Head's Weekly Newsletter

Week 13
Dear Students, Families, Colleagues and Friends
Welcome to today’s issue of the Head’s Weekly Newsletter.
As we finish this thirteenths week of the current academic year, I want to thank you all for your effort during this week’s work.
It has been a challenging one with Covid-19 new variant sending us all down the path of new risk assessments, increased control measures and, sadly new positive cases in school.
This has affected students, staff and families alike and I know that we are all not only tired of the pandemic, but also anxious about its impact on our lives and for those who celebrate, Christmas.
I want to assure you that we are all taking all the precautions we can to help keep our school open to all students this term and yet, we are also ready, should we have to, to switch to remote mode again.
I want to encourage all those eligible to consider engaging in vaccination programme and regular testing and I ask that any person with symptoms of Covid, or otherwise unwell, refrains from attending school.
Despite all the doom and gloom of Covid, we did have an amazing week of learning and achievements!!! My particular congratulations today go to our new Head Boy, Head Girl and – for the first time in the school’s history – two Deputies: Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl: Caitlin, Megan, Kieran and Lewis – well done and I look forward to working with you this year!
I wish you all a very restful and healthy weekend,
Mrs A Hildrey
Read More
6 December 2021 - Police Officer school visit – KS5 and KS2 
7 December 2021 - KS4 trip to Myerscough College
8 December 2021 - LFC Foundation’s SEN Schools Inclusion Festival
8 December 2021 - KS2 to visit Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre
9 December 2021 - GB Committee Meetings
9 December 2021 - Advanced Team Teach training at the Florrie
10 December 2021 - Christmas Jumper/Accessory Day
10 December 2021 - Primary Virtual Tour of UK Parliament (2-3pm)

News from our classrooms

Click on each of the Key Stage icons to browse class pages and news.
Student Council meeting took place on Friday, with many new ideas and plans. Keep an eye on the page below.
Student Council
We are proud of everyone's effort this week. Student of the Week 13 list is below. 
Student of the Week
Every week there is something new in our kitchen. Click and explore the next week's menu. 
Is your child a student? Share their stories and join family discussions on Facebook and Twitter.

News from our staff teams

Our multidisciplinary team is working across the school to support our students in developing the best version of themselves. One of our star therapists, Mrs Smith, is sharing with you an insight into her work with our groups.
We have many new research projects for you to join. You can learn something new about yourself, learn new skills and 
Ask, Listen, Act project is coming to Abbot's Lea School
On Tuesday, our students will have an opportunty to help the policy-makers by shaping the priorities which matter to them. Make sure you sign the consent form and encourage your children to share their opinion.
More information is available HERE

Support outside school

Below are some options available to children and young people in Liverpool:
Alder Hey Crisis Care Team – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Crisis Care Team offer advice, consultation, and direct intervention to children/young people. and their Families. Contact the team 24/7 on 0151 293 3577.
If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support. Text YM to 85258
For more information visit YoungMinds website here
NHS 111
Where trained health professionals can give you health advice and information 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 111
Click here to go directly to the NHS 111 website
Offer a 24-hour confidential helpline. Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
Textphone: 08457 90 91 92
Click here to go directly to the Samaritans website
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Childline is free, confidential and available anytime, day or night. You can talk to us on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for you.
Telephone: 0800 1111
1-2-1 Counsellor Chat
BSL Users
Click here to go directly to the Childline website
At times children and young people may become distressed and need to be seen in an emergency. The following is available for children and young people in Liverpool:
A GP is available when your local surgery is closed during evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. If you need urgent healthcare which cannot wait until the next working day, you can access a GP via the GP Out of Hours service. Call your Doctor’s surgery on the usual number and you will either be transferred to the Out of Hours service, or there will be an answerphone message with details of how to access it. The out of hours service operator will take details of your call and pass these to a doctor or nurse, who will contact you and, depending on your circumstances, will offer you one of the following options:
·       Telephone advice
·       An appointment at a healthcare service in your area that evening
·       A home visit
If a child or young person becomes distressed or shows signs of becoming a risk to others or themselves they should be taken to A&E at Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust following receipt of parental/carer permission. The Specialist mental health service provided by this trust operates a duty on-call system and a clinician will be called to attend A&E to support and provide an assessment of the child or young person. A Psychiatrist on-call system operates through the evening.
Young people aged 16+ showing signs of distress or becoming a risk to themselves or others should be taken to A&E at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust or University Hospital Aintree. A member of the mental health crisis team will provide an assessment of the young person. This is a 24-hour service.
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