Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your continued support in the fight against Coronavirus. School is continuing to work to ensure all the guidance is followed.
It is still important that we continue to keep ourselves and others safe. Please continue to follow all Coronavirus prevention guidelines, maintain social distancing and wear face coverings wherever possible.
Over the past couple of weeks rates of Covid infection have started increasing rapidly within Liverpool and the North West. Prior to half term rates in the city were 10/100,000, the latest rates in Liverpool are 125/100,000 and are on an upward trajectory.
Increasing numbers of cases are being linked to the Delta variant within the community and as a result we are expecting an announcement from central government this evening allowing for the reintroduction of face coverings for students in secondary schools.
In order to protect the spread of the virus in schools the local authority are strongly encouraging wherever possible for adults and secondary students as well as school staff to continue the twice weekly LFD tests and to report the results on the government website. Over the coming days the city council will be exploring additional measures need to increase testing uptake such as potentially reintroducing onsite testing.
The city council suspect the dominant strain in the city to be the Delta variant, which is more transmissible, schools have been asked to change their procedures slightly if there is a confirmed case which affects the school setting. In addition to isolating all known contacts, they are asking that all of these contacts are instructed to get a PCR test.
Please note that a negative PCR result does not end isolation for contacts.
If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of a member of school staff or a pupil you can now access testing twice weekly. Further details and the link can be found on the COVID-19 page section on our schools website.
Dear Parents, carers and visitors,
At St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, we provide a warm and welcoming community; as a Catholic school, we are deeply aware of the unique nature of each individual and the purpose that each one of us has in following Jesus. Our mission statement encapsulates what we aim to provide:
“Through respect we will work together in Christ to develop the whole person.”
We aim to ensure that all children grow to love their learning, that they are happy in school. We are committed to ensuring that every pupil receives learning that enables them to attain the highest levels of achievement possible and that we provide a stepping stone for a positive future for all of them.
Our warm and friendly atmosphere makes St. Matthew’s a great place to learn, where all children feel safe and develop into responsible young people. They leave us well rounded and caring individuals with a strong sense of community, justice and democracy, ready to continue on their educational journey.
We work hard to empower our children to become respected citizens to enable them to make valuable contributions locally, nationally and globally and to contribute to our world's sustainable future.
Our staff work extremely hard to develop a core curriculum which inspires and excites children. We ask our children to be the best they can be and we do our best every single day for every single child. We have high expectations and aspirations for all pupils to achieve their very best at St. Matthew’s.
We value strong relationships with parents, carers, governors, parishioners and the local community; working hard to create a true community spirit as we understand the importance of working together in order to best provide for all of our children. Our children are happy at school when he/she feels confident and relaxed in the knowledge that staff and parents are supportive and working together for his or her benefit. The key is positive relationships; relationship based on mutual understanding and trust driven by our belief in fulfilling our mission statement.
I hope you enjoy visiting our school website and you gain a feel for school life at St. Matthew’s. If you would like to arrange a visit to our school or speak to myself or a member of our senior leadership team please contact the school office. We would be more than happy to meet you or take you on tour around school so you can experience St. Matthew’s first hand.
Mrs Claire Sime
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Today is National Thank A Teacher Day! On behalf of all of our children, families, governors and the wider community I would like to thank all of the teachers and the amazing staff that work in St. Matthew's Catholic Primary School for all you do! https://t.co/hSLamGm3Z4
RC, RM, 1E, 3L and 5C all have 100% attendance today. Well done to all of you 👏
Class 2B are using atlases to locate the countries and seaside resorts in the UK! 🌏
Class 2R have been locating seaside resorts on a map of the UK 🏖 🌊
Class 2R are having lots of fun learning french. We have learnt how to say my name is and the french names for parts of the body. We have loved playing the challenge games 🇫🇷
Class 2B are enjoying their French lesson. They are playing a game to practise parts of the body in French. 🇫🇷
3D locating countries in Europe using an atlas 🌎 🗺
Well done to RC, 3D and 6P who have 100% attendance today. 👍
Congratulations to RC, 1E, 2B and 3L who have 100% attendance today. Well done to all of you 👏👏
Great nonsense poems in 3D