WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL 2.9.20
It was wonderful to see all the children return to school today and looking extremely smart in the new uniforms! Everyone has returned with a positive attitude and have taken all the new arrangements in their stride. Please look at the up-to-date newsletters for all the details you need to know.
Although our school staff will not always be readily on hand for face-to-face conversations at the moment, we aim to maintain the high standard of communication between home and school that you expect from us. Please use our school email or phone the Office if you have any queries and the relevant member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Even though it is not quite "business as usual" in terms of arriving and leaving school at the moment, I can assure you that Teaching and Learning is very much our core purpose inside the classrooms. All our staff at St Teresa's have been working very hard during the Summer to plan and prepare an exciting curriculum for the children for the Autumn term. We have made sure that we are prepared for "blended learning" in case any class has to continue learning at home during any period of isolation or absence at short notice. We will send more information about this in the next few days.
Many thanks for your continued support
A special note from Mrs Brookes
To all the families, children and staff who have made feel so welcome in my first year at St Teresa’s; Who would have thought last September that we would be finishing the year like this! We have made it through as a team and we are stronger for it! It has been a very strange ending to a wonderful year and I thank everyone for your hard work and support.
It has been fantastic to see so many children back in school this week and it’s been a great taster for how things will be in September. I am very much look forward to seeing everybody again in September for even bigger and better things to come. I am very excited by all the plans we have for you all in the Autumn term!
In the meantime, have a restful summer break and god bless you all x
Coronavirus General Update
As a school we receive regular updates on the Coronavirus and related matters from central government, Public Health England and the Local Authority. Key points of information you may find useful in helping to limit the impact of Coronavirus can be found in the following links:
Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The government’s action plan for dealing with the virus: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan
Latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/what-is-self-isolation-and-why-is-it-important/
Finally there is also a Department for Education helpline for staff, parents and young people:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday)
During school closure
We will keep in contact with you through Parent Mail and regular updates on the Website. Teachers will also update Class Pages with activities for the children to complete . In due course, teachers will give full information of work to be completed by pupils if we have an enforced closure. We will make use of our online learning ( Bug Club , TT Rockstars and Education City).
I would like to send you a very warm welcome to St Teresa's Catholic Primary School and thank you for visiting our website. It is with great pleasure that we launch our new look website so that you can use it regularly for information and also to celebrate the success of the children across school.
As your new Headteacher, I am very excited to be joining the St Teresa Family. Having lived and worked in St Helens my whole life, I appreciate the history of the school and the strong bond of the local community. I very much look forward to getting to know all of our children, staff and families over the coming weeks and building on good home/school links .
We will be sharing our strong focus on high expectations for the beginning of a new term centred around our new Mission Statement. In this way, we can continue on our upward journey of school improvement together. Please support our determination to maximise outcomes for all children by helping to reinforce key messages about Attendance, Behaviour, Uniform and Gospel Values to the children.
Many thanks in anticipation for your continued support
Mrs R Brookes