20 April 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

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

On the 5th June I wrote to you to inform you that:
Schools guidance on reopening for more pupils.
Last week Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, our Director of Public Health, advised that schools and other early years settings that it was not yet safe in Lancashire to reopen to more children from Monday 1 June.
Dr Karunanithi will review his advice on Monday 8 June, and if it changes, schools will be encouraged to take the decision to reopen to more pupils from 15 June.  If the advice does not change, the guidance will be reviewed again on 15 June.
The latest announcement states that:
Message from Edwina Grant OBE 
Executive Director Education and Children’s Services
I am writing to let you know that our Director of Public Health has reviewed his guidance that schools should not welcome more pupils and has determined that it should not change. 
That means Dr Sakthi Karunanithi is advising that you should continue to delay reopening to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils… It is still the case that he believes two of the five government tests are not being met in the county. 
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.

Please watch the ‘tour of school’ videos 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 on the planned dates, 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 


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


Bahja intiative (Charter Street, Accrington) 




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




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






For some useful websites click the link below





WordMania (An app for KS2)



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




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Free resources


Lancashire SEND Specialist Teacher Parent SEND Resource Toolkit


SEND Resource toolkit



Posted by Michelle Davies on 20 April 2020