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!

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.

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

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.