St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

School News

17th March 2020

School Nurse Duty Line

The Sutton school Nurses have set up a duty School Nurse line to enable telephone contact for parents and young people to offer support at this time. 

 To contact the school Nurse duty telephone line, please call:

0208 770 5409

 

Sutton School Nursing website: http://www.suttonchildhealth.co.uk/

11th March 2020

Coronavirus Update - 10.03.2020

10th March 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Once again, I would like to thank parents who have contacted the school for various reasons over the last two weeks during this period where we have seen increasing numbers of people affected by the coronavirus. As you can imagine these are a considerable number so to each of you – please take this email as a reply to you all.

 

We, like other educational and professional establishments keep in touch with the guidance on a daily basis, whilst also aliasing with the Local Authority.

With the recent news from St Helier Hospital we have also made more in depth enquiries. The outcome remains the same, which is to adhere to the guidance on the links. Generally, this is when anyone is presenting with symptoms they should follow relevant guidance particularly when following a visit to named countries. For your convenience we have once again included links below.

 

Please note, currently – there is no directive to close schools but of course we will be following government guidance should this picture change.

 

N.B All of the links below, self-update.

 

A link to the information on the DfE website is below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

The London Borough of Sutton has a dedicated webpage on the Coronavirus

 https://www.sutton.gov.uk/covid-19

 

The public are advised to visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for further information and to check the list of affected areas.  The latest information and advice for the general public is on the NHS pages, further advice is also available on the GOV.UK page (updated daily at 2 pm). In the first instance, please refer to the above guidance or call 111 if you require any further advice.

 

Increased measures in place at each school.

 

We continue to apply rigorous cleaning schedules whilst reiterating the importance of washing hands. The school has greatly increased the regular order for cleaning products to ensure we have plenty to see us through this period.  We have seen a number of children bringing in cleansing fluid and gels. Children should not be bringing these into school due to allergies. Following guidance, soap and water is the most effective method of precaution.

 

Thank you in anticipation for your cooperation during this difficult time and best wishes to you and your families for keeping in good health.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs. Hulme

Executive Headteacher

6th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 06.03.2020

5th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

 

Please find the latest update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and steps the school are taking:

 

Public Health England Update

The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) advice service for the education sector, including parents and carers. Please see the details below:

 

A link to the information on the DfE website is below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

The London Borough of Sutton has a dedicated webpage on the Coronavirus

 https://www.sutton.gov.uk/covid-19

 

The public are advised to visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for further information and to check the list of affected areas.  The latest information and advice for the general public is on the NHS pages, further advice is also available on the GOV.UK page (updated daily at 2 pm). In the first instance, please refer to the above guidance or call 111 if you require any further advice.

 

Steps the school are taking include:

  • Our site team are carrying out additional checks throughout the day to ensure that hand soaps are full.
  • Our site team are regularly cleaning ‘high contact’ areas such as door handles, banisters, etc. with antibacterial disinfectant spray.
  • We have been teaching the children the importance of hand washing, particularly following sneezing, coughing or eating.

 Thank you for your helpful contributions in supporting the school at this difficult time and hope your own families are all keeping free from the virus.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Shirley Hulme

Executive Headteacher

28th February 2020

World Book Day - Friday 6th March

A reminder that on Friday 6th March 2019 we will be celebrating World Book Day 2020. ?

Please try and be as inventive and resourceful as you can by recycling material/clothing that can already found around the home to put a costume together. For costume inspiration please visit https://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas-2019 where there are some helpful costume suggestions. We look forward to the events of the day and to sharing our costumes with one another. ?

 

14th January 2020

Applications for St. Mary's

Please remember all applications for Nursery, Reception and Year 3 need to submitted by Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 3pm. Please do not forget for Reception and Year 3 you will also need to apply online at Sutton School Admissions.