COVID-19

Covid-19 update (02.09.20) - we are delighted to inform you that school has re-opened for the new academic year 2020-21 for all pupils.

 

Attendance

From the start of the autumn term 2020 pupil attendance will be mandatory and the usual rules on attendance will apply, including:

  • parents’ duty to ensure that their child of compulsory school age attends regularly at the school where the child is a registered pupil
  • the ability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices, in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct
  • we have temporarily adjusted the issue of late marks to accomodate staggered entry times

Although school attendance is mandatory from the start of the autumn term, there are some circumstances where pupils cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19). If your child, or a member of their household, is suffering from symptoms, or if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you should read the FLOWCHART FOR SUSPECTED CASES and supplementary instruction letter below for details of what to do next.

Children absent from school having tested positive for COVID-19 or demonstrating symptoms will be issued with school work by their class teacher for the duration of such absence. This can be arranged when you contact the school office to inform us of your child's sickness.

 

Child Protection Issues

Barnardo’s ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service

See, Hear, Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

See, Hear, Respond, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). See, Hear, Respond will support from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.

See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child is missed. Help is available in one or more of four ways:

 

  • an online hub of support and information
  • online counselling and therapy
  • face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
  • helping children and young people reintegrate back into school

You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.

 

Risk Assessment

We have revised our Risk Assessments in time for the beginning of term. Our Recovery Plan along with the Risk Assessments can be found below. In following government guidance all reasonable measures have been put in place to mitigate against the risk of disease transmission.

 

Behaviour Policy

The DfE requires that all schools review and revise their Behaviour Policy and publish this information on their website.  The necessary amendments have been made and can be found below.

 

Exclusions

The DfE also requires that all schools review and revise their Exclusions Policy with ammendments necessary due to COVID-19; this policy can be found below.

Files to Download

"Lunt's Heath Primary School is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Young children should be supervised when using the internet"

"If you have any concerns around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please visit www.halton.gov.uk/localoffer webpage for advice and information around different services available"

Contact the School

Lunt's Heath Primary School

Wedgewood Drive
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 9RJ

Main Contact: All enquiries Mrs A Woodward or Mrs P Craig (Office) / complaints Mr A Williams (Headteacher) / Allegations Against Adults Mr A Williams or Mr P Busow (Chair of Governors)

Tel: 0151 423 3322
Fax: 0151 420 6977
sec.luntsheath@halton.gov.uk

SEN Contact: Special Needs Mr A Moore (SENDCO) via the school office