Wednesday 1 April 2020

Jane Pepa, Headteacher

Good morning pupils, parents and carers,

As we come towards the end of term and to the Easter holidays I want to reassure you that should you need us we are still here. The government have released some guidance on mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times and they make some really good points (each one is expanded in the guidance)

  • Consider how to connect with others
  • Help and support others
  • Talk about your worries
  • Look after your physical wellbeing
  • Look after your sleep
  • Try to manage difficult feelings
  • Manage your media and information intake
  • Think about your new daily routine
  • Do things you enjoy
  • Set goals
  • Keep your mind active
  • Take time to relax and focus on the present
  • If you can, once a day get outside, or bring nature in

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

There is no expectation of school work during this period but we will continue to post activities to do as a family. I’m sure you have seen the news yesterday that nobody is immune from this virus. I cannot reiterate enough the importance of staying at home. These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus, save lives and protect our families.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Families please register if you are entitled to Free School Meals:

as well as helping your family at this time it is a big help as the school will get more money.

 https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/

 

Update from School Friday 27 March 2020

Good morning pupils, parents and carers,

I’m sure you all took part in the very emotional tribute to the NHS staff last night, I know some people heard fireworks and used pans and spoons to applaud the wonderful work being carried out across the country.

Unfortunately, there are still some people who think they don’t have to stay at home,

 

THE RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. These are the measures:

 

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

 

  1. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

 

  1. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

 

Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

 

Staying at home saves lives it’s as simple as that.

 

The government have brought in new measures coming into force today, if you are found on the street, park or public place you can receive an on the stop fine of £60, if you are found again this will increase to £1000 (these may be increased again)

 

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

 

In today’s conversation with your form tutor find out about House Hero’s (look on the website and Facebook for details) Gather your evidence and find out how you can win your family a movie night hamper delivered to your door.

We as a school are committed to supporting you and your family in any way we can, I cannot stress enough how important it is that you answer the daily phone call, this is an opportunity to celebrate the great work some of the boys are producing, vital social interaction, gives us the opportunity to give vital information and to ensure that we know everyone is safe. If the daily phone call does not get answered this will trigger a safeguarding concern and potentially a visit to your home. I’m sure you can appreciate that during these times home visits increase the risk to lives as does having to request a police visit. Currently we are trying to set up video links for the boys to dial into lessons.

 

Working together we can continue to support you and your family.

 

Kind regards

Jane Pepa

 

Headteacher

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane

Liverpool

L14 7NX

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Good morning parents and carers,

Following the speech from Boris Johnson Monday 23 March 2020 we have new rules to fight the coronavirus and everyone must to adhere to them to help protect themselves, their families, the NHS, the elderly and quite frankly ALL.

NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

 

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

 

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.

 

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

 

  1. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

 

  1. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

 

Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

 

These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

 

  1. STAYING AT HOME

 

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.

 

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.

 

  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.

 

  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

 

  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

 

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household. 

 

These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded. 

 

If you work in a critical sector outlined in this guidance, or your child has been identified as vulnerable, you can continue to take your children to school. (currently our school is closed)

 

  1. CLOSING NON-ESSENTIAL SHOPS AND PUBLIC SPACES

 

Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses – including pubs, cinemas and theatres – to close.

 

The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:

 

  • all non-essential retail stores – this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets. 

 

  • libraries, community centres, and youth centres. 

 

  • indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.

 

  • communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.

 

  • places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.

 

  • hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers).

 

  1. STOPPING PUBLIC GATHERINGS 

 

To make sure people are staying at home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people.

 

There are only two exceptions to this rule:

 

  • where the gathering is of a group of people who live together – this means that a parent can, for example, take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.

 

  • where the gathering is essential for work purposes – but workers should be trying to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace. 

 

In addition, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This will exclude funerals, which can be attended by immediate family. 

 

DELIVERING THESE NEW MEASURES 

 

These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus. 

 

Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures. 

 

The Government will therefore be ensuring the police and other relevant authorities have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings where people do not comply. 

 

They will initially last for the three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible. Following these rules saves lives, please take care and look after your loved ones.

 

I know we have tough times ahead but we will get through this together, my staff will continue to call, support and develop new innovative ways of creating home schooling.

 

 

 

Jane Pepa

 

Headteacher

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane

Liverpool

L14 7NX

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Update: Friday 20 March 2020

Good morning parents and carers,

Today most schools across Liverpool will be closing their gates for the foreseeable to try to reduce the spread of the COVID -19 Virus. I have been in discussion throughout yesterday and last night with the Local Authority, Secondary and Special colleagues to support in any way we can to ensure that we can support vital specialist workers and the most vulnerable children across the city. Some of the special schools in Liverpool remain open and have not yet had the large numbers of staff having to self-isolate, household isolate or socially distance themselves that has impacted on Clifford Holroyde. Whilst we do not have the staff available in school to open our doors yet we continue to contact you daily and ensure that all our pupils are safe and have activities to keep them occupied during the day.

The Government have requested that parents keep their children at home, whenever possible and that schools remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. Please see the guidance below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

I ask that parents today during their daily phone call inform form teachers/tutors to let us know if you fall into any of the categories listed, I’m sure you can appreciate that as a city we need to pull together and I will deploy our available staff where required in the weeks ahead until we are hopefully back to full capacity.

I thank you for your continued support, the staff are feeding back your concerns and questions, it is so pleasing to hear that the boys are already working on their packs, please keep up with our Facebook and website for updates.

Kind regards

 

Jane Pepa

 

Headteacher

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane

Liverpool

L14 7NX

Thursday 19 March 2020

Good morning,

I’m sure you have heard that all schools are closing tomorrow and that the Government have announced that school will remain open to key workers and the most vulnerable, we are currently working with the Local Authority to clarify the information. As I mentioned yesterday in my letter we currently do not have the staff numbers to open up school at this time. We have plans in place to contact each of you daily and support in any way we can. As soon as vouchers become available for children eligible for Free School Meals we will endeavour to get these to you as quickly as possible. You should have all received the packs yesterday and we continue to work with the Alternative Providers to ensure where we can things are still running. I received a letter from the Education Secretary last night and expect more clarity from the Government tomorrow.

I want to thank you for your continued support at this time.

Jane Pepa

Headteacher

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane

Liverpool

L14 7NX

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