20 April 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to give you more detail following a notification from Lancashire County Council.

Lancashire County Council’s Director of Public Health announced that it would not be safe to open Lancashire schools to more pupils next week. It has been reported that Lancashire is unable, as yet, to meet two of the Government’s five tests which dictate when it is safe to ease lockdown restrictions further.
The official statement summary is as follows:

Covid-19 Bulletin 27th May 2020
Advice to schools on re-opening to more pupils.
Lancashire County Council is advising schools in the county not to open for more pupils from 1st June, but instead to continue with the current arrangements. This is because, in our assessment, we do not currently meet all five of the government’s tests in Lancashire which would allow this decision to be taken safely. We will regularly review the situation and provide further advice so that we can advise school to open to more pupils as soon as we judge it safe to do so. We are actively encouraging schools to follow this advice.

Therefore, Spring Hill School will continue to delay our wider re-opening, for Year 1, Year 6 and Reception pupils, unless they are pupils of key workers or our vulnerable pupils.

We will, of course continue to fully review our risk assessments daily and keep you informed of the situation via our website, by phone and by text message.

We will also continue to provide online learning resources for pupils at home.

If you have a child in Year 1, please watch the ‘tour of school’ video which will be available next week on our website. This will provide you with a view of what school will look like for children when we can welcome them back. It will also provide guidance on our one-way system, what to do if you have an office query and information about lunchtime arrangements including what to do if your child is eligible for a free school meal.

We will continue to keep you updated with any developments as relevant. This is an ever-changing situation and I thank you all for your understanding and support. Whilst we are disappointed not to welcome ‘bubbles’ back as planned, it is vital that we place the health, safety and well-being of everyone in our school community as our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns please do contact us in school via phone/email/etc.

Stay safe,    

Mrs H Jones  (Deputy Headteacher)           Dr Nadia Shah (Chair of Governors)
 

 

Contact details are outlined below, should you need to be in touch with us during this time.

Email: head@springhill.lancs.sch.uk

Phone: 01254 399009

Contact details for local health professional services are as follows:

  1. Kooth (NHS Funded) Free, safe anonymous online support for young people, accredited counsellors for mental health needs. www.kooth.com
  2. MASH: Safeguarding concerns for both adults and children – 01254 220775
  3. Childline: 0800 1111
  4. Samaritans: 08457 90 90
  5. SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Information, Advice and Support Team) 0300 123 6706
  6. National Autistic Society: 0808 800 4104
  7. NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  8. Cedar House Counselling (Free for Adults)  Free and Private counselling for parents- 07923 166 295 enquiries@cedarhousepreston.co.uk 01772 880909
  9. ADHD Northwest: 01524 411 024
  10. Bereavement UK: www.bereavement.org 0800 028 8840

 

During this difficult time we do recognise that it is hard to ensure that families have the necessities they need to stay safe and keep well. If you find yourselves in need of help please get in contact with school, we can offer advice and support to help all our families through these difficult weeks.There are other local organisations who can also offer help and support to families. Please follow the links to get in contact.

Hyndburn Maundy Relief 29-31 Abbey Street, Accrington, BB5 1EN 

http://maundyrelief.co.uk/food-and-lunches/

St Charles Rishton Gt. Harwood, Clayton le Moors, Altham and Rishton. 

http://www.stcharlesrishton.co.uk/page20.html  

Bahja intiative (Charter Street, Accrington) 

www.bahja.co.uk   

https://www.facebook.com/bahjainitiativeaccrington/

 

Latest Family Information

 

Online safety

'Please be aware that these videos will help support your child's learning during this time but they are a direct link to the YouTube website.  We cannot control the adverts that pop-up prior the video playing nor the links that appear in the autoplay bar.  As always, please be aware of what your children are searching for and viewing on line.  For help supporting your children with safe internet searching use the links in our On-line Safety section.'

Covid-19 CP & Safeguarding Policy

 

 

 

Click the link below to get your children active

 

Music

 

Mr Brown has been busy making some videos for your children to enjoy please click on the link below to watch video blogs

 

 

Wellbeing and mindfulness 

 

Watch some videos to help with your children's wellbeing & mindfulness just click the link below


 

Online safety

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources

 

English

For some useful websites click the link below

   

 

 

 

WordMania (An app for KS2)


 

Maths

For some useful websites click the link below

   

 

Science, Design and Technology

For some useful websites click the link below

 

 

Physical Education

 

Other activities you could do with your child

Physical activity ideas from

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

 

https://plprimarystars.com/for-families

(Activities for KS1 and KS2 children)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

(Activities for Ks1 and Ks2 children)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-lets-get-active/z72yjhv

(Ks1 and Ks2)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-physical-education/zj2n92p

(Ks2)

 

https://imoves.com/imovement-signup

Free resources

 

Lancashire SEND Specialist Teacher Parent SEND Resource Toolkit

 

SEND Resource toolkit

 


 

Posted by Michelle Davies on 20 April 2020

Category: WHOLE SCHOOL