Coronavirus Information

Key Information for Parents

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak – Click here

Young Minds website – Tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – Click here

The Educational Psychologists Team of Gateshead Council have selected a range of resources to that will be useful for children, families, education providers and other professionals during coronavirus – Click here 

Guidance for Education & Childcare Settings in the Management of Covid 19 – Click here

Remote Education Plan

Our Remote Education Plan sets out our approach to curriculum delivery and implementation of remote education should the following scenarios occur:

  • A small number of pupils need to self-isolate
  • A class or year group need to isolate
  • Teachers need to isolate whilst pupils remain at school
  • A local lockdown requiring all pupils and staff to remain at home

Please click here access our plan.


Teams Help Guides

In order to login for the first time, please click here for the guide.

If you are going to access Microsoft Teams on an iPad, please click here for the guide.

If you are going to access Microsoft Teams on a Computer using Google Chrome, please click here for the guide.


Explaining Covid-19 to Children

We realise that discussing COVID-19 with children can be difficult and explaining the messages of social distancing, washing hands and the need to stay indoors.

‘The Gruffalo’ creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have shared twelve beautiful illustrations depicting their famous characters adjusting to social distancing, home-schooling and helping others during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as Scheffler illustrating a free coronavirus booklet aimed at children.

Below are links where you can find these illustrations and booklet to help discuss the current situation at home. We hope that you find them useful. However, if you need any further help, please feel free to contact your year group teacher via the email address.

Coronavirus – a book for children now available free on line, illustrated by Axel Scheffler