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Parent Info

NEW - Letter to Parents from Milldene re September arrangements dated 17th July 2020 - Open PDF

NEW - Letter to Parents from Director of Education 15th July 2020 - Open PDF

New! Latest Newsletter Open PDF


Letter to parents regarding end of school year - Open PDF

 Covid what to do


Covid in children




Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)

The ESCB is a statutory multi agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Essex. It has produced guidance for parents and carers to help them understand online safety and exploitation generally.


Internet Matters – helping parents and carers keep their children safe online

 A not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. See their website for further information


 Online Safety and Resources


The Children’s Society

A charity fighting child poverty and neglect, and helping all children have a better chance in life. They have produced information about online safety.   


The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

The NSPCC has produced several online safety guides, from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.


Parent Info

 A website offering expert safety advice in relation to a range of online harms, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.


Common Sense Media

Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.


Parent Zone for families

A website with a range of digital age resources for families, including guides on digital platforms and trends.


Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has published a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents, and a safety guide for children. The kit and guide have been designed to help ensure children are safe and their wellbeing is looked after while at home during the coronavirus outbreak – when their screen time maybe higher than usual.


The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)

The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) is a collaborative forum through which government, the tech community and the third sector work together to ensure the UK is the safest place in the world to be online.


Disrespect Nobody

Home Office advice on healthy relationships, including sexting and pornography.


Letter to parents dated 20th April 2020 from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education: CLICK HERE

Feeling stuck? The Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline is here to help: CLICK HERE

Internet Safety Guide for Parents 

Lots of useful links relating to online safety: Open PDF



Milldene is committed to providing a safe place for the children of parents/carers who meet the critical key worker criteria for as long as it is needed. However, we would respectfully ask that, as per the guidance, in order to protect families, staff and the wider community, you only use this provision if absolutely necessary and NOT if your child should be self isolating.  Please click HERE for more information from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education.

 If parents think they fall within the critical categories previously communicated, they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service. Headteachers are entitled to ask parents to verify their critical worker status.

We respectfully request that you do inform us in advance (via the form that was issued on Friday if at all possible) as we will be running a skeleton staff and it will be much harder for us to accept children that we have not been notified of in advance.

Once again, thank you for your continued support at this unprecedented time.

If you would like to help the community through this unsettling time, please click HERE to find out how.  

Kind regards

Mrs S Locke

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

·         if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started

·         if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

·         for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

·         A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

·         A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:


The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:




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