St Lawrence CE Primary School re-opened to all pupils on 2nd September 2020
Thank you to all our parents for putting your faith in our return to school plan. We have been delighted to have 100% attendance during the first week back. Our plan has worked well on the whole, and has been tweaked where we could see that improvements could be made. The children have coped incredibly well and are happy to be back with us. It has been lovely to return to some sort of normality - it feels as though we have our school back!
Thank you for your kind words of support during our first week back. This message is typical of many:
Just a quick email from my husband and I to express our gratitude to all the team at BSL. We appreciate all the hard work and we think you have done an amazing job throughout lockdown by your constant communications and updates and also providing a safe and welcoming environment for our boys this week. I know it canít have been easy but you have given us real confidence that our childrenís safety has been paramount in all the planning. You and your staff are absolutely fantastic!
Children are now completing more homework activities online. Certainly, if they need to isolate for whatever reason, the majority of their school work will be accessed online. Our Online Safety Section has some good links and tips for keeping children safe online. You can access the information on the following link:
Mental Health Support Resources in Lancashire
Letters to Parents
Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers related to Covid 19 - update 4 - 14th September 2020
Current Risk AssessmentUpdate 4 - 28th October 2020
Online Safety - DfE Guidance
Updated guidance for parents (1st May 2020) from the DfE includes the following information:
With children spending more time online to do schoolwork and other activities, there could be an additional risk. This is why it is more important than ever that children, parents and carers know how to stay safe online.
It is important that parents and carers talk to their children about online safety, show an interest in what they are doing online and ask what they like and dislike about the apps and services they use. Discuss age appropriate Ďground rulesí like how much time they spend online doing different things and what games and apps are appropriate to use. Also consider setting up and reviewing age appropriate parental controls. Setting parental controls can be a quick and effective tool to help protect children online
Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.
∑ a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the website every 2 weeks while schools are closed - these activities offer a great opportunity to help you keep up positive, supportive conversations about online safety in your home
∑ provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
∑ provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Parent-Guardian Support Documents