Parental Letter – Thursday 30th April 2020

Dear Parents / Carers

Another week in lockdown and the wonderful weather seems to have turned a little more typical for this time of year. We all continue to do the best we can under these difficult circumstances. No one person has the answers and no one idea will suit everyone but we too are trying to do the best we can as a school to serve you our families and pupils. For this reason, I am writing to ask you to complete our online survey so that we may best understand the impact of our actions on you as a family. I repeat the mantra “Do some reading and maths every day and some writing when you can” but other than that do what you can.

Please complete the Survey here or on our website.

For those parents who are expecting food vouchers as part of the universal free school meals scheme I canonly share your frustration. The system has had school staff all over the country held online for hours every day overthe recent weeks and Stansfield Hall is no exception. We are trying very hard to make this work for you and I thank our staff for their hard work and you for your patience. Please check your junk emailand contact school on the email below if you still need any further support. I know the staff have enjoyed chatting with the children since we started calling to talk to them last week and we will continue to do so.

If you do need any extra activities or work in addition to the work set on our school website every week, the Renaissance Learning site has eBooksthe children can read, TimesTable Rockstars is available as is BBC Bite Size with a range of activities.

I would like to remind families that, if your circumstances change and you feel you may now be eligible, you should apply for Free School Meals using the application form on the Local authority website or by using the link on the ‘Coronavirus’ page of the school website.

Over the coming weeks we expect teachers to be able to write to pupils and pupils to reply. This will be done when your child’s class teacher is in the school building so not all pupils will receive a letter in the same week.

If you are struggling with anything else and want any support or advice that you feel we as a school may be able to help with then please email our earlyhelp@stansfieldhall.rochdale.sch.uk all these emails are managed by myself and our staff.

Take Care,

Stay Safe

R. Walthall

Headteacher

Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.