Parent Information and Updates

School is now open to all pupils. 

 

We are thrilled to welcome all our children back to school. We ask that you continue to follow our school policies, procedures and support our restrictions to reduce the transmission of infection. 

School staff are on-hand to answer any questions at the school gates but can also be contacted through the school office. 

Organisation of the school day: 

  • School gates open to the children from 8:40 until 3:10. 
  • Please use the gates that you have been using for your child. 
  • Your child will be met by a member of staff at the school gate and directed to their classroom. Please do not enter the school site at this time. 
  • Children need to be in school uniform. 
  • Children can come to school in their PE kit on PE days.
  • Appointments to speak to school staff must be made via phone through the school office. 

Please keep to the timings of the school day. 

Covid-19 Prevention:

Please adhere to the following information (more detailed information can be found on the left hand side of this page): 

  • If you or your child is displaying symptoms - persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell - you must not come to school. Please contact the school office and a test will be arranged for you and your household.
  • Other symptoms may also indicate Covid-19 and we would encourage you to contact school to speak to a member of staff. (Further information can be found in the letter on the left hand side of this page. 
  • The government is not recommending face coverings are necessary in primary schools as pupils and staff are mixing in consistent groups, and because misuse may inadvertently increase the risk of transmission. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions and please see the policy on the wearing of face masks on the left hand side of this page. 

IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD ARE NOT FEELING WELL, STAY AT HOME. PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL TO DISCUSS THE SYMPTOMS. 

To reduce transmission - you MUST follow social distancing guidelines at all times. 

Please maintain your own social bubbles and avoid meeting in other households whilst the Manchester restrictions are in place. 

NHS COVID APP

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-the-nhs-covid-19-app-in-schools-and-further-education-colleges/use-of-the-nhs-covid-19-app-in-schools-and-further-education-colleges

The NHS  COVID-19 APP https://covid19.nhs.uk/pdf/introducing-the-app.pdf   Is available to download for anyone aged 16 or over if they choose.

App features:

  • Trace – alerts the individual if they were in close contact with a confirmed case
  • Alert – provides the individual with the risk level associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local area, based on the postcode district they enter
  • Check in – allows the individual to check in to locations via the app and official NHS QR codes
  • Symptoms – allows the individual to check symptoms against government guidance and to get advice
  • Test – allows the individual to order a free test and to receive results and advice via the app
  • Isolate – provides an isolation ‘companion’, which counts down how many days they have left to isolate and provides links to useful advice
  • Bluetooth must be enabled for the app to work
  • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, the app will ask them to allow others they have been in contact with to be alerted.
  • The tracing function can be paused
  • A reminder can be set to switch the app back on
  • The app does not work if the phone is switched off

Government funding available if you are asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

There’s a new government scheme to help residents on low incomes be able to afford to self-isolate. If residents have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and meet various criteria, they will receive a support payment of £500.  This helps residents who are worried about losing income if they cannot work during their self-isolation period.

The aim is to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, reduce hardship and avoid further restrictions, including local lockdowns.

Visit www.salford.gov.uk/testandtracesupport   for full details including eligibility criteria and an application form.

Unfortunately, this payment is not available for parents who are having to provide childcare for pupils who have been asked to isolate due to being a contact with a positive case.

We have Salford Assist for emergency food and energy provision. 

https://www.salford.gov.uk/advice-and-support/salford-assist/how-do-you-apply-for-help-from-salford-assist/  provides further detail.