Important information for Parents/Carers of pupils eligible for free school meals 

Pupils at Childwall Abbey School who are eligible for a Free School Meal  will be issued with a FSM voucher from Wednesday 28th October 2020.

The voucher must be collected from your nearest Children’s Centre and you must take proof of eligibility with you.  Your proof of eligibility is either the text or email you have received from the school.

Please call the centre to make an appointment before you go along.

Remember, you can only collect your voucher from Wednesday and not before.


It’s half-term!

23/10/2020 – Wishing all our C.A.S. community a happy and restful half term break. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our school over the past weeks, which have been very challenging and different for all of us. Safety has been and will remain the focus to protect ourselves, our friends and our families.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have asked school to remind you that Halloween and Bonfire Night are times when we should always be careful to stay safe and be considerate of others.  This year, as Liverpool is in Tier 3 for Covid Safety, it is especially important that we stay at home, don’t mix with other households or visit other houses, even for Trick or Treat or fireworks!

We come back to school on Monday 2nd November 2020.  Our Covid Risk Assessment, “bubbles”, extra hygiene, outdoor learning and Recovery Curriculum will still apply. Remember sensible shoes and warm raincoats please.

In November, we will be putting in place two very exciting developments. School is moving over to Microsoft Teams, which will improve our ability to support pupils and staff working in school or from home.  We will also have our new look school website, which has been developed with input from the CAS School Council.  It’s great to have something new and positive to look forward to.

Have a lovely holiday!


Stay safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night

23/10/2020 – Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service have issued a safety leaflet with dos and don’ts and helpful advice on staying safe over the Halloween and bonfire night period.  Click the thumbnail below to view the poster.


Online learning platforms

13/10/2020 – If your child is currently working from home due to the closure of their bubble or isolation, please find suitable work on the following two online learning platforms:

1. Education City
2. RM Maths

Click the above links for guides on how your child can access the learning platforms.

Pupils should already know their Education City username and password.  The same username and password can be used to access both platforms.

The username and password your child will need to access the above learning platforms will be sent to the parent/carer email address we have on record.  If you haven’t provided the school with an email address please contact the school ASAP.


Confirmed case of Covid-19

12/10/2020

Dear Parent or Carer,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our school community.   I would like to take time to reassure you that we have taken all necessary actions since hearing this information to keep all children at our school as safe as possible.  The children and staff in the bubble are now self-isolating for 14 days and the school has been cleaned appropriately.

For further information, please see this letter, of copy which has been sent home with pupils today. 

Mrs P Shaw
Acting Deputy Headteacher


Letter for parents/carers regarding Covid-19

07/09/2020 – Liverpool City Council have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents/carers.  The letter contains important information on coronavirus infection rates in Liverpool, the need for your child to get a test if they are showing symptoms, along with details of the measures schools have taken to reduce risks around Covid-19.

You can view the letter here.


Parent governor vacancy

05/10/2020 – Childwall Abbey School currently has a vacancy for one Parent Governor.  Our Governors play an essential role in offering positive support and challenge, to enable our school to care for all members of our community.  If you feel that you have appropriate skills, interest and time to contribute, we warmly invite you to complete a nomination form.  If we have more than one suitable candidate for the post, a ballot will be held.  The successful candidate will be offered training therefore no prior experience as a school governor is necessary.

Please find a letter and nomination form to download here. Contact school if you require a paper copy.  All nominations must be returned to the Main Office no later than 9.30am on 16/10/20.


Confirmed case of Covid-19

21/09/2020

Dear Parent or Carer,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our school community.   I would like to take time to reassure you that we have taken all necessary actions since hearing this information to keep all children at our school as safe as possible.  The children and staff in the bubble now self-isolating for 14 days and the school has been cleaned appropriately.

For further information, please see this letter, of copy which has been sent home with pupils today. 

Headteacher


New Covid-19 related absence poster for parents and carers

16/09/2020 – Please see the new Quick Guide for Parents/Carers poster covering action you should take in relation to Covid-19 related absences.

 

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Face coverings in schools – Latest public health instructions

15/09/2020 –  Please note the latest Public Health Liverpool instructions received by Mrs Piercy today regarding face coverings in schools:

Essential use of face coverings

Dear Head teacher, levels of COVID-19 in Liverpool are high and increasing every day – we need to take urgent action.

It is now essential that parents and carers in Liverpool wear face coverings when collecting and dropping off their children at school.   All school staff should role model best practice by also wearing a face covering if supervising during collection or drop off.  Those who refuse or cannot wear face coverings should maintain social distancing of at least 2m from children and other parents/ carers.

We thank you in advance for ensuring greater levels of safety in your school and our communities.

Many thanks,

Matthew Ashton (Director of Public Health Liverpool City Council)

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe and our school open. 


Latest news regarding management of Covid-19

14/09/2020 – Please click here and read the latest news we have received regarding management of Covid-19 (suspected and confirmed cases – at home and in school).  We will continue to update as appropriate.


Back-to-school update letter to parents/carers

10/09/2020 – Please click here for the most recent ‘back-to-school’ update from the headteacher.

 

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Childwall Abbey School Covid-19 Risk Assessment   [DOWNLOAD]

Key information for start of school – 2020/21  [DOWNLOAD]


 

Liverpool CAMHS

The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership continues to adapt as COVID-19 impacts our everyday lives.  Details of the support available from each partner and how this support can be accessed can be found on our website, or by following the links below. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be sharing regular updates.


Online Safety Advice for Parents

During the current Coronavirus (Covid 19) situation many parents are working from home including home learning with their children.  Merseyside Police, through their  Community First campaign, have produced an online safety advice leaflet with help and advice for parents on staying stay whilst online.


Every Mind Matters –  Are you looking after your mental health? Get practical tips and helpful advice from the NHS.


Supporting Autistic People Through Covid-19 – This 30 minute webinar may be a valuable resource for some  parents/carers and discusses strategies to manage change, anxiety and routine.


Important coronavirus (COVID-19) information

As the situation regarding the coronavirus is evolving – please refer to the following regularly updated links, provided by the UK government and NHS:

 

Welcome to our school

Cath Piercy, Headteacher

Cath Piercy, Headteacher

 

Childwall Abbey School is a Local Authority specialist secondary school for pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties, aged 11-19.  We are located in a beautiful part of the south of Liverpool and have thriving links with our local community.  Our aim is to provide quality education, for pupils who have a wide variety of learning difficulties, often including Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At Childwall Abbey, we know that all our pupils can achieve, if they are able to experience a curriculum, learning environment and support, which meets their individual needs.

Our Mission Statement underpins all our practice in the daily life of our school.

We aim to be:

“A calm, safe and welcoming place in which to work and learn.
A place where everyone supports each other to achieve.
A place we enjoy coming to each day.”

At Childwall Abbey, we understand the importance of working closely with parents, carers, governors and many other agencies, to develop independence and self-esteem in all our pupils. Pupils are encouraged to develop skills for adult life, to achieve nationally accredited certification, to have opportunities to learn outside the classroom and to become respectful, active and positive contributors to the wider community.

I hope you find our website useful. Please contact school if you require any further help or information.

Cath Piercy (Headteacher)