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Providing Remote Education: Important information to parents

New River College remains open to all pupils throughout any lockdown. The school greatly encourages you to send your child to school. However, if pupils need to self-isolate then remote education is provided from day 1. This information is for pupils and
parents/carers about what to expect from remote education.

If you need help accessing IT, are not sure about how your child can log on or have any concerns or worries about remote learning or any other issues which affect your child please call the Head of centre and they will find ways to help you.

Upcoming events at NRC Primary

This Spring 1….

We took part in January’s RSPB Big Bird Watch.

On the week of the 18th we asked the children to think about how they can save more energy around school and in their homes!

National Storytelling Week began on 1st February. We welcomed people to share their favourite stories with us. We are learning more about children’s mental health in the week of 8th February and how we can promote mental health wellbeing.

This Spring 2….

Fairtrade fortnight begins 22nd February! We will be thinking about where our food comes from and how to make sure farmers get a fair deal.

March 4th – it’s that time again! Root around in your wardrobes for World Book Day, who will you come dressed as this year?

15th March we spend the week exploring and celebrating one of the greatest playwrights, Shakespeare!

26th March we welcome you to join us in the Big Spring Clean Jumble Sale – more info to follow closer to the time 😊

Worries about your child’s mental health during the Christmas break?

At NRC we work closely with the CAMHS in PRU team and you may have already met the CAMHS worker linked to the PRU site your child attends.

The Christmas break can be a challenging time for children and families, and stresses can build up and lead to concerns about how a child may be coping with their feelings. If you want to speak to a CAMHS worker during the break, the CAMHS in PRU team are available. Below are details of who to contact on each day, and how to get in touch.

Christmas break cover (21st – 1st Jan)

A member of the CAMHS in PRU team are available to speak to throughout the Christmas break. Please see dates and contact details below:

Mon 21stTues 22ndWed 23rdThurs 24thFri 25th
Freya Read Hina Akram  Freya Read Hina AkramHina AkramDuty CAMHSBank holiday
Mon 28thTues 29thWed 30thThurs 31stFri 1st
Bank holidayWill Roberts  Will Roberts    Will RobertsBank holiday

Contact details:

Freya – 07796941566 / freya.read1@nhs.net

Will – 07917068975 / w.roberts@nhs.net

Hina – hina.akram3@nhs.net

Duty CAMHS – 0203 316 1824

If you are very concerned about your child and an urgent response is needed, please contact your GP, or in the event that you feel your child is a great risk to themselves please attend A&E or call emergency services.

On behalf of the CAMHS in PRU team we wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

Emergency contact details over the festive period for families

New River College Parent/carer Partnership 2020-2021

Emergency Service-999

Police non Emergency Serivice-101

NHS non emergency Service-111

Whittington Hospital- 020 7272 3070

UCLH-020 3456 7890

Children’s Social care Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours)- 0207 226 0992

Children’s Service Contact Team (9am-5pm Monday-Friday)- 020 7527 7400

Islington Better Lives (Drug and Alcohols Service)- 020 3317 6650

Islington Solace Women’s Aid- (9am-5pm)- 0808 802 5565

National Domestic Abuse Helpline- 0808 2000 247

We Are Islington (Islington resident support)- (Daily 9am-5pm)-020 7527 8222

Support for families 2020-2021 

Food in the community: https://directory.islington.gov.uk/kb5/islington/directory/results.action?communitychannelnew=13_18

Coronavirus – information and advice for VCS food projects: https://www.islington.gov.uk/advice/voluntary-and-community-sector/coronavirus-information-and-advice-for-vcs-food-projects

Islington food bank  
Contact to ask to become a signatory to refer families 

info@islington.foodbank.org.uk 

Ringcross community centre, Lough Road 

https://www.awtf.org/rc-foodbank

Kings Cross food bank  

https://www.kxc.org.uk/foodbank

Islington council welfare fund via cripplegate 

https://www.cripplegate.org/support-funding/funding-individuals (Can do food vouchers and gas/electric top up)