Dear parents and carers,
There has been a great deal of coverage in the news about the coronavirus (COVID 19) in schools and workplaces. School receives daily advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DFE) and will be guided by them in terms of next steps. Our number one priority, as ever, is the health and wellbeing of our children, staff and families who make up our learning community.
What is happening in school now?
All children wash their hands on entry to the school using soap and water or hand sanitiser. Pupils have all been briefed on the importance of thorough hand washing. The school cleaning regime has been reviewed and additional measures are now in place. Planned trips and visited will be risk assessed in the light of new advice.
Will the school close?
It appears that there is a possibility the government might decide to close some or all schools at some point. We will not close unless we are instructed to do so by the government. We are mindful of the real difficulties and knock on effects of a school closure for an extended period of time and will only take this step if advised by the proper medical authorities to do so.
If this does become necessary, school will endeavour to produce a simple series of work bundles for each class that will hopefully be accessible electronically to all pupils via the school website. We will provide more details of this and other updates via text messaging and the school website in due course.
How can you help?
Continue to send your child to school as normal for now.
Tell us if anyone in the family returns from a category 1 infected country.
Tell us if any member of the family become ill ( new persistent cough or high fever), ring 111 and take the advice and self –isolate for 7 days if instructed to do so.
Remind your children of the importance of personal hygiene.
Hopefully this disturbing and unpredictable public health emergency will be mercifully short and we can get back to normal sooner rather than later
Mr Deane OBE
On Thursday 5th March for World Book Day we will be having a treat meal. The kitchen will be serving lunches inspired by your favourite book character.
If your child does not currently have a school meal but would like to join in for a charge of £2.10, please can you let the School Office know by Wednesday 4th March.
On Thursday 5th March, our school will be celebrating ‘World Book Day’. Children are invited to come to school dressed as a character from one of their favourite books.
Throughout the day, the whole school will engage with many special experiences and activities relating to reading.
Why are we celebrating?
World Book Day is a worldwide event! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, taking place in over 100 countries all over the world. It certainly reflects the love of reading that we promote everyday here in our school.
By participating in this event, we hope that the children will continue to explore the pleasures of books and reading.
On Thursday 16th January we will be having a treat meal. If your child does not currently have a school meal but would like to join in for a charge of £2.10, please can you let the School Office know. Thank you
12th December 2019
Milk Money is only payable for children in years 1 to 6 who are NOT eligible for BENEFIT free school meals (not universal free meals as in years Reception to Year 2). Please check parentpay to see if you need to pay.
We are now ordering milk for the Spring term i.e. from 7th January to 9th April 2020 and the cost is £7.70. If you would like your child to continue (or start) receiving milk then please let the school know by paying online via www.parentpay.com
As we are a ‘CASHLESS’ school, payments and orders can only be made online at www.parentpay.com using your username and password. . If your current method of payment is a PAYPOINT card then please contact the office where they will issue you with a new PAYPOINT barcode to cover MILK ONLY.
Please contact the school office if you are experiencing any problems.
TO BE PAID FOR NO LATER THAN 19TH DECEMBER. NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER THIS DATE
Thank you for your co-operation.
Mr D Deane
Inspection of Salford local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting
the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young
people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
from 9 December 2019 to 13 December 2019.
Dear Parents and Carers
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of Salford. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services that provide for children and young people with SEND. The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:
Reminder – Application for Reception 2020
27th November 2019
Reminder – Application for Reception 2020
In September Salford School Admissions sent you details about how to apply for a reception school place for your child for September 2020. As per the date of this letter School Admissions have not received an application from you.
If you have not yet applied please note that the closing date for applications is 15 January 2020. If the application is received after this date it will be treated as a late application which may reduce the likelihood of your child being offered a place at your preferred school.
To apply for a reception place:
You can apply online at www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online. You can also pick a form up from the Gateway Centres (Pendleton, Eccles, Swinton and Walkden), or schools; or by contacting School Admissions at email@example.com.
If you have received this letter and applied online, please contact the School Admissions Team to check if your application has been submitted successfully.
The completed application form must be returned to the address given on the application form.
If you are resident in another authority and have applied through them, then please ignore this letter.
If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact School Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr D.Deane OBE
CHRISTMAS DATES 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we move towards Christmas, the children and staff are busy preparing a variety of special Christmas celebrations and performances in school. To make sure our hardworking parents and carers don’t miss any of these, and to hopefully give you enough time to arrange time off work if necessary, I have listed below the main Christmas events in school.
We hope to see many of our parents and carers at these special Christmas events and thank you once more for your continued support.