Please CLICK HERE for an important letter to parents / carers.

Lock down support

As a charity, our focus has always been on helping children to stay safe and develop their resilience, this seems particularly important right now.


As schools are closed to most pupils, many families will be stuck at home wondering how they will entertain their children.  Parents, carers, guardians and teachers are looking for ways to ensure that their children miss out on as little valuable learning time as possible.


We think that we can help in some small way!


The Dog, Duck and Cat Trust website has a parent/carer/guardian section which gives free access to all of our stories and resources that have been created to help primary-aged children understand and explore lots of different themes and topics with their parents, carers and guardians.  The story resources also allow parents to spend quality time with their children whilst also promoting important messages around safeguarding, resilience, risk and safety.


Please feel free to look at these resources and use them yourselves, either with your own children or if you are still working in school with any pupils and would like something a little bit different to keep them engaged!


If possible, we’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your school colleagues and leadership team know about these materials so you can all share it with your school community.


If you can, please also share the link below on your school website or other media platforms so parents can have easy access.




Feel free to contact us if you need anything else and our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone, especially those supporting others during this time.


Operation Encompass

Ocker Hill Academy is part of Operation Encompass, which is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. It aims to ensure that academies/schools are notified in a timely manner of any domestic abuse incident where a child or children are present or registered at the address and police have been requested to attend. Our academy is fully compliant and promotes Operation Encompass to ensure we are able monitor and support our pupils.