Firefly Update

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Service update – 6:30pm – Platform fully accessible again We’re ever so sorry to have caused additional stress today at what we know is already a very difficult time.  Demand continued to be off the charts (about 5,000 requests a second) in the morning “rush hour”.  We had hoped that the changes we made last night, increasing our infrastructure to … Read More

Useful resources

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We are sharing some useful resources from various colleagues for families and schools to use during the period of closure and general support during this time: Hints and tips from Liverpool CAMHS https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions … Read More

Stay at home: guidance

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Information to cascade to parents and carers

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From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except: children of critical workers and vulnerable children We have published guidance for parents and carers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers Critical workers If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision. The Government has published a list of … Read More

Latest Update

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Sadly following the Government’s decision to close schools we must say goodbye to most of our students today. We are particularly sorry that for our Y11 students their time here at Saint Pius has been cut short in this way. We are celebrating with them with a breakfast in the dining room this morning and have brought forward our Leavers’ … Read More

Latest News

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Dear Parent/Carer,Following the latest government advice, we are collating details of families that are classed as, key workers/frontline staff, to enable us to support you in these unprecedented times. Can you please inform us if you are in the category of key workers so we can arrange relevant resources.We have been informed this morning that the 662, 664 and 668 … Read More

COVID-19: travel guidance for the education sector – GOV.UK

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Please see the attached link detailing the latest guidance from the DfE regarding school trips. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector This guidance is for students and staff in the education sector planning to travel in the UK or overseas, and for those who are already overseas. www.gov.uk We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated as and when we receive any … Read More

E-Safety Week

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Saint Pius will be taking part in the Internet safety day campaign. This years theme is – To encourage young people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.

Useful information for parents and students – Supporting your child with ‘Money Matters’

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Your Money Matters, the first-ever curriculum-mapped financial education textbook, is aimed at students aged 15 to 16, and will teach them about topics such as savings, budgeting, borrowing, student loans and identity theft. It was written by the financial education charity Young Money with guidance from the Money saving Expert Martin Lewis. Download a free PDF of the textbook from … Read More