Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WHEmail:
0161 921 1940
10th July 2020
We have emailed important documents regarding school opening in September. Please take some time to read through the letter carefully. We will be sharing a home-school agreement before the start of the academic year with further information.
After reading the letter, if you have any questions that you would like to ask, please contact school via the telephone (0161 921 1940) or the school email (email@example.com) .
Government guidance for parent/carers can be found by clicking here.
Thank you for your patience and support at this time.
2nd July 2020
The staff at St Edmund's RC Primary have endeavoured to provide school places to all children in named year groups and for those in key worker/ vulnerable groups who have requested them. Currently we are at capacity and will be unable to accommodate any further requests for school places for the remaining two weeks of the term. If you would like to speak to us about school places, please ring 0161 921 1940.
Important update following proposed wider opening of schools
As we move towards the wider opening of the school, the staff at St Edmund’s are working hard to ensure the school is as safe as possible and operating in line with government guidance.
During this time, it is important that we know how many children are expected on site and can plan to meet their needs. We are trying our best to continue to provide childcare for the children of key workers and for vulnerable families however we are at capacity at present. Any change in numbers to this group means that we need to revaluate provision and staffing in school meaning we cannot offer places to families who meet this criteria at short notice. We would therefore ask for at least 1 weeks notice if your child needs a place because all adults in the household are key workers. We will then try and see whether provision can be offered safely to your child.
We recognise that many families are struggling with childcare particularly as the Government have now said that if you can go to work you should but in order for us to operate safely, we need time to adjust our practices and staffing in order to allocate additional places.
4th June 2020
Updated guidance about what to do if your child is accessing a school place and becomes unwell - Letter from the LA
Salford Local Authority have asked us to share the letter below with you all. Please take a look.
14th May 2020 Update
Please read the letter below.
11th May 2020 Update
We are sure that you have watched the Prime Minster's briefing yesterday and lots of media coverage today. Like you, we have only just heard the announcement and at this stage we cannot answer many questions that we are sure you have. Please be assured that the school leadership team are working very had to plan for the next steps. We are awaiting further guidance and clarification for the Department for Education and Salford Council. We will continue to communicate with you in good time, for you to make any changes to your current arrangements. In the short term, nothing has changed.
It goes without saying that the safety and well-being of the St Edmund's children and all of our staff will be paramount in the plans we make. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Updates for parents/ carers eligible for benefits-tested free school meals
The government have introduced a national voucher system through the Edenred portal. All eligible families have been contacted and are set up to receive free school meal vouchers. Only families registered for benefits-tested free school meals have access to the government provided school voucher system. School do not have permission to order vouchers for pupils who do not receive benefits-tested free school meals.
Eligible families will recieve an email every Monday from Edenred. This will include a redemption eCode from the Edenred system will be sent directly to the parent or carers of the pupil(s) eligible for free school meals. You will then receive instructions on how to use this eCode to create an eGift card. The value of the gift card will be £15 per week per child. Please be patient with the system as there is very heavy usage.
Through Edenred, you can currently access eGift cards for the following supermarkets: Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M&S.
Once families have received their voucher, they will be able to redeem them in-store at the selected retailer by either: presenting the voucher on a smartphone or tablet or presenting a paper copy of the voucher.
If you have confirmed your email address and do not receive a code on the 20th April, please check your junk mail and trash. If the code is not there, contact the school for help.
If you have any questions, please read the FAQ document alongside this text.
Updates for parents/ carers who receive universal infant free school meals that are NOT benefits-related
The school voucher scheme created by the government is only accessible to families where children are currently in receipt of benefits-tested free school meals.
If you are not currently in receipt of benefits-tested free school meals and feel your situation has changed due to current circumstances, please have a look at the following site to apply for support so that benefits-tested free school meal vouchers can be made available to you:
If you feel you are eligible because you receive benefits currently, please complete the application on the link below. The school will then receive notification from the local authority and will order vouchers for you. Families who have taken this step have seen their application processed and vouchers sent out very quickly. If you are eligible, please apply so that support can be sent out.
For applications: https://www.salford.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/free-school-meals/
Information from above shared by Salford City Council if you need help or advice.
Our Online Classes!
We have set up Google Classrooms as a way for children to access school online. Follow the instructions below to access our new Google Classrooms!
Before doing anything else, your child needs their own email address. The easiest way to get onto the virtual classroom is to make a Gmail account. Click here for instructions - the best option would be to use your child's name where possible.
How to join a class as a student
This article is for St. Edmund’s pupils.
To use Classroom, you need to sign in on your computer or mobile device and then join classes. Then, you can get work from your teacher and communicate with your classmates. When you join a class on one device, you're enrolled in that class on all devices.
How to join a class
Join a class with a class code— School will be texting parents with a class code; use this code to add yourself to the class. Each code is specific to each year group (e.g. there is one code for Year 6, and a different code for Year 3)
Join a class with a class code
To access the file storage system:
All resources are located in the HOMESCHOOL drive. Resources shared on Portico should be downloaded and kept on your computer/ device. Please do not upload resources as this is a public forum and intended only to be used to retrieve documents. Please do not move or modify documents as this will stop other users from accessing materials. You are not required to ‘hand in’ these tasks they are designed to enable children to apply/revise previously taught skills on a temporary basis.
RM Unify has links to several different websites that will support your child’s learning. Take a look and explore some of the website which can aid learning at home.
To access the platform:
To access any of the websites below, please click on the image to access the website.
Spelling Shed is a fantastic way to practice skills at home. Pupils should use their personal login to access the site.
All pupils in KS2 have access to Times Tables Rocks to support number fact knowledge.
Pupils should use their personal login to access the site.
My Maths offers a wealth of activities and tasks to support children's mathematical development. Pupils should use their personal login to access the site.
This website is designed to support pupils develop their coding skills. Pupils should use their personal login details to access the site.
Here is a a child-friendly story you can read with your child. It explains the Coronavirus, how to stay safe and why we are at home currently.
Click on the picture to download the ebook.