uk
WORTH Domestic Abuse Service for adults and young people—07834 968539
Life Centre—Adult, under 18, male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse. https://lifecentre.uk.com; 0808 802 808
Sussex Mental Health 24 hr line for adults—0300 5000 101
Citizens Advice—01243 776528
|Child Protection/safeguarding concerns-
0300 555 1384, out of hours 0300 555 1373
Sharps Copse Children and Family Centre – 023 9244 1400
Beacon Food Bank, The Meridian Centre – 07718 424618
SDAS (southern Domestic Abuse Service)/ Stop Domestic Abuse UK – 0330016 5112
Havant and East Hants MIND (support for adults, families and 0-19 years with mental health and emotional well-being) –
02392 498 916
Adult Mental Health Services, Parkway Centre – 023 92683500; Crisis number – 02392344562
Young Minds, Mental Health Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544
Off The Record (Information, support and counselling for 11 – 25 years) – 023 9247 4724, support helpline 0808 80 10 724 (free from a landline)
Citizens Advice –0344 4111306
www.connecttosupporthampshire.org.uk – Local welfare assistance information and advice (debt, money, emergency food, short term grants, housing, furniture etc.) – 0300 3301150