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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 20/03/2020

Faith is a Hub school and will be open from 9.00am until 4.00pm for all Key Worker and vulnerable children. Please bring your child to school on Monday if you wish to use our service where staff will be ready to welcome you.

 

 

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.

The city’s five nursery schools - Abercromby Nursery School, Chatham Place Nursery School, East Prescot Road Nursery, Ellergreen Nursery School and Everton Nursery School - are remaining open and will accept children of key workers who have no other available childcare.

Some specials will be open - Palmerston School, Princes Primary School, Hope School, Sandfield Park School, Woolton High School, Redbridge, Milstead, Abbotts Lea and Bank View – and will be in touch with parents regarding their capacity to support children.

 

Who is eligible?

The list of key workers is:

  • 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
  • Transport workers
  • Utilities workers
  • Probation staff
  • IT staff necessary to support COVID-19 response
  • Payment providers
  • Waste disposal service presumably including refuse collection

In addition, other workers described include:

  • Armed forces personnel
  • MoD civilian staff and contractors
  • National Crime Agency
  • Border security
  • National security staff
  • Religions and charity staff
  • Journalists and broadcasters

Parents working in these sectors may be asked to provide proof from their employer that they are eligible.

 

Where are the hubs?

The list of hubs is:

  • 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

 

 

Update 19/03/2020

Schools are due to close at the end of this week. We have had some communication from the Local Authority outlining the plans to create emergency provision for those children that fall into one of the following categories.

 

  • Parents / Carers that are Key Workers – list will be published at some stage today
  • Children with EHCPs
  • Children with Social Worker Involvement – Child Protection and Child In Need 

 

At the moment we are unsure of any details relating to this emergency provision however we will keep our families informed as soon as we possibly can. 

 

We will be publishing information about to access provision if you are entitled to free school meals as soon as we can. 

 

If anyone has any concerns or would like to talk, please call school on 0151 233 5092.

 

Thank you all for your continued support in these challenging times.

 

Stay safe and well. 

 

Best wishes, 

 

Miss Williams 

Headteacher 

 

 

 

Update 17/03/2020

Please see message below from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Services, Liverpool City Council:

 

17/03/2020

Message from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Services

 

Dear children, young people, parents/carers and families,

It is important that we all continue to follow the guidance set out by the Government and DfE and make the necessary changes.

 

Whilst schools remain open some planned activities will inevitably be cancelled. 

 

Schools may well restrict all but essential visitors on to the site.

 

We will be speaking to Public Health England to consider the implications for children and staff with significant health needs.

 

Anyone who has high temperature/fever and/or new persistant cough will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days along with anyone in their household.

 

We are very grateful for the continued support of all school staff, children, young people and families as we manage these difficult times.

 

It is important that we continue to work together and support one another.


Best wishes,

Steve Reddy
Director of Children and Young People’s Services.

 

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