After the end of the most difficult week we have ever had in Stanley, we would like to thank you all for your support and tributes. Our thoughts continue to be with Jordan’s family and we will offer them any support we can. When the time is right we will plan a fitting tribute with his classmates and family.

Further to the Headteachers’ letter sent out earlier this week – please visit www.childbereavementuk.org if you feel it would help. Paper copies of the information are available in the offices.


Lates

This week we recorded 69 late arrivals. School doors open at 8.45am with registration at 9am. Please make sure your child arrives on time.

Well done to Classes 2G and 6W who were the only classes that did not receive any late marks this week.


Mental Health Awareness Week

Lancashire Mind have created a Family Resource Booklet full of ideas and activities to do throughout the week. The theme this year is ‘nature’ 🐾🌱🌻

If you want to get involved on social media, you can always tag them (@LancsMind on Twitter and Instagram) and share what you have been up to. They hope the pack has something for everyone, all the way from the Early Years up to young adults at college and university.

www.lancashiremind.org.uk/pages/154-support-for-children-young-people

www.lancashiremind.org.uk/pages/148-coronavirus-and-your-mental-health

Newsletter May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week Children and Young People’s Booklet


Reminders for Parents/Carers

  • PE – Children should now wear their PE kit, with their school jumper/cardigan on top, and not hoodies, tracksuits, football kits etc. On colder days they are permitted to wear black/navy/grey tracksuit bottoms/leggings with their PE t-shirt and school cardigan/jumper. Any earrings should be removed before school as this cannot be done by any members of staff
  • Coats – ALL CHILDREN need a coat/jacket at school, every day. Even if the weather is nice in the morning it may not stay that way throughout the day and can become very cold/wet.
  • Drinks – ALL CHILDREN require a drink for the classroom whether they are a home packed lunch or a school dinner. If they are a home packed lunch they need a drink for that time too
  • Home Time Collection – As restrictions are still in place, please leave the playground as soon as you have collected your child and do not allow your child to play on the mound area (infant playground)

COVID Testing

There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). The test you need depends on why you’re getting tested. Both tests are free.

The two main tests are:

  • PCR tests – mainly for people with symptoms, they’re sent to a lab to be checked
  • Rapid lateral flow tests – only for people who do not have symptoms, they give a result in 30 minutes using a device similar to a pregnancy test

Please be sure to take your child to be tested with a PCR test if they are displaying any of the known symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

To order a PCR test call 119 or visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test


Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.