Week commencing 24 March 2020

Here is some further information regarding week commencing 24 March 2020:

  • Please adhere to the social distancing recommendations (2 metres apart), whilst dropping off and collecting your child from the playground.
  • Avoid approaching staff members.
  • If you do not need your childs place, please inform school via phone/email.
  • Please do not come to school unless you have received written permission from the headteacher.
  • If you believe you are entitled to a school place, please ring/email the school tomorrow and we will reply ASAP.

School closure, Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Following government guidelines we are closing our school from Friday, 20th March 2020, until further notice.

St Anne’s will run as a child care provision service from Monday 23rd March for children whose parents are Key Workers, children with Social Worker involvement and those with EHC plans in place. It is still your choice to send your children in during this time. If you feel your family comes into either of these categories and have not already spoken to myself about this please email the school office as soon as possible. We will be following the governments guidelines as to who is classed as a Key Worker.

See the list of key workers as defined by the government.

We are now running with only half our staff and are doing our best to keep the children happy and safe. I want to thank my fantastic staff for carrying on this week through very difficult circumstances and for a stoic resolve to continue to support our St Anne’s community.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to many of you but these are difficult times with difficult decisions. As you know we have always put your children’s safety first and feel St Anne’s is a community that looks after each other. Please help any parents that are struggling to get to essential places of work and any elderly or vulnerable people within your local community.

I would like to ask all parents to keep in contact with the class teachers via their class email address.

The children were provided with work packs today.

The teachers will do their best to keep these lines of communication open. School email: enquiries@admin.saintannes.wigan.sch.uk will also be accessed remotely during the school closure.

You can also keep up to date via our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

The school web site will be updated as soon as there are any changes.

Information regarding COVID-19

People should stay at home for 14 days if they have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

When should I call 111?

The NHS is asking people to use its 111 online service if:

  • You cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

How do I avoid catching or spreading COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands regularly – with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitisers if you do not have access to soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your sleeve – not your hands – when you cough or sneeze
  • Used tissues should be put in the bin immediately and your hands should be washed afterwards
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

All these precautions are to protect our school and community; we are grateful for your continual support.

Kind Regards, Ms L France Headteacher.