Coronavirus and School Reopening

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Dear Parent/ Carer, I hope you are all well and have managed to stay safe throughout these unprecedented times. I know that these uncertain times have been met with a range of emotions and has brought many challenges to each of us but hopefully some smiles and realisations too. Like many of you staff at Rudston Primary have continued to work throughout the last 10 weeks in our hub, where the children of Liverpool benefited from their hard work, kindness and patience, whilst maintaining a different type of ‘day job’ and managing their families. Always with a smile and willingness to help nothing has ever been too much for any of them. I wanted to say a big Thank you! We have also been working hard on planning the school re-opening for Key Workers children and vulnerable children on 1st June. This information is all in the attached information booklet. Please be aware that this information may change in light of any new guidance from Central Government or the Local Authority. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

 

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Update from Liverpool City Council 24/05/2020

 

Information has been published on the LCC website updating parents with the no alternative at all of a limited availability of holiday provision.  Please see below.

Hubs for primary-aged children

The hubs are closing on Friday 22ndMay 2020 and will not reopen.   Provision will be offered from your child’s primary schools from Monday 1stJune for vulnerable pupils and key workers.  Please check your child’s school website for details.

We are incredibly grateful for staff who have worked in or supported the hubs across the city.

 

Half term provision for primary aged children 

 

During the half-term period from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May there will be a limited number of places for primary children aged 5 to 11.

There are a limited number of 72 places available for children where there are two key worker parents both working out of the home at the same time next week.

  • North: Rice Lane Farm – 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm – available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £20 per day per place.
  • Central: Out of this World, Joseph Lappin Centre. Open 8am to 6pm – up to 32 places. Available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost £20 per day per place.
  • South: Five for Families, Speke – 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm – available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £20 per day per place.

Places are only available in exceptional circumstances. Places will be allocated on prioritised need for key critical workers and first come first served. Please email [email protected] to discuss a place.

Staff who have worked in all types of education settings for the last three months need a break during half term and some will also be working to prepare their school for opening to key workers children and vulnerable.

Employers, including those of key workers, should also recognise that their staff need a break. As above we will do all we can to accommodate those with no alternative options.

 

 

 

Primary schools

All primary schools are closed for the half term during the half term period from Monday 25thMay to Friday 29thMay.  They will reopen on Monday 1stJune for their own vulnerable children and key workers.  Please check your child’s school website for details.

Secondary Schools

Provision continues to be available for vulnerable children and key workers from your  child’s school.  Please contact the individual school and check their website for details.

There is no half term provision for secondary aged children.

Special Schools

 

The majority of special schools are closed during the half term period from Monday 25thMay to Friday 29thMay.  Palmerston, Redbridge & Princes are offering some support to their own families. Special schools will reopen on Monday 1stJune for vulnerable children and key workers.  Please check your child’s school website for details.

 

Care for nursery and early years children

Keyworkers who need to secure child care provision as their usual provider is not open or does not plan to open need to contact the Family Information Service on 0151 233 0499 or 0151 233 0495 or email [email protected]gov.ukwho will identify a provider for them.

View a list of private, voluntary and independent childminders and nurseries that remain open.

 

Update 15.05.2020

Safe Space Hubs will close on Friday 22 May. Children who have been attending hubs will return to their home schools on Monday 1 June. All settings will be closed for the half term holiday to children.

Please see attached letter from Steve Reddy

SR – Letter to parents – 15.05.2020 (1) (1)

 

UPDATED

Rudston Primary School is now a Childcare Hub for key workers as defined by Liverpool City Council on the link below:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/hubs-for-children-of-key-workers/

Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker. If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home.

If you qualify for a place in a hub, we are open on Monday 6th April from 7am to 7pm prompt. This is to provide extended support for key workers children. Children can arrive and leave throughout the day when childcare is required. In addition, the Safe Space hub at Rudston will be open on Good Friday (10th April) and Easter Monday (13th April) during the above times.

If you are planning to bring your child/ren to us please understand and be prepared for the following:

– when you arrive at school for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc. If your child currently attends Dovedale you will still be required to complete a form.

– your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside.

– children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones.

– your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. This is not an educational environment. 

– your child needs to follow and respond to the Hub’s behaviour guidance; as it would be in the school they are currently enrolled in. The setting has the right to refuse entry to any child who does not follow the expectations of the Hub.

– parents will be asked to wait in a designated collection area when dropping off and collecting from the Hub to ensure the health of the staff.

– any child who is unwell will be sent home as quickly as possible.

WE HAVE A SET NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE CAN ACCEPT ON A DAILY BASIS. IF WE ARE FULL YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST LOCAL HUB SCHOOL. 

We will be receiving an update from the Local Authority on a daily basis in response to local and national guidance. This will be updated on this page.

There are around 50 HUBS across the City, you can use the one which is best for you.

Below are links to national guidance and advice: 

Closure of educational setting guidance for parents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

You can  follow Liverpool’s response to the Coronvirus on Twitter https://twitter.com/COVIDLiverpool and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/COVIDLiverpool/

Liverpool City Council website updates https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/

Support for families who are entitled to free school meals https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-set-out-to-support-pupils-eligible-for-free-school-meals

If you feel unwell you are encouraged you use the following NHS website rather than ringing 111 straight away http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Please be aware that we will not accept any unacceptable behaviour from any Parents or Carers. This is a national crisis and we have been requested to respond to this; remember we are all in this together!

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