Don’t let social distancing hold you back!
Take your first step in reaching for a brighter future… Join Hopwood Hall College for their virtual open event and enjoy all the benefits of visiting the college in real life from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also get to explore the Middleton and Rochdale campuses with their virtual campus tours too!
Register now (follow the link below) and Hopwood Hall will send you all the details you will need to join them live on Thursday, 21st May, 3pm – 8pm.
Stay sharp for starting A-Level Maths
HegartyMaths is proud to offer any prospective A Level maths students, or even those with an interest in keeping their maths sharp, an opportunity to join Colin Hegarty for some Youtube Live maths sessions during the school closures. Read on for the important information:
- This is a completely FREE and OPEN to ALL SCHOOLS, even those that are not HegartyMaths subscribers
- Students can access the sessions by visiting youtube.com/hegartymaths/live
- Sessions will be on WEEKDAYS AT 2PM from Wednesday 22nd April
- Content covered will support students as they transition from GCSE to A-Level maths
- Videos will be saved on the HegartyMaths Youtube channel so students can catch up if they miss any or can’t be there at the time
- First lesson today – SIMPLIFYING SURDS
Wondering what the sessions might be like? No problem. Click here and you will get a downloadable sample of some of the material Colin will be covering.
All children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support. The Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform is available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:
- A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
- Chat forums with other young people
- Crisis information
- Self help resources
Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.
It has been available in Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford Rochdale and Wigan for some time and has now been rolled out to cover Bury, Salford, Tameside and Stockport. This expansion has been brought forward in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The expansion of Kooth is part of a Greater Manchester wide programme of new digital services and online support launched on Monday 6 April. Mental health services are facing new challenges and coming under additional pressure due to the COVID-19 outbreak as they try to support those already accessing services and deal with new cases, whilst managing the impact on their staffing levels. This new package of support aims to help people to stay well, reducing the need for them to attend GP practices or hospitals. It can be accessed by those with existing mental health issues as well as anyone who may be struggling due to social distancing and self-isolation restrictions.
Warren Heppolette, executive lead for strategy and system development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought rapid changes to all of our lives and it will be a stressful and anxious time for many. For children and young people, social distancing measures could make it harder to reach out to friends and many may find it hard to open up to close family members. Kooth offers a wealth of information and resources and, most importantly, a way to share fears and anxieties with peers as well as providing access to counselling if needed – all without leaving the house.”
To find out more visit https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/kooth/
To sign up to use Kooth, go to www.kooth.com.
I am delighted to be starting today as Headteacher of Tottington High School.
I look forward to working with you and your children. Tottington is a very special place and it will be my privilege to lead the school and to support pupils in achieving great things.
I look forward to meeting you all in due course and I hope that you are all safe and well.
With best wishes,