Mental health

Urgent mental health support - 24/7 crisis lines

Disability Sports Coach Christmas Sessions

LGBTQ youth support in Southwark  

METRO provides services to all people experiencing issues related to sexuality, identity, gender and diversity. Southwark Council is one of METRO’s funders. METRO’s LGBTQ Youth Lead for Southwark is Nicola Jones (07980 633 945,

The Spark LGBTQ youth group is now back in person every Wednesday evening in Camberwell. See the flyer here:

METRO also offers 12 weeks of free counselling for 8-18 year olds based at their office in New Cross. Please contact Nicola for further information and discussion.

7 Top Tips To Support Reading At Home

Reading together at home is important for all pupils at Spa Bermondsey. Follow the links below for Seven Top Tips. 

7 Top Tips (English)

7 Top Tips (Bengali)

7 Top Tip (Lithuanian)

7 Top Tips (Polish)

7 Top Tips (Punjabi)

7 Top Tips (Urdu)

Online Safety

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

COVID19: support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Child Mental Health

Tips for Parents and Carers

Parentzone -Lockdown Advice and Resources

Articles to help you navigate parenting during a pandemic. 22 great online learning resources. Click here  

Activities for Home

This page has some helpful activities for you to do with your child at home.

Home Learning Challenges 

Home Learning Challenges

Computing Home learning links 

Teaching London Computing  

Unplugged at home try something different away from the screen  

Computing in BBC bitesize   

Coding – free coding programs for all levels and abilities


Communication: - Makaton website with lots of useful materials about signing  - free resources to download to help learn a range of Makaton signs - videos with lots of popular songs that are signed, a great way to learn new signs at home and - sign up for a free trial to make your own symbols at home - use information about a range of communication and support devices with links to free resources that can be used at home – use your free license provided by Spa, to download Clicker 7 and gain access to lots of pre-made resources and activities - there are lots of short videos to show you how to use Clicker 7 for word processing



Functional Skills

The websites below have lots of practice for students in Key Stage 5 preparing for their functional skills assessment at E2 and E3  

Other activities - fun coding program which pupils have used in Computing lessons.  You can code your own game or run code designed by others - First News is a newspaper for young people with news based activities and resources - The Day offers current affairs and news to older teenagers

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