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part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Parent User Guides

Parent User Guides

 

All at St Marys' thank you for your support at this challenging time. Children and adults alike are using some of these platforms for the first time, so if something does not appear as you expect or is a challenge please use the following user guides as your first port of call. If you are still experiencing difficulties then contact the class teacher via email. Class teacher emails are available on the home learning class pages.

 

User Guides are available below for 

Google Classroom

Purple Mash

Education City (YN, YR, Y1)

Evidence Me (For Nursery and Reception observations)

 

 

 

USER ADVICE.

 

Providers such as Purple Mash, iXL, Education City, Times Table Rock Stars etc are offering use of their websites and resources free of charge over the periods of school closures. Therefore, they are experiencing a much higher volume of traffic than they are used to.

If you find you are unable to log onto a particular site, take a walk, have a drink complete a different activity and try again later. Lots of providers have notified teachers that they are trying to increase their server capabilities but this takes time. 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Mash Support

 

Support in the form of videos can be found by clicking on the links below. 

 

A printable copy is at the bottom of the page should you need it. Children in school have already been taught how to access the activities set by their teacher and so should be familiar with this. Please note the home screen on your computer will look slightly different as we are using the most up-to-date version, but all menu items still work in the same way. 

 

2dos and feedback can also be found by using the Alerts tab on the menu which looks like this:-  

 

For further support please contact your class teacher in the first instance. Passwords can be found on the parent letter that was sent when we registered your child or inside their planners. (Inside home learning folders for Nursery and Reception)

 

A video to support parents to access the parent portal.  A user guide with video links to support children in accessing their learning tasks, including how to submit work to the teacher for marking. 

 

E-safety, Safeguarding and Welfare.

 

Below are a range of support services anyone feeling in need of support can access.

 

To refresh our understanding of some of the generic mechanisms for staying safe online a E-safety quiz has been set for all year groups , starting Wednesday 25/03/20 via Purple Mash and will need to be completed by the end of the week. We would encourage you to talk about the answers with your children. 

 

 

 

Helplines, APPs and Websites to support parents

 

Support Service

Phone

 

Website

Online chat

NetAware

Parents’ guide to apps/games/ social media sites to help keep children safe

 

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Shout

Crisis text messenger service

 

 

Text 85258

24/7

Free on most networks

 

https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/

 

IMAlive

Online crisis messenger service

(based in US)

24/7

 

https://www.imalive.org/

Yes

Frank

Honest information and advice about drugs and alcohol

 

 

0300 1236600

Text 82111

confidential

24/7

 

https://www.talktofrank.com/

 

Drinkline

Confidential information and advice for you or someone you are worried about

0300 123 1110

Weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm

free

 

 

 

CEOP

Reporting online sexual abuse or content

 

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Samaritans

Free confidential support line for people who are feeling desperate

116 123

 

https://www.samaritans.org/

 

Pace

Telephone support and secure online forum for parents of exploited children

0113 240 5226

Office hours

£

 

https://paceuk.info/for-parents/

  

SelfHarm UK

Support with self-harm issues

X

 

www.selfharm.co.uk

 

Money Advice Service

Financial help and information

0800 138 7777

Free

 

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

Step Change

Debt support charity

 

 

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx

Yes

Refuge

Domestic abuse helpline and online support and information

0808 2000 247

Free

24/7

 

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Young Minds

Support for parents when young people suffer poor mental health

Crisis text messenger
85258
free
24/7

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Recovery

Support for drug and alcohol addiction

 

0203 553 0324

Free callback available

24/7

 

https://www.recovery.org.uk/

Yes

Adfam

Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol

 

 

https://adfam.org.uk/

 

Stop Breathe Think

Free Mindfulness app

(pay version also available)

 

 

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

 

101

Non-emergency Police number.

For emergencies

DIAL 999

101

 

15p per call

 

 

 

111

Non- emergency health advice.

For emergencies

DIAL 999.

111

Call if you are seriously worried about symptoms

24/7

free

 

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

Use website if your enquiry isn’t serious

 

Stoke-on-Trent Children’s Social Care

01782 235100

 

 

 

Staffordshire Children’s Social Care

0800 1313 126

 

 

 

Phoenix

Free resources for children and young people during COVID-19 restrictions

 

 

https://www.phoenixgrouphq.com/covid-19

 

Childline
Free, confidential service where you can talk about anything you want

0800 1111
free
24/7
  www.childline.org.uk Yes
The Mix
Info and support for the under 25s for all kinds of issues
0808 8084994
free
not 24/7
 
  www.themix.org.uk Yes 4-11pm
Runaway Helpline
Support when you have gone missing
 
116000
free
confidential
24/7
  www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help/young-people/646-saysomething.html  
Kooth
Free, anonymous online counselling and support for young people
   

www.kooth.com

 

Mon – Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun 6pm – 10pm

 
Help at Hand
Support, advice and info for young people in care
0800 528 0731
free
not 24/7
  www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/help-at-hand  
stopitnow!
Help if you are
worried about your online behaviour or someone else’s
0800 1111
free
24/7
  www.childline.org.uk  
The Mix
Info and support for the under 25s for all kinds of issues

 
0808 1000 900
free
confidential
weekdays 9am-9pm
  www.stopitnow.org.uk  
B-eat
Support with eating disorders

 
0808 801 0711
or
0808 801 0677
free
confidential
not 24/7
  www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Yes
Brook
Sexual health advice for under 25s

 
    www.brook.org.uk  
Children’s Society
Support with various mental health and emotional issues for 13-17s
    www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault/advice-for-children-age-13-17  
SelfHarm UK
Support with self harm
 
    www.selfharm.co.uk  
Shout
Crisis text messenger service
(any age)

 
Text 85258
24/7
  https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/  

Calm Harm

Free app to help
manage self-harm urges

    https://calmharm.co.uk/  
The Hideout
Domestic Abuse
website for young
    http://thehideout.org.uk/  

MeeTwo
Free mental health support app for young people to talk to experts or people with similar issues

    https://www.meetwo.co.uk/
anonymous posts in the app allow chat with other people
(posts moderated in advance)
Yes
Fearless
Information and advice about youth crime.100% anonymous crime reporting
    https://www.fearless.org/en  

 

 

 

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