Coronavirus Updates

Please select the document below to access the information.

File icon: pdf Coronavirus Letter - Home Learning - March 18th March [pdf 148KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Minister Ford's open Letter to the SEND sector - 24th March 2020 [pdf 327KB] Click to download

Scam Alert

Dear All,  
It has been brought to our attention that some parents across the country are receiving scam emails. 
The fraudsters are pretending to be from the Department of Education. These e-mails state “As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.  The Department of Education have confirmed that this is a scam email and is not official. 
Please see the link to the correct information below.
 

School Closure

Schools have now been instructed by the Government to close to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.

We are currently awaiting further guidance from the Government about what schools need to do to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.

Due to staffing levels, we will not be able to offer this function for at least the next two weeks. Updates will be given as more information is available and staffing levels increase or a strategic offer is devised by the local authority.

Teachers will provide home learning activities for all pupils. These will be uploaded onto the school website, by the end of Friday this week and will cover the next two weeks.

After Easter this will be uploaded on each subsequent week of closure, excluding holiday periods.

The latest government advice regarding delaying the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is to:

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature 
  • a new continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly

If you have either of these symptoms the advice is that both yourself and all others in your household should stay isolated together for 14 days.

It is essential that we all follow this advice. For more information visit www.nhs.uk

 

File icon: pdf Coronavirus March 19th March School Closure [pdf 206KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Coronavirus Key Worker Childcare - 20th March 2020 [pdf 223KB] Click to download

Home Learning

Dear Parents/Carers,
With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during school closure.  

We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.

Please click on the picture link to access our home learning provision.

Welcome to our school

On behalf of all Governors, staff and children I am delighted to welcome you to St Mary’s.

St Mary’s is a very special school and we hope that you soon feel a valued part of our family. We believe children learn in response to the environment in which they find themselves and to the adults whom they encounter. At St Mary’s School, we can offer classes in attractive surroundings, led by a highly professional and dedicated team of teachers, support staff and governors. We care deeply for the development of each individual child and put your child at the centre of all we do; they always come first.

Our school is a warm, welcoming, friendly place which prides itself on the positive relationships that it has with the children and their families. We have high expectations of behaviour and academic standards supported by our enriching learning challenge curriculum that maximises every opportunity to develop the whole child holistically. Our highly committed and professional teaching and support staff enable each child to achieve their best, support each other and above all enjoy their learning and develop into lifelong learners.

Mrs. S. Hall

Head Teacher

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