Online Learning Offer (inc Covid Information)
Letters to Parents about the broader opening of school in Term 6
Please read the following information if you do not wish your Rec, Y1 or Y6 child to return to school yet: Letter no place
Please read the following information if you have told us that your Rec, Y1 or Y6 child will be returning to school in Term 6: letter for yr, y1 and y6 reopening only
If your child is in Nur, Y2 , Y3, Y4 or Y5 then please read the following information: letter all other parents
Knowsley Council Early Help Hub
We know that some families may be finding it stressful and harder to cope during these difficult times. We don’t want people to struggle and we have a team of staff who can talk you through any issues and offer you some advice and guidance.
Contact the Freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub and one of our staff will call you back.
Or you could complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on this link https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/community-hub/
Message re School Nurses –
Whilst the response to covid-19 is requiring us all to reduce social contact, we are aware that some pupils or parents may still have other concerns which they would like to speak to a School Nurse about. The School Nurses are still available and their area contact details can be found on their website www.nwbh.nhs.uk/school-nurses-knowsley
Message from Mrs Curran
Dear Parents & Families
I just wanted to let you know of our plans to send our and your beautiful children off tomorrow. It is going to be an emotional day for us all as no-one here wants to close. We love your children like our own and will miss them all. However, we are determined to make it a joyful and memorable day too. A school is far more than the building that surrounds it and our school is full of relationships and connection and love.
1. All children attending tomorrow can wear non-uniform.
2. We will set up games, have a class party (you don’t need to bring food at this time) and engage in art & craft activities. We will also sing and dance.
Thank you all
FAO Y6 Crew Parents and Carers: Year 6 Crew Residential Cancelled
It is with the upmost regret that we need to inform you that due to the current situation we have had to cancel the planned Y6 Crew residential trip to Ullswater. All deposits or final payments will be reimbursed in full. The office staff will be organising cheques to pay back any money sent in these can be collected from the office on Tuesday. Any that are unable to be collected due to self isolation will be sent to you by recorded delivery on Wednesday. The Year 6 Crew have been informed today by Mrs Curran. We are so sorry that this has happened and we will do our best to offer our Y6 Crew days out when we can open school again.
Information regarding gas and electricity providers
The Government has announced that if you are experiencing difficulties in paying for gas or electricity you should make contact with your supplier. They have stated that energy suppliers will not be able to shut people off.
Latest Information from the Government
Dear Parents and Carers,
Secretary of State’s Announcement
It was announced this evening that schools will close at the end of the day on Friday. Whilst we were anticipating the announcement might come soon, some of its contents require our further planning.
The key points were:
- Schools will all close at the end of the day on Friday except for certain categories of children. These are:
- Children (e.g.) those with an Education & Health Care Plan, and those with a social worker.
- Children of essential workers such as health, police, social care, and delivery drivers.
- Meals or vouchers will be provided for those in receipt of free school meals from the government
- There are no exams or tests in May and June, including SATs.
Clearly, this announcement raises questions about how this will work in practice. We expect to receive more detailed and specific guidance from the DfE soon; I will then write to you again.
In the meantime, all our children who are well should continue to attend as usual in line with the recommendations made by Public Health England. We are open tomorrow and on Friday and will finalise our support for the children’s Home Learning.
As we await further information, I wanted to reassure you that we will make plans that are in the best interests of our children, staff and community. We will update you on progress again tomorrow, including information about how we will collate information from the families who will continue to need onsite education provision as outlined above.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work out the changes to national schooling In order to support key staff and the NHS.
warm regards And look after yourselves
Home Learning Packs
Dear Parents & Families,
As we have 65 children currently not in school, we are sending all children home with Home Learning Packs over the next two days. We appreciate all your support as parents in educating your child/children and should we be instructed to close in the coming weeks, we would like all children to undertake the learning tasks in their packs. If they are unwell, then of course, we only expect them to do so when feeling well enough. We hope this will support all of you in continuing life as normal as possible whilst ensuring our children keep learning and don’t forget all they have learnt this year! We have sent a previous message for those families currently self-isolating.
If no family or friends can collect your child/children’s packs, please call the office on 0151 477 8020.
Thank you for all your support.
The Local Food Banks are keen to make parents aware that families will still be able to access food without the paper vouchers. Please find a link to the local food banks and opening times below.