Important Letter About School Attendance During the Current Lockdown
Please see below an important letter from Sefton Education concerning attendance at school during the current lockdown. We ask that in order to minimise social contact that wherever possible, you keep your child at home.
Free School Meals (from Tuesday 5th January)
the government have not yet provided schools with any information or guidance as to how this will work.
The school still intends to ensure all children who we receive funding for will get their free school meal entitlement.
We are still awaiting further information from the government as to how this will work, however at the moment we think we will issue vouchers* at the end of each week. Issuing at the end of the week will ensure we can check who has attended school first. It is intended that vouchers will be issued by the Wonde School Vouchers website.
* This arrangement is subject to change should new government guidance be issued.
Return to school from January 2021
We hope you have had a happy and peaceful Christmas. Following the government announcement this week, on the return to school in January I write to inform you of a number of important changes.
Monday 4th January 2021 remains an INSET day and school is closed to all pupils. However the new term start dates are as follows
Vulnerable children and children of critical workers will be able to attend school in person from the start of term on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
If your child falls within this category, you will be contacted by school on Monday 4th January.
If you are a critical worker and have not been contacted by 2pm on Monday 4th January, please contact the school (both Oakfield and Daleacre campus’ depending on your child’s year group) to confirm arrangements for your child’s return to school.
Students should attend in full school uniform and the timings of the school day will remain the same.
Currently, Year 11 students are expected to return to school for face-to-face education on Monday 11th January 2021 and all other students will be expected to return to school for face-to-face education on Monday 18th January 2021.
Whilst students are not in school for face-to-face teaching they will be able to access remote education and work packs containing work they would be doing in school, will be sent out to them via post.
Remote education for all year groups will posted out on Monday 4th January.
School Meals over Christmas
Vouchers to the value of £30 will be issued to eligible children for whom Impact has received funding for. (some children will be provided vouchers by their main registered school)
Those children who we have received funding for should have received details of their voucher by now.
Any queries concerning vouchers and the retrospective issue of them can be raised with school directly after Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Support available to parents over the Christmas Break
Services that will continue to operate include critical social care services for children and adults.
Emergency contacts on December 24th, 29th, 30th, and 31st between 9:00am and 5:30pm:
Children’s Social Care 0151 909 1206
Adult Social Care 0151 909 1523
For Social Care emergencies at all other times call the Emergency Duty Team 0151 934 3555
Support can also be accessed from the Family Wellbeing Centres in Sefton. There will be 3 operating across North, Central and South Sefton.
Talbot Street Family Well Being Centre
St Andrew Place PR8 1HR
Netherton Family Well Being Centre
Magdalen Square, Bootle L30 5QH
0151 282 1405
Marie Clark Family Well Being Centre Linacre Lane Bootle L20 5A
0151 330 5260
Please see the link to Sefton CVS, which will include these key Council info, alongside Foodbanks, GPs, Pharmacies etc over Christmas, and details of any VCF sector activities like Christmas meals and homeless shelters www.seftoncvs.org.uk/xmas
Lockdown Period - 16th November to 2nd December 2020
Parents of children who attend Oakfield in Yrs 7-9 should be aware of the attached guidance concerning changes to timetable owing to Covid 19. If you do not receive a phone call, there is no change to your childs timetable and they should attend school as normal.
School Meals (October 2020 Half Term Holidays)
If you are eligible for free school meals, Sefton have agreed to fund these meals throughout the October half term.
Full details and how to apply for your voucher can be found here
Impact will not be issuing these vouchers directly and any queries should be directed to the Sefton Council contact centre, full details can be found at the above link.
19th October 2020
School closed today due to a positive case of covid 19.
The school will remain closed throughout the half term break and will reopen from Wednesday 4th November 2020.
Any staff or pupil who have been in direct contact have now been informed.
If you have not received a call directly from school, this means you do not have to self isolate.
All pupils eligible for Free School meals will have a voucher issued to them for this week as soon as possible.
This website will continue to be updated and work packs are being prepared and sent out.