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CORONAVIRUS: UPDATE

The school office will be open from 8:30am – 4:15pm – Monday to Friday.

Please can we ask that all communication where possible be either via email or phone. if this is not possible and you need to visit the school office please be aware of the following protective measures which will be in place:

  • A face mask MUST be worn whilst in the foyer (applicable to all aged 11 and above)
  • Hand sanitiser will be available
  • Only 2 people will be welcomed into the foyer at any one time. Please be patient as you will be asked to wait outside.

email: office@limetree.trafford.sch.uk

Phone: 0161 905 0790

Please See Below for Updated Covid-19 Information

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

The government has published its roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the coronavirus outbreak. This document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the coronavirus outbreak and sets out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the virus.

The roadmap can be found here:

Safeguarding Guidance for Schools

On Friday 27th March, the government published safeguarding guidance for schools, colleges and other providers. Whilst Keeping Children Safe in Schools remains the key statutory document for schools, the DfE have issued interim guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.  This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers/coronavirus-covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers

In addition, guidance for families on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been provided.  This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

There is also a children’s guide to coronavirus which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.  This can be found at

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

GOVERNMENT ACTION PLAN

The coronavirus action plan was launched on Tuesday 3rd March. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. ‘We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented’.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE

The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYGIENE 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.  

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water 

In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing,  everyone  should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. 

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION

Updates on COVID-19:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:

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

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Educational resources

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resourceshttps://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

Latest Department for Education information:

https://twitter.com/educationgovukhttps://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/


Welcome to Lime Tree Primary Academy, an Ofsted outstanding, Nationally designated Teaching School that educates children aged from 2 to 11 years old.

Situated in the Borough of Trafford, our facility benefits from extensive grounds incorporating a working farm and several dedicated Forest School areas. The school building boasts spacious, light filled learning spaces and state of the art technology and resources.

At Lime Tree Primary Academy we offer our pupils the very best start in their education through the careful nurturing of individuals via ingredients of creativity, innovation and academic challenge. We passionately believe that it is every child’s right to receive an education that fosters a lifelong love of learning.