Dear Parent/Carer

As we reach the end of another academic year, with much to celebrate, we would like to thank you for your continued support with all matters and particularly in ensuring the students adhere to all our school policies.

At the bottom of this letter, you will find some important advice from parentzone.                                

Additionally, please be aware that there is a text messaging service called ChatHealth, which is for young people in secondary school. ChatHealth Text Mobile No. 07520632503

The last day of term for students will be Friday 19th July and students will be dismissed by 11.45am.

Students who receive free school meals will be able to have food as normal during morning break.

This will be a non- uniform day with students allowed to wear non -school uniform for a payment of £1.00.  The money collected will be donated to a charity chosen by our school council.

In addition, from September 2019 there will be a non-jewellery policy where only a wristwatch may be worn. No earrings, facial piercing, bracelets or rings will be allowed.   Any jewellery worn from the 5th of September will be confiscated and will need to be collected by parent/carer.

Please remember that you can always find our latest information by visiting our website, Facebook @DagParkOfficial or Twitter @DagParkOfficial .

We wish you all an enjoyable summer.

Return to school for our New Year 7 students is on Wednesday 4th September at 8.35am.
Return to school for our Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 students is on Thursday 5th September at 8.35am.
Please remember that from September 2019, students will be dismissed from school at 1.30pm every Wednesday. However, lunches will be served until 2.00pm for any students wishing to stay.
The period that students miss on Wednesday afternoon will now be replaced by a 6 period day on a Monday, with students being dismissed from school at 4.00pm.
The other significant change is that students will register slightly earlier at 8.35am

Yours Sincerely                                                                                                            

Chris Ash
Head of School

(A copy of the original letter can be found here)


Parent Zone

Our school is a Digital Schools Member. This means we can provide you with free access to Parent Zone’s online parent lounge. This is a specialist area packed full of resources to help you boost your child’s digital resilience and keep them safer online. This includes their groundbreaking Parenting in the Digital Age and Resilient Families online courses as well as access to an expert helpline, offering advice on issues children experience online. Check with a teacher who can tell you how to access the parent lounge.  parentzone.org.uk


CEOP

The child protection command of the National Crime Agency works to protect children from sexual abuse and online grooming. CEOP’s website gives children, parents and concerned adults the ability to report cases of online abuse, either about themselves or someone they know. All reporting is secure and after your report has been reviewed by CEOP, a child protection advisor will contact you to discuss next steps. ceop.police.uk/safety-centre


Parent Info

Parent Info is a free expert information service created by Parent Zone and CEOP that provides high quality advice and information on a range of issues affecting young people to help you to support your child’s wellbeing and resilience. parentinfo.org


Beat

A charity providing support and training for people affected by eating disorders. They offer lots of online resources as well as three different helplines: one for adults, one for children, and another for students. Lines are open all year round from 3pm to 10pm.   beateatingdisorders.org.uk


Thinkuknow

A service run by CEOP helping to keep young people safe online by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. They do this by providing advice and information tailored to young people, parents and professionals. thinkuknow.co.uk/parents


The Child Law Advice Service

This charity provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families in England. Their website offers guides and information on the issues that they cover, and a dedicated support line is available for complex matters and to clarify questionschildlawadvice.org.uk


Childline

A telephone and online service designed to help anyone under 19 years old in the UK with whatever they’re going through, whether it’s mental health issues, loneliness, apathy, anger or bullying. Childline’s telephone service is free and confidential to call and young people are connected directly to qualified counsellors who can signpost places on where

to get further support. Childline’s online service provides advice and information on issues affecting young people as well as a toolbox which includes games and videos to guide and support young peoplechildline.org.uk


Papyrus

A national charity for the prevention of young suicide. The service includes HOPELine UK, a specialist telephone service for young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide. You can either call or send a text message and a trained professional will offer practical advice and information.  papyrus-uk.org


Young Minds

A charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It offers information on different mental health conditions, the various symptoms and common feelings. There is also a section of the website for parents of children who are struggling with their mental health, complete with literature and videos on what they can do to helpyoungminds.org.uk