We warmly welcome back all of our younger children in the Larch Centre from the week beginning June 22nd! Our Larch Centre Parents have received information and details about the health and safety risk assessment and the creation of bubbles.
Virtual Careers Guidance Support
The Personal Advisers from YC Hertfordshire (formerly Youth Connexions) will continue to be available remotely by telephone or email throughout this term to support you and to give advice and guidance on careers and future employment or study.
Alternatively, if you want to speak to someone out of school, visit the following webpage Support for young people during the coronavirus outbreak on the YC Herts website for further information.
Careers and Personal Development during COVID-19
Please see below information from YC Hertfordshire around careers advice during COVID-19
SBAS Kindness Calendar
The SBAS Community and Kindness Calendar helps to encourage children, young people and adults to think about kindness as we know small acts of kindness make a big difference and now, more than ever, is a chance to lift others in times of uncertainty.
There are a number of ways to get involved but whatever you choose please make sure you share your efforts with us at school so we can celebrate them together and highlight them in our newsletters.
Simon Balle Stars
The staff in the Larch at Simon Balle wanted to send an important message to all of our wonderful students: keep shining brightly little stars!
Please do watch our video and listen too to the Year 3/4 choir - we hope you will enjoy it - and we hope to see you all soon.
Stay safe everyone.
Chathealth Service for 11-19 year olds
Please see the attached School Nursing Chathealth texting service information that may be useful for students aged 11-19. The NHS promote these as part of our School Nursing service at all times, but wanted to remind you that we are still here as a core service and can continue to support you and your students.
I know you will be working hard to support children and young people with additional needs either at home or in a school or setting. It is a challenging time for everyone and the Integrated Services for Learning teams want to make sure you have access to the support you need.
As per the attached, we will have one dedicated telephone contact number for you where our educational psychology service will respond and if necessary signpost you to someone who can offer specific advice and support. This contact line is available Monday-Friday between 2:00-4:30pm via 01992 588574.
We are working hard to put together a list of resources to help you with teaching, learning and support for mental health and wellbeing and will get this to you as soon as possible. Please let us know if there is anything else we have missed that you may find helpful.
Thank you for all the work you are doing to support our vulnerable children at this difficult time for us all.
Take care of yourselves and your families.
Please be aware – Simon Balle/Herts County Council will never ask for bank details in regards to Free School Meals
HCC has received reports that a scam email is being sent to parents, asking them for bank details if they have children who qualify for Free School Meals. In these times we want to remind the members of our community to not to give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine. Please see this government link for further helpful information: https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing