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If you are a parent of carer, we hope that you will find the many web links below useful.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2020

 

Please find links below to a selection of resources and websites that you may find useful:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (then has links to https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/zone-in/ for age 13 yrs upwards)

 

https://www.ukyouth.org

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

https://www.thegoto.org.uk/  For healthy minds in North Yorkshire

 

and Mental health foundation (info for young people and parents/carers on a range of issues linked to mental health and Covid19)

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

 

YOU MAY ALSO FIND THE POSITIVE AFFIRMATION BELOW USEFUL:

"I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS I CAN'T CONTROL" yes

Support for young people and parents in secondary schools in relation to mental and emotional wellbeing

Keeping young people safe while they are off school - support for parents and carers

Online gaming film

With young people off school they are more likely to be playing games consoles to entertain and occupy them. A film has been created to highlight the possible risks of young people being radicalised and groomed through playing online games with strangers who seek to influence vulnerable people via the chat facility.

The film is free and available on YouTube   

 

Hollyoaks radicalisation film

The full film created by Hollyoaks is available here

 

Look Again cinema film

The 60 second advert used in cinemas is available here

 

Youth violent extremism research paper

‘Youth resilience to violent extremism: Development and validation of the BRAVE measure’, has recently been published in Terrorism and Political Violence. The authors for this paper are CTAN member Michele Grossman and Kristin Hadfield, Philip Jefferies, Vivian Gerrand and Michael Ungar.

You can access a free (first 50 downloads) version of the article here.

 

Online safety signposts

Educate Against Hate – DfE – Resources about hate and extremism for teachers and parents.

Think you know– CEOP – Activities for all age groups to build resilience and awareness online.

Parent guide to online safety– BT – Useful tips to understand the issues and set controls at home.

Online safety– NSPCC – Details the key issues facing young people online.

 

NATIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

 

PLEASE FIND BELOW A NUMBER OF LINKS TO LEARNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS.

 

BBC BITESIZE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

 

INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION - GUIDANCE & SUPPORT FOR PARENTS & CARERS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE LEARNING AT HOME.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

 

THE OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY - (A NATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING CLASSROOM).

https://www.thenational.academy/

NW SEND regional network newsletter - Special Edition - March 2020

Agencies

Parent Support Advisory Service

Careers Advice and College Information

 

Parents Pack - Apprenticeship information

The link below is specially for parents of Year 11 students who are considering their next steps in Education. 

The pack offers information about opportunities available for children through  Apprenticeships. Please click on the link below for more information and to view the pack.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Parent-Pack-March-2020.pdf

 

Useful links

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#

 

 

YORK COLLEGE ONLINE VIRTUAL OPEN EVENTS AND VIRTUAL TASTER DAYS 2020-2021

 

ABOUT YORK COLLEGE

York College is an easy bus ride from Selby town centre, with specific bus routes put in place to get young people to and from their site, safely.  It may not be the closest college to all of our young people however with 100% pass rate for A-Levels, over 80 vocational courses and a ‘late start’ programme, the college may be worth investigating!

 

Up and coming online Virtual Open Events and Virtual Taster Days 2020-2021

 

York College have kindly shared details with us regarding their new Virtual Open Events 2020 - 2021 on the days and times listed below.

 

  • Tuesday 13th October 2020 *online at 5.30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 11th November 2020 *online at 5.30pm-8pm
  • Saturday 21st November 2020 *online at 10am-12.30pm   
  • Thursday 11th February 2021 at York College 5.30pm-8pm
  • Monday 21st June 2021 at York College 5.30pm-8pm

 

The events provide you and your young person with the opportunity to speak virtually with tutors and support teams, and will tell you everything you need to know about applying and studying at York College. Book your place using the link below.

 https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/events-calendar/year-11-taster-days.html

York College welcomes year 10 and year 11 students to these online events. 

 

                                                                                            

Year 11 Virtual Taster Days January 2021 - Monday 11th January through to Friday 15th January

 

York College are now putting on Virtual Taster Days for Year 11 students.

 

Unfortunately York College are unable to invite you into the building to try out the subjects you are interested in taking, but they would still like to share lots of information with you and give you an idea of the kind of work you will be doing as a student at York College.

 

If you are interested, you will need to book a place online - see the link below for more information.

 https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/events-calendar/year-11-taster-days.html

 
Anne Oates
Associate Head
Careers Leader
 
 
 
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