September 3rd Update
It was really great to see the children and families returning to school for a new academic year. It is our hope that the school will remain open and that we will not be subject to any further closures. In order to minimise the risk of local infection due to the coronavirus we will be maintaining many of the measures that we implemented previously. Some of the measures include:
· Regular washing of hands according to the recommended guidelines.
· Ventilation in the classrooms.
· Increased cleaning of touchpoints and other key areas throughout the day
· minimising contact between classes.
· dismissal at the end of the day from the main playground to avoid parents crowding together.
· parents and visitors will enter the school with permission and will be invited to wear masks where possible.
Please do not crowd around the building and use the whole length of the playground while waiting fir your child to be dismissed. We still recommend keeping safe distances until further notice.
We thank you for your cooperation both in the past and we anticipate that you will assist us in keeping the school community as safe as we can.
Should I send my child to school if anyone in my household has coronavirus symptoms?
No! You must all self-isolate and take a test.
Inform the school office.
Parents and carers it is most important that you do not send your child to school if you, or anyone in your household develops coronavirus symptoms.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
If you have symptoms and you send your child or children to school you are putting others at risk. We appreciate that this is a difficult time but unless we work together we will not beat this pandemic.
Dcn Tito Pereira
Monday 22nd March 2021 - Virtual Parents Consultation
This year we are unable to hold face to face meetings in the usual way. The children have been working hard after a long break. You will receive a Virtual Parents’ Evening Feedback sheet which contains your child’s effort, attainment and progress for different areas of the curriculum. These areas will be reported on using a * system.
One star: *
Working Towards Expected
Most children are currently in this band.
Two stars **
Working At Expected
All children are working towards this by the end of their academic year.
Three stars ***
Working Above Expected
Some children will be working above the age related expectations by the end of the year.
Your child’s teacher has included some targets for English and Maths for the children to work on.
In addition to this, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to your class teacher via the class emails.
Year 1 Daniel Class: email@example.com
Year 2 Esther Class firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 3 Samuel Class email@example.com
Year 4 Rachel Class firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 5 Joshua Class email@example.com
Year 6 Ruth Class firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Term - Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February
During Half Term there will be no remote teaching. The children on critical workers and others who have been in school will not be attending. The nursery will also close for the Half Term break. Remote teaching will recommence on Monday 22nd February.
School Reopening January 28th Update
The Prime Minister announced that it will not be possible to resume face-to-face learning immediately after the February half-term and instead hopes it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools and colleges from Monday 8 March. This is in response to the national public health data and pressure on NHS capacity.
Education settings, as well as students, parents and carers will be given at least two weeks’ notice to prepare for a return to face-to-face education. The Nursery is the only part of the school that is currently open and parents have already been contacted about this.
In the meantime, only some children have been attending and will continue to attend during the current lockdown.
Please note that the school will be closed to all pupils including the children of critical workers over the half-term break.
We will let you know when we can reopen the school once the announcement is made by the Government which will not be until at least March 8th but may be a later date depending on the national public health data.
In the meantime, please keep up with the remote learning and let us pray for an end to the pandemic.
School Reopening update January 25th
Dear Parents, you may have heard on the media that schools will not open until after Easter. Please ignore this as we have not had official confirmation from the correct authorities. The government will announce when schools can reopen in due course and once the school is open your child will be expected to return to school. Please contact the school if you need further clarification. Kind regards, Dcn Tito
Laptops for Children Jan 6th 2021
Dear Parents, if your child is having difficulties access the online learning becuase you do not have a device such as a laptop, then please contact Mrs Dhak on her class email to discuss: email@example.com. Many thanks.
School Closure January 2021 - The School is closed to most pupils until further notice.
UPDATED Jauary 5th
Dear parents, we have been informed that the school must remain closed until further notice. We are expecting to reopen the school on Monday 22nd February but this will be reviewed by the authorities nearer the time; we will inform you as soon as we know the government's decision.
The children will be engaging in remote learning from Tuesday 5th January 2021. Your child’s teacher has sent you information about the planned remote learning. Please contact your class teacher if you need further help or advice. Teachers can be contacted via the class email address or by phoning the school during office hours.
Children of Key Workers will be allowed to attend as before (March 2020). Some families have received an email regarding their children attending during this current closure period and a text has been sent regarding Key Worker requests.
You can contact Dcn Tito via the Key Worker Contact which can be found under the School Information Tab on this website: https://www.stanselmscatholicprimaryschool.co.uk/contact-us-2/
The school will remain open during the new national lockdown which starts on Thursday 5th November until December 2nd 2020. We will continue with the safety measures we have put in place and ask that you inform us immediately if anyone in your household develops covid symptoms.
Thursday 22nd October Updated.
Due to the explosion on King Street, the school is not able to open tomorrow. We will be closed on Friday 23rd too. Next week is the half-term break so the school will remain closed until November 2nd. Have a safe break.
Welcome back to all of you and a very warm welcome to all the new children, parents, carers and staff who are new to St Anselm’s. I was extremely pleased to be able to welcome all the children back to school at the start of the term.
The children settled in very quickly and have enjoyed being back in the classroom. The routines are slightly different of course but it has just become a normal part of the day. Together with the staff and governors, we have worked together to make the school as safe as we can for the children.
We have continued to provide a broad and balanced curriculum so that the children gain as much experience and joy as they engage with their learning. Of course, we cannot begin our new school year without thinking of Mrs Sykes and her family – she is sadly missed by all.
I am privileged to be able to lead the school as the Acting Headteacher of this wonderful school and we will continue to build on the legacy left by Mrs Sykes.
I will strive to be available or to make time to talk to parents when needed, so please contact me if you wish to discuss any issues or ask questions.
I would like to thank the staff and Governors for their hard work and commitment to the school. I will continue to work closely with them, to ensure that the children receive the best possible education. Yours faithfully, Deacon Tito.
New Staggered Start for Year Groups - Covid-19 Measures for Social Distancing.
Please keep to your time slots. Children are not allowed on site before 8:30 am.
We suggest that Siblings go home at the latest slot - parents with more than one child can drop off and collect all of their children at the same time.
|Year Group||Drop off Time||Collection Time|
|5&6||8:30 am||2:30 pm|
|3&4||8:40 am||2:40 pm|
|1&2||8:50 am||2:50 pm|
|Reception (FS2)||9 am||3 pm|
|Nursery (FS1)||9 am||11:45|
September 1st 2020 Update
Dear Parents, a letter via Text Link has been sent out regarding the whole school reopening – a copy can be found in the Letters and Newsletters Tab under the Parents’ Tab on this website. All children are expected to be back on Thursday 3rd September and we are looking forward to seeing the children. Please note that Harrisons will be providing school lunches as normal.
July 3rd Update
It has been wonderful to welcome back the children from Rec, Year 1 and Year 6 since the phased reopening began in June. The children have really benefited from this and the staff have enjoyed having real contact with the children instead of the virtual learning that has taken place. Many parents are still reluctant to send their children back at the moment but from September the expectation will be that all the children will come back to school. We will continue with all the safety measures and ensure that children and adults follow the guidance provided by the government. More information will be sent out in due course. For those who are still at home, it is important that they continue their online learning. Learning packs are available for those families who do not have access to computers or the internet. Please contact Mrs Dhak if you need Home Learning Materials.
June 19th Update
Year 6 pupils have had the opportunity to be in school since June 15th. The children have been placed in small groups called "Bubbles" in order to minimise the risk of infection. In addition to this, the school has introduced other safety measures. This has been a very positive experience for both pupils and staff. The school is considering how we may open up for more pupils before the summer.
Some of you have been contacted already via the online survey. Thank you for your responses so far. Please note that not all Year Groups will be able to return due to the Social Distancing Measures at present so your Year Group may not have been contacted.
We are currently awaiting further official guidance about the reopening of schools in September. We will inform you about this once we have further information. In the meantime, thank you for supporting your child with "Home Learning" since the Lockdown.
June 1st Update - Y6
Year 6 Parents have been contacted regarding the first phase of the proposed reopening of the school on June 15th. This will be for Year 6 only to begin with. Other year groups to follow after this date; we will contact you if we feel it is safe to extend this beyond Y6. Many thanks.
School Reopening Update
Dear Parents and carers, the school continues to remain closed to all pupils with the exception of the children of Critical Workers. The Senior Leadership Team and Governors are planning for a safe phased reopening of the school. Therefore, St Anselm's will not reopen on June 1st due to our current risk assessment. When we feel that it is safe enough to open we will begin with a small number of children. You will be informed when your child's class is being invited back to school and the detailed plans will be shared at the appropriate time. In the meantime keep the whole school community in your prayers. Kind regards, Dcn Tito and the School Team
Dear Parents, many of you are wondering if the school will reopen on June 1st. The school is currently awaiting further guidance from the Government. Just to be clear, the school will remain closed unless it is safe to reopen. If the school is ready for a phased re-opening, we will inform you and give you further details. In the meantime, do not assume that the school will open again on June 1st. The school is closed until further notice. (May 12th update)
Most children have been doing some fantastic online learning set by their teachers. The learning packs sent out at the start of the closure are also being used well. If you do not have a computer at home, additional learning packs are available. Please contact the school beforehand and we can arrange a collection time.
Dear Parents the following website may be useful to look at and you may qualify for extra help especially if you have children who are under 4 years old.
Dear Parents, many of the children are using the J2 Launch App in order to complete their homework. This is easier for the teachers to comment on and give direct feedback to the children who are also able to ask questions about the tasks to their teachers. Please encourage your children to use this. The J2 Launch App can be found in the Children's tab on the website.
Thank you for filling in the Computer and Internet Access Survey. We will be issuing new learning packs for families who have not got access to the internet. (April 15th)
SInce the Covid-19 crisis there has been a lot of pressure on families, both financially and emotionally. If you find yourself in a difficult situation please ask for help.
Police: 999 press 55 when prompted if you can’t speak. The police will be able to track you if you do this.
Refuge UK wide 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Also, Southall Black Sisters can help and offer advice:
The Foodbank is still open at St Mellitus Church, Hanwell W7
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am - 12 noon. Please do not go to the Southall location as this is currently closed. You can use your long term foodbank voucher that was given to you before the school closed.