Covid-19: Updates & Information Page
Home Learning packs were distributed to all pupils before school closed on Friday 20th March. They are also available on the Year group class pages.
New Home Learning resources will be made available on Wednesday 15th April (the day we should have been returning to school after the holidays).
Emergency school contact telephone number: 07831 927004
Your first point of contact should always be your child's class teacher or our school office (0161 973 7181). Due to staff shortages there will not always be someone in the school office however, a member of SLT will have the school mobile.
Free School Meals
Some children are eligible for what is just known as "Free School Meals (FSM)" which for our EYFS and KS1 children is confusing as the school meals are already free. If you are entitled to FSM through means testing this means the school receives additional funding calledPupil Premium Funding.
Your child may be able to get free school meals (pupil premium funding) if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Even if you have not been eligible in the past, if your financial circumstances change, you might become eligible. Once a parent has applied via our online tool, your eligibility is checked every day so you only need to apply once and need take no further action.
The government intend to launch a national voucher system for these FSM (Pupil Premium Pupils). We are hoping to know more information on this very soon.
If you have experienced a change in financial circumstances due to what is happening with Coronavirus, it is definitely worth applying via the link above - you only need to do it once - and if you are eligible for FSM, we will be notified and then we will contact you to let you know what happens next.
The most up-to-date guidance will also be published here:
At St. Anne's we will endeavour to provide childcare arrangements in school. We will be contacting Key Worker families on a weekly basis to ascertain their care needs for the following week. However, if we have significant staff shortages we may be unable to provide this service.
Trafford Council have set up a link on the Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate provision in light of a school closure. Queries should be raised on-line via the Family Information Service. The link is: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/contacts/secure/family-information-service.aspx
The Family Information Service will liaise with School Liaison Officers to provide a solution if school are unable to provide childcare.
Trafford Directory has compiled a page of useful resources for families, carers and educators while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: www.trafforddirectory.co.uk/coronavirus
So far it includes:
- Links to the latest Government and public health advice
- Trafford Community Response details for the vulnerable and self-isolating
- Activity resources for learning at home
- Mental health and wellbeing resources for children, young people and adults
- SEND resources including social stories to explain what is happening
- Guidance and contacts for schools
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)