PARENTS’ SECTION – LATEST NEWS !
This section is designed to give you up-to-date information about activities and events in school.
Dear Parents/Carers and Children,
I have two pieces of news for you in terms of staffing:
Laura Bailey, our lovely Pastoral Manager will be leaving Ladybridge at the end of the summer term. She will be working at a much bigger primary school in Stockport from September. Laura’s new school is able to offer her more hours and many more children and families to support. Laura is very sad to be leaving all our families and children; she has been exemplary in supporting me with safeguarding and supporting our vulnerable families in many ways. I’m sure many of you will miss her friendly face on the door in the morning and will wish her all the very best for the future.
Carole Baker, a Teaching Assistant from the Resource class has decided that now is the time to retire, I know she doesn’t look old enough but there you are, being around children helps you look younger. Carole has worked at Ladybridge for 22 years and has helped hundreds if not thousands of children to overcome barriers to learning. Her bubbly personality will be missed by us all.
We are in the process of recruiting new support staff and I will let you know the structure for September once that is complete.
As always stay safe and love to all.
Mrs Hill – Headteacher
If you have any queries, please contact the school office on 0161 428 5445 for further information.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE PRESENT CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS , WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF STAFF AT SCHOOL SO YOUR CALL MAY NOT BE ANSWERED STRAIGHT AWAY.
- SEND children affected by the lockdown restrictions on movement. Below is advice about where you can seek support as a parent of a child with SEND who is finding the restrictions imposed by the lockdown difficult to follow fully.
- Please see the latest information in the letter below about home learning;
- If you are seeking advice about coronavirus and how it affects your child, yourself and your family, please advice from the Department for Education and the local authority below:
How do you talk to your child about Covid-19? How do you help them understand and cope with what they are hearing and seeing at the present time? The Stockport Educational Psychology Service have produced a guide called Talking to Children and Young People about Coronavirus (Covid-19) that gives advice and support. To download it, click here.
- Where to find the latest information:
15th April 2020 – Update to our school SEND Information Report in light of COVID-19. We have added additional detail to the description of Ladybridge Primary School’s offer to children with SEND and parents/carers of children with SEND to include specific provision in light of the current school closure. Please click on this link to access this information on our SEN and Disability page.
The situation in which we find ourselves is fast-moving; as such, please note that this report is based on information available on 7th April 2020 and is subject to change.
27th March 2020 – Letter from Chris McLoughlin, Director of Children’s Services, Stockport MBC outlining the provisions made in Stockport following the closure of schools on 23rd March 2020 and where to get further information. To read the letter click here.
20th March 2020 – Guidance: Closure of Educational Settings: information for parents and carers. This is the guidance issued to parents and carers and followed by Ladybridge Primary. It contains advice as to how schools are closing and which pupils are counted as children of critical workers and/or vulnerable children.
19th March 2020 – Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England maintaining educational provision. This is the advice given to schools and contains the principles to be applied to the maintenance of educational provision for children of critical workers and/or vulnerable children as well as a definition of what a ‘critical worker’ and a ‘vulnerable child’ is.
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, the Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
New guidance for employers
The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:
Latest newsletter below:
Our latest Ofsted inspection was completed on 27 – 28 November and you can read the school report here:
Please see below for frequently asked questions about Measles:
Letter to parents re Measles and Mumps (General)avel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Parents may find the following article useful- https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ON-LINE SAFETY FOR PARENTS, CARERS AND CHILDREN CAN BE FOUND IN OUR Safeguarding and E-safety section.
Below is some advice from the NHS website about how to prevent the spread of flu;
‘Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You’re more likely to give it to others in the first 5 days.
Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=106054&Type=FLU
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap
- Use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
- Bin used tissues as quickly as possible’
If your child has not had the vaccine please use the following link to contact the immunisation team;
Funding for Stockport Schools
Here is the model letter for you to send out to MP’s to help us to fight for fairer funding for Stockport schools;
Election for Head Girl and Head Boy
In Going for Green assembly, our Year 6 presented speeches encouraging people to vote for them as Head Girl or Head Boy. Click here for their speeches. You can now visit our Head Girl and Head Boy page to find out more.
Other latest news items
For up-to-date advice and information about Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) please refer to this guide.
If your child is showing symptoms of Norovirus (vomiting or diarrhoea), the current advice is as follows
“Because the virus is highly contagious, children who have Norovirus symptoms must remain off school or nursery for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea to stop the spread of infection with other children or staff.” (page 1)
- Summer advice June 2018
During hot weather please ensure that you apply a high factor sunscreen before school and provide your child with a hat.
Guidance from Stockport Local Authority:
Ladybridge Primary is an Encompass School. For more information please see below: