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30.4.21

The report from our recent Ofsted visit is now available in the Our School | Ofsted section of the website

Please note that copies of letters we send to parents are available in the Parents 1 | Letters 

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26.3.21

Please click here to read an important letter to parents and carers from Matt Ashton (Director of Public Health) and Steve Reddy (Director of Children’s Services)

21.3.21

Letters were posted home to parents on Friday about proposed changes to the school day from September 2021 and also about how parents can request home testing kits. Copies of these letters can be found in the Parents 1 | Letters home section of the website

Parents are invited to attend a 'virtual discussion' regarding the proposed changes to the school day. It will be held on Wednesday 24th March at 6.00pm and held using MS Teams.

During the meeting, we will fully explain the rationale for our proposal and answer any pre-submitted questions. Parents: please email questions to schoolday@bgis.co.uk and we will ensure responses are prepared. To access the meeting please visit https://bit.ly/30TZFoy 

EASTER BREAK  and INSET DAY information

School will close for the Easter break on Thursday 25th March at 2.10pm. Y8 Parents' Evening takes place that evening and then we have a staff INSET day Friday 26th March. School re-opens for the start of the summer term on Monday 12th April. We wish everyone a happy Easter!

8.3.21

5.3.21

With students returning to school next week, Arriva have updated us with information on their services and tickets to ensure students, parents and carers have the most up to date information.

Please visit https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/help/coronavirus/school-timetable-information for information about about local services and amended timetables and click here to find details about their Student Direct Debit Scheme

Please remember: use a contactless payment if possible and make sure face coverings are worn on public transport!

3.3.21

Important! Ofsted remote inspection 4.3.21
Message to all parents from Ofsted!

Ofsted is inspecting your child's school remotely and we would like to know what you think about the school. Your views about the school are important to us.

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about theschool by completing Ofsted's online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk 

Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the
school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school.

 

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

 

Please complete the online survey as soon as possible, preferably by 11am on the day of the inspection (Thursday 4.3.21) , as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views.

 

New for This Year's Back-to-School Shopping List: Face Masks | EdSurge News

Please click below for copies of letters posted home to parents/carers today

Letter from Headteacher about students return to school from 8 March
Letter and consent form for parents of students in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Letter and consent form for parents of students in Year 12 and 13

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1.3.21
Today is National Offer Day and parents find out which school their child has been allocated to.
We are delighted to welcome those students who are allocated to Broadgreen!
We will be posting home a letter today outlining plans to help you child make a smooth transition to Broadgreen!
Please email newadmissions@bgis.co.uk to confirm your place
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26.2.21
We have been asked to share the following messages ahead of schools re-opening to all students
Walk or Cycle to school if possible.
• Remember that children aged 11 and over must wear a face covering on
public transport, although exemptions do apply*.
• Plan ahead and check timetables for latest information.
• Leave more time for your journey in case services are busy.
• Pay by contactless or buy pre-paid tickets if you can – our young people’s bus
Solo and Term Time Tickets are now available on MetroSmart cards
(www.metro-smart.org.uk/solo-term-time)
• If paying by cash, try to have the exact fare as drivers are not always giving
change.
• Be mindful of social distancing where possible.
• Allow passengers to get off before boarding.
• Some seats on the bus are not in use, please respect this. They will be
clearly marked out.
• Try to travel with the same group of friends each day and where possible sit in
the same seats.
• Be respectful to other passengers and staff.
• Do not travel if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or family members are
showing symptoms
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24.2.21
Reminders!
Y10 Parents' Evening (via SchoolCloud) - Thursday 25.2.21
Y9 Parents' Evening/Y9 Options Evening (via SchoolCloud) - Thursday 4.3.21
Please see Parents 1 | Parents' Evenings 2020/2021 for more information
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22.2.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 1.3.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 1.3.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting shortly before it is due to start.
We will be 'closing' this form at 5.00pm every Saturday so we can organise the meeting for the following Monday.
You can still submit your question but it may not be answered until the following week.
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Free School Meal vouchers - update
We hope to be able to collect the next set of vouchers at the end of this week. We will send them home as soon as we receive them
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17.2.21
Yr 11 Parent Information Evening - An Introduction to Sixth Form
Wednesday 24.2.21 at 6.30pm
 
Please click on the link below to complete the short parental response form.  
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Supporting your child during remote education

The resources below can help you plan your child’s days during this period of remote education and can be used alongside the work provided by school. If you need further support, please contact us at school.

Watch Dr Elizabeth Kilbey’s top tips or read the video transcript (PDF167KB3 pages).

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Mental health and wellbeing

You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicGuidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.

The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:

Place2Be     MindEd     Every Mind Matters     Public Health England     Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network

Youth Sport Trust and Sport England     Young Minds     Think Ninja     Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub

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Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

texting SHOUT to 85258

calling Childline on 0800 1111

calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994

Resources for parents of children with SEND

The DfE has worked with a range of other organisations to create extra resources for parents of children with SEND:

COVID-19 educational resources from The Sensory Projects

SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability

advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children

resources for under 5s from the Early Years Alliance

Curriculum materials are also available: specialist content for pupils with SEND from Oak National Academy and SEND-specific BBC resources and activities

Additional educational resources

Parents may find these sites useful too:

Oak National Academy, including their Virtual School Library

BBC Bitesize Daily

LendED platform

Isaac Physics

 

Online safety

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online, which amongst other things, include conversations about the importance of keeping any log-in credentials and passwords safe.

Encourage your child to speak to you if they come across something worrying online. Support for parents and carers to keep children and young people safe from online harm is available. This includes resources to help you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, support to set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and support to set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices.

 
Above extract is from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
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12.2.21 
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8.2.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 22.2.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 22.2.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting shortly before it is due to start.
We will be 'closing' this form at 5.00pm every Saturday so we can organise the meeting for the following Monday.
You can still submit your question but it may not be answered until the following week.
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Free School Meal vouchers - update
Liverpool City Council has provided us with supermarket vouchers to cover the half term break. These have been posted home to eligible parents.
The next set of vouchers will be available early next half term and will be sent home as soon as we receive them
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Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)

Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household. Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/  

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5.2.21
City leaders have written to parents and carers in Liverpool to thank them for their work during lockdown
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4.2.21
Please click here to read an important letter to parents and carers from Liverpool City Council
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Parents may find the following free online course useful
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1.2.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 8.2.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 8.2.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting shortly before it is due to start.
We will be 'closing' this form at 5.00pm every Saturday so we can organise the meeting for the following Monday.
You can still submit your question but it may not be answered until the following week.
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29.1.21
You may find this Kindness Pack from the British Red Cross useful!
Congratulations to our Music department!

We have been nominated by Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Hub, to become a Music Mark school for the 2020/21 academic year.

"The value that you place on music and your commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum has been recognised, and as a result, we would like to celebrate it"

Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education; we champion and support access to music for all children and young people

We will be following this through with more musical activities and opportunities for students at Broadgreen International School. 
Please click here to read a booklet explaining 10 reasons why music education is important !
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25.1.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 1.2.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 1.2.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting shortly before it is due to start.
We will be 'closing' this form at 5.00pm every Saturday so we can organise the meeting for the following Monday.
You can still submit your question but it may not be answered until the following week.
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21.1.21
Need help with accessing your schoolwork?
We have created an IT Support Playlist on our YouTube channel and will be uploading videos for some of our most frequently asked
"How To" questions!
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19.1.21
Message to all KS3 students!
Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you want the chance to win a prize for your writing? 
Why not take part in our KS3 Writing Challenge?
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During last year's Lockdown, there was a tremendous response to Miss Watson's first Writing Challenge so she is hoping for the same this time!
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Either: Write a short story with the title "The Day the World Changed Forever."
Or:  Write about "Being a Young Person in 2020 - 2021" . This could be a letter, diary entries, a blog or an article. The audience for this is young people 100 years in the future.
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​Send your work to Miss Watson by Monday 22nd February. 
We looking forward to reading your entries.
18.1.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 25.1.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 25.1.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting shortly before it is due to start.
We will be 'closing' this form at 5.00pm every Saturday so we can organise the meeting for the following Monday.
You can still submit your question but it may not be answered until the following week.
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15.1.21

Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy has been updated to reflect the current situation regarding Covid-19. You can view the additional section here

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Free School Meal vouchers - update
Liverpool City Council has provided us with supermarket vouchers to the value of £15 per week.
The first vouchers (which cover the first two weeks of this half term) have been posted home to eligible parents today
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Y11 Parents' Evening - update
Y11 Parents' Evening has been re-scheduled for Thursday 21st January from 3.20pm to 5.50pm. Parents will be able to re-book appointments using SchoolCloud from 11am today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by disruption to Parents' Evening yesterday because of a fault on their platform, which affected many other schools too! 
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14.1.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 18.1.21 at 10.00am
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Our next Parent Q&A Zoom meeting will be held on Monday 18.1.21 at 10.00am to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
Previous questions and answers can be found on the Lockdown - Parents' FAQ page of our website
Please submit the Microsoft Form below to send us your question.
Make sure you give us your email address so we can email you a link to the meeting.
This form will close at 5.00pm on Saturday
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13.1.21
Requesting extra mobile data
Dear Parent / Carer,
The government are working with some mobile networks to offer extra data to students in Y3 - Y11 who are accessing remote learning from home.
If you feel you cannot afford to pay for more mobile data, and it will cause problems with remote learning you can ask school to request more on your behalf. The Networks currently offering this scheme are EE, SKY, Virgin, Smarty, Tesco and 3.
If you are successful, then you will receive a text message from your provider.
Please read the Privacy Statement below and if you are happy with it, then please email
with the following information so that we can begin the application process.
What Network you are on.
What type of contract do you have. (Pay as You Go / Contract)
The account holders name
Phone number of the device to be used
Confirm you have read the privacy policy
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Privacy statement for Mobile Network Offer

  1. For the purposes of data protection, I need to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) is running the Mobile Network Offer through schools and their trusts or local authorities.
  2. If the offer is taken up by an adult account holder, the school or social care team will share the account holder’s name and mobile phone details with the DfE, who will share these with the relevant mobile network operator.
  3. The mobile network operator will use that information to increase the data available for the account holder’s mobile device, as long as they qualify for the offer.
  4. The adult account holder’s personal data is only shared with their mobile network operator for the purposes of the offer. No names of children or other adults, other than adult account holder, are shared with the DfE or the mobile network operator.
  5. No personal information will be shared with the DfE if you do not want to take up the offer.
  6. If you want to know more about how your personal information will be used before you take up the offer, we can send that to you first.
  7. If you decide to take up the offer, you’ll get a text message from the Department for Education with more information about your data protection rights

 

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Parents: click here for a helpful guide to using Microsoft Teams
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11.2.21
Please read this important letter to parents from Liverpool City Council
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10.1.21
Please click here to read the latest letter to parents from Ms Towey
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BBC TV EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours of content each weekday.
You can always RECORD the episodes to view at a later date/time.
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8.1.21
Parent Q&A - Monday 11.1.21 at 10.00am
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We understand that this is a stressful time for parents and so we are holding a Zoom meeting on
Monday morning to try and answer any questions/concerns that you may have
Please complete the Microsoft Form below and we will email you a link to the meeting
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FSM Update
Liverpool City Council have confirmed that they will be providing supermarket vouchers for parents of children entitled to free school meals. We are texting parents this morning and will be able to order the vouchers on Monday.
As soon as they are available for collection, we will post them home 
 

Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme - important message from the City Council 

If you find yourself in crisis you can apply for support to get food and basic necessities for you and your family including gas and electric
vouchers (urgent needs) and furniture and household essentials (home needs). 
 An emergency or crisis might be a fire or flood, or you have had to
move due to
violence or fear of violence, or you are leaving care or prison and need support to stay in the community. 

Am I eligible for support? 

If you live in Liverpool or you’re moving to the area, you can apply for support if you are over 16 and unemployed or on a low income, or receive any of the following benefits: 

· Income Support 

· Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) 

· Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 

· Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit only) 

· Tax Credits 

· Personal Independence Payments 

· Universal Credit

How to apply 

Call Freephone 0800 456 1523 or 0151 233 3053 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. 

You will need to confirm your identity and address and we will get in touch with you if we need further information to support your application. Funding for the scheme is limited and we need to consider the number of people applying for help and what funds are available. 

How many times can I apply for a home needs or urgent needs award? 

There is normally a limit of two awards in a 12-month period following the date you receive your first award.  If you receive a home needs and urgent needs award as part of your first application, this counts as one award.  However, we know that additional problems or crises occur and in
special circumstances we may consider making another award. 
 

What happens next? 

Where possible, we will let you know our decision within two working days for urgent needs and 15 working days for home needs. If we need more information it may take longer. 

If you are unhappy with our decision you can ask for a review by emailing LCSS@liverpool.gov.uk or write to Liverpool Citizen Support Scheme, Revenues and Benefits Service, Cunard Building, Water Street, L3 1AH. 

You can also call the Freephone helpline on 0800 456 1523 or 0151 233 3053 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. 

How will I receive an award? 

Urgent needs 

We will email or text you a voucher or you can collect it from any One Stop Shop if you don’t have a mobile or email. 
 We give paper Energy vouchers for fuel costs.  You can cash in the vouchers at PayPoint outlets across the city.

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Update: Here is a signed version of our Virtual Open Evening https://vimeo.com/494051812

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Thanks to the World Health Organisation for this important advice
 
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6.1.21
Home learning packs are being posted today to Y11 students
Other year groups will receive theirs next week. These will supplement work that was issued to students last term
Please check student emails for details of the online work that is being set
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Free School Meals
At present we are still awaiting information about how parents will be able to access their child's Free School Meal allowance
As soon as we receive details we will post them here
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1.1.21
Happy New Year!
Please click here to read a letter from Ms Towey about the latest plans for the students' return to school
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16.12.20
Coronavirus testing for schools and colleges from January
The Government has indicated that there will be new guidance regarding Coronavirus testing for schools and colleges from January.
We will share fuller information once we receive it 
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14.12.20
Please click here to read a letter sent home to parents of Y9 and Y10 students. As we have had notification of a second case within a week in each of these year groups the decision has been made to send both whole year groups home to self-isolate. Blended learning will be delivered to these students for the rest of this week
 

Press Release from Liverpool City Council

NO CHILD will go hungry this Christmas - Liverpool City Council has pledged, as it provides £925,000 of free school meal vouchers to 20,000 eligible children.

Families whose children receive free school meals will get supermarket vouchers worth £30 per child, to buy food for the two-week break, paid from the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

Thanks to this support, struggling families will be given a helping hand over the festive season.

Families of pre-school children are also being offered support. The council will post out £30 vouchers to families with children aged two that receive free early education, as well as to families with children aged under two and between the ages of 3-4, who are in receipt of Council Tax Support. The vouchers will be hitting doormats from Monday 21 December onwards.

Liverpool City Council was awarded £2.4 million in total from the Government to support vulnerable families and individuals between December and March 2021. We can choose how we spend the money, as long as it helps those most in need with essentials like food, energy or water bills. Over £1.3 million of the grant has been set aside for free school meal vouchers to cover the Christmas and February half-term holidays.

Any families whose financial circumstances have changed and who might now have children eligible for free school meals, are urged to apply online through the council’s website as soon as possible, in order to receive help.

More details can be found at: www.liverpool.gov.uk/freeschoolmealvouchers

For information: school has posted home the vouchers to all eligible families on behalf of Liverpool City Council

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11.12.20
Please click here to view a letter from the Headteacher confirming end of term arrangements. Thank you.
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4.12.20
25.11.20
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Dear Parent/Carer
 
It is important I inform you of an incident that happened at the school the morning of Tuesday 24 November.
 A suspicious letter was received in school with the school mail. Necessary professional support was sought and upon examination the contents were found to be harmless.

The incident is now being investigated by Merseyside Police and it is being treated as malicious communication.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that at no point was there a threat to the safety of students or staff at the school.

Best wishes,

Ms P Towey

Head teacher