Only children with a statement of special needs or an EHCP can apply to attend Holmwood School. All admissions, mid-year, must be able to fit in the current staffing structure. If you would like your child to attend Holmwood School, please call the Middlesbrough SEN Department on 01642 203831.
For further details or links to admission arrangements for each relevant age group, including the selection and oversubscription criteria, statement of our admission number (PAN) and the school’s process for applications, please contact Middlesbrough’s SEN department on 01642 203831
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Special schools, special post-16 institutions and hospital schools will work towards a phased return of more children and young people without a focus on specific year groups.
If anyone would like a packed lunch and is eligible for Free School Meals please call between 9.00 am and 9:30 am to place an order. This will be delivered to your home.
Please call 01642 819157 if you have any concerns or questions.
7 Tips for Child Online Safety
There are a multitude of websites offering advice to concerned parents and remote working educators. If you do search for guidance and advice, make sure the website you are using is a trusted source. The ThinkYouKnow website offers valuable information and is the national online safety education programme from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command, a part of the National Crime Agency. As a parent, we also recommend you use your child’s school and teachers for advice. Remember that they are there to help and support both you and your child through this difficult time.
We’ve compiled a list of ways in which you can help your child stay safe online. Remember, don’t be afraid to use the internet to help protect your child when they’re online.
Install SafeSearch on your child’s devices. It helps to filter results, to minimise the risk of exposure to things like offensive content or explicit pages.
To protect children of certain ages, there are apps such as AgeBlock that help to protect children online from age restricted content. The app will block access to adult websites and limit access to social media sites.
Most apps come with parental controls and so make sure you take the time to set these up on all devices so that you can manage what your child sees online. You can check with your network provider to change some settings, and you can also do it for some individual social media sites and apps like TikTok. You can read our social media guides to learn more.
When setting up parental controls, it’s also a good idea to check whether any apps have your bank account details stored. Often there are ‘in app’ purchases that can be made so it’s a good idea to turn this off – unless you want a surprise bill! Blocking apps from taking payments is one way of providing a natural stopping point, as your child won’t be able to progress on that pathway without asking for your help. This will give you an opportunity to check in on your child and assess their internet use.
Using social media has always come with its own set of problems, such as cyberbullying, grooming, radicalisation and worries about self-harm, to name a few. InternetMatters has some brilliant resources and works with families to help children use technology in a smart and safe way.
If you are worried about their internet usage, take a look at our resource on how to have a conversation with your child about internet safety. Make sure they are aware of the dangers and be open and honest when having this conversation. If they know they can come to you with concerns, they are more likely to do so.
Get involved. The best way to check how much your child is online, and see what they are using it for, is to be a part of it! Set up virtual playdates, Netflix parties and embrace the good aspects of online fun.