Information for Parents
31st December – Click here to read letter from Principal, Emily Vernon.
Monday 4th January: INSET Day
Tuesday 5th January – Friday 8th January: All Year Groups Learning from Home
Monday 11th January – Friday 15th January: Years 11, 12 and 13 along with vulnerable students learning In School.
Years 7,8,9 and 10 Learning from Home.
Monday 18th January: All students learning In School.
05th November – Letter from the Chair of Liverpool Association of Secondary Heads
Dear Parents & Carers,
We have held our fortnightly Liverpool Association of Secondary Headteacher meeting earlier today. As you may be aware, central government has identified Liverpool to pilot a new Covid-19 testing system. This is being called the Lateral Flow System. Sites across the city are due to be positioned in order to carry out testing. Results from the test will be available approximately 30 minutes after the test is conducted. We are currently working with Public Health to identify how this pilot might benefit school communities.
As soon as we have further information, we will share. We can expect immediate major disruption as to how schools may be able to function once testing starts and results have operational implications. Individual schools may be affected differently and subsequently they will need to respond on an individual need basis.
Your understanding and support at this very difficult time is much appreciated.
23rd October – Liverpool City Council have decided to give every child entitled to Free School Meals a £10 voucher for ASDA for half term, to cover their usual school lunches. Parents – you need to collect the vouchers from your local Children’s Centre.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 .
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/