We will be regularly updating this page with the most up to date information to keep you as informed as possible.  

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER 0161 681 1385

EMERGENCY EMAIL : infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com

 

Our DSL and Safeguarding Team during this period are:

Mrs Sarah Brereton, Headteacher

Mrs Pauline Martin, School Business Manager

Miss Kelly Newton, SENCO

Mrs Karen Harrison, Administrator

please contact the team using the above email infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com (monitored 24 hours daily) or telephone 0161 681 1385 between 9.00 am-3.15 pm Monday-Friday

Asda Voucher – Summer Covid School Fund

Letter issued from Mrs Harrison 27.07.2020 – Asda Voucher Issues

Autumn Term School Office Information

Summer Term Office Letter

Thursday 16th July 2020

Letter issued from Mrs Brereton 16.07.2020

Tuesday 30th June 2020

This letter is issued from Mrs Brereton to the whole school Letter from Mrs Brereton 30.06.2020

Wednesday 17th June 2020

This letter is issued from Mrs Brereton for our current Nursery children who will be moving into Reception in September 2020 and have been offered and accepted a place at St Wilfrid’s.

Transition letter due to Covid issues 15.6.2020

 

Friday 5th June 2020 – Year 1 Parents and Carers

This letter issued from Mrs Brereton is for Year 1 parents/carers only Letter to Parents of Year 1 05.06.2020

Document 1:  Extended Offer Expectations of Parents and Staff issued 26.5.20

Document 2:  Parental Consent Form Year 1 05.06.2020 

Document 3: St Wilfrids Risk Assessment issued 26.5.2020

Document 4: Position Statement. 15th May 2020 final issue from Manchester City Council

It is important that you read all the documentation thoroughly and share this information with your child where appropriate

To confirm if your YEAR 1 child will be attending school on Monday 15th June 2020 you must email us at infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com  no later than Wednesday 10th June 2020. This email will act as your agreement to the Terms & Conditions Consent Form in the first instance.  You will be issued with a paper version of this document which will be given to your son/daughter at the end of the school day on Monday 15th June 2020 and this hard copy must be returned to school, signed, with your child on the following day and handed to the class teacher.  If you do not understand or have any queries about any of the information, please make sure you contact the school to discuss this further with Mrs Brereton.

 

 

Thursday 28th May 2020 – EYFS,Year 1,2,3,4 and 5 Parents and Carers

This letter is issued from Mrs Brereton.  Please read the information as it will give you an idea of the plans that have been put in place for the wider opening of schools in England and more personally for St Wilfrid’s.  Unfortunately, as you can all imagine this has been a very difficult process as all schools have a unique context and it is an evolving picture of how we return things to a new normal.  We will always endeavour to keep you as informed as possible about any changes to the arrangements detailed.  Our main aim as always and remains is to keep your child, our staff and yourself as safe as reasonably practical during this process.

We will contact our parents/carers of our children in Year 1 and EYFS in due course as detailed in the phases stated in this letter.  We are as school disappointed that we cannot move this process any quicker but know you will all understand this has to be a slow and measured process. Thank you to everyone for all your support and best wishes during this difficult time.

Letter to Parents in EYFS, Y1, Y2,Y3, Y4, Y5 28.5.2020

 

Tuesday 26th May 2020

This letter issued from Mrs Brereton is for Year 6 parents/carers only in the first instance. Letter to Parents 26.5.2020

The letter issued from the LEA 15.05.2020 Position Statement from Manchester City Council

It is important that you read all the documentation thoroughly and share this information with your child where appropriate

Document 1. Extended Offer Expectations of Parents/Carers and Staff issued 26.5.20

Document 2. St Wilfrids Risk Assessment issued 26.5.2020

Your child will not be able to take up the Extended Offer at St Wilfrid’s unless the following has been received

To confirm if your YEAR 6 child will be attending school on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 you must email us at infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com  no later than Thursday 28th May 2020. This email will act as your agreement to the Terms & Conditions Consent Form in the first instance.  You will be issued with a paper version of this document which will be given to your son/daughter at the end of the school day on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 and this hard copy must be returned to school, signed, with your child on the following day and handed to the class teacher.  If you do not understand or have any queries about any of the information, please make sure you contact the school to discuss this further with Mrs Brereton.

Document 3. Parent Consent Terms & Conditions MUST BE SIGNED

Document 4. Class room photograph

Once we have received your email as detailed above, we will allocate you with your child’s drop off and collection time.  This schedule will be dependent on the number of families who take up the Extended Offer and will enable us to maintain social distancing within the school environment.

Thank you as always for your continued support

 

Friday 1st May 2020

Father Andrew Wickens from All Saints Church, Newton Heath has out together a Virtual Assembly for the children.  Please follow the link attached https://youtu.be/pQS8hw85POY

 

Friday 1st May 2020

How to explain to children about Coronavirus

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020 – Pupil Homeworking

Fsedesign is looking for students to design a banner which thanks and shows support to the NHS and key workers, for their dedication and hard work during this pandemic.

They will pick 5 winners, who will have their artwork recreated by their talented designers and printed on to a big 3x1m banner for you to proudly attach to our school gates!

To enter, our children simply need to take a photograph of their completed worksheet and email it to hello@fsedesign.co.uk alongside their full name, age and details of their school.

Please download a copy of the worksheet Banner_Competition worksheet Don’t worry if you do not have access to a printer at home you can just use a piece of paper to draw your design on, take a picture and ask your parents to email it to the address above.  Remember the closing date is 5 pm on Friday 8th May 2020. Good luck.

 

Friday 24th April 2020

We have just taken delivery of some Easter eggs that have been donated to us.  Every child who attends St Wilfrid’s will receive one however, please be patient as we are trying to make sure that only a few collections are made each day at school so that we can continue to adhere to the social distancing measures, protect our staff and protect you and your children.  We will contact you directly and give you a collection time so please do not come to school unless we ask you to.  We appreciate your support and I am sure your children will still enjoy this chocolate treat however belated it is.

 

Friday 24th April 2020

Mrs Brereton has issued the attached letter.  Please click the following link:- Letter on Website issued 24.4.2020

 

 

Your child has been following the myHappymind course at school. Normally, the course would be delivered by your child’s teacher, using myHappymind’s online resources. In order to help during this difficult time, myHappymind have created a series of free Parent Kits, based on the course, for you to use with your child at home. You can create a free user account that will give you instant free access to the learning resources.
Simply visit:      –    please click the following link for further guidance and information https://myhappymind.kartra.com/page/ParentKitBundle

My Happy Mind ParentKitBundle_info sheet issued 15.4.20

 

Domestic Abuse help and support during the Covid19 outbreak – please click the link for further information Domestic Abuse Help & Support

   Manchester Women’s Aid:  Phone 0161 660 7999 or email referrals@manchesterwomensaid.org 

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse helplinePhone 0161 736 7525 or email helpline@independentchoices.org.uk

 

Saheli Asian Women’s Project (advice, information and support services to Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse and/or forced marriages. Based in Manchester) Phone 0161 945 4187

 Citizens Advice Service

Sadly, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, Citizens Advice Manchester’s Community Hubs hosted by Manchester Libraries are closed until further notice. They recognise that this will be a difficult time for many people as people face job insecurity, loss of income, and struggling to keep up with essential household bills. As a result, the team has worked hard to ensure that all of their other services can operate as normal so that they can continue to offer vital support to the people of Manchester in times of crisis. If you are in need of help on issues such as welfare benefits, money advice, housing, employment, energy advice etc. please get in touch. Services can be accessed in the following ways:    Adviceline – 03444 111 222              Help to Claim (Universal Credit help) – 0800 144 8 444       Consumer Helpline: 0808 223 1133  Webchat – http://citizensadvice.org.uk/webchat       Facebook Messenger – http://facebook.com/ManchesterCAB  

Key Worker Information for week beginning 20th April 2020

If you are a Key Worker as specified in the government guidelines and you have no other alternative provision to keep your child/children safe during the school closures, and you have not already made arrangements with us please make sure you contact us via the dedicated infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com email address no later than 2.00 pm on Sunday 19th April 2020 with your request stating your details, occupation, shift pattern and your child’s name.

 

Free School Meals Information –  please note St Wilfrid’s has not opted into the The National Voucher Scheme as we are still able to provide lunches at our school prepared by our catering team

 

Please see the following information FAQ regarding free school meals :Frequently Asked Questions Free School Meals – School Closure Covid 19

Thank you to all our families who requested the packed lunch service.  We have appreciated you taking the time to collect these from school over the last two weeks.  We will see you all again week beginning Monday 20th April 2020 between 11.00 am-12.00 pm.  Meal bags for the Easter holidays have been provided to those who have been collecting them during this time or whom have made a request. 

If you are entitled to a free school meal and would like to collect a lunchbox from school with effect from Monday 20th April please send your request to us using the infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com email and we will reply to you.  We will be making a twice weekly hamper for collection so that you do not need to come to school everyday and it will include muffins, cheese, cooked meat and or tuna, crisps, biscuits, fruit and carton drinks.

You will need to collect a lunchbox as usual on Monday 20th April 2020 and we will confirm which day the new collection will start at this time.  Please make sure you have placed your request with us no later than Thursday 16th April 2020 by 12.00 pm the office will be manned on this day between 9.00 am an 1.00 pm or email infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com.

 

 

If any of our parents are struggling during this difficult time Manchester City Council have provided us with the following link:-

Manchester City Council’s Welfare fund will continue for families not currently eligible for FSM but who are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID19: https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/200008/benefits_and_support/6302/apply_for_a_cash_grant_if_you_are_in_financial_crisis

Information added Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Saturday 21st March 2020 at 19.27 pm – Thank you to all our parents for your support over the last few days.

Just a reminder that if you are a Key Worker as specified in the government guidelines and you have no other alternative provision to keep your child/children safe during the school closures, please make sure you contact us via the dedicated infoatstwilfrids@gmail.com email address no later than 2.00 pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020 with your request stating your details and those of your child.

This will enable us to provide a safe and secure level of service when adequate levels of staffing permit. Please note it is also important that we comply with the social distancing requirements to keep your child and our staff as safe and healthy as possible during this uncertain time. We will try our best to respond as soon as possible.

Please remember you will need to bring a form of documentation from your employer and details of your shifts so that we can plan ahead for any eventuality whilst also trying our very best to offer you the support you need. A form is available in the school office to complete with your requirements.

Thank you to our parents who have already made these arrangements with us, you will not need to contact us again.