School closure update and information

This – like the coronavirus itself – is an unprecedented situation for all of us. But our commitment to helping young people to realise their potential hasn’t changed, and never will.

We will be using this page to add information in regards to school closures, free school meal provision, home learning and as many answers to your questions you may have.

Click here for all the latest information from Liverpool City Council

School Letters

(03/07/20) Please click here to view our Risk Assessment for the protection from the transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic including all school activities.

(22/06/20) Please click here to view our Risk Assessment for the protection from the transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic including all school activities.

(18/06/20) Please click here to view our Risk Assessment for the protection from the transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic including all school activities.

(06/06/20) Please click here to read the press release from Liverpool City Council in regards to travelling to school safely. Please click here for further guidance.

(19/05/20) Please click here to read the letter to parents from Mr Jones, Headteacher. Please click here to read the letter to parents from Mr Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Service.

(21/04/20) Please click here to view the letter from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher to our Parents. Please click here for step by step school email guide and here for the checklist.

(21/04/20) Please click here to view the letter from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher to our Students. Please click here for step by step school email guide.

(3/04/20) Please click here to view the letter from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher to our Parents.

(3/04/20) Please click here to view the letter from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher to our Students.

(27/03/20) Please click here to view the letter and here for the powerpoint from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher.

(25/03/20) Please click here to view the letter from Ms. Chapman, Deputy Headteacher.

(20/03/20) Please click here to view the leeter from Mr. Jones, Headteacher.

(19/03/20) Please click here to read the letter given to Year 12.

Department for Education

(20/03/20) Click here for latest DfE news.

Ofqual

Please click here for latest news on the Summer 2020 exams.

Home Learning

(17/04/20) Please click here to visit our Learning Zone, for step by step details for how to work at home.

(19/03/20) Staff across all year groups and subjects are currently preparing work packs and online resources for our students. Paper copies are being given to those that need them.

(19/03/20) Please click here for year group specific details in regards to Home Learning.

Free School Meals

(10/07/20) 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

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/schools-and-education/free-school-meal-vouchers/

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.

(23/04/20) We are glad to hear that lots of our families have started to receive the supermarket vouchers via email. Just in case you need a bit of help changing your eCode into a gift voucher here are the steps.  There is a lot of traffic going to website so you may have to wait for a little while.

How do I use my eCode to select a supermarket eGift card?

You should order your supermarket eGift at home before going to the store . To select your supermarket eGift card, follow the steps below:

  • Copy eCode from your email or text message
  • Go to www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk
  • Enter the 16 digit eCode (you can enter more than one eCode if you have more than one to redeem)
  • Select a supermarket
  • Enter the amount and add to basket
  • Checkout and enter the email address you would like the eGift card sent to
  • Your eGift card will be processed and sent (please allow up to 24 hours for it to be delivered to your inbox)

(20/04/20) Unfortunately there has been a delay in the distribution of supermarket vouchers.  We expected these to be delivered via email today but the central system, Edenred has struggled with the demand. As this is a situation that we are unable to control, Liverpool City Council have procured an additional weeks supply of supermarket vouchers and these will be distributed via post as soon as possible.  We appreciate your patience as the majority of our staff are working from home. If you have not yet provided us with an email address please email admin@gateacre.org confirming child’s name and DOB or text 07624 812 036.  

(17/04/20) From Monday 20 April Gateacre School will be responsible for distributing supermarket vouchers to families who receive Free School Meals. The easiest way for the vouchers to be distributed is via email.  Please email admin@gateacre.org or text 07624 812 036 to confirm your email address (if you have not already done so) stating your child's name and we will ensure that you receive your weekly vouchers. We will post vouchers to home addresses when we are able to but there is a delay in receiving postal vouchers.

(19/03/20) Students who would normally receive Free School Meals (FSM) from Gateacre School will receive a letter/voucher and details of how and where you may claim that voucher.

Details of Key Workers will be published once we receive them from the Liverpool City Council

Wellbeing

(04/05/20) From whipping up tasty meals to finding easy ways to exercise, here's a list of great apps and tools to take control of your health from the NHS. Plus, find the free apps recommend to help you stress less, handle anxiety and lift your mood here https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/apps/

(27/03/20) Please click here for Liverpool CAMHS.

(23/03/20) Please click here for a Mentally Healthy Schools toolkit and resources.

(20/03/20) LLP, Mental Health Support Teams and the Whole School Approach Partnership have put together a short booklet to support families at home and encourage them to think about their emotional wellbeing during this time. Please click here for the booklet.

Year 11

(19/03/20) Text message sent to Year 11

Year 11s will be able to have their shirts signed period 5 tomorrow. Prom has had to be cancelled but a celebratory event will be arranged in the autumn term to formally say goodbye. Several students are self-isolating and understandably won't be allowed on-site tomorrow. We know this is an upsetting time for everyone however the situation has been taken out of our hands. Best wishes Louisa and Sue