*Update Friday 27th March 2020
Message for families of children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 as well as those families entitled to Free School Meals .
Please click here for a letter about access to Free School Meals from next week.
*Update Sunday 22nd March 2020
Message for parents who are classed as 'Key Workers'.
Please be aware that Government Guidance remains the same ...
SCHOOL IS CLOSED ONLY USE OUR EMERGENCY CHILDCARE AT SCHOOL, IF YOU HAVE TO - IT MUST BE A' LAST RESORT.'
Even if you are a key worker,, please ask yourself...
Is there another parent/carer who is NOT a key worker?
Is there a family member (not under the vulnerable list) who can keep my child safe and support as they would at weekends?
If this is the case, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.
Keeping you, your child and your family safe, as well as our staff, their children and their families too.
The Government have asked that if workers think they fall within critical employment categories they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of an ‘essential public service’.
We will be asking parents/carers to provide that confirmation from their employer. Most companies and organisations in those sectors are providing a letter to employees.
If you believe that you work in one of the critical sectors listed in the document (link below) we ask you to provide us with evidence. We understand you may not yet have this evidence. However, we will insist upon it at some stage this week. We will provide a deadline in the coming days. Without such evidence, we will no longer be able to welcome your child into school.
a) bring the evidence letter to school if you are dropping off your child of a morning
b) send the evidence letter n with your child
c) email the evidence letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your child's name, Year Group, the name of your employer and a phone number of the company you work for.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
* Update Saturday 21st March
Click here for Information for families who whose child is in receipt of a free school meals.
*Update Thursday 19th March 2020
The first is that the Government has advised schools in England to close, except for certain groups of children, from this Friday afternoon (20th March) onwards as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No date has been set for when schools will re-open for all children.
From Monday, the school will continue to be open for all the following groups of students only;
We will be in contact with families of children within the second category above, classed as vulnerable by the Secretary of State, by phone tomorrow.
For safeguarding purposes, we need to ask each family to complete the questions within the link below, so that we can identify those key workers who would need their children to come into school from Monday next week. These being NHS staff, police, supermarket delivery drivers, teachers and social workers.
Please click on the link below and complete the form before school starts tomorrow , Friday 20th March
We will continue to provide updates, as and when this becomes abvaiable to us.
Many thanks for your continued support!
*Updated Government Advice *
if anyone in your household has symptoms of a new persistent cough and/or a high temperature,
please DO NOT send you child to school. You will to self isolate as a family for 14 days and
call 111 if anyone still has symptoms after 7 days.
Please do call the school office to let us know.
Government are also advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
This group includes those who are:
Monday 16th March 2020- School remains open as usual today.
We wish to reassure our families that we will continue to follow advice and recommendations from Public Health England and the Government regarding COVID-19.
There are no plans,at the moment, to close all schools across the UK.
In the event of a temporary closure, it is our intention for all children to be able to continue with work at home. Currently, school staff are preparing work packs, projects and access to websites, which would allow for this, if this situation arises.
However, we are asking that you keep any children with a temperature or new, persistent cough off school for 7 days. If in doubt, please telephone 111 for advice or access NHS online https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ .
It is vital that you telephone school immediately to enable us to keep track of children who are ‘self-isolating’.
In light of current events, and in the best interests of all of our children and families, we decided, as of last week, to postpone all school events eg Parent's meetings, Easter Asemblies etc
Please continue to check here on our website and Twitter feed @YewTreeCP for any further updates
Many thanks for your continued support.
Friday 13th March
Letter to Parents and Carers Friday 13th March
Still the only school in Knowsley to be awarded the IQM Flagship Status and now for the second year running!
'In terms of inclusion, Yew Tree Primary Academy is an outstanding school in every sense, with superb care, nurture and support as the foundation stones of it's inclusion approach and are at the heart of everything that happens on a daily basis at the school'
''This superb caring, inclusive environment ensures that each pupil recieves the very best education possible delivered by dedicated staff'
'This is truly a school where every pupil really does matter and is valued'