Information for Parents - KS1 and KS2
The leaflets below have been issued by the Standards & Testing Agency for Parents of children in Year 2 and Year 6 who have sat the SATS.
KS1 - Year 2 parents
KS2 - Year 6 parents
Stockport Metro/Life Leisure are committed to providing an opportunity for every child in Stockport to learn to swim safely. We are supporting RLSS UK’s Drowning Prevention Week Campaign, running from 14-24 June, to help put water safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind in the lead up to summer, a high-risk time of year for drowning.
We are offering holiday courses over August for non swimmers.
*Non swimmers are unable to swim 5m unaided.
Lessons are only £1 per ½ hour lesson and will take place for 5 consecutive days (£5 for the week). This offer is available during August at Life Leisure Grand Central, Life Leisure Avondale and Life Leisure Cheadle. Limited to one week per child.
To access this opportunity parents/guardians need to:
- Choose their preferred week
29th July – 2nd August
5th August - 9th August
12th August – 16th August
19th August – 23rd August
27th August – 30th August (4 days)
- Contact their preferred centre
Life Leisure Grand Central 0161 474 7766
Life Leisure Avondale 0161 477 4242
Life Leisure Cheadle 0161 428 3216
- Book and pay during National Drowning Prevention week (14th– 24th June) to secure a place.
Payments can be made in centre or over the phone.
Places are offered on a first come, first served basis and are therefore subject to availability.
We also have free Rookie lifeguard swimming lesson trials for 25m swimmers, happy in deep water and underwater. This offer is available during drowning prevention week at Life Leisure Grand Central, Life Leisure Avondale and Life Leisure Romiley. To access this opportunity parents/guardians need to:
- Contact their preferred centre
Life Leisure Grand Central 0161 474 7766 Saturday 22nd June 1pm-1.45pm
Life Leisure Avondale 0161 477 4242 Thursday 20th June 7.15pm-8pm
Life Leisure Romiley 0161 430 3437 Thursday 20th June 6.15pm-7pm
We’ll also be focusing on water safety during the week commencing 17th June in our school swimming lessons to help children keep safe this summer.
There has been an outbreak of measles in the Greater Manchester area.
Click here for information about measles.
For further information please see the NHS website
Dear parent / guardian,
We have been informed that a small number of children in the borough of Stockport have been diagnosed with suspected / confirmed scarlet fever.
Although scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, it should be treated with antibiotics to minimise the risk of complications and reduce the spread to others.
The symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. This is followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On more darkly-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it should feel like 'sandpaper'. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth.
If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:
see your GP or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible
make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection.
Children who have had chickenpox recently are more likely to develop more serious infection during an outbreak of scarlet fever and so parents should remain vigilant for symptoms such as a persistent high fever, cellulitis (skin infection) and arthritis (joint pain and swelling). If you are concerned for any reason please seek medical assistance immediately.
If your child has an underlying condition which affects their immune system, you should contact your GP or hospital doctor to discuss whether any additional measures are needed.
You can find more information in the attached Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/338368/Scarlet_fever_Q_and_A_factsheet.pdf) and further advice can also be obtained from the Health Protection Team on [0344 225 0562 (option 3)] during office hours.