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New Admissions - EYFS 2021 - See Tab on Left Hand Side of Page.

Guidelines for Zoom Meetings

Guidelines for Zoom

Fluenz Immunisation - Friday 22nd January 2021

Latest Newsletter from Mr Dowd - 15th January

Please click on the St Stephen's icon below to see the latest update from Mr Dowd. 

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SEND Information

equity - SEEDSPlease see the SEND page, found in the Key Information tab, for the new ‘Kind Minds’ newsletter, produce by Staffordshire & Stroke on Trent Partnership.

The focus is on services available for children and young people to support their mental health and wellbeing.                

Festive Friday in aid of The Pathway Project

We are once again overwhelmed with your donations. Thank you for all of the sweets and chocolates that have been sent in. These will be collected by The Pathway project, which supports families affected by domestc abuse, and distributed among those in need over the festive season.

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Children in Need Food Bank Donations

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A huge thank you for all of the wonderful donations for the food bank. We are overwhelmed with your generosity. We know that between us we have helped out those families who really need it. 

Update from Mr Dowd 8th January 2021

Parents information January 8th 2021

Information from Staffordshire County Council - Available Places in School

School Places for Vulnerable Children January 2021

Schools have been asked to remain open for those pupils or families for whom school feel it would be beneficial. This might include, but is not limited to: those children with a social worker; those with an Education Health Care Plan; children with particular special educational needs; families in receipt of free school meals (not Key Stage 1 universal free school meals); those children who have difficulty engaging with remote learning.

If you fall into any of these categories and would like a place for your child, please email office@st-stephens.staffs.sch.uk. Please include your child's name, year group and class. 

Provision will be from 9:00am - 3:00pm, and children will be completing the remote learning tasks that have been set by teachers. 

Children will be required to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch. Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 who receive Universal Free School Meals can be provided with a lunch from the kitchen, as can children in Key Stage 2 who are entitled to Free School Meals. Please be aware that the kitchen will be providing cold packed lunches and not cooked meals. 

If you have any queries about whether your child qualifies for a school place, or require any further support with remote learning please do not hesitate to contact school and we will do our very best to help you. 

School Places for children of Critical Workers January 2021

Children of critical workers are entitled to a school place for the duration of the lockdown period. The categories of occupation that are classified as critical worker are explained below. 

If you fall into any of these categories, and require a place for your child, please e-mail the office: office@st-stephens.staffs.sch.uk. Please include your child's name, year group and class, and your occupation. 

Critical Worker provision will take place daily from 9:00am until 3:00pm, and children will be completing the remote learning tasks that have been set by teachers.

Children will be required to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch. Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 who receive Universal Free School Meals can be provided with a lunch from the kitchen, as can children in Key Stage 2 who are entitled to Free School Meals. Please be aware that the kitchen will be providing cold packed lunches and not cooked meals. 

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

 

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