Welcome back! Covid Updates
I just wanted to write to you briefly to inform you about the COVID position at St.Michael’s as we have had a number of positive cases now. To date we have 7 positive cases of pupils and 2 members of staff. These cases can be linked and are currently within Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6.
Following current guidelines, we are not able to close year groups or classes unless instructed to do so by Public Health. The number of cases across Peterborough continues to rise matched with very low uptake of vaccines which is making the spread of this variant rapid.
- Please take a look at the attached information leaflet from Peterborough City Council.
- Please be extra vigilant in observing symptoms (High temperature, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell) in your children and get them a PCR test if you have any cause for concern.
- Please continue to notify us immediately if you have a positive test result for your child. There is a dedicated 24/7 voicemail link via the School telephone number (01733306778) which automatically directs to me, so that I am able to pick up notifications after school and at weekends.
If you would like this information in your home language, please contact the school office and we will be able to help you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please click the below link to take you straight to your child's home learning page:
Latest news in relation to our current School Closure
Contacting St Michaels' Church School during the School Closure
Information and updates will be posted on our School Website
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead can be contacted by emailing the School Office or telephoning 01733 306778. In an emergency you can contact the DSL by phoning 07516 630085.
Please note that there may be a delayed response time during this period.
Other useful contacts during the School Closure
|101||Non Emergencies - Online Contact|
|Social Care||01733 864180||During Office Hours - Report a Concern|
|01733 234724||Out of Hours Emergency - Report a Concern|
|Safeguarding Advice||01733 863744||Advice or Report a Concern|
|Business Watch||01733 302900||Please call if you have concerns about the security of the school site.|
|NSPCC||0808 8005000||NSPCC Services|
|Child Line||0800 1111||Childline Information and Advice|
|Keep Your Head||Call NHS 111||Mental Health / Wellbeing - Advice & Information|
|Online Safety Issues||Advice and Information|
|Women’s Aid||01223 361214||Advice and Information|
|Rape Crisis||01733 852578||Advice and Information|
|Domestic Violence||0808 2000247||Advice and Information|
|Food Bank||01733 575083||Peterborough Food Bank Locations|
|Parish Pantry||01733 891003||Linked to St Michael's Church (01733575083)|
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.email@example.com
Opening hours are 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).
Home Learning during School Closure
Supporting Parents with Routines - PEC Cards
Often children thrive on having routines and they may be struggling been at home during the lockdown. Below are some resources may help you and your child(ren):
Coronovirus - Latest Information and Guidance
There is a lot in the news and we appreciate many are worried about Coronavirus and it's spread.
The government is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus and we would like to reassure you that we are receiving daily advice from the Department for Education and are following the guidance from them, the Local Authority and Public Health England.
The latest advice & information can be found on the following links:
How you can help to slow the spead of Coronavirus
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue and throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.