At Our Lady & St. Gerard's we value the support of our parent community.
We believe that our pupils benefit greatly from the collaboration between school and home. Children have two main educators in their lives, their parents and their teachers. Both have crucial roles to play and the impact of learning is greater if we work together with shared aims. We want to make our school a welcoming place for parents with an ethos based on mutual trust and respect.
Parental involvement in our school can be divided into two strands:
- Parental involvement in the life of the school.
- Parental support for the individual child at home and in school.
To ensure that communication between home and school is effective, we have our school website, our Twitter feed, our weekly newsletter and our Phone app. We also use Parent Pay for payments and bookings.
Walk to School
Keeping active is important at any time but during Lockdown, when our activities may be limited, we should try to include exercise into our daily routines. Please see the information via the link below, which contains a local area map and safety information which is relevant to the pandemic.
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.
Adult Learning and Support for Parents
We try to ensure that we give parents access to a range of information to help them to support their child(ren). Unfortunately, we are not running any face-to-face sessions at the moment.
Lancashire Adult Learning offer a wide range of courses which our parents may find useful. The information below is from their website, where there is information about courses for Family Learning, Hairdressing, Maths & English and many more topics. Click the icon below to access their website.
Learn something new today with Lancashire Adult Learning and make the most of these unusual times. With a wide range of FREE online and flexible courses, designed to support you and your family during these times.
We’re here to help you re-discover a love of learning, whether that’s enjoying a bit of you time with one of our leisure courses or developing new skills with our Maths and English courses and everything else in between.
Additional Courses for Parents
Here are some free courses/support sessions that you may find useful. These events are not hosted by school and we have no control over their content. Click the links for more information.
The pandemic environment, personal problems and work pressure take a toll on our body and mind. The Art of Living brings you this free holistic and integrated workshop called the Health and Happiness which provide unique tools and techniques which help combat stress accumulated in our daily, modern life.
Through breathing techniques and meditation taught in this workshop one feels light, energetic and enthusiastic to take on life!
In this session we will explore:
- Grammatical terminology. Consolidate your understanding of word classes including nouns, verbs, adjectives, determiners, conjunctions, pronouns and adverbs.
- Ways to support your child at home with their understanding of grammar.
This 45 minute session is free to all parents who have children at Primary School.