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Please note that we are a cashless school. Lunch money, clubs, uniform and trips should be paid by Parent Pay. If you have any questions, please call in at the school office. We will be happy to help. If you are having difficulties with payment, please let us know and we will do our best to help.
Updated FAQs for parents
Simple explanation of education closures
Latest information from the DFE
Updated travel advice
- reflecting FCO travel ban, advising against all domestic and overseas trips, and advice for students and staff currently overseas
Advice for parents and carers.
These are extremely challenging and worrying times for families meaning, more than usual, parents and carers may be unsure of what to do when their child is unwell or injured.
Click HERE for a poster which gives guidance on children’s health to enable parents to assess when they should be seeking help. It consists of a red, amber and green traffic light system advising parents of which symptoms require them to seek urgent medical advice and the options available to them.
Are you in need of extra support because of COVID-19, or worried about someone who is?
Brighton and Hove City Council's community advice and support hub could support you with:
• Finding help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and other support
• Emergency foodbank referrals
• Advice to keep active and well and to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness
Click HERE for telephone numbers and more information about the support available to you.
The school nurse service in Brighton and Hove, although not actually visiting schools, are still available to offer advice and support. Click HERE for more information.
New resources to help support families:
Please click HERE for a directory of support resources and services locally and links to their websites.
Click HERE for a document written by clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre who have developed seven ways that they consider to be best practice in responding to children and young people’s fears. It outlines some of the principles that can be easily adopted to support children and young people both at home and when they return to school.
During these challenging times, it is understandable that children and young people might be struggling and feeling anxious or worried. The well-being service at Brighton and Hove can offer support. Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE for information about support for families over the summer holidays from BHISS.
Click HERE to view an E- magazine from Safety Net dealing with Summer and coming back to school.
This is a telephone consultation line from the Schools Wellbeing Service that will operate whilst schools are closed. Click here to access the FLYER for more information.
School nurses would like to advise you that during the current Covid-19 outbreak, they are still here for you and your family to offer information and support about your child’s health. Click HERE to see more information and for contact information.
My Changing World PowerPoint-
This is a great new resource to aid communication with children around the current situation and to enable them to express their thoughts and feelings. Click HERE to download it.
This is a child-friendly explanation about Covid 19 which will help explain the situation to your child. Click HERE to download it.
This is another explanation which gives children information about the Corona Virus. Click HERE to be directed to it.
Click HERE to be taken to the NSPCC/O2 site "NetAware" that has more information about the social networks, apps and games your children might be using whilst at home and information about ensuring your children stay safe while online.
Click HERE for more information and guidance on "Zoom" from Sussex and Surrey Police.
Calling parents/carers of preschool children!
We welcome our school, parish and local community to our weekly parent and toddler group. There is no cost attached, it is simply a chance to meet other parents of preschool children and an opportunity for your child to play and explore. Our Learning Mentor, will be on hand every week to chat and offer support, or just to make you a cup of tea. Please ask at the school office for further details.
If you have friends or family with young children, please encourage them to come along and bring a friend. There is no expectation that you have a child currently at St Joseph’s; for us this is a service and a way of reaching out to our local and parish community.
If you would like to join us then please call or visit the school office to ask for details.
Please do join us, it’s completely free and will run as a drop in, so no regular commitment is needed.
Friends of St Joseph's
The Friends of St Joseph's, we are always looking for new volunteers to help in our fundraising quest. If you would like to offer help as a one off or more regularly, please come along to our meetings to get to know us. If you would like to find out more, please link to the FoSJ page.