Thank you for your patience whilst the children are coming in and out of school at the moment. However, I am aware that at the start and end of the day large groups and crowds are gathering around school, this is a concern because despite the Covid guidance changing in school we are still trying to ensure social distancing, avoid crowds and masks are still being worn on school premises as explained in previous letters.
I am aware we have reduced the staggered start to 5 minutes but in order for us to safely stay with these times I respectfully ask that parents do not arrive before their allocated time, crowds must be avoided. Children should join their queue and parents should remain at a safe distance behind the safety tape at a safe distance from other adults. If the difficulties and concerns continue we will be forced to return to 10 minute staggered times.
Please Note: Covid has not gone away despite the changes in government guidance, currently there are over 200 positive cases in schools in Liverpool and in St Matthew’s we have a number of parents and children that have tested positive since returning to school. Moving forward I am sure you understand things may change over the coming days / weeks but at this point it is vital the following is adhered too:
• Parents please wait outside at allocated/ signed point until a member of staff indicates you enter the gates
• Parents will walk in onto the yard at the end of the day and pick up their child the line for their class.
• Parents must try to socially distance and wear a mask on school grounds
• No parents should stop on the yard or congregate with other parents, as soon as your child is in the line parents should follow the path out of the back entrance.
• This should help to avoid the queuing situation we had this morning and after school.
Other important reminders:
• The children should bring limited /small bags or any addition equipment to school
• Packed lunch should be in a box/lunch bag and they need to be washed / wiped daily.
• Children should not bring snacks into school to avoid cross contamination. School will be providing a snack for all children in the first instance.
• PE kits – children should come in their PE kits on the days they have PE – a letter will be sent to all children to confirm PE days.
• Please be aware mobile phones are not allowed in school as per the mobile phone policy which in on the website. It is vital that this policy is followed. If parents have any concerns with regards to children walking home alone please read the policy and contact the school office to provide further details
Finally, please try to be mindful of the current weather and ensure children have sun cream on before they come to school.
Thank you for your continued support
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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We have 4 classes today with 100% attendance: 3W, 5D, 6E and 6G. Well done to all of you 👏
3L using chrome books!
Congratulations to 4R who have 100% attendance today 👏
Making worry monsters in afterschool
We have 6 classes with 100% attendance today. Well done 1E, 3WO, 4R, 5B, 5D and 6E. Fantastic attendance 👏
Reception had lots of fun in their first PE lesson today
3L meeting our new therapy dog!
We had a very special visitor in Class 4M today. Stella had two floppy ears, four legs and a wagging tale!
Following a story trail around school in Year 1.
Guess what day it is today in St. Matthew's?... Dog Day - first visit from our new therapy dog. Lots of exicted children and staff in school today!