On Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown. During the period of national lockdown, schools will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All other children and students will learn remotely until at least February half term. We have updated our Risk Assessment accordingly (most recent update 25.02.21).
St. Vincent’s is currently open as a Hub for Nursery, vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers only. Children with at least one parent or carer who is listed as a critical worker are eligible for a school place. It is not necessary for both parents to be critical workers. The full list is here. If you would like a place for your child/ren please read the guidance and, if you believe that your child meets the criteria, please complete the Google Form to let us know and email the confirmation letter from your employer to the school office. Critical Worker Form
All families with children attending the Hub are expected to comply with our Home School Agreement.
More detail about Remote Learning can be found on the Remote Learning News Post. If you have any queries please write a comment on the post or email the school office and we will do all we can to help. This provision will be constantly reviewed and updated. Any changes will be communicated by email. We are all in this together!
Although we may not be seeing you in person every day, we still care for our school family. If your child or some in your household has symptoms please complete this form. This form will help you with what action to take if your child is ill or if someone in your household is ill. It does not offer medical advice. Consult your GP or Call NHS 111 for medical advice. It is very important that the school is kept up to date and informed at every stage. Thank you. We will remember you in our prayers and support you in any way we can. St. Vincent’s COVID Advice & Reporting Form
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Get a test to check if you or your child has coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result. More information can be found on our Coronavirus website page.
To our St. Vincent’s children, we may not be with you in person but we are still here for you and will be thinking of you every day. You are used to using Worry Boxes in school. This is another version of the Worry Box. If there is anything worrying you, please post it on he Blog. We won’t publish your name but we will publish what is worrying you anonymously and we will try to find a solution which we will publish so you can read it-and this might also help others who are feeling the same way. You are not alone. Website Worry Box