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Home learning update

Dear parents, thank you so much for all your hard work during this latest lockdown, we appreciate all the home learning you are doing with all your children at home.

As you are aware the expectations for home learning have changed so in light of this next week, the work set will look slightly different.

We are placing weekly plans onto our website with some supplementary sheets (like English or maths specific work) . These plans will have direct links to the website we want you to access which have some excellent teaching materials, some of which the children are used to as we use them in school.

This work is new learning so it is vital that the children are accessing this , most work is designed to be recorded into the children’s ‘Home Learning ‘book. (If you need a new book or pens, pencils etc please just let us know) and some is still through our old favourite, Purple Mash.

Please continue to also access books via Rising Stars and practice times tables on Times tables Rock Stars.

To help you in preparation for the week ahead, the weekly timetable will be available each Friday for the following week (There is no expectation for you to complete the work over the weekend)

We thank you once again in anticipation of all your hard work with your children and please don’t forget to photograph your child’s work and send it to us via the year group emails or return them to school .

We will be ringing around parents again next week so please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are any barriers you are facing or any great learning or ‘Eureka ‘ moments .

From all of the staff at OLI

City definition of critical workers and vulnerable children.

 The city definition of critical worker and vulnerable children will be in line with national guidance. I have included the link below and I have copied the relevant sections for parents in this message. For critical workers it is one parent who needs to be currently working in this role.
We are currently contacting families who are known to us to be part of the groups below. However ,if you feel that your circumstances have changed, you meet the criteria below and you would like your child to attend school please contact Mrs Brown or Mrs Finnigan as soon as possible  on 0151 260 8957 at school or email admin@oliprimaryschool.co.uk. 

Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
    • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
    • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
    • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
    • those living in temporary accommodation
    • those who are young carers
    • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
    • care leavers
    • others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health

Critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

Online learning update January 2021

School work has been set for all children to access remotely from tomorrow . This is available on our school website under the home learning portal tab. Staff will also be setting work on purple mash for their class. Don’t forget all children have their own learning passport with their personal log ins to all of the online learning platforms that are used in school. 

Teachers will be in touch tomorrow to support you and your child .
If you have any issues regarding online learning or if your child requires a windows tablet to access online learning please contact school or email your class teacher on their year group email (see the home learning portal). Paper work packs are also available on request if your child prefers to learn this way.

Thankyou for your patience and understanding and we will continue to support all of our families so that the children’s learning can continue during these unprecedented times.

I have included the schools contingency plan below if you require more information on the schools plans for continued learning during full or partial lockdowns. 

Contingency Plan 2020

School reopening update – 4th January 2021

I am sorry to inform our families that due to staffing issues we are unable to open the school fully tomorrow.

School will only be open for key worker/vulnerable families this week.

The local authority are providing schools with clarification of the current definition of key worker and vulnerable categories and I will share this with parents as soon as I have it.

Until that time any child who attended the OLI hub is able to attend school this week.

If you have joined our school since September and you feel that you are a key worker/vulnerable family please contact school in the morning on 0151 260 8957 or email admin@oliprimaryschool.co.uk for clarification.

I apologise for the lateness of this message and appreciate it will inconvenience many of our families. I have written to you as soon as I have had a full picture but I am sure you can appreciate from the media that this has been a rapidly changing situation today.

School breakfast club will open as normal at 8am for key worker/vulnerable children.

If you require a place in Everton Kids Club please contact Laura on 07788262828.

If you are entitled to free school meals and require a school provided packed lunch please contact school before 10am.  You will receive more information on how to collect this lunch from school.

 Mrs Catherine Sergeant

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