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30/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Sir Frederick Gibberd College

A trip into space captured the attention of young people as they focused on science for a week. Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College indulged in the topic during British Science Week. https://t.co/v5rJW1wWaZ https://t.co/LZkDYHCWJ8

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30/03/20

A trip into space captured the attention of young people as they focused on science for a week. Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College indulged in the topic during British Science Week. https://t.co/v5rJW1wWaZ https://t.co/LZkDYHCWJ8

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30/03/20

The mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people is our new school’s priority in the early days of the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/O5HMo2DLO5 https://t.co/ads9aHDlEu

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29/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

Head of Sir Frederick Gibberd College: “Children’s mental health comes first” https://t.co/Gt5xrePkaI https://t.co/U7tUcsOn09

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28/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon

A huge thank you to who selflessly has been volunteering to teach PE every afternoon at and . https://t.co/r7yO3JU6J6

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27/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Vic Chapman-Brown

Belle got creative today Mrs C x https://t.co/UcZe7LiFFn

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27/03/20

A huge thank you for our present. It came in the post this week. We are very grateful. https://t.co/Pswc2EbjfZ

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27/03/20

Starting mid-day today one of NASA's record breaking astronauts, Christina Koch who recently returned to earth after 328 days in space, will read a children's book live on Instagram. https://t.co/95TFD1cGfC https://t.co/xEItfohBoh

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26/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon

Real life heroes https://t.co/AofGIbi0MT

26/03/20

We are listening to this whilst doing some work. Hope you enjoy it too. https://t.co/cLZlO3Pc5g

25/03/20

Beautiful rainbow from a beautiful girl. We miss you Rosie, see you very soon. 💙💛💙

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25/03/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Nicola Tappenden

Here is Rosie and her Rainbow, keep safe everyone! ❤ https://t.co/bQWQvJGBe1

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25/03/20

Lovely rainbow messages video from our amazing children on our Facebook page... 🌈💙🌈💛🌈💙🌈💛🌈💙🌈💛 https://t.co/ca8Ucy6DuA https://t.co/OmpUVQvRPC

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25/03/20

Rockstars Times Tables Challenge: Can you beat your teachers? https://t.co/M7svhFT0Pj

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25/03/20

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Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/SJgufa8Sw4

24/03/20

Elevenses has just got better. Grab a brew and a bickie and join for a story ☕🍪📖 👍 https://t.co/NmJWsgQjQR

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24/03/20

For all the heroes out there on the front lines. Thank you SFG https://t.co/udrzupsLZo

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24/03/20

Art craft and maths today https://t.co/BRmOPTtgcD

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Young carers identified at school

Young carers identified at school

Posted: 5th March 2020

Young carers are receiving the support they need after being identified by their school.

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or drug or alcohol problem, or younger sibling.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been able to identify children who are young carers – whose families may not have previously realised they qualified as such.

Katy Tyler, learning mentor, underwent training to ensure any young person at the school who is acting as a young carer can be given the help and support they need.

She said: “I got very emotional on the course; it completely opened my eyes.

“The average is two or three young carers per class, nationally. But, with a lot of young carers, you would not even know they were carrying out the role. Even someone who is having to translate for their parents who do not speak English is considered a young carer. A lot of these children, you would never know what they are dealing with as it is just their life and they do not know any different.

“During the training, I could think of seven children straight away who actually qualify as young carers as they are dealing with either language or mental health issues at home. We have made referrals for support immediately, which is fantastic.”

As a result of the training, the school has put up a display board outlining what a young carer is and now holds a weekly drop-in session for students to talk about their circumstances at home.

An email address has also been created for those who do not feel they want to discuss their situation face to face and parents have been written to to identify all young carers at the school.

Mrs Tyler said: “Families will be offered counselling and transport to get them there, if they need it. Young carers will be given treats, so they can have some respite from their responsibilities.

“It is really exciting to be able to give our young carers a break and to be able to be there for them.”

The school is working towards a Young Carers in Schools Award.

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