Coronavirus

School is now closed to all children until further notice apart from those of key workers that have confirmed a place with the school office.

We will open from 9:30am – 2:30pm for the allocated children ONLY. They are not required to wear a school uniform. Please ensure you provide a packed lunch unless your child is on Free School Meals.

When you drop your child off, please ensure you stand behind the line until your child has been signed in/out by a member of staff. 

 
Further information for parents/ carers can be found below
 

 

We appreciate that this is a worrying time for many families. We hope that the measures we are putting in place will offer some reassurance that we are doing all we can to keep our pupils safe and well. We receive daily updates from the Local Authority and Public Health England and are reviewing the situation on a daily basis. There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the school community.  We will contact you if and when the situation updates.

 

Social Distancing Guidance:

 

School Meals

We are aware that families may struggle financially through this time. If your child usually receives free school meals, this support will continue. A box will be provided once a week ( every Tuesday between 12 and 1) for all children who are entitled to free school meals. Please ring the office to confirm if you haven’t already done so.

Next box pick-ups
Tuesday 7th 
Tuesday 14th 

Up – Coming Changes:
The government has now announced a national scheme that will provide schools with a process to provide parents with retail vouchers equivalent to £15 per week per child that is entitled to free school meals. The shops identified include many large retailers (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, M&S, and Waitrose) but do not currently include the large discount stores (Aldi and Lidl). DfE are working to get more shops to join the scheme as soon as possible.

 

 

Additional Support

From 23 March, the Council has also set up a scheme to help with food costs for families who are facing additional financial challenges due to the Covid 19 virus. To qualify your family must be Manchester residents or supported by the Homelessness Service.

The criteria is:

Children and young people who meet the criteria for free school meals (where the school have not got other arrangements in place);

Children and young people who are classed as an asylum seeker; and 

Children and young people whose family has been hardest hit by the recent issues and may be waiting for benefits to be assessed or have a gap in their income due to being laid off etc.

The contribution towards a lunchtime meal is £1.75 per day (£8.75 per week) for each child or young person in the household. The Council will be able to pay this money within a few days by the following methods

A bank transfer into a nominated bank account

A secure text message that can be used to access cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city

A voucher that can be printed and can then be exchanged for cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city.

To make an application please submit a request via the Council’s Welfare Provision Scheme

Please be aware of scam emails and ring the school office if you are unsure

 

Specialist Support Provision

Those children with safeguarding and welfare needs, including those children on child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers and those with Education Health and Care plans are also able to attend school if they wish. This is an offer to parents and there is no requirement for parents / carers to send their children to school if they do not wish to.

The Local Offer team is putting together a newsletter in the Local Offer at least weekly, this will contain useful information for families. Please visit Local Offer Newsletter

 

Health Advice

We are teaching the children strategies to help with the spread of Coronavirus in line with Public Health Guidelines. Soap is in every classroom and hand sanitiser is around the school. Children are encouraged to wash their hands as much as possible and use tissues to help stop the spread. The lessons follow the Dfe Guidelines. For more information, please click the link below.

Advice for parents

For the latest and more up to date information on Coronavirus please visit the government website.

 

Local Services Support

In the event that you are at home self-isolating with your children please be aware of the following support available.

We are working closely with local foodbanks and churches to ensure families can receive food parcels where needed.

Local Services Support

 

Home Learning

We have sent packs home with your child so they can carry on with their learning at home. This includes logins for resources we use at school such as Purple Mash, Spelling Shed, Times Table Rock Stars and Bug Club. 

Twinkl, an educational resource has given FREE access for one month. You will find a range of activities that you can complete with your child in every subject area.

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Enter the code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

English resources 2020 for children

Maths resources 2020 for children 

 

There is also a link that you may use to watch with your child to educate them on Coronavirus. 

Please click here

 

We have also put together a ‘school day structure’. Home Learning Advice

For Live Lessons please see this link Home Learning Timetable

 

Handwashing advice

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. It is recommended that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. Watch the video below for more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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