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School's Current Status: CLOSED
School will be closed from 3pm on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice - except for children of 'key workers' and those in various vulnerable groups.
Please check this page regularly as we will post updates on the current situation relating to the coronavirus as well as other important information and messages. Please ensure that school has up to date contact numbers in case we need to get hold of you and an active email address for sending correspondence. As school is now closed to the majority of our children please find information for home learning under the home learning tab on the left and on individual class pages.
05.06.2020 Free School Meal Shopping Vouchers
Please be advised that following the government's change in decision that FSM shopping vouchers can now be given for over the Whit holiday period, we have today posted vouchers to those entitled back dated for the past 2 weeks.
Important update 02.06.2020
School to re-open for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 on Monday 15th June 2020
For children who are in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 school will re-open on Monday 15th June. Those who are returning to school on this date will receive a letter in the post this week with further information.
A Letter from the Local Authority - Announcement by Boris Johnson, 10 May 2020 - Schools Announcement - Stockport Local Area Response
We know that as parents/carers you will have listened to the announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the 10 May 2020. The announcement has answered some, but also raised many, questions and some concerns for parents/carers and colleagues from our early year’s settings, schools and colleges. Colleagues from the local area are meeting with representatives to listen to the concerns to make sure they are taken into account when planning for the return of our children and young people.
We would like to reassure you that the safety of our children, young people and staff is our primary and main concern. The announcement stated that there is an expectation from Central Government that Early Years settings, Reception, Year 1, and Year 6 children will be in school following the May school holidays, and also that those within secondary schools who have exams next year (current Year 10/12) will have some face to face contact.
As a local area we are clear that we need to take stock of this announcement. We need to make sure that any way forward is safe for everyone within our schools. At this point it is clear that any return for children and young people will not look the same as before Covid-19. The pandemic has changed things for us all both in the short and longer term. There will need to be consideration of how we best support children and young people through this period, and this focus will not be solely academic.
The Covid-19 period has brought with it stress, uncertainty and anxiety for us all, including our children. We need to make sure any return to settings, schools and colleges is safe for children’s physical and emotional well-being.
We will be working in partnership with Early Years settings, School Leaders, from both primary and secondary including academies, Colleges and our Parent/Carer groups throughout this period, to formulate a measured response to the announcement.
We will publish further information on the Council websites and the local offer as soon as we can and we will keep you updated as regularly as we can. We hope that we can reassure you we will be working together to ensure the well-being of Stockport residents.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as we can. Our Parent Carer Forum (PACTS) are also available to support individual families, email info@PACTStockport.co.uk.
Safety and well-being is and always will be paramount in our decision making for our wider Stockport community.
Chris Mcloughlin - Director of Childrens Services
Paul McDowell - Chair Primary Consortium
Julie Kersh - Chair of Primary Consortium
Keith Turmeau – Chair of Secondary Consortium
Rob Metcalfe - Chair of Special Schools Consortium
Danny Pearson - Principle Aquinas College
Sherann Hillman & Paul Harper, PACTS
I am sure you are aware that yesterday evening the Prime Minister announced the possibility that children in Reception classes as well as those in Year 1 and Year 6 may be able to return to school after the Whit half term holidays. At this time we know no more than you do about this so cannot offer any more information or give answers to any questions you may have. We will endeavour to keep you updated if and when we do find out more.
For now school remains closed except for the children of key workers.
We will send out the next batch of FSM vouchers next week and the teachers continue to update their class pages on the website. Don't forget, you can also use BBC Bitesize website which has 3 lessons per day for each age group, and also the national academy website which also has similar lessons.
Please do remember that although the slogan has changed the message is still that you should stay at home but if you do need to go out please ensure you continue to socially distance. Also please ensure that you and your child(ren) maintain the high levels of hand-washing that we have all been encouraged to do, making sure you wash thoroughly and use soap and warm water. The soap is very important.
Free school meal update
Free school meal vouchers were posted last night.
I can only apologise for the delay, but I can assure you that it has not been for the want of trying to get them. Mrs Evans has spent several full days on a website that was obviously not equipped to cope with the demands of every school in the country trying to acquire them. She achieved the breakthrough at home yesterday evening!
Each eligible child receives one £15 voucher per week, and each Nursery child will receive one voucher per fortnight.
You simply shop as you would normally and then present your voucher at the till.
We will endeavour to get future vouchers out to you in good time, but obviously we are reliant on the website working and the Royal Mail and all mail is taking longer at present.
If you are having financial issues we do have a supply of Foodbank vouchers and we are able to issue these to you if you contact school. The local Foodbanks are being hugely supportive of families in need during this time of crisis and have been proactive in contacting us to ensure that our families are not struggling. You can email me on the address at the top of this letter and I will get one in the post to you or arrange for you to collect it from school.
I hope to be able to welcome all our children back before the scheduled summer holidays, but until then please stay at home and stay safe. If you are stuck for work do visit BBC Bitesize as they put on 3 lessons per day for each year group and this will help your child keep their mind ticking over where school work is concerned – I will be asking who has done some work!! Also, please keep checking the school website for updates.
Please be advised we are working very hard to obtain the shopping vouchers. The first lot of vouchers will be with those who are eligible this week. Nursery children who are eligible will get £15 per fortnight.
To help speed up the process in receiving your vouchers please contact the school office to provide them with an up to date email address that you have access to.
If you require any further information regarding the vouchers or grab bag packed lunches please contact the school office.
** Important Travel Information for Year 6 parents **
Pupils aged 11 to 16, MUST have an Igo card to travel using any child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. They must also have a Igo card to make an application for the Yellow bus scheme
Applications for Igo passes, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass (available now)
Applications for the Yellow Bus Scheme, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-yellow-school-buses.( available 1st June 30th June)
Applications for free school travel (for eligible pupils), apply at:
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/travel-to-school (available week of the 6th May)