School Closure - DISTANCE LEARNING
Following the announcement by Boris Johnson, school will be closed from Tuesday 5th January to all children until further notice. The only children that can come to school are:
Children in the nursery
Children who attended school regularly during the last lockdown in March 2020 whose parents were registered with us as key workers.
Children who attended school regularly during the last lockdown in March 2020 who were classed as vulnerable pupils.
Children who since 4th January 2021 are registered with us as having a key worker parent and would like a place in school.
Please note there will be no breakfast club or after school provision until further notice.
All other children MUST remain at home please under government instruction.
If your child did not attend school in the last lockdown under key worker status but you feel a parent is now a key worker please contact school tomorrow by email providing evidence of this status for the parent and we will contact you as soon as possible.
For more information on key worker status please visit:
We know this is causing a lot of disruption for many of you and really appreciate how well you are working with us during this difficult time.
Thank you as always for your ongoing support.
“The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.”
If you need to contact school please email use email@example.com to contact staff. Additionally, between 9am-3pm we are trying to answer calls to the school office on 0115 915 0296.
For our distance learning we will be using Teams. Your child should already have their Teams login details but if you need to access your login codes please call the school office.
We have a weekly timetable available for classes to view here.
EYFS children will have a range of activities across the EYFS curriculum. KS1 will be provided with a range of the KS1 curriculum giving 3 hours of learning per day and KS2 will receive 4 hours of learning a day.
Safeguarding is always a high priority for us as a school and will continue to be so during this school closure.
Our School’s Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
If you have any concerns please contact us via all of the above email addresses and admin address to ensure that in the event of staff illness someone will pick this email up, or telephone school between 9-3pm.
If you need help outside of these hours, Children and Families Direct are available to help.
For further information about safeguarding or for access to more support please see our
During this time of distance learning e-safety is also key.
Also please see our Remote Learning Action Plan.
We are being supported through this school closure by the Our Lady of Lourdes Trust.
If you have safeguarding concerns and staff at Saint Margaret Clitherow were unable to support due to illness then the Trust have provided the following contacts as alternatives.
Moira Dales (Trust Safeguarding Lead): firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07852133114.
J McGeachie (Trust CEO) j.mcgeachie@OLOLCATHOLICMAT.co.uk Tel: 07805631202