Free School Meal Vouchers,
As of week commencing 4th May 2020, free school meal vouchers will no longer be delivered to school for families to collect. Unfortunately, the problems with Edenred have not been resolved and school has not been able to register for the national FSM voucher scheme. However, school has managed to come to an arrangement with ASDA whereby we can order vouchers for families on a weekly basis during the remainder of the school closure. We will send a code by text to families who are eligible for free school meals. Families should copy and paste that code in to an internet browser, such as Google, on a smart phone, I-pad or tablet which should bring up the voucher containing a bar code. Screenshot that voucher and save. Then take the screenshot in to an ASDA store to redeem the voucher.
Please note, that in order for this process to work school must have your current moblie phone number to enable us to text the code to you. Also, the vouchers can only be redeemed at an ASDA store."
Support for families
Restorative Thinking have published resources for families that you may find useful and helpful. Please use the link below to access the resources.
Chris Cavanagh (Parenting Coordinator) and LCC’s Early Help Team have created a blog for families that you may find useful:
The blog covers the following areas;
The NSPPC have re-shared their online safety resources for families:
Please see the link below for advice and details of support from CAMHS:
Our Lady & St Philomena's Hub School
Please be aware that after Friday 27th March, our school premises will no longer operate as a Hub for the children of Key Workers and vulnerable families.
From Monday 30th March 2020, those eligible who wish to use the services of a Hub, please use the one at Holy Name Catholic Primary School, Moss Pits Lane, L10 9LG.
There will be at least one member of Our Lady & St Philomena's Staff based there.
Please see the link below from Liverpool City Council with information about the Hub schools that are remaining open during the school closures period.
COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES
As of today, Friday 20th March 2020, school will be closed as an educational provider due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have been informed that we are one of the Hubs in the city that will stay open during the nationwide school closures for the children of vulnerable families (those families who have an assigned social worker) and those were parents/carers are key workers. Children with an EHCP whose parents are Key Workers are also eligible to attend if they cannot find alternative childcare provision.
Please see the information from Liverpool City Council (website link below) for a list of Key Workers and more detailed information. Please note that you may be required to provide proof from your employer that you are on the published Key Workers list.
If you have an adult at home who is not elderly, your child must stay at home even if the parents are key workers. It is essential to find alternative provision for childcare without putting elderly relatives (over 70s) at risk if it is at all possible to help prevent the spread of the virus. The Hubs are a last resort for those Key Workers who cannot find alternative provision and it is in the children's best interests not to attend the Hubs if childcare provision can be arranged elsewhere. Hubs are available to children of Primary School Age only.
The school building will be open for those who are eligible from 9:00 - 4:00 initially.
Please note, if you are planning to bring your child to school on Monday, you will be required to complete medical/allergy, contact and collection arrangement details (even if your child is a pupil of the school).
Weather permitting, the children will undertake outside activities so please ensure that they wear suitable dress and footwear.
Stay safe and God Bless
Information Regarding Home E-Learning
Children attending school today (19/03/20) will be given a letter to take home with their personalised usernames, passwords and QR codes to enable them to E-learn at home during the impending nationwide school closure.
Quite a number of children are absent from school because of the health crises and will not receive the letter with their login details. They will be available to collect from the school office on Friday 20th March 2020. Could we ask that those families who are having to self-isolate send a family member, friend or associate who is well and will not be in danger of spreading the virus to collect the letter on their behalf.
If any families do not have the technology at home to facilitate E-learning and would rather have a paper home-work package please inform school with details of the child's name and Year Group. These packs will also be available to collect from the school office on Friday 20th March 2020. The same collection request applies.
PLEASE NOTE - USE THE E-LEARNING APPS IF YOU HAVE THEM TO REDUCE THE WORKLOAD ON SCHOOL STAFF IN PHOTOCOPYING PAPER RESOURCES AND TIME IS LIMITED.
Thank you and keep safe
Executive Head Teacher