School Closure – Distance Learning

As of Monday 23rd March, School will be closed to most pupils. Vulnerable children and those of key workers will still be able to attend. However, please bear in mind the Government is also keen to emphasise:

“The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.”

If you need to contact school please email use to contact staff. Additionally, between 9am-3pm we are trying to answer calls to the school office on 0115 915 2961 whilst we have staffing levels to maintain this. Seesaw should be used to communicate about learning only, if you have other questions, please use the admin email address or call.

You should have received a letter about the children’s Seesaw login details, these details will also be in their reading diaries and in the inside cover of their distance learning journals (a notebook which we have provided for any activities that may need writing using pen and paper).

This video will be helpful as a guide to accessing and engaging with Seesaw from home.

Safeguarding is always a high priority for us as a school and will continue to be so during this school closure. 

Our School’s Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Lane

Mrs Slight

Mr Slight

If you have any concerns please contact us via all of the above email addresses and admin address to ensure that in the event of staff illness some one will pick this email up or school telephone between 9-3pm.

If you have any safeguarding concerns during school closure you can also contact a designated safeguarding lead teacher on the following number 0115 8550557. This will be passed onto the DSLs at Saint Patrick’s. Please ONLY use this number to report a safeguarding concern.

If you need help outside of these hours, Children and Families Direct are available to help.

For further information about safeguarding or for access to more support please see our safeguarding page by clicking here

During this time of distance learning e-safety is also key. Please access our e-safety page for further support and guidance by clicking here.

We are being supported through this school closure by the Our Lady of Lourdes Trust.

If you have safeguarding concerns and staff at Saint Patrick’s were unable to support due to illness then the Trust have provided the following contacts as alternatives.

Moira Dales (Trust Safeguarding Lead): Tel: 07852133114.

J McGeachie (Trust CEO) Tel: 07805631202

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