You will have heard that mainstream primary schools are being asked to prepare for children in the early years, F2, Y1 and Y6 to return to school after half term. The advice being given to special schools is different and a letter has been sent out to all parents/carers. As ever, thank you for your support and patience during these uncertain times. We will continue to keep you informed of any changes as and when we receive further guidance.
Update 07.04.20 – Pupils entitled to Free School Meals:
After Easter, all schools transferred onto a new voucher system co-ordinated by the Department for Education (DfE). The new system, operated by Edenred, issues free school meal vouchers via the email address that school holds on record. The value of the vouchers has increased to £15 per week to support you through these difficult times. The school office has endeavoured to check all parental email addresses by phone to ensure that you receive your vouchers in a timely manner.
There may be some changes necessary to the system during school holiday periods but we will notify you accordingly.
We will continue to seek out other support for parents who need assistance in food. Please see our facebook page and twitter for updates on where to access support; they are updated regularly.
Update 27.03.20 – Gilbrook will continue to remain open
As I previously mentioned in the last homepage update, Gilbrook will continue to remain open to the most vulnerable pupils and pupils whose parents and carers are key workers. As you are aware the Secretary of State for education has asked that pupils only attend school if it is critical to the country’s COVID-19 response. This means that Gilbrook will remain open for these pupils; as a school we have contacted the parents and carers of those pupils that should attend. All other pupils are safer at home and must not attend school for any reason. However as a school we will do our best to continue to support you and your child until the current crisis is over.
How you can contact school:
You can continue to contact school as normal on – 0151 522 3900 or by the email below.
If for some reason that you cannot contact the school office you can use the numbers below in an emergency:
- Kirsten Brown – (Head/Designated Safeguarding Lead) – 07867 906316
- Diane Clark (Deputy Headteacher) – 07795 497151
- Sarah Long (Assistant Head/SENCO/Designated Safeguarding LEAD) – 07711 815399
How to contact teachers for advice and guidance should the school be closed:
You can contact school on the email below in the event of a school closure.
If pupils, parents or carers need to contact teachers for help and support with the work that has been provided, they can reach them via the school office or alternatively via the emails below:
Additionally, we will take every opportunity to maintain regular contact with you throughout the current crisis. In the meantime, please accept our very best wishes for the coming weeks and months. Look after yourselves and those close to you. Please follow the social distancing guidelines from Government and help us all to emerge from this unprecedented situation safely and in good health.
Mr S Baker
- Social Care 9am to 5pm (Central Advice and Duty Team) – 0151 606 2008
- Social Care Out of Hours (Emergency Duty Team) – 0151 677 6557
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – 0300 303 3157
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice Line 0151 488 8453
- NHS for urgent advice – 111
- Careers Connect 0151 600 7874/ 07792 737 527