MCPA supplies each student with a MCPA turquoise jumper and a PE Kit. The rest of the uniform requirements are as follows:
White polo shirt
Black school style – skirt, trousers or shorts
Black or white socks
Black school shoes
Winter – warm coat, hat and gloves
Summer – sun cap
MCPA PE t-shirt and black shorts
Suitable training shoes
Jewellery – one small pair of gold/silver sleeper studs and a wristwatch may be worn. No other form of jewellery or piercing is acceptable
CORONAVIRUS MEASURES and the school day
Safety is our number one priority in the planning for returning to school. As we have had around 110 children in school this term, we have been able to develop and adapt our plans to ensure that they are the best they can be. Our risk assessment has been approved by the Greater Manchester Academies Trust Board and has been submitted to Manchester City Council for their consideration too. If any parent would like a copy of the risk assessment, please contact the school office.
Central to the safety of your child and our staff is hygiene, particularly hand hygiene. Each year group will focus on the new procedures and ensure that children fully understand these before settling into our normal curriculum. Temperatures will not be taken at the school gate from September. Infrared thermometers will be used where staff suspect a child has a high temperature.
Children should not be sent to school if they have symptoms of COVID-19 (persistent cough; high temperature – 37.8 oC or above; a loss of sense of taste/smell). If a child is suspected to have COVID-19 symptoms in school, they will be isolated with a member of staff in the reception meeting room and parents will be contacted.
Lessons will be back to normal in September, pupils will study all of the subjects which we offer. There will be a strong focus on wellbeing, as a nurturing school, we will work hard to ensure that all our children are emotionally supported. All children have been given a booklet of work for the holidays which will help to ensure that they are closer to the right starting point in September
Classroom and resources
Most of the time, children will be working in the regular classrooms with approximately 30 children and 2 adults in the room. The government recognise that ‘younger children will not be able to maintain social distancing, and it is acceptable for them not to distance within their group.’ Older children will be told to try to keep their distance from others when possible, although sitting next to other children at desks (which will be facing the front with children side by side in Y3-6) is permissible.
Children will have their own seat, table and bum bag of stationery, this will not be shared with anyone else. These will be cleaned frequently along with frequently touched surfaces and other classroom resources.
Year groups will be treated as ‘bubbles’, this means that they will not mix with other year groups, to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
Resources that are shared across classes (e.g. art materials / PE equipment) will be thoroughly cleaned after use and before other classes use them. We aim to leave a period of time between classes using this type of equipment to reduce any risk of infection.
Homework will be set according to our homework policy and will resume in the first full week of term. Homework will be set mostly through classdojo. This is so that children remain familiar with classdojo in case we are put in a local (or national) lockdown again in the short to medium term. This will also help parents as children will not lose their homework and instructions for tasks will be very clear. Teachers will inform classes of their homework timetable in September. As well as homework, all children are expected to read 20 minutes per day.
In September, we will resume our efforts to encourage every child to attend every day (with the exception of genuine illnesses). Holidays during term time will not be authorised. If families take holidays during school time, this will result in the parents being issued a fixed penalty notice.
Morning Drop Off Routine / Breakfast club
The school gates will open at 8:25, class doors will open at 8:30. Lessons start at 9am.
There will be a 30 minute flexible drop-off window between 8:30 and 9am, children will stay in their classrooms for this time. There is no breakfast club in the hall, so children who arrive before 8:40am will be given a toasted bagel. No charge.
Nursery, reception and Y1 will enter their classrooms directly. Y2 and 3 will use the end door, Y4-6 will use the door under the stairs (this is the same as last year).
Please only drop off and collect with one parent and maintain social distancing.
There will be a one way system around the outside of the school building, so you will be directed to walk all the way around the school.
break time and lunch times
Break times will be staggered to reduce the number of children on the playgrounds. Children will be in year group ‘bubbles’ so will not mix with others. Nursery, reception and Y1 will eat lunch in the hall on a staggered timetable. Y2-6 will eat in their classrooms. For the first half term, children on school meals will be given a grab bag (sandwich/pasta pot/pizza/sausage roll etc).
end of the day pick-up
There are 3 collection times, depending on your child’s surname. If you have children with more than one surname, meaning there are two times for you, please collect the children at the later time.
It is very important that you are on time for the collection time for your child. Please do not be early or late as this has been carefully calculated to ensure one third of our children are collected at each time.
surName First letter
Surname staring A - G
Surname staring H - M
Surname staring N - Z
Class Door pick up Station
Hazel Class Door
Pear Class Door
Inclusion Room Doors
Hall, Yard Side
Library / Den Door
Hall, Road Side
Under the Stairs
Suspected covid-19 cases
Pupils must not come into the school if they have COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 7 days. Anyone (pupil or staff) developing those symptoms during the school day will be sent home. They must self-isolate for at least 7 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have COVID-19. Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.
If you or your child experiences symptoms, please contact school immediately.
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Our meal providers
Manchester Fayre is our school meal provider; they offer your child lots of choice every lunchtime and ensure that they have their preferred choice. Each day, your child can choose a meal from one of three options. After your child has chosen their main meal option, they will then select their 'second course', this ensures that your child has a variety to choose from. Click here for the school menu.
We offer both European and Halal options as well as being able to cater for pupils with medical diets.
Dinner money information
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to universal free school meals.
School Meals are £2.30 per day for all other children.
This can be paid weekly, monthly or termly via ParentPay
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The parent focus group meet several times per year to discuss any relevant issues.
Each session the previous actions are reviewed and new aspects discussed.
So far the parent focus group have focussed on:
learning and curriculum
The parents reviewed the PHSE and SRE curriculum and policy to agree its contents.
Parents have given feedback on homework and access to additional work through the website, this has resulted in more regular high quality homework.
ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
A new report format was designed in consultation with parents.
Information on making assessment accessible is being designed with the parents.The format for parents’ evenings was reviewed with the focus group.
Regular reviews of the website are conducted with the parents to ensure that all relevant information is needed, this has resulted in significant improvement.
Parent workshop themes are selected in consultation with the parent focus group.
A lunch-box policy has been developed with the parent group.
The sports day format was improved with the input of the parent focus group.
'Parent projects’ were stopped following the input of the focus groups and ‘family learning sessions’ introduced.