Advice and Support

Headlice - Once a Week, Take a Peek

Our school is supporting the Once a Week, Take a Peek campaign, which aims to encourage parents to work together to beat head lice. Head lice are a normal part of childhood –with as many as one in ten children experiencing head lice at any time.


Although anyone can get head lice, they are particularly common amongst children of primary school age, who spend more time in close contact with their friends. So you need to be vigilant and check your child’s hair regularly, ideally once every week. The best known symptom is itching, but not all children will itch at first so don’t rely on this.

 Leaving lice untreated can be a cause of distraction and irritation for children.


The good news is that you can deal with head lice quickly and easily if you take the right action. To help you with this we have attached is a copy of the Once a Week, Take a Peek leaflet.  The advice in this leaflet is in line with the latest guidelines on how to deal with head lice, and the content is approved by the Medical Entomology Centre, one of the world’s leading authorities on head lice.

National Sleep Helpline

Place2Be  - Parenting Smart


Place2Be Parenting Smart is a new site for parents and carers of 4 – 11 year olds, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour.

Designed with busy parents in mind, the site has short videos and articles on topics from ‘meltdowns’ to bullying, sleeping difficulties and encouraging self-confidence.


If you would like more information, please visit

Place2Be help and support.


If you would like ideas and support for your child please click on the below link which will direct you to the Place2Be website of activities and videos.

BBC Education


The BBC have announced that they will be broadcasting primary school educational programming for 3 hours every day starting on Monday 11th January. For further information please see

This is a particularly challenging time for everyone, below are a number of links and helpline numbers that may help.

Free Data to Support Remote Learning.


Some mobile networks are offering free data to assist with your child's remote learning.


To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

* No broadband connection at home, and

* Purchasing additional data is unaffordable.


If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for free data please contact us and provide the following information:

* Name

* Phone Number

* Network Provider

* Whether you are on a pay monthly contract or pay as you go.


Please contact us by telephone, Facebook Messenger or at



Returning to school


Walsall’s Educational Psychology Service has developed a range of resources for parents/ carers regarding pupils returning to school full time from September. 


Parents / carers and children may find the return to school difficult, these resources provide advice on tips on how to manage these worries.

Black Country Healthcare 24/7 helpline which is open to residents of all ages across the Black Country and will give access to urgent mental health, learning disability and/or autism support.


The helpline is manned by specialist mental health staff who will provide advice and support and can also signpost to other mental health services if these are required. It is important that families and staff do not think they are alone – it is ok to not be ok, and if you aren’t, then please do pick up the phone and speak to someone.


Phone line details: Monday – Sunday, 24 hours a day – call 0345 6460827 – press 1 in you live in Sandwell or Wolverhampton and press 2 if you live in Dudley or Walsall. Existing service users are encouraged to maintain their existing contact with the services.

Black Country Womens Aid - 01922 649569
Mind - 0300 123 3393
Refuge 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247
Childline - 0800 1111
Samaritans - 116 123
Postnatal Helpline - 0300 330 0773
Age UK - 0800 169 6565

Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank



Tel. No. 07747 301374

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