“Striving for Excellence, Caring for All”

Parenting  Support Service in Knowsley

There are times when every parent needs a bit of support, but it’s particularly difficult being a parent at present. Knowsley Family Learning Service has a team of experienced parenting support workers who are available to give advice and suggestions to help parents manage their children’s behaviour and anxieties during this difficult time.   

If you would like to arrange a telephone call with one of the team of parent support workers, please contact the free phone number 0800 073 0043 and ask for Parenting Support.  Your details will then be given to the Early Help Hub and someone will call you back.

FSM

Can all eligible parents collect their Summer voucher worth £90 from school today (14.7.20) & tomorrow (15.7.20) please.  

FSM Letter – Summer 2020

LA  transport survey

Dear Parents/Carers,

Could you please complete this LA  transport survey on how you and/or your child travel to school. The deadline for the survey is this Friday 10th July.  It will be used to inform local transport planning and therefore is important to get their views. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FCWSR7

Behaviour Policy: Covid-19 addendum

Policy

LA statement on Knowsley News

https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/support-schools-who-pause-reopening/

Attendance survey

Please complete the following survey regarding school re-opening:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LVHLTGT

Kirkby Collaborative Statement on schools reopening

Covid 19 Knowsley Volunteer Hub Leaflet

Update on FSM (Knowsley News)

Reopening schools in Knowsley Press release

Letter: FSM vouchers 6.5.20 and New FSM application form

Save the Children – UK Covid-19 Resource Pack 1

Supermarket Vouchers – FAQs for Parents 7.4.2020

Knowsley Foodbank Update

10 Ways to Wellbeing for families

Childrens Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Letter to Parents: 30th March 2020

Useful websites for Parents (Home Learning)

Free School Meals Letter – 27th March 2020

Please be aware: Free School Meals Scam Warming

Child Care Provision for Keyworkers

Key workers letter – 20 March 2020

For circulation to all pupils and parents regarding School Nurses;

Whilst the response to covid-19 is requiring us all to reduce social contact, we are aware that some pupils or parents may still have other concerns which they would like to speak to a School Nurse about. The School Nurses are still available and their area contact details can be found on their website www.nwbh.nhs.uk/school-nurses-knowsley

Thursday 19th March, 2020

Dear Parents / Carers

As you will be aware, Coronavirus is a rapidly changing situation and we have been working with the Department for Education, Public Health England and Knowsley Council to plan for such a pandemic.

As per the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday we have been directed to close schools for most children. We are prepared and ready to respond to this challenge.

We are writing to inform you that Westvale Primary school will close on Friday 20th March  at normal times and remain closed until further notice. Parents should check our school website for any  new updates.

If pupils are currently absent from school, work will be available for collection at the school office between 2-3pm Friday 20th March  / or if they are in school, will be sent home with work packs today . The work pack and links provided are for a fortnight and then updates will be provided on class pages on our website.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open from Monday 23rd March for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with an EHCP or a social worker who we  will contact  separately. We ask that you contact school if you are a keyworker and require this provision. School will ask you for further information about your role. School will ask you for further details about your requirements –eg. if you need the place all week for example.

We encourage you and your children to continue to follow Public Health England advice on keeping yourselves safe.  Updated information can be found here :

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals will have their lunches provided for them.  Further information about this will be communicated to these families in due course.

If you have energy difficulties, the Government has announced that energy suppliers won’t shut people off and families should contact their supplier in the first instance.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and understanding in this matter. Take care.

Angela Afflick

Headteacher

Westvale Primary

Headteacher

Click here for further information and support

Click here for School closure resource packs

Welcome from the Headteacher

A very warm welcome is extended to you and your child from Westvale Community Primary School. We are privileged to share with you, for a time, the life and development of your child, and look forward to celebrating those very special moments in a child’s life, as they learn and develop their own individual abilities and characteristics.

This is a happy vibrant school where all children are given the opportunity to learn in a caring and stimulating environment. We have excellent facilities and we aim to give your child the best opportunity to reach their full potential and develop into a well-rounded individual.  Our school motto ‘Striving for Excellence, Caring for All’ is an integral part of every school day.

We believe it is important that, as a parent or guardian, you feel welcome in the school. Education is a partnership between home and school with a shared responsibility based on trust and mutual understanding. The co-operation and participation of parents with our school in the education of your child is positively encouraged. We hope that you will feel confident in approaching us at school with any questions or worries you may have.

Angela Afflick

Headteacher

“Support for pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare remain a central strength of the school.”  
Ofsted,  December 2016

School Day

Nursery (Foundation 1)
8.30am – 11.30am
12.30pm – 3.30pm

Reception (Foundation 2)
8.55am – 11.45am
12.45pm – 3.15pm

School Day

Years 1 & 2 (Key Stage 1)
8.55am – 12pm
1.00pm – 3.15pm

Years 3 – 6 (Key Stage 2)
8.55am – 12.15pm
1.15pm – 3.20pm

Breakfast Club

Westvale Breakfast Club provides before school care and a varied breakfast menu for as little as £1.00. This is open from 8.00am each day.

A relaxed and friendly atmosphere provides a calm start to the day.

For further information contact the school office during normal school hours (9.00 – 3.15).

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