School Closure 5th January 2021

Dear all,

Following the Government’s announcement this evening, school will be closed tomorrow to all children except those who are classed as vulnerable or have one parent who is classed as a key worker.

These include:

  • All children who have an EHCP
  • All children who have a child in need plan, child protection plan or who are looked after. (Not EHAT children)
  • Children of Health and Social Care workers
  • Children of Education or Child care workers
  • Children of Key Public Service workers
  • Children of Local and National Government workers
  • Children of Food and other necessary goods workers
  • Children of public safety and national security workers
  • Children of Transport and Border workers
  • Children of utilities, communication and financial service workers

If you do not fall under one of these categories school is closed and your child will be expected to start remote learning from Wednesday 6th January via Class Dojo.

The full list is in the link below:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Parents who believe that their children fall into this category will not be turned away from school tomorrow, however, we will work through the guidance tomorrow to ensure that only children who fall into these categories will be able to attend moving forward. School will open and close at normal times and dinner will be provided for all KS1 children and FSM who are in school.

You must not send your child to school if they can stay at home. Remember stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

With regard to the use of laptops and remote learning we have a number in school which you can borrow. If you need a laptop you will need to speak to Miss. Monaghan in the school office who will arrange this.

With regard to FSM vouchers. Once we have some more details these will be shared via email to all those registered. If you are not registered, you will not receive them. To check your eligibility please visit the Liverpool Council website.

As you can imagine we are trying to organise a lot in a short space of time. Your cooperation is vital during this time and you must keep your child at home if you can.

Kind regards,

Mr. Paul Vine

Head Teacher

COVID-19 Guidance – 4th January 2021

As we prepare to start the new year you will see below there are many changes in how we are operating as a school. Following government guidance – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools we are putting in several controls to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19. The guidance and risk assessment are below and will be updated/reviewed as guidance from the government is updated.

When we return in September school will be different from how it was back in March but this is necessary to ensure everyone is as safe as possible during these unprecedented times. We are organising our school into ‘kingdoms’ which will help us to limit the number of contacts children have with different people whilst still delivering an effective curriculum. Our kingdoms have been organised in a way that fits our environment and the needs of our children. Every school will be different and we must do what is right for our school.

We have produced clear guidance for our parents and pupils Leamington Community Primary School Guidance September 2020 (Parents and Children)

Our rules for all pupils Kingdom Rules

Our updated risk assessments Leamington 47A Infection Control Communicable Diseases COVID August 2020

Reviewed 02.12.2020 LEAMINGTON LCC C19 model RAMS SCH REV 04.01.2021

Updated behaviour policy Behaviour Policy COVID-19 ADDENDUM 2020

Equality Impact Assessment Equality Impact Assessment

Visitors to School Policy Visitors to school policy – Updated Oct 2020

Suspected Covid-19 A guide for Parents Suspected COVID- 19 a guide for parents and carers

Please note arriving at school on time is vital to ensure everyone is kept safe. Those arriving late will have que by the office entrance and this could take some time. School is open from 8:45am so please make sure you are in school on time.

Something new from September will be that every child in school will be given breakfast free of charge. This will happen in classrooms from 8:45am and will see the children given bagels.

You will probably have lots of questions please feel to phone the office 0151 284 7848 or email office@leamington.liverpool.sch.uk and we will endeavor to answer every query.

It is imperative during this time we work together to ensure we reduce the risk of transmission and ensure every child receives the very best possible educational experience.

A useful website (After lockdown tips from an NHS Psychologist) – click here

Updated guidance for parents and carers –  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak