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://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)
YOU MAY ALSO FIND THE POSITIVE AFFIRMATION BELOW USEFUL:
"I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS I CAN'T CONTROL"
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.
INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION - GUIDANCE & SUPPORT FOR PARENTS & CARERS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE LEARNING AT HOME.
THE OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY - (A NATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING CLASSROOM).
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.
YORK COLLEGE OPEN EVENTS 2019 - 2020
York College have kindly shared details with us regarding their open events during 2019 and 2020. 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!
The remaining open events are on the following dates
The events provide you and your young person the opportunity to look around and perhaps meet the teaching staff as well as current students. York College welcome year 10 and year 11 students to these events.
Year 11 Taster Day: Thursday 16th January 2020
York College are also putting on Taster Days where young people can ‘have a go’ at a number of different courses. This may be useful even for those who do not intend to go to York College as they can try up to 6 subjects from a huge list of courses. The tasters are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and applications must be in soon. Transport and food are provided by York College.
Applications can be made using a paper form available from school or online at the following link. Feel free to contact me should you require any further advice or assistance. https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/events-calendar/year-11-taster-days.html