Glossopdale School


Covid-19 Information and Guidance

School Opening:

Covid-19 Information and Guidance for Parents

Until further notice the school is only open for the following students:

- Students identified as vulnerable

- Children of key workers

- Year 10 and 12 students following their individual timetables

I cannot thank you enough for your patience on these matters. I would like to take this opportunity to say that each family needs to make decisions for the best of their families and I will work to support you as best I can with the resources and facilities we have available at our disposal.

Glossopdale School has a duty of care to all its students, staff and our wider community. We are following the advice given out by the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England.

We are doing our very best to support the national effort to combat this virus which includes designing and delivering provision which minimises unnecessary contact and supports our duty of care to our staff.

We are monitoring all advice and guidance and will keep this page updated on a regular basis.

Below is information that we think you will find useful, along with some contact details.

Contact details

As of 20th March and until further notice, we cannot invite visitors into school, including reception and the school car park. If you have a query, please telephone or email using the contact details below:

General questions:

Questions about free school meals:

Questions or concerns relating to Safeguarding:

Questions about safeguarding or additional support for vulnerable children:

Questions about work set for your child:

English: Ms. Twibell

Maths: Mr. Jackson

Science: Mrs. Spacey

Technology: Mrs. Ryan

PE: Mr. Elliott

Expressive Arts: Mrs. Nevin

Modern Foreign Languages: Mrs. Cloarec

Global Studies: Mrs. Leckie

IT, Health and Business: Mr Holmes


Keeping Safe

For government advice on preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, click here:

Year 11 and 13 Parents and Students

Please see below for the latest information about GCSE and ‘A’ Level exams:

GCSE and 'A' Level Exams Letter Free School Meals

For information about students entitled to Free School Meals, please see below:

Free School Meals Voucher Letter

Online safety

For information and guidance about online safety, please see below:

Thinkuknow factsheet

 The government have published guidance to help parents keep their children safe online while they are working remotely. Please click on this link:

Parents can also watch this short video with guidance on how to protect their children in this time of school closure:


Working remotely

For information about setting work and support for working from home, please click below:

Parents' Guidance Setting Work - School Closure


For student guidance on working remotely, please click below:

Working Remotely


Mental Health

World Health Organisation on coping with stress and anxiety as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic can be found here for adults:

Coping With Stress - Adults


And here for children:

Coping With Stress - Children



Please see below the links to helplines and sources of support if you are need of advice during school closure: - Advice and Support for parents, carers and guardians as part of our commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe. - committed to helping the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality. Derbyshire CGL is a free and confidential drug and alcohol outreach service for young people up to the age of 19 Childline – online, on the phone, any time. Need to talk? Get support – 0800 1111 Samaritans - Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 08457 90 90 90 or 116 123 or email Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Healthy Young Minds – A child and adolescent mental health service Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind – mental health service If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse, Crossroads Derbyshire offers confidential advice and support in Glossop, the High Peak and the North Dales. If you need help, or know someone who does, call on 0800 0198 668 If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 immediately