If any of our children have something they are worried about you can speak to someone at childline.

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 0800 1111

If anybody has any safeguarding concern about anyone in St. Marys community please contact Mrs Ruane.

To the parents of children who are returning to school on 8th June, please read and email your acceptance of this agreement before 8th June. Please click on the link below to open the document.

Thank you

Parents Welcome Back letter May 2020.doc

Please can parents ensure that their contact details are up to date. If you have any updates to your address, telephone numbers or emergency contacts for your child please email office@smrc-lit.co.uk to ensure we can keep you informed of any important updates.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the letter below regarding the plan for the 'reopening' of St Mary's school to further groups of children

Please take the time to read this important letter from Gail Hopper the Director of Children’s Services in Rochdale. This letter clearly shows that the Local Authority are supporting schools in planning a safe and realistic return to school for some of our children. The Local Authority are very clear that this may not happen in the way Boris Johnson has suggested. We are currently working through the guidance and will keep you updated.

The government has indicated that they would like Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return to school in some capacity before the summer holidays. In order to help us with our planning and to work towards this, in as safe a way as possible, if you have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 could you please complete this very short survey.

Thank you

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…

 

Please click on link for Early Help and Support for Families

A big hello to everyone.
We are all missing you so much and can’t wait until we’re able to see you all again. We wanted to show you how much we miss you all, so all the staff have made a little video message which we hope will put a smile on your faces!

Please keep safe, stay at home and look after each other!
Sending love to every one of you x
Mrs Ruane and all the staff at St Mary’s  

Dear Parents and Children,

We know that you are all working hard at home on your learning.

If you are very proud of something that you have done and really want your teacher to see it, we have set up special class emails where you can send us a photograph or video of your work.  Year 6, you can use the address that you have already been given.  All the other classes are listed below. 

 

nursery1@smrc-lit.co.uk

rec@smrc-lit.co.uk

year1@smrc-lit.co.uk

year2@smrc-lit.co.uk

year3@smrc-lit.co.uk

year4@smrc-lit.co.uk

year5@smrc-lit.co.uk

 

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These have been shared from another council but they have some very good explanations of coronavirus for children and some good information and support for parents.
 
These are resources from the Education Psychology Services with support and advice for working at home.

 

During the school closure, please encourage your child to use the resources available in the Learning Zone, under Pupil Zone, above.

Free School Meals During Covid-19 School Closures
As you may have heard in the news the government are providing a voucher for all children who are eligible for free school meals. To be eligible for free school meals you must receive certain qualifying benefits. To check if you are eligible and to claim please go to the Rochdale Council website http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx
Please note if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 they will receive ‘universal infant free school meals’. This is not the same as free school meals and does not qualify you to receive the supermarket voucher from the government. If your circumstances have changed and you now think you qualify for free school meals, please go the link above and download and complete the form and return to Rochdale Council. They will inform us of any new eligible claims for free school meals.

 

Please see letter below regarding further learning

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please apply directly to Rochdale Council by filling in the form on their website. 

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx

 Please click here to access links so that your child can work at home

Our Vision:

We believe that every child is a gift from God.  Therefore, we aim to provide an outstanding and happy Catholic education which develops the 'whole child' whilst enabling them to reach their full potential

        
Our Mission Statement:

We love God... so we follow the examples of Jesus

We love learning... so we always do our very best

We love each other... so we treat each other as we want to be treated

 

Statement to Live By

Safeguarding

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Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any pupils please contact Mrs Ruane.