Message for Parents and Carers July 2020
Childwall Abbey School is currently open and providing childcare for highly vulnerable and critical workers children from KS 3, 4 and 5, clustered in three bubbles.
We are now planning to re-open to all students in September, based on a detailed risk assessment for the whole school and individual risk assessments for all pupils, following current government guidelines. When we have more details, these will be shared with parents and carers.
Parents/carers of children who have been advised to shield or who have other medical advice which means they cannot attend school are asked to inform school of this in writing, as soon as possible, via the school email address.
Year 10 students will be experiencing face to face sessions with C.A.S. staff next week. New starters for September ’20 are currently receiving virtual transition support.
Summer fun packs will be delivered to all C.A.S. students up to Year 10 during the last week of term and Sixth-form students will also receive a treat!
Please find a link to the latest Department for Education advice here.
We hope that all the members of our school community had a happy, peaceful and sunny half-term and that everyone managed a little time outdoors. Thank you to those folks who kindly sent their good wishes to staff. From today there will be lots more fun activity ideas appearing on our work page and Twitter. Look out for things you would like to do and feel free to share pics of your achievements if parents and carers are happy that it is safe for you to do this. Always ask them first! (Parents/carers please check out the online safety advice further down this page and on our Parents/Carers Online Safety section) Staff will be resuming well-being calls to families from today.
For the foreseeable future, there will be no change to arrangements for working from home, staying safe and well. When the situation is safe and plans do begin to change, parents and carers will hear directly from school.
Please remember to:
Please see the link below, to read a letter from Steve Reddy, director of children’s services regarding the re-opening of schools:
Free School Meal Vouchers
Liverpool City Council is no longer managing Free School Meal Vouchers. The online system is manged by the Department for Education via Edenred.
Parents/Carers of children who have Free School Meals, will receive voucher codes via the email they have given school. The emails (voucher for £30) will arrive fortnightly.
(Please check your spam and junk mail if you do not appear to have received the emails.)
If you continue to have difficulties, please contact school and speak to Mr Watkins, on 0151 722 1995 or email at email@example.com between 9am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
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
Please note, during the COVID-19 lockdown:
All enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding concerns: email@example.com or Careline on 0151 233 3700. If you believe a young person is at immediate risk of harm please contact the police.
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:
- Latest government information, advice, and guidance on the coronavirus (GOV.UK)
- Advice for everyone (NHS.UK)
- Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas (GOV.UK)
- ‘What you need to know’ (Public Health England blog)
Welcome to our school
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)