This section is designed to give you up-to-date information about activities and events in school.
If you have any queries, please contact the school office on 0161 428 5445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
I hope that you have all had a lovely holiday, we had some interesting weather to contend with! School will reopen on Thursday 2nd September at 7.45 for breakfast club and 8.45 for the start of the school day.
As there are still thousands of cases of Covid every day.
The Local Authority and Public Health England have asked all schools to continue to work in a Covid safe way with a risk assessment and an outbreak plan. Some things will stay the same and some will be relaxed. Here are the things that you need to know:
1. We will still be operating a one way system for drop off and pick up. This is to minimise crowding at the doors. Please still stand 2 metres apart.
2. Children will hand gel as they arrive at school and wash their hands regularly during the day.
3. Children will mix with each other in the playground at playtimes.
4. All children will eat their lunch in the school hall (the timings will be staggered).
5. Children will be taught in their classes, but the bubbles won't be used therefore we will begin to have house events and shared experiences as a whole school.
6. Whole school events have been planned and will take place as long as we do not have cases of Covid in school.
7. School staff will take twice weekly lateral flow tests.
The risk assessment is dynamic and will change in response to advice from Public Health England and the Local Authority along with any cases that may occur in school. I will let you know if there are any cases in your child's class, if your child has been a close contact or if there any changes to the risk assessment.
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again on Thursday morning. If you have any questions, please just give me a call at school.
Stockport Primary Behaviour Support Service have produced some really lovely online resources to support children’s wellbeing. Many children have found this lockdown really difficult and have low mood or difficulty understanding why they need to be inside and not have contact with their friends. If you follow this link you will be able to access free resources that can help.
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:
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:
Our latest Ofsted inspection was completed on 27 – 28 November and you can read the school report here
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.
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)
Ladybridge Primary is an Encompass School. For more information please see below: