St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

School Nurse

You can also contact the school nurse on 0161 835 6085

Guidance for Parents

Please see the attached guidance produced by Mind on "How to Cope with Change"

NEWS!

INTERNET SAFETY

Dear Parents,

Although there are plenty of fantastic learning materials for your children available online, it is really important that the amount of time children spend on screens is monitored. 

We know where our children are when they are safe at home but do we know where they are online? It is essential to continuously monitor the online activity of children in order to keep them safe. 

Below are some great websites with some fantastic tips on monitoring the screen time and activity of your child. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-0-5-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-5-7-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-7-11-year-olds/

Letter from the Local Authority
SEND Newsletter

Please see below the SEND newsletter from Stockport Council

SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please see below a letter regarding the closure of the school.  If you have any queries, please phone the school office.

Thank you.

HOME LEARNING

We have put together a home learning suggested timetable together with useful websites for each curriculum area.  Children have been issued with Prodigy logins.

In addition, Twinkl have provided 1 months free access to their resources. Please visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer using the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS

KS1 Home learning - Years 1 and 2

KS2 Home learning - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

We are following all the advice for Coronavirus given by Public Health England, the DfE and the Local Authority. We are also ensuring the children are washing their hands properly for 20 secs, and the caretaker is thoroughly cleaning all surfaces with antibacterial spray. 

See below advice from the DfE / Local Authority regarding Coronavirus:

16/03/2020

Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

What you need to know:

·         staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal

·         if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home

·         clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products

·         supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

The updated guidance can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19#contents

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

·         https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

16/03/2020

In light of the fast moving nature of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) guidelines, we wanted to update you on following:

NHS Advice
The new NHS advice is that you should stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature (over 37.8 degrees)
  • a new, continuous cough

If you are experiencing any other symptoms other than the above, such as a cold, you do not need to stay at home for 7 days. 

More information on the stay at home guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

People who are self-isolating with mild symptoms will not be tested

You can find NHS and Public Health England information, advice and updates on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

11/03/2020

This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

As of 10 March, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated advice about travel to Italy. The FCO is currently advising:

  • against all but essential travel to Italy
  • against all travel to Hubei Province, in China
  • against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China
  • against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan in South Korea

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not currently advising against travel to any other country/territory as a result of COVID-19.

The latest travel advice can be found here:

Updated advice for travellers returning from Italy

On 10 March, Public Health England updated its travel advice for travellers returning from Italy. The advice can be found here:

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:

The importance of hygiene 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

06/03/2020 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health England (PHE) is the body through whom all of the latest guidance and information is being produced and distributed.  Schools have been advised to include links to the resources rather than producing their own or downloading information produced by others.  This means that the latest information will be available through the links rather than schools needing to update already downloaded information as and when new information becomes available.

There are links to the latest resources guidance and advice contained at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk.

Go to NHSUK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.

The government has published its coronavirus action plan and expanded its public information campaign.

Number of UK cases and latest test figures.

Read Public Health England’s blog posts about its response to coronavirus and how it uses contact tracing to prevent the spread of infection.

Guidance for educational settings:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

See below advice from the Government regarding Coronavirus:

05/03/2020 we have received the following advice from the Department of Education:

Government Coronavirus action plan

Yesterday, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

https://twitter.com/NHSuk/status/1235112744917049346

02/03/2020 we have received the following advice from the Department of Education:

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

  • No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
UK SPORTS HOLIDAY CAMP

SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform can now be purchased from Monkhouse at their Cheadle Hulme or Stockport branch and online or from Davensport, Davenport and online or  from MY CLOTHING online.

Monkhouse

You can order online from Monkhouse and use their click & collect service.  Orders will be delivered to school for collection once a week.

They have the whole range of jumpers, cardigans, coats and book bags available with the school logo on it.

https://www.monkhouse.com/c/2879/St-Ambrose-Catholic-Primary

Davensport

You can order online from Davensport. They have the whole range of embroidered products and other products without the logo.

https://davensport.com/shop/185-st-ambrose-catholic-primary-school

My Clothing

For every item purchased, My Clothing will donate 5% to our school.

www.myclothing.com

You can either search by school (St Ambrose Catholic Primary) or by postcode SK3 8LQ.

STOCKPORT SEND IMPROVEMENT JOURNEY E-NEWSLETTER

Click on the link below to access the Stockport SEND Improvement newsletter

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSMBC/bulletins/277c1da

Year 1's Adventures in Bookland

Reading with Year 1 will start on Monday 11th November at 8.45am.  Parents can come and read with their children on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8.45am to 9.05am.

St Ambrose have a Facebook page! Search for St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Adswood for up-to-date news!

St Ambrose now have a Twitter account! Search for @SAPSStockport for up-to-date news!

  

INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Free school meals for all infants from 1 September 2014 - please click here for details

Attention all Nursery Parents! 30 hours childcare for working parents.

From September 2018, St Ambrose will be offering 30 hours free childcare for those children whose parents are eligible to claim.

In the event that you are not eligible to claim the 30 hours free childcare, you will still receive 15 hours of free childcare which will be in the form of 5 mornings per week from 9am till 12pm. 

30 hours funded childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare. It will enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.

St Ambrose also offers a “top up” facility where your child can stay until 3.30pm and the charge for this will be £10 per afternoon session.  

After school clubs will start during the week commencing Monday 13th January:

Monday            Years 2, 3 & 4

Multi-sports

Tuesday            Years 5 & 6

                         Football

Wednesday       Years 1, 2 & 3

         Gymnastics

Thursday          Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

 KS2 Girls club


WE ARE A GOOD SCHOOL! Please click here for the link to the Ofsted page