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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Trust Letter to Parents 27th March

Sources of Support

Be aware of scam emails

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘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’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

 

Trust Letter to Parents 24th March

School Place Take-up Implications

 

Please find links for the survey of childcare for Monday 30/3/2020 to Friday 3/4/2020.  If you have had confirmation from the Headteacher of a school place, and have no other option for childcare at all, please complete the survey to access emergency childcare provision from school.  

 

https://tinyurl.com/scfv8ma

Trust Letter to Parents 22nd March

Critical Workers

You should only send your child to school if it is absolutely necessary.  

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Trust Letter to Parents 20th March

School Closure

Latest information from the DfE

From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:

  • children of critical workers
  • vulnerable children

We have published guidance for parents and carers:

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

The Government has published a list of critical workers:

Handwashing advice

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.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Latest Department for Education information:

Home Learning

All resources and helpful links are available on our new 'Home Learning' page. 

We are aware that not all households have internet access or equitable access to tablets and computers, so we have sent home packs of work with each child, with full and clear explanations of tasks.  Children without digital access will not miss out on learning opportunities, as packs reflect the online tasks.   

If your child was absent from school and was not able to take a home learning pack home, then your child's pack is in reception for you to collect at a convenient time.

Staff will ensure that they have an online presence for children who are able to engage with web based resources.

It is an expectation that children engage in daily home learning throughout the school closure.

Parental advice on providing a balanced day for your child:

  • Make sure you support your child to access and complete the daily work that is set for them.
  • Take regular rest breaks so that your child doesn't have to concentrate for too long.
  • Build in opportunity for physical exercise.
  • Use this time as an opportunity to have 'together time'.
  • Develop your creative skills together and make something interesting!
  • Don't forget to play and have fun.

Please ensure that you follow the daily guidelines that will be issued by the Government, which you will find below.

Please click on this link to take you to our new HOME LEARNING PAGE.

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I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.       

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John 10:10

 

Our Mission Statement

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School offers distinctive Catholic education within a caring Christian community where everyone feels loved and valued, confident and secure. We believe that each person is precious and gifted, unique and loved by God.

With Christ as our inspiration, we work in partnership to create a challenging, effective and exciting learning environment where everyone is encouraged to embrace opportunity.

  

Welcome to English Martyrs!

 

We are extremely proud to be a Catholic Primary School, working in close

partnership with the Diocese of Leeds and other Catholic schools in the

Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust.  Governors, staff and parents promote

 a vision of education and life which is based on Christ centred virtues that seek

to enable all of our children to aspire and succeed.  

 

We work tirelessly to offer our children a full, creative and stimulating

curriculum that enables them to achieve their personal best and flourish

into well-rounded global citizens.  We encourage volunteers, visitors

and prospective pupils and parents to our school,

where you will find a warm welcome.

 

Mrs Tina Connell

Head Teacher

Upcoming Events

Latest School Calendar Events

Celebration Assembly03Apr2020

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Please join us for our weekly celebration of good work, attendance, achievements and certificates. Parents and family friends are warmly welcome.

World Health Day07Apr2020

School closes for Easter Holiday08Apr2020

Have a lovely Easter Holiday!

Inset Day09Apr2020

Although teachers will be in school for training purposes, school is closed today for children.

Maunday Thursday09Apr2020

School opens for Summer 120Apr2020

8:40 am - 8:40 am

Earth Day22Apr2020

Shakespeare's Birthday23Apr2020

Celebration Assembly24Apr2020

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Please join us for our weekly celebration of good work, attendance, achievements and certificates. Parents and family friends are warmly welcome.

Celebration Assembly01May2020

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Please join us for our weekly celebration of good work, attendance, achievements and certificates. Parents and family friends are warmly welcome.

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>