MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
Along with many other schools across the country, we have made the decision that on Monday 12th July the children will be allowed to come in to school up until 10:30 am and not be marked late.
Due the final on Sunday, we are envisaging that a lot of children will be allowed to stay up late to watch the game and there may be a lot of sleepy heads on Monday morning.
School will be open from 08:00 onwards for breakfast club and the gates will open at 08:45 as normal for those families who need to have their children in at the usual time, but there is the facility there for families to drop their children off at 10:30 if they wish to make use of the extra time to catch up on potential lost sleep.
4th January 2021
I am sure that you are all aware of the debate in the media around the reopening of Primary Schools tomorrow. Both Mrs Radford and Mr Doyle have attended a virtual meeting with primary head teachers across the city and representatives of Liverpool City Council this afternoon/evening.
The stance of Liverpool City Council is that schools should remain open where it is safe to do so, but there is an understanding of the genuine concerns of some staff regarding the health and safety of themselves, colleagues, pupils and families. All staff at Our Lady and St Philomena's have been canvassed and we have sufficient staff for school to open tomorrow as planned. There will be a full complement of teaching and support staff and we are confident that the measures that we have in place will mean that we do our utmost to protect the health of the school community.
We will be revisiting the school's Risk Assessment and there will be some changes (such as children not breaking in to groups for phonics). On completion of the redrafting of the Risk Assessment, it will be published on the school website as it has been for each redraft for parents/carers to view.
I am sorry that we have not been able to confirm this sooner, but we had to wait until we had all the information/advice and views of staff to hand before coming to a decision.
Please adhere to the systems and routines that were in place last term (for example only come in to school if you have a pre-arranged appointment, wear face masks while on the school premises if you are medically able to do so, keep 2m distance from each other at drop-off and collection times etc).
A.A. Radford P Doyle
Executive Head Teacher Head of School