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Free books to download to help explain Coronavirus to children:
Coronavirus – A Book For Children – illustrated by Axel Scheffler (of Gruffalo fame)
Hello my name is Coronavirus
My Hero is You
My name is Coronavirus


COVID-19 Community Response:
Kirklees Council are working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. They’re working especially closely with voluntary sector partners. Together they’re offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. They’re also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places. If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch via the link above. We are all in this together!



Scapegoat Hill J & I School



Online payments:



Keeping your children safe online:

The little BIG book of badness – an excellent guidebook for students and parents on how to stay safe on the internet
Parents guide to Instagram – advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre
Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary children
Pokémon Go: A Parent’s Guide – tips and advice from the NSPCC for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go

Mental health/wellbeing

www.cwmt.org.uk/schools-families-resources – free resources for parents and young people
https://youngminds.org.uk/resources – information about children and young people’s mental health
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people – for support and advice
www.actionforchildren.org.uk – spotting the signs of mental health issues in children
www.kooth.com – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
DfE guidance for parents on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic


Kirklees Music School (Musica):



Government/local council:

www.gov.uk – to find government services and information
www.kirklees.gov.uk – Kirklees Council
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted – Ofsted
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk – Parent View



Reduce The Risk Booklet – key information on family and home safety



www.nhs.uk – NHS guidance on “Is my child too ill for school?”
www.nhs.uk – NHS information on detecting and treating head lice
www.nhs.uk – “Flu Heroes – Nasal Flu Spray for Kids” NHS video


Support with learning:



Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust Dog School are excited to now offer dog training classes, workshops and 121’s at Linthwaite Clough School!

Dogs Trust Dog School offer affordable training for you and your pooch. Our Dog School training course provides essential advice about dog training and behaviour, to help you create a lifelong bond with your dog.

Our Class Offerings

•                     Classes – Four 45-minute sessions over four weeks. These are available for Puppies/Adolescents. These sessions cover a variety of topics from Walking nicely on the lead, Teaching new Behaviours to preventing Jumping up. These classes are £65

•                     121’s – 1-hour sessions where we focus on 1 or 2 topics of your choice. This session is run 1 on 1 with a Dog School coach. These sessions are £70

•                     Workshops – 2-hour sessions where we focus on new behaviour and progressing this. Topics covered are; loose lead walking, coming back when called (recall) and trick training. These sessions are £40.

For all of the above services you also receive;

•                     Access to an online video that introduces Dog School topics

•                     Access to the Dog School owner’s website

•                     121 support from Dog School coaches

Classes run Thursday evenings between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Spaces must be pre-booked online through the following link: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/dog-advice/dog-school/west-yorkshire

We look forward to seeing you all soon!