COVID-19 updates and resources
Planning our phased return - letter from the chair of governors
On Friday 20th March 2020, our school closed its gates until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to provide a safe space for primary age pupils whose parents are key workers and have no other safe childcare available to them, Liverpool City Council identified a number of schools across the city as a ‘Hub Site’. Our nearest hubs are:
Belle Vale Community Primary school - 0151 487 8571
Rudston Primary School - 0151 722 2435
Norman Pannell Primary school - 0151 487 7718
Staff from Childwall Valley Primary school have been allocated to Belle Vale Primary school Hub.
Although schools are closed our staff will still be working, and will be posting learning tasks and activities via our classroom platforms. Staff will be available online at certain times - staff will post theses times on their class platforms. All parents have been sent a parent code and all children have their own class codes and log in details. Parents can contact staff via these platforms or by emailing Enquiries@childwallvalley.org
This is an unprecedented and difficult time for all of us.
- Do your best with the school work but remember that the most important things will be talking with them, reading with them and just playing together so, if you can’t get the rest of it done, just do this!
- You know your children best so follow what works for your family
- Set up a routine which breaks the day into chunks so that you and your children know what to expect – children (and adults!) need routine
- Children learn best through play so do fun things with them – playing games with toys, playing imaginative games together, step back and watch them playing – they will be learning all the time!
- Get your children involved in the day to day things – opening tins, telling the time, helping to cook, cleaning.
- Don’t feel you’ve got to be perfect! Take some time to yourself whilst the children watch a film or TV
Try to make sure everyone gets enough sleep – switch off the WiFi at a certain time, take phones out of the bedroom – you will all feel better if you get enough sleep
URGENT NEEDS FUND Information
The Liverpool City Council have an ‘Urgent Needs’ Fund for people who are currently experiencing hardship, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The fund is open to anyone who is experiencing the following issues:
- People who have no food, gas or electricity
- People who have received benefit sanctions or who have applied for benefits but haven’t received an award yet
- People who have been put on Furlough by their employer and are experiencing hardship as a result of the 20% reduction in their salary
- People who have a number of children at home and are unable to feed them due to school closures
- Any other issues that cause hardship
The support worker or the person experiencing hardship should call telephone number: 0151 233 3053 to speak to an operator. A series of questions will be asked to determine if the person is eligible for support. If they are, they or you will be supported over the phone to complete an online application form. A decision will be given within 2 days of the application being accepted.
The award given does not need to be paid back.
Letter to parents from Steve Reddy regarding the opening of Liverpool schools
Frequently asked questions about free school meals
ADHD foundation parent/carers workshops during lockdown
ADDvanced Solutions Community Network, online offer to support children, young people, families and professionals
Below is a selection of useful websites and links to brilliant resources being shared to help support parents and carers with home learning during the school closures. All staff are delivering online learning through our online classrooms, so remember to check in to your classroom each day.