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Communication Updates

URGENT NOTIFICATION REGARDING COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

Please read the letter attached below (Covid-19 Whole School 23.09.2020) regarding confirmed cases of Covid-19 within school.  Please note the affected Year Groups have been emailed separately so if you have not received an email specifically targetting your child's year group then the rest of your children can continue to attend school.

Letters from the Director of Public Health

Please see letters attached below regarding restrictions (Letter to parents re restrictions V5) and testing (PHE testing letter to parents).

Translated Guidance

Please see our Covid page for translated guidance from the DfE.

 

SQUID MEAL BOOKING SYSTEM

The new Squid system is up and running, please ensure you logon at the start of every week and select meal options for your child even if they bring sandwiches from home or if they have Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals (F2, Y1 & Y2).

For help please telephone the school office 0121 464 3245.

 

START & FINISH TIMES AUTUMN 2020

School Gates open at 08:30

Doors are open to all pupils 08:40-09:00 every day.

If you arrive after this time please buzz the front gate and your child will be collected and escorted to class.

Monday-Thursday

  • F2, Y1&Y2 Doors open between 14:55-15:15
  • Y3, Y4, Y5&Y6 Doors open between 15:00-15:15

Friday

  • F2, Y1&Y2 Doors open between 13:10-13:30
  • Y3, Y4, Y5&Y6 Doors open between 13:15-13:30

If you arrive after the doors are closed please go to the hall doors where your child will be waiting.

We have introduced the extended arrival and dismissal times to reduce the numbers of pupils and parents on-site at any one time. Can we please ask you not to gather in groups near school doors, gates or anywhere on-site.

 

SCHOOL OFFICE OPENING HOURS

The school office is closed to all visitors for the forseeable future.  Please contact us by telephoning 0121 464 3245 or by emailing enquiry@stechford.bham.sch.uk - the office is open Monday to Thursday 8.30 - 4.30 and Friday 8.30 - 1.30.

Founder Member

kingfisher

Important Notices

NURSERY CLOSURE 23/09/2020

Unfortunately, due to a second confirmed case of Covid 19 in the main school, we are experiencing staffing issues in our Nursery and because of this we have had to close the Nursery until further notice.  We will keep you updated in regards to when we will be reopening.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEAL (FSM) ELIGIBILITY

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).

All children upto (and including) Year 2 receive an automatic free school meal under the Government's Universal Free School Meal Programme, but please note if you register your eligibility with us your child will receive additional benefits, such as subsidised school trips.

If you believe you are entitled to free school meals please fill in the application form on this page and email it to enquiry@stechford.bham.sch.uk

If you are not able to download the actual form please put the details in an email to us. Thank you.

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