Message to all Bidwell Staff from Sarah Bedford
If you are healthy, not living with anyone who is classified as vulnerable and you are not showing any symptoms of COVID19, would you be willing to be a Bidwell Brook volunteer?
Similarly to the NHS volunteers we are looking for staff who would be able to deliver medication / essential food to families, make regular phone calls to families to check they are ok and to chat, and to transport pupils to and from essential appointments.
We would urge you to make sure your keep yourself safe at all times by following the Government guidelines of social distancing and washing your hands regularly. Do not put yourself or others in any danger.
During the Easter holidays, volunteers would be paid for their time on scale D7.
Please let me know by email if you would like to put your name on a list and we will get back to you with details.
Sarah Bedford (HR Manager)
Bidwell Brook School is sited in a beautiful rural location and offers an attractive and stimulating learning environment, combining specialized teaching facilities with local resources. The area we serve includes Totnes, Dartington, the South Hams, South Dartmoor and Teignbridge, and as such the school is a valued member of several communities. As well as having a very committed and professional staff, Bidwell Brook has long established links with mainstream primary and secondary schools, enabling us to focus upon the individual needs of all our pupils and to promote inclusion opportunities.
A few of our Learn to Live Federation students have been involved in Devon's Champions for Change initiative. Champions for Change are a group of young people with SEND from across Devon, who meet to work on improving engagement and participation for Devon County Council’s SEND Improvement Strategy. As part of their latest work around getting the voices of children, young people and their families heard, the group has produced a great video called “Listen, Hear and Understand”.
Devon Champions for Change
Child Exploitation and Online Safety: Children and young people can be exploited and suffer bullying through their use of modern technology such as the internet, mobile phones and social networking sites. In order to minimise the risks to our children and young people The Learn to Live Federation will ensure that we have in place appropriate measures such as security filtering, and an acceptable use policy linked to our E-Safety policy. We will ensure that staff are aware of how not to compromise their position of trust in or outside of the setting and are aware of the dangers associated with social networking sites. Our E-safety policy will clearly state that mobile phone; camera or electronic communications with a child at our setting is not acceptable other than for approved setting business. Where it is suspected that a child is at risk from internet abuse or cyber bullying we will report our concerns to the appropriate agency.