‘Stay at Home Story Time’

Check out our home schooling pages

Please click on the “extended schools” tab on the top navigation bar to find our new “School closure-home learning” pages .

You will find lots of advice and support on this page for you and your children . We have also set up age appropriate work on your child’s key stage home schooling pages which you will find on the side tabs below the “school closure-home learning” page . 

Remember to email your teachers with photographs of your work they would love to see it.If you need help or advice you can also use the key stage emails and a teacher will respond to you between 9am and 4pm .

We are a school hub

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.

Are you a Key Worker?

Dear Parents,

We are currently waiting for further clarification from the government as to the roles which are deemed to be Key Worker, but to support our planning, we have sent out a survey via our school app for parents to complete, asking them to state if they have a Key Worker Role and if they intend to send their children into school during the closure.  

We have also sent a text to those parents not yet registered on the school app, asking they contact school by phone or email to provide the same information.

At present some of roles which are designated as Key Worker are NHS employees, Emergency Services personnel, delivery drivers, Prison officers and teachers.

It is important that you advise as soon as possible if, as a key worker, you will be sending your child/children into school, so we can plan effectively our provision following this Friday’s school closure.

Support for families who have chosen to self isolate

Thank you to all families who have kept us informed if they and their family have chosen to self isolate.

In order to support the children’s education at this time we are currently gathering together electronic resources that you will be able to access on any electronic device at home. We will also be putting downloadable children’s resources onto our school website . Using the school App and the school website we will send a letter to parents in the next few days with all of the information that you will need in order to support your child’s learning at home.

For those families whose children are in school at the moment can I assure you that we are strictly following all of the hygiene recommendations in order to keep everyone safe and well.

Mrs Catherine Sergeant

Updated message from the director of children’s services 17.3.20

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

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

Following my letter yesterday the government has now announced a number of additional measures.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 persistent 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.

World Book Day Thanks !

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help and support you have given your children to make World Book Day such a success today. The children looked amazing and we have thoroughly enjoyed listening to, and sharing books all day. As part of the ‘Liverpool Reads’ initiative we took part in a city wide ‘Drop Everything And Read’ this morning, which meant that whatever the children were doing at that point , they stopped and read! As well as reading ,activities included making book marks, creating ‘Where’s Wally’ challenges, making dens to read in ,using torches and designing and making a world book day potato for younger children in school or siblings based on characters from a book.

Some photographs have been added to the World Book Day tab in the Reading section and Key Stage photographs have also been added. (With more to come in the next few days.)


Please take a look at our Curriculum ‘examples of Geography Page’ as there are lots of lovely photographs of the children’s learning!

Supporting young people with SEND online

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog offering advice and guidance to parents and carers of young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) on what content they might see online. Topics covered include: communication with others, friendships online, and information about appropriate behaviour online.

Supporting young people with SEND online

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