St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School
Welcome to our school website which offers an insight into the life and working of our school. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School has a long and proud tradition of serving the maritime parish of St. Vincent de Paul.
Our school follows the tradition of our patron as it places Christ at its centre as our community works to create an environment in which Gospel values are lived out and encapsulated in our Mission Statement of “Serving with Love, Striving for Excellence.”
– Monday 13th July 2020 Update –
St Vincent de Paul Parish updates can be found via the following website link: stvincentsparish.org.uk
*Free School Meals Vouchers – Eligibility Update – Thursday 9th July 2020*
Given the current economic position and number of increased redundancies, some children may become eligible for FSM after schools have closed for the summer. The message below – advises what a parent should do if they become eligible for FSMs during the summer holiday period. If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after the schools close for the summer break you need to apply for FSMs using the link below
If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this. During school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.
Suzanne Metcalfe I Assistant Director – Early Help
Liverpool City Council I Cunard Building I Water Street I Liverpool I L3 1AH
T: 0151 233 0482 M: 07736553940 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.liverpool.gov.uk
*Update – Monday 15th June 2020*
Please take time to read our Home School Agreement for COVID-19 which can you can download via the link below
*CAFOD Summer of Hope Update – Thursday 11th June 2020*
Inspiration/action/reflection – Next Thursday 18 June, 10.00-10.15am, join other students from around the country who want to feel more hopeful this summer.
CAFOD will be leading a national assembly for children to watch at school or from home. The assembly will look at how Coronavirus has affected different places in the world and how we can stay hopeful.
You can find out more details at cafod.org.uk/schoolstogether.
Online Safety Advice During COVID-19
As you will all be aware, St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School has been partially closed since Friday 20th March in response to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are aware that this is likely to mean that many children have spent and will continue to be spending an increased amount of time online. Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School and as such we would like to share some helpful advice to help you consider how you can keep your family safer online at home.
Please download the supporting Online Safety During COVID-19 document to access advice and useful web links to support you and your families at home.
*Local Authority Update – Thursday 21st May 2020*
Please see the following link for the latest information given to schools by Liverpool City Council: liverpool.gov.uk/childcarehubs
*School Returns Update – Friday 15th May 2020*
Message from Mrs Salters…
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find the below letter from Steve Reddy (Liverpool’s Director for Children & Young People) regarding Liverpool’s schools reopening position. I will also continue to keep you informed of future school reopening information as soon as possible.
Best wishes Mrs Salters
***Reception Class September 2020 admissions process***
Covid-19 Outbreak information note – Due to the virus outbreak and the fact that schools are closed, if you have been successful at securing an offer of a place at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School, please contact school directly by email to accept or decline the place.
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Monday 20th April 2020*
You can download the following new documents to support with issues relating to the coronavirus. Click on the link below for Crisis Support Advice:
Click on the link below for a supporting children friendly book about the coronavirus:
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Thursday 16th April 2020*
You can download ‘Police Guidance for Domestic Abuse’ via the link below:
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Saturday 4th April 2020*
You can now download the ‘Parenting Through Covid19 – One City- One Effort’ blog via the link below:
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Saturday 21st March 2020*
Please read below for further information regarding Childcare Hubs for key workers.
Dovedale Primary School has released the following information with regards to the procedures for accessing Childcare Hubs. Please note that staff from St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School will be located at Pleasant Street Primary School on Monday 23rd March.
Dovedale Primary School is now a Childcare Hub for key workers as defined by Liverpool City Council on the link below:
Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker. If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home.
If you qualify for a place in a hub we are open on Monday 23 March from 9am to 4pm prompt.
If you are planning to bring your child/ren to us please understand and be prepared for the following:
– when you arrive at school for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc. If your child currently attends Dovedale you will still be required to complete a form. BE AWARE THIS COULD TAKE TIME ON MONDAY.
– your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside.
– children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones.
– provide your child with a packed lunch but on Monday 23rd all children who attend will get a free hot meal. Following this parents can pay for a hot lunch; information to follow from the Hub.
– your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. This is not an educational environment.
– your child needs to follow and respond to the Hub’s behaviour guidance; as it would be in the school they are currently enrolled in. The setting has the right to refuse entry to any child who does not follow the expectations of the Hub.
– parents will be asked to wait in a designated collection area when dropping off and collecting from the Hub to ensure the health of the staff.
– any child who is unwell will be sent home as quickly as possible.
WE HAVE A SET NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE CAN ACCEPT ON A DAILY BASIS. IF WE ARE FULL YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST LOCAL HUB SCHOOL.
We will be receiving an update from the Local Authority on a daily basis in response to local and national guidance. This will be updated on this page.
There are 50 HUBS across the City, you can use the one which is best for you.
Below are links to national guidance and advice:
Closure of educational setting guidance for parents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
Liverpool City Council website updates https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/
Support for families who are entitled to free school meals https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-set-out-to-support-pupils-eligible-for-free-school-meals
If you feel unwell you are encouraged you use the following NHS website rather than ringing 111 straight away http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Please be aware that we will not accept any unacceptable behaviour from any Parents or Carers. This is a national crisis and we have been requested to respond to this; remember we are all in this together!
AROUND 50 hubs to look after primary age children of key workers in Liverpool will open on Monday 23 March.
It follows the Government’s decision to close schools later today until further notice, as part of the response to coronavirus.
The strategically located school sites are only for primary age pupils whose parents are key workers and have no other safe childcare available to them, and will initially be open from 9am until 4pm.
Parents of primary school children who are eligible are asked to take their child to the nearest site which is convenient for them on Monday, where there will be staff available to receive them.
There will be no provision for secondary school pupils, but secondary schools are identifying vulnerable children and will be proactively contacting those parents directly to see if they need any support.
The city’s five nursery schools – Abercromby Nursery School; Chatham Place Nursery School; East Prescot Road Nursery; Ellergreen Nursery School and Everton Nursery School – are remaining open and will accept children of key workers who have no other available childcare.
Some special schools will be open – Palmerston School; Princes Primary School; Hope School; Sandfield Park School; Woolton High School; Redbridge; Milstead; Abbotts Lea and Bank View – and will be in touch with parents regarding their capacity to support children.
The list of key workers is:
· Social workers, care workers, health and social care staff and those required to maintain the sector
· Teachers, specialist education professionals and nursery staff
· Staff essential to the operation of the justice system
· Staff involved in the management of the deceased
· Administrative staff in local government essential to the delivery of the COVID-19 response
· Staff delivering essential public services such as payment of benefits
· Staff involved in the distribution of food or other key goods
· Police and police support staff
· Fire and rescue staff and support staff
· Transport workers
· Utilities workers
· Probation staff
· IT staff necessary to support COVID-19 response
· Payment providers
· Waste disposal service presumably including refuse collection
In addition, other workers described include:
· Armed forces personnel
· MoD civilian staff and contractors
· National Crime Agency
· Border security
· National security staff
· Religions and charity staff
· Journalists and broadcasters
The list of hubs is:
· Arnot St Mary, Arnot Street, L4
· All Saint’s Catholic Primary, Oakfield, Anfield
· Anfield Road Primary School, Anfield Road, Anfield
· Banks Road Primary, Banks Road, Garston
· Barlows Primary School, Barlows Lane, Fazakerley
· The Beacon Church of England Primary, Heyworth Street, Everton
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Wednesday 18th March 2020*Families with FSM children who are in self-isolation and require assistance to purchase food, please apply to the Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme. The scheme is to assist citizens, who may be vulnerable and on a low income, where they are unable to meet their short term subsistence needs.https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/help-in-a-crisis/liverpool-citizens-support-scheme/Families will need to use their social networks for someone to obtain the food for them. Plans are in track to develop a community volunteer scheme to support families who have no available social network. Additional information will follow in due course. Please contact school if you fall into this category.
*Coronavirus Update and Guidance – Tuesday 17th March 2020*
The Associate Director of Public Health – Health Protection (LLC) has provided the following current key messages:
This page will be updated as and when school receive any updates or changes to the guidance that has been provided to schools.
The relationships between pupils themselves and between pupils and adults are exemplary
Teacher’s high expectations and enthusiastic children make outstanding progress
Pupils have an outstanding sense of belonging to the school community
The extent to which the pupils contribute to and benefit from the Catholic life of the school is outstanding