Parents Updates

Parent update 16.9.20

 

Dear Parent’s and Carers,

A massive thank you for your sensible co-operation with our one-way system.  And an equally massive thank you to the Grandma whose idea it was!  It’s making a big difference.

This is a difficult time for us all. We are so lucky at St John Bosco to have such understanding and sensible parents; thank you for being responsible for the sake of us all.

There are a few families isolating due to displaying symptoms. Please be assured if there is anything (i.e. positive cases) you need to know, I will inform families who need to know without delay.  I appreciate the frustration of those who are at home, but please understand, we can’t be flexible with regards to allowing children back in school.  We have to follow the published guidelines.

 

School news

Reading - Our Accelerated Reader programme is working well.  Keep on bringing those reading books in – we’ve got high hopes for really good progress!  Parents should have received their child’s assessment via email.  If you’ve not received it, please email us to let us know.  In Rec, Y1 and Y2, parents should have received an email relating to the children’s phonics work. Again, if you’ve not received this, please email us to let us know.

 

Afterschool club – our afterschool club is back up and running.  We are covid friendly with lots of fresh air, handwashing and sanitised toys.  There are still places available – you may want your child to get that extra bit of social time!  Please request places via this link and we will ring you to confirm arrangements. 

After school club booking form

Parent Governor Vacancy - We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor on our school Board of Governors, which we hope to fill as soon as possible.

Working in close partnership with parents is essential. One of the ways a parent can help the school is to volunteer to be a parent governor. The main tasks of the Board of Governors are to support the school, ensure that pupils receive high quality education and plan for future development and improvement. Parent governors play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community.

If you:

• Currently have a child or children at our school,

• Are able to work well with others

• Have a willingness to listen and make informed judgements

• Are interested in education and are keen to play a part in improving our school

• Are willing to give about 4 hours a term to attend meetings and attend occasional training you could be the person to become a parent governor.

 

Governors are not expected to be experts in education and you will be offered opportunities to attend training to help you learn about the role and have the support of an existing Governor.

We feel sure that there are parents who would be interested in taking on this important role and give their time and commitment to help us to continue to improve our school. If you are interested in joining us, you will need the backing of two parents: one to nominate you and one to support the nomination.

Please complete the short form here

If you are interested in exactly how the election process works, please see the Parent Governor Election notice below.

Some reminders

If you think your child has symptoms, please ring the NHS line.  We cannot give advice at school as we aren’t health professionals.  Here are two useful charts to help you.

 

 

Please send children in with their reading folder and lunch only.  

Water bottles - All the children have water bottles in class that are washed and refilled daily – save some money and help the planet by not sending in extra drinks with packed lunches  (perhaps you might send a juice carton once or twice a week as a treat).

PE days - no earrings please

Drop off and pick up – click here if you need a reminder about the arrangements

Appointments – If your child has an appointment please notify the office in advance.  Please don’t arrive just before home time and ask staff to quickly get your children.  It is a busy time of day and we will ask you to wait until they are dismissed as usual.

Risk assessment – As you are aware, we have made a few changes to things since the start of term.  The updated risk assessment is below.

 

Again, thank you all for being such a wonderful community of supportive families.  We are lucky that our vigilance and cooperation has meant that we have no positive cases so far.  Let’s continue to work together and stay a Covid free school as long as we can.

With love and prayers,

Mrs Johnson

Headteacher

 

“Have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 

1 Peter 3:8

Parent Governor Election Notice

Drop off and pick up times 

Updated Risk Assessment

A video explaining how re-opening will work can be watched here.

Please click to read details of our “New Normal” for September 2020.

Here is a link to the Covid Symptom Flowchart.

 

Files to Download

Contact the School

St John Bosco Catholic Primary

Hall Moss Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 7AT

Headteacher: Mrs M Johnson

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs C. Doyle

Finance Manager: Mrs R. Glean

Administration Team: Miss S. Ruane and Miss S. Corcoran

Tel: 0161 740 7094
contact@st-johnbosco.manchester.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs V. Jeffrey