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Feb 27, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Latest information from the DfE on coronavirus. Richard Bramley DfE We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals in the UK remains low. Advice for those who have travelled recently Yesterday, the Chief Medical Advisor for England, Chris Whitty updated advice for travellers returning...

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Feb 20, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends The Government has published further information on how schools should deal with the threat of the novel coronavirus. Basically, use tissues if you sneeze.  Wash hands after sneezing, before eating, after using the toilet etc. , Keep your hands away from your face and don’t share water bottles. The chances of catching the...

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Jan 23, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Year 11 art students visited the Walker and Tate art galleries in Liverpool today (Thursday). The students were fantastic company and it was a joy to spend time with them.  One particular highlight was the exhibition by Theaster Gates in the Tate   We were given a narrated tour during which the...

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Jan 22, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends School is OPEN as normal today (Wednesday).  The boiler was nursed through the night and I think we will be OK from now on, so all students should be in. Please keep an eye on this site and the school’s Twitter feed for any updates. Well done to everyone for coping this...

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Jan 21, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends It has been a bit nippy at work over the last two days.  Part of the school has not had full heating on whilst the newer parts have been OK.   Staff and students have been very stoic and fan heaters have kept us relatively warm. If the situation does not improve we...

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Jan 17, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends I wrote in this week’s Newsletter about the importance of sleep for teenagers and some really useful information on the NHS website.  I have copied the information from the website below in the hope it will be useful. The site is at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/sleep-tips-for-teenagers/ Richard Bramley   A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights...

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Dec 20, 2019

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends A lovely end of term assembly for students in Key Stage 3 (and those in the sixth form with a non-contact period) where we heard some absolutely fantastic music from the school band and the school choir and some very enthusiastic and loud singing from the entire audience. School reopens for...

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Jan 17, 2020

Headteacher's Blog


Category:General,Headteacher,
Posted by: rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

I wrote in this week’s Newsletter about the importance of sleep for teenagers and some really useful information on the NHS website.  I have copied the information from the website below in the hope it will be useful.

The site is at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/sleep-tips-for-teenagers/

Richard Bramley

 

A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights is recommended for teens.

Here's how to make sure your teen is getting enough sleep to stay healthy and do well at school.

Limit screens in the bedroom

If possible, don't have a mobile, tablet, TV or computer in the bedroom at night, as the light from the screen interferes with sleep. 

Having screens in the bedroom also means your teen is more likely to stay up late interacting with friends on social media.

Encourage your teenager to have at least 30 minutes of screen-free time before going to sleep.

Exercise for better sleep

It's official: regular exercise helps you sleep more soundly, as well as improving your general health.

Teenagers should be aiming for at least 60 minutes' exercise every day, including aerobic activities such as fast walking and running.

Exercising out in daylight will help to encourage healthy sleep patterns, too.

Cut out the caffeine

Suggest that your teenager drinks less caffeine – found in drinks such as cola, tea and coffee – particularly in the 4 hours before bed.

 

Too much caffeine can stop them falling asleep and reduce the amount of deep sleep they have.

Don't binge before bedtime

Let teenagers know that eating too much, or too little, close to bedtime can lead to an overfull or empty stomach. This can be a cause of discomfort during the night and may prevent sleep.

Have a good routine

Encourage your teenager to get into a regular bedtime routine. Doing the same things in the same order an hour or so before bed can help them drift off to sleep.

 

Create a sleep-friendly bedroom

Ensure your teenager has a good sleeping environment – ideally a room that is dark, cool, quiet and comfortable.

It might be worth investing in thicker curtains or a blackout blind to help block out early summer mornings and light evenings.

Talk through any problems

Talk to your teenager about anything they're worried about. This will help them to put their problems into perspective and sleep better.

You could also encourage them to jot down their worries or make a to-do list before they go to bed. This should mean they're less likely to lie awake worrying during the night.

Avoid long weekend lie-ins

Encourage your teen to not sleep in for hours at weekends.  Late nights and long lie-ins can disrupt your body clock and leave you with weekend "jet lag" on Monday morning.

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