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School is closed and will remain so until further notice. It is now only manned by a skeleton staff providing care for children who have been identified as vulnerable or who have key worker parents unable to keep their children safely at home. We will not be dealing with any face to face or telephone queries. Emails will be responded to within 48 hours. If you are worried about a child please contact the Sefton MASH team on 0345 140 0845 or alternatively contact the police. We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times
Attendance

School Target 2019/20 = 96%

  • Whole School 95.7%
  • Reception 93.5%
  • Year 1 97.7%
  • Year 2 97.7%
  • Year 3/4 97%
  • Year 5/6 92.7%
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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

We receive daily updates from the Department of Education regarding the Government's latest news and advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

 

Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase

Yesterday, the Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

 

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

 

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

Schools to Remain Open

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

 

Where to find the latest information

 

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

 

How to wash your hands properly

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

 

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

 

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

 

A  helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education has been launched by DfE (5 March 2020). Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
 

 

 

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