Longford Park School - CORONA VIRUS updates. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive Government guidance. Detailed information can be found on this website under our Key Information / Safeguarding section.
Trafford Local Authority have set up a link on the Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate a provision in light of a school closure. Queries should be raised on-line via the Family Information Service (FIS) and the link is https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/contacts/secure/family-information-service.aspx The FIS will liaise with officers to provide a solution
There are 5 community hubs across Trafford which are up and running to support people through the COVID-19 outbreak. They are located in Altrincham, Gorse Hill, Partington, Sale and Urmston but anyone needing local support must be directed through the dedicated helpline to avoid overcrowding at hub venues.
This is the council’s official information about it:
The centres are available to those living in the area who are self-isolating or vulnerable and are being run by volunteers from across Trafford. They have been set up and coordinated by Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust, Thrive, Trafford Stronger Communities Board and other local community groups who were already helping to support local residents when social distancing measures were first put in place. The centres officially opened on Monday 23 March and their exact location in Altrincham, Gorse Hill, Partington, Sale and Urmston will be given to residents who need support or those volunteering to assist when they call the dedicated helpline 0300 3309073. To avoid overcrowding the centres and preventing further unnecessary spread of the virus, their exact location is being kept quiet to enable social distancing to be maintained.
CORONA VIRUS updates for Longford Park School
Regarding the continuation of school places for children with parents that are key workers and vulnerable children. We are absolutely committed to doing everything we possibly can to make this happen.
If you are a key worker and would like us to explore providing a place please could you email me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. The announcement for providing places for vulnerable children brings many implications for LPS, all of our children have an EHCP and could fall into this category - at best we will have very limited places. My feeling at this stage is that the criteria for possible places needs to be done through close collaboration with Children’s Social Services. I am meeting with a leader from this service tomorrow afternoon - I will report back following this.
Thanks and as always I’ll keep you posted
The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering from harm. We recognise all adults have a role to play in protecting our students from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
All staff are fully aware at time of induction and regularly refreshed on the statutory guidance provided by the government. Parents and stakeholders can access information on Keeping Children Safe in Education by the Department for Education by clicking the link below.
More information regarding safeguarding can be obtained through our policies section of the website.
Any concerns should be raised in the first instance, please contact our designated officers at school on 0161 912 1895 or use the contact form below.
Our Designated Child Protection Officer is:
Andrew Taylor HEADTEACHER
Our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers are:
Zoe Fernandez HEAD OF SCHOOL
Angela Nealon ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER
Steph Meadows ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER
Please use to contact our designated child protection officer.