Latest School News and Guidance

On this page, we aim to provide you with the latest school news, along with guidance concerning our response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with any changes that have been made in our continuing efforts to keep everyone safe.

Please visit the Class Pages for information specific to your child's class, including start and finish times and correct entrances.

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Monday 11th January

IMPORTANT: Letter to Parents and Carers from Sefton Council

Friday 8th January

Download this week's 'Forefield Matters'.

Tuesday 5th January

A Video Message from Mr Swift (Headteacher)

Year Group POD Timetables

We are going to operate year group PODs with the teachers and TAs working on a rota system, either teaching face to face or supporting home learning. The POD timetables, below, give details of drop-off and pick-up times, as well the correct entrances for children to use.

IMPORTANT: Children must only attend school if you have received confirmation of a place.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Monday 4th January

IMPORTANT: Letter to all Parents & Carers following the Prime Minister's 8pm announcement

Online Safety

As part of their #WakeUpWednesday initiative, the team at National Online Safety have produced some really helpful posters for parents and carers who have purchased new devices for Christmas.

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence:
A quick reference guide for parents

What to do if...

Action needed

Return to school when …

My child has Covid-19 symptoms:

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH – this means coughing a lot more than just an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs.
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything.

DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL.
Contact school to inform us.
Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.
Get a test.
INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULT.

…the test comes back negative.

My child tests positive for
Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school to inform us.
Agree an earliest date for possible return – Minimum of 10 days.
Self –isolate the whole household for 14 days.
Bubble isolates/remote learning

...they feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My child tests negative.

CONTACT THE SCHOOL.
Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day).

…the test comes back negative.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19.

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE.

…after 48hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea, if this is the cause of absence.

Someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school
Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.
Household members to get tested.
INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULTS.

…the test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school.
Agree an earliest date for possible return – Minimum of 14 days.

…the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
CONTACT SCHOOL.
Agree an earliest date for possible return - Minimum of 14 days.

…the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time.
Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel.
Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed – agree an earliest date for possible return - Minimum of 14 days from return date.
Self-isolate the whole household.

…the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed.

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
CONTACT SCHOOL.
Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

…school will inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
At home, support your child with remote education provided by school.
Your child will need to isolate for 14 days.

…school will inform you when the bubble will be reopened.

My child’s class, from another school, has been sent home because a pupil or member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

Only the child who was sent home is required to self-isolate. Other members of the household do not need to self-isolate, unless any of them develop symptoms.

Any other children should attend school as usual.

What to bring to school

Please ensure that your child has their own (named) water bottle and packed lunch. Bags are allowed in school, but we are encouraging children to keep their use to a minimum. On ‘Games’ days, children should arrive in their kit and do not need to change into uniform. Uniform does not have to be washed daily.

Dropping off/collecting

We are very fortunate to have several access points to our school grounds and together with staggered start/finish times and classes using different entry points (see individual Class Pages) we have tried to minimise the potential for large groups gathering outside school. To aid us further, please:

  • Limit to 1 the number of adults accompanying a child to school.
  • Where possible, find a space to wait away from others (this is easier on the playground).
  • If waiting for Entry Points 1 or 6, stay close to the school railings so that other pedestrians can use the pavement on Forefield Lane.
  • Avoid standing in the road.
  • With 360 pupils, we don’t have much flexibility with timings – but please contact school if you have a problem that we can help you with.

Information from Sefton Council

Sefton Council has asked us to make the following information available to parents and carers.