Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

enquiries@admin.leighsacredheart.wigan.sch.uk

01942 674226

Covid 19 School Updates

School

Parent

Parent/Carer…………………………………

Child

Child’s name……………………………..…………. Class…………

The school will do its best to:

 

  • Provide an environment which has been risk assessed in response to the COVID-19 infection and Local Authority Risk assessment

 

  • Adhere to the social distancing rules as set out by the government as much as we reasonably can;

 

  • Provide a curriculum that meets the needs of your child’s well-being, mental health and academic needs;

 

  • Contact parents/carers if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19;

 

  • Inform you if staff or children in your child’s ‘bubble’ test positive for COVID-19 as this will mean you will all need to self-isolate for at least 14 days.

 

  • Continue our clear and consistent approach to rewards and sanctions for children as set out in the Behaviour Policy as well the expectations outlines in this agreement;

 

  • Communicate between home and school through notices, newsletters, text, email and the school website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To help my child at school, I know and understand that:

  • If my child, or anyone in my household, shows symptoms of COVID-19, I will not send them to school, we will self-isolate for 14 days as a family, I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;
  • If my child shows symptoms of COVID-19 at school, I will collect my child from school immediately. I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;
  • On my commute, and when dropping my child off and picking them up, I will adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rules.
  • When dropping off and picking up, I will strictly stick to the school timings for my child;
  • When dropping off, my child will remove any disposable face mask they are wearing, placing disposable ones in the bin/double bag a fabric one which I will take away with me.
  • My child will only bring into school a water bottle and if required a packed lunch in a disposable bag.
  • I will not be allowed into the school without a pre- arranged appointment – make appointments via telephone or email;
  • I need to support all staff in their efforts to create an ‘as safe as possible’ environment during this time:
  • I will read all letters/messages/emails that are sent home;
  • I will inform the school of any changes to parents/carer and emergency contacts details.
  • I will follow social distancing rules at all times, and understand if there is evidence that I have not followed social distancing, my child will lose their place at school.
  • If my child is deemed unsafe, he/she will be sent home and cannot return to school until they can be safe.

I will do my best to:

 

  •  Follow the ‘Bubble’ rules that keep me safe

 

  • Wash my hands as soon as I go into school
  • Tell an adult if I feel unwell;
  • Not bring things into school from home (other than a water bottle and a packed lunch if required) or take things home from school;

 

  • Only use the equipment in my pack.

 

  • Not mix with any other children in the school other than those in my ‘Bubble’

 

  • Only enter and exit the school building from the designated door;

 

  • Follow the catch it-bin it-kill it rules coughing and sneezing into elbow or tissue

 

  • Regularly wash my hands using soap and water for 20 seconds

 

  • Follow the rules at all times to maintain the safety of myself and others

 

  • Follow these expectations and know that if I don’t, I will be sent home and will not be able to come back into school until I can be safe.

 

 

Signed on behalf of the School…………………………………………..

Date……………………………….

Signed by

Parent/Carer…………………………………………..……

Date……………………………….

Signed by

Child………………………….………………………………..…..…Date……………………………….

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                         

 

I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing to confirm details of the phased reopening of Sacred Heart Catholic

Primary School, Leigh to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children.

This coming Monday -15th June we are ready to welcome Reception children back into school. The children of

key workers and those who have been accessing school since lockdown will be moving into their class ‘bubbles’.

Please see the attached booklet so you can explain this to your child. If all goes well we will be welcoming Year 1 children on 22nd June and Year 6 children on 29th June.

Please note -

  • Children only need to bring their own water bottle and a packed lunch in a bag that can be disposed

of after the lunch has been eaten.  School will provide a sandwich for the children that normally have a school

dinner. Lunches will be eaten in classrooms.

  • Children need to wear clean clothes each day that are suitable for sporting activities.
  • Cleaning will take place throughout the day, as will regular handwashing.
  • If any child becomes ill in school with a cough/temperature/no taste or smell they will be sent home

immediately and if it is confirmed they have Covid 19 the whole ‘bubble’ they have been working with will

have to isolate for 14 days.

  • You will be guided into school when dropping off your child and we ask you to wait on a painted spot on

the playground when collecting your child. The updated start and finish times are -

 

Reception children start time 9:20am, finish time 3pm (1pm on Friday)

Year 1 children start time 9:05am, finish time 3.15pm (1.15pm on Friday)

All other children start time 8:50am, finish time 3.30pm (1:30pm on Friday)

If you have a number of siblings returning please arrive at school at the time the oldest of the siblings has been

allocated.

 

School will close at 1.30pm every Friday afternoon (starting on 19/6/20) to ensure a deep clean and to also give

staff their PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time.

 

A number of staff will be working from home and will be organising the remote learning via class dojos for those children remaining at home. If you need anything please ring school on 01942 674226.

 

Stay safe, with all my best wishes, Mrs H. Ahmed 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020                                                                                                                   

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing to update you about the phased reopening of Sacred Heart Catholic

Primary School, Leigh to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. Following the letter I sent you yesterday

I received the following advice from Kate Ardern – The Director of Public Health, Wigan Council –

 

Whilst nationally, the government is requesting that schools and childcare settings start to increase the

numbers of pupils attending over the coming weeks, we do not feel assured that locally the government’s five

tests can be met and more time is needed firstly for schools and childcare settings to undertake and complete individual risk assessments with appropriate support, and secondly for the national and local elements of the

Test, Track Trace, Isolate and Support systems which was only partially launched on Thurs 28th May to be

properly operational and able to effectively identify, manage and contain any local outbreaks of Covid 19 and

also for us to properly assess the impact that other easing of lockdown measures has on rates of transmission.  Members of SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies) and Independent SAGE and the Association of

Directors of Public Health have all over recent days advised caution and concern about the too rapid easing of lockdown and the increased risk of a second pandemic wave. For these reasons, I am strongly advising all

schools and childcare settings to delay wider reopening until at least June 15th in order to allow for a full 14

day cycle of the Test and Trace systems and for us to assess the impact on community transmission through

our new local surveillance system and better intelligence from the national system.

 

Therefore, the opening of the school will be delayed for a week.

  • Reception children from Monday 15th June
  • Year 1 children from Monday 22nd  June
  • Year 6 children from Monday 29th  June

 

We had a few queries following yesterday’s letter, I can confirm if you have a number of siblings returning

please arrive at school at the time the oldest of the siblings has been given. The children can then all come into

school. The children need to wear clean clothes, non-uniform, each day suitable for sporting activities.

 

I will continue to update you all with information as I am given it. If you have any concerns please do not

hesitate to get in touch with school, 01942 674226.

 

Stay safe, with all my best wishes, Mrs H. Ahmed

Tuesday 1st June 2020                                                                                                                  

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing to update you about the phased reopening of Sacred Heart Catholic

Primary School, Leigh to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. Governors had a virtual meeting on 28/5/20 and

worked on the Risk Assessment for the school. This with our plan for a phased opening of the school is now

finalised. School continues to be open for the children of key workers and those children identified by

colleagues from Wigan Local Authority.

Based on the replies to e-mails we have received we aim to invite -

 

Opening times will vary according to your child’s year group, so reducing the number of people accessing

Windermere Road (there will be no before and after school clubs). Please adhere to the 2m social distancing

Rule – we have markers on the railings and painted spots on the school yard.

  • Reception children start time 9:20am, finish time 3pm (1pm on Friday)
  • Year 1 children start time 9:05am, finish time 3.15pm (1.15pm on Friday)
  • All other children start time 8:50am, finish time 3.30pm (1:30pm on Friday)

Staff will plan learning activities for the children in school and those at home. School will close by 1.30pm on

Friday afternoons to ensure a weekly deep clean and staff have their allocated planning, preparation and

assessment time that they are entitled to by law.

School will look very different (we will soon get used to it) – there will be a strict one way system on entering

the site. Children will be in groups of 15 (Class 1 and 2) and 10 in all other classes. The children will remain in

these groups every day in school and will not mix with other groups. The children will have their own desk and

their own resources to use. The desks are 2 meters apart. All soft furnishings and resources difficult to clean

have been packed away.

Children only need to bring their own water bottle and a packed lunch in a bag that can be disposed of after

the lunch has been eaten.  School will provide a sandwich for the children that normally have a school dinner.

Lunches will be eaten in classrooms. Children need to wear clean clothes each day that are suitable for sporting activities. Cleaning will take place throughout the day, as will regular handwashing. If any child becomes ill in

school with a cough/temperature/no taste or smell they will be sent home immediately and if it is confirmed they have covid 19 the whole group they have been working with will have to isolate for 14 days.

This is a very difficult time for everyone, please be assured the staff working in school and at home are here to

help and support you and your child.

 

Stay safe, with all my best wishes, Mrs H. Ahmed

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Last week the Governing Body of the school had a virtual meeting – it was very strange not being in school for the meeting but nevertheless a great deal was discussed and decided at the meeting. We are all adapting to a new ‘normal’ as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

The Governors were pleased to hear about how engaged the children are with their school work. They were also impressed with the range of different activities the children were taking part in.  It was great to hear that all children are using the ‘Classroom Secrets’ work whether in school or at home and staff are busy delivering packs to families unable to access the packs electronically.

 

The Governors want to pass on Father Kieran’s best wishes – he continues to hold everyone in our school community in his prayers.

 

Governors, as school staff want to remind you if you require anything at all please do not hesitate to get in touch with school by:

 

Phoning 01942 674226

 

Emailing enquiries@admin.leighsacredheart.witan.sch.uk

 

Or writing – Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School,

                      Winderemere Road,

                      Leigh    WN7 1UX

 

 

With all best wishes,

 

Mrs P. Turton

Chair of Governors

 

 

Easter eggs donated to children at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leigh from Wigan Council (by SDF Manager Lyn Hogan).
Easter eggs donated to children at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leigh from Wigan Council (by SDF Manager Lyn Hogan).