Lateral flow tests
From 25th January 2021:
All staff in school will begin taking the lateral flow test for the coronavirus twice weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.
This test gives an immediate result and picks up anyone who has the virus without symptoms.
This will mean if a member of staff working in your child's bubble tests positive the bubble will have to close and your child will have to
self isolate and cannot attend school for a period of 10 days or until the member of staff gets a subsequent negative test result.
You will be informed of any bubble closures by 8pm on Monday and Thursday evenings so if this effects your child's attendance please
check your dojo messages. If I do not send a message you can assume the bubble is open. On-line lessons will continue as normal.
Latest update for all parents and carers
14th April 2020
FSM vouchers. If you haven't received your FSM voucher via email and you think you are entitled to them please contact school immediately via class or whole school dojo or email (admin@st-patricks'notts.sch.uk). You can alternatively ring school direct but we will not receive your message until Monday 20th April when the office staff are back after the Easter closure.
Pupil provision: For those parents who are key workers or are deemed as a vulnerable family and require school provision for your child/ren please contact school immediately via email or the dojo messaging service.
Pupil home learning: If you require additional work, resources or ideas for your child/ren please contact us via email or the dojo system. All the teaching staff are available to support you and your family through this challenging time. If you want to discuss or have any concerns about your child/ren's academic progress we are happy to contact you direct to provide help and support.
Well being and mental health: Please access the on-line links that have been provided on the whole school area of the dojo plaform to support you and your child/ren's mental health and well-being. This is a very difficult time for everyone and we are fully aware that some children may be struggling to cope. Please contact any of the teaching staff directly on dojo or email the office for additional help if your child is in need of some additional PSHE support during the coronavirus outbreak.
Reopening school: The D of E has recently announced that all schools in England are to remain closed 'for the foreseeable future' apart from to those pupils who have key worker parents or are deemed a vulnerable family. If this information changes we will notify all parents and carers immediately via: dojo, text message and the school website.
Stay safe and take care of each other.
23rd March Coronavirus Update
The latest information from the government for parents and carers regarding schools during the coronavirus outbreak can be found by following this link:
This web page provides up to date answers to questions that many parents and carers are currently asking about school provision for vulnerable pupils or pupils with parents who are key-workers and free school meals. Please contact the school office if you have a direct question about your child and these lists.
As from tomorrow 24th March 2020 we are providing a packed lunch for any pupils eligible for FSM. Please contact the office if you wish to order one for your child/ren. We are also currently working hard to organise FSM vouchers. More information about this will be published shortly.
Please follow the government's current guidelines which is to stay at home as much as possible to avoid the spread of this virus.
If you wish to drop any of your child's work into school to be marked please call at reception between 9am and 10am Monday to Friday. We can also arrange additional work for your child/ren please contact the office or your child/ren's teacher direct on the dojo messaging system to arrange this.
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
If you work in school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
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