From Tuesday 5th January all children will learn remotely until February half term.
Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.
It is important that we all take steps to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the community to save lives and protect the NHS.
You must stay at home.
For the latest up-to-date information read the UK Government guidance page.
|Structure of school day||The majority of students are now working at home with an In School Group of approximately 75 students in year group bubbles. The school day, both at school and at home runs from 9am with the start of P1. P2 starts at 10am, break is at 11am, P3 at 11:30am, lunchtime at 12:30pm, P4 at 1pm and P5 at 2pm.
Students should aim to keep to their timetables, completing the work set by their teacher for a particular lesson.
|Attendance||Lesson attendance processes are being developed. KS4 attendance will be monitored through their attendance at ‘live’ lessons. Engagement of all students at both key stages will be monitored by teachers starting next week and weekly feedback will be provided for parents. Further details to follow.|
|Coverage of the curriculum||Heads of Departments and their teams have reviewed and revised their curriculum plans to ensure that learning is most suitable for this time of restricted attendance at school.|
|Remote learning||The majority of students are now learning at home and teachers are working hard to provide a high quality experience for them. The following principle is currently in place: lessons at KS4 should be ‘live’ unless there is good reason for them not to be i.e. teacher on rota in school, childcare commitments at home. If a KS4 lesson is not to be ‘live’ that day, this will be communicated to students clearly via their Teams calendar. Lessons at KS3 will not be ‘live’ as standard a task will be set in the Team as an Assignment. However, KS3 students should check their calendar each day, as some staff may run a ‘live’ lesson.
A table of stationery is available at the entrance to the school along with sanitary products. If you require anything, please come down and take what is needed. If there is something specific you need, please email the relevant teacher or your form tutor. A list of teacher email addresses can be found on the school’s Remote Learning page of the website along with other useful information.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.
Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.
The essential measures to control coronavirus can potentially increase risks to children and this can cause concern for parents and carers.
This guide also includes information on the support providers who can help you have effective conversations with a young person, especially if you are concerned for their safety.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
National lockdown for the third time, and school being closed for most for the second time, along with GCSE exams being cancelled, will clearly have an impact on anxiety levels and mental health.
A list of helpful resources and materials to help parents and children cope through these unprecedented times can be found here.
NHS website: https://bit.ly/39uWS97
If you would like support from school please email or telephone the safeguarding team and someone will get back to you about the support we have available at school.
Mr Speake – 07752 720570 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)
Ms Harris – 07955 177753 (Mon-Thur 9am-3.30pm)
Mrs Kelly – 07934 720610 (Mon,Tues,Thur and Fri 9am-3.30pm)
Trafford Children`s First Response (MARAT) referral and assessment team 0161 912 5125
Contacts for Pupils
Careers / Connexions – 911 8600
Youth Service – 912 2453
Healthy Young Minds – 716 4747
Free School Meals
If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.
Free school meals are available in all schools following application to the authority.
Who to contact
Telephone: 0161 912 3265
Website: Free School Meals
What parents and carers need to know about the national free school meals voucher scheme
Extra Support From Energy Suppliers
Get Help With Technology
Visit GovUK to increase data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children whilst online learning:
Trafford Council Financial Support and Benefits
- Employment support
- Emergency response fund
- Understanding universal credit
- Test and Trace self-isolation support payments
Trafford Council Food and Medical Support
For help and support with food and medical supplies contact the Trafford Community Response Line on 0808 278 7803.
The line will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
- View details of the other community hubs in Greater Manchester
- Read more about the Community Response line
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get a free test to check if they have the virus. Some people without symptoms can have the test too.
How to Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses.
Find out the best way you can wash your hands and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.