Attendance for was:
Attendance Target is 97%
UPDATE: 25th June 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
Re: Wider opening of Northway Bubbles
Thank you for your quick response, sharing your wishes for your child through our ParentApp. Using the app helped to collate the information quickly and sort through the many responses. It has helped us greatly to plan for the Health and Safety of all our pupils and staff at a time when things change by the day. It has truly been a unique experience, with Government changes being announced in the media, and then working quickly to apply LA guidance to Northway.
The Governing Board of Northway met via Zoom for the third time during Lockdown to agree our latest Risk Assessment and Planning Document. Version 5 builds on the success of the Hub Model and most recently, the Northway Bubble Model. Over the past four weeks we have trialled the Wider Bubble and Inter-Bubble strategy as we welcomed back more of the children of Key Workers. New entrances, a one-way system, independent Bubbles and resources, 2m zones, regular handwashing and many other procedures have all become part of this new normal.
Following the updated guidance from the LA and DfE, we announced that we were now able to upscale and invite more pupils back to Northway. The Governors, as explained in our last communication, agreed to follow the Government directive, with priority being given to: Key Worker Families, pupils in Y6, Y1, Reception and Nursery and if capacity, to move to other year groups. The LA further instructed us on Tuesday to prioritise Year 6, Year 1, Reception and Nursery before upscaling further. We were able to accommodate most of the requests via ParentApp and telephone calls for these year groups and have carried out table top exercises to plan to accommodate more.
Our school capacity is linked to the square metreage of our classrooms and the number of full time staff available to work to protect each Bubble. We really want to have the whole community back together but when you apply the 2m social distancing alongside the number of staff available and parental choice, we realised it was not fully possible. We can now open 10 Bubbles from Monday 29th June 2020. Parents have already been notified if their child has a place. We will not be able to accept any pupils who did not apply or did not receive a confirmation message – for this we apologise.
Procedures on Monday 29th June 2020
Nursery children can be collected from 11.45pm-12pm. They will leave from WALDGRAVE ROAD Gate.
All other children (except Y6) will leave using the WALDGRAVE ROAD Gate from 2.45pm.
Year 6 will depart from NORTHWAY (Office/Main) Gate from 3pm. This should give parents time to go between the two gates where necessary.
Excellent behaviour is essential whilst in the Bubbles. The Northway Code is still followed. All children will be expected to maintain social distancing as far as is possible. During these times failing to follow the Northway Code will endanger other children and adults in School and risk their health and safety. We are unable to accept this.
I apologise for so much information in one letter! You will I’m sure realise there is a constant flow of information from London to Liverpool City Council and then on to individual schools. Once Monday happens, it will become second nature and part of the new normal.
I also hope to share information about September very soon. I know the Central Team are preparing notes to share with schools about the scenarios for September. As soon as I have more information, I will send it across.
Finally, teachers are currently preparing a short summary report for this very different year. You will receive this via email/SeeSaw by the end of this academic year and more details will follow very soon.
THANK YOU once again for your support throughout these strange time. You are amazing. Keep safe, keep smiling and most importantly, keep shining.
MJ Hargreaves and Team Northway
Northway Proposed Re-opening from 1 June
Northway Primary and Nursery School will open on 1st June, following the guidance given by Liverpool City Council. During Week 1 and Week 2 school will be open for children of Keyworkers, with priority given to those who have already been accessing the Liverpool Hubs. If the science and Health and Safety suggest it is appropriate, Year 6 will then be invited to return - once again dependant on parental choice.
Following a ParentApp survey we have created a list of children we are expecting and have created 'inner-bubbles' within School. It is important to note that this is not normal School. Children will be following the Home Learning Curriculum set on SeeSaw and will take part in a PE/Sport Activity and Creative Curriculum Project - the same as children learning from home. They will not necessarily have their own teacher or be in their own classroom as we have had to carry out a stringent risk assessment.
Children who attend Northway are required to attend for the full week to protect the bubble and inter-bubbles within School.
Children should wear their non-uniform as we want them to be comfortable and be able to take part in PE as well as classroom learning. It is also advised that clothes are washed each night and therefore doing this with school uniform would create a challenge for parents.
Only equipment provided in school within each bubble can be used - no equipment from home should be brought in.
Children should be dropped off at WALDGRAVE ROAD GATE, using the social distance markings. Unfortunately no parents are allowed on site during this new 'bubble' school. There are also markings on the pathway leading to the main school entrance if parents need to speak to Admin / Senior Leaders. Children will be dismissed at Waldgrave Road Gate at 3.20pm.
The School Office should only be visited in emergencies - please use the telephone for all enquiries.
Lunches will be cooked on site. If you require a Free School Meal it will be provided and paid for through FSM. If you do not receive Free School Meals, Week 1 and Week 2 will be paid for by School and then following this meals will be charged at the reduced rate of £1 per child (usually £2).
Thank you for your support over the past few weeks - Northway has stuck together and this 'togetherness' will take us through to a bright future.
Half Term Childcare:
Please click the link to access information from Liverpool City Council: https://liverpool.gov.uk/childcarehubs
Information from the Hub Lead: St Oswald's
Families should use any of the 50 Hubs that are located around the city. Please select one that is most suited to your geographic location (home or where you will be working). Please also note if you have an adult at home EVEN IF YOU ARE A KEY WORKER your child must stay at home.
Message for Parents:
School is now closed and will not reopen until further notice. The St Oswald’s buildings have been identified as a safe Hub for emergency childcare for front line key workers. Children from other schools will be arriving to access this safe space as well as some of our own.
I urge all of you to try and be as inventive as possible with your child care arrangements, ONLY those children whose parents have no other option should access the hub. Having lots of children together is not ideal and also has risk associated with it. The Hub will not operate as a school, it is not about learning it is essential child care, the staff from Broadgreen Primary, Northway Primary and St Oswald’s will be working to ensure the children are occupied and supervised. Your child may not be with their own familiar staff and may be in different parts of the building. The situation will be reviewed daily and I will keep you updated as we work through this crisis.
Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker. If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home.
If you qualify for a place in a hub we are open on Monday 23rd March from 9am to 4pm prompt.
If you are planning to bring your child/ren to us please understand and be prepared for the following:
- when you arrive at school for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc. If your child currently attends St Oswald’s you will still be required to complete a form. BE AWARE THIS COULD TAKE TIME ON MONDAY.
· Your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside.
· Children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones.
· On Monday 23rd all children who attend will get a free hot meal. Following this parents can pay for a hot lunch; information to follow from the Hub.
· Your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. This is not an educational environment.
· Your child needs to follow and respond to the Hub's behaviour guidance; as it would be in the school they are currently enrolled in. The setting has the right to refuse entry to any child who does not follow the expectations of the Hub.
· Parents will be asked to wait in designated collection areas when dropping off and collecting from the Hub to ensure the health of the staff.
· Any child who is unwell will be sent home as quickly as possible.
WE HAVE A SET NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE CAN ACCEPT ON A DAILY BASIS. IF WE ARE FULL YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST LOCAL HUB SCHOOL.
We will be receiving an update from the Local Authority on a daily basis in response to local and national guidance. This will be updated on OUR WEBSITE
There are 50 HUBS across the City, you can use the one which is best for you.
Below are links to national guidance and advice:
Closure of educational setting guidance for parents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
Liverpool City Council website updates https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/
Support for families who are entitled to free school meals https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-set-out-to-support-pupils-eligible-for-free-school-meals
If you feel unwell you are encouraged you use the following NHS website rather than ringing 111 straight away http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
I am not anticipating problems but please be aware that we will not accept any unacceptable behaviour. This is a national crisis and we have been requested to respond to this; remember we are all in this together!
Thanking you in anticipation
Information from LCC regarding Key Worker Children’s Hubs
AROUND 50 hubs to look after primary age children of key workers in Liverpool will open on Monday 23 March.
It follows the Government’s decision to close schools later today until further notice, as part of the response to coronavirus.
The strategically located school sites are only for primary age pupils whose parents are key workers and have no other safe childcare available to them, and will initially be open from 9am until 4pm.
Parents of primary school children who are eligible are asked to take their child to the nearest site which is convenient for them on Monday, where there will be staff available to receive them.
There will be no provision for secondary school pupils, but secondary schools are identifying vulnerable children and will be proactively contacting those parents directly to see if they need any support.
· Social workers, care workers, health and social care staff and those required to maintain the sector
Teachers, specialist education professionals and nursery staff
Staff essential to the operation of the justice system
Staff involved in the management of the deceased
Administrative staff in local government essential to the delivery of the COVID-19 response
Staff delivering essential public services such as payment of benefits
Staff involved in the distribution of food or other key goods
Police and police support staff
Fire and rescue staff and support staff
IT staff necessary to support COVID-19 response
Waste disposal service presumably including refuse collection
· Armed forces personnel
MoD civilian staff and contractors
National Crime Agency
National security staff
Religions and charity staff
Journalists and broadcasters
· Arnot St Mary, Arnot Street, L4
All Saint's Catholic Primary, Oakfield, Anfield
Anfield Road Primary School, Anfield Road, Anfield
Banks Road Primary, Banks Road, Garston
Barlows Primary School, Barlows Lane, Fazakerley
The Beacon Church of England Primary, Heyworth Street, Everton
Blackmoor Park Infants, Leyfield Road, L12
Dovedale Primary, Herondale Road, L18
Fazakerley Primary, Formosa Drive, L10
Faith Primary School, Prince Edwin Street, L5
Florence Melly Primary, Bushey Road, L4
Greenbank Primary School, Mossley Avenue , L18
Holy Cross Primary, Fontenoy Street, L3
Holy Name Catholic Primary, Mosspits Lane, Fazakerley
Hunts Cross Primary School, Kingsthorne Road, L25
Kensington Community Primary School, Brae Street
Kingsley Community School, Eversley Street
Liverpool College, Queens Drive, L18
Matthew Arnold Primary School, Dingle Lane, Dingle
Mosspits Lane Primary School, Mosspits Lane, Wavertree
Middlefield Community Primary, Alder Wood Avenue, Speke
Monksdown Primary School, Monksdown Road, Norris Green
Norman Pannell School, Brownbill Bank, L27
Northcote Community Primary, Cavendish Drive, Walton
Our Lady & St Philomena's Catholic Primary School, Sparrowhall Road, L9
Our Lady and St Swithin's Catholic Primary, Parkstile Lane, L11
Phoenix Primary School, Birchfield Road, L7
Pleasant Street Community Primary, Pleasant Street, L3
Rice Lane Primary, Brockenhurst Road, L9
Rudston Primary School, Rudston Road, L16
Sacred Heart Catholic School, Hall Lane, Kensington
Springwood Heath Primary, Danefield Road, Allerton
Sudley Junior School, Aigburth Road, L17
St Ambrose Primary School, Alderfield Road, L24
St Christopher’s Catholic Primary, Tarbock Road, L24
St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, Orthes Street, L3
St Oswald's Catholic Primary School, Montague Road, Old Swan
St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School, Uttington Avenue East, L11
St John's Catholic Primary, Fountains Road, Kirkdale
St Margaret's Anfield CE Primary, Lower Breck Road, Anfield
St Paul & St. Timothy’s Infant School, South Parkside Drive, L12
St Paul's Catholic Junior School, Spring Grove, L12
St Sebastian's Catholic Primary School, Holly Road, Fairfield
Stockton Wood Primary, All Saints Road, Speke
Wavertree Church of England Primary, Rose Villas, L15
Windsor Primary School, Upper Hill Street, L8
Woolton Primary School, Out Lane L25
Our Lady of Assumption, Hedgefield Road, Belle Vale
St Hugh's Primary School, Earle Road, L7
Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, Northumberland Terrace, L5
The list of hubs is available at www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus