Dear Parents and Carers,
As you are aware the school is now closed. We have only offered places to vulnerable children and key workers' children. It is important to understand that the government has asked schools to remain open for a limited number of children who absolutely need to attend. This is an emergency provision for parents who do not have alternative childcare arrangements. The government guidelines clearly state that ‘every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.’ If you are working at home or there is someone who can care for your child in the home, then this is the safest option for everyone. We will therefore not accept children if one parent is working at home. If you are accessing this provision it is essential that you and your family self-isolate if any member of the family displays symptoms.
If at any time you need to contact the teacher we have provided teacher emails for you on the home learning page. If you require help with other matters or need some support, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Please read the latest information about the potential to re-open our school. Could all parents/carers ensure they complete the survey by Wednesday 20th May via the link at the bottom of the letter.
Thank You Key Workers!
Thank you to all the children who sent in their posters! These now take pride of place in the hospital and are cheering up the staff and patients. Thank you to one of our parents, a key worker who has displayed these and sent these photographs back to us - we are very proud! We have been told that everyone has commented on the creative designs and enjoyed looking at the children's messages.
Thank you for all the creative hearts too! Some children have learnt sewing skills, decoupage and cutting skills. Again, we have been proud to share these. Our children have shown compassion and creativity and are certainly keeping busy! Here are just a few examples.
We recently received this letter from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals:
Dear pupils of Our Lady and St Gerard’s,
On behalf of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust please accept this letter of thanks for your beautiful contribution to the Connected Hearts appeal.
During this unprecedented time your support has provided a unique opportunity for patients and their relatives to stay connected with each other. Relatives and patients have both expressed their heartfelt appreciation for this small token of kindness, which would not have been possible without your input.
The positive contribution you have made however large or small has been felt by many; should you wish to continue please do so.
Thank you again from the bottom of all our “Hearts”.
Well done, children. We are so very proud of you!
During the school closure, the teachers will be planning a range of learning experiences for your child which can be accessed by clicking the link below. These learning materials will be updated on a weekly basis. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult working at home with your child so please just do what you can. At the present time you and your child's health and well-being is the most important priority.
Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Health for Kids website has been updated with information about the coronavirus.
This webpage provides children with age-appropriate information to explain the coronavirus and the things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus and look after themselves physically and emotionally during this unsettling time.
To access the site, follow the link on the School Nursing page of the website.