Succeeding Together in Faith and Love.

Welcome to our

School Website

We hope that here you will be able to find all of the information you need about our school.

At St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Primary School we pride ourselves on creating a nurturing family atmosphere, where our children are given opportunities to grow as a whole person. Believing in the dignity and unique nature of everyone, we endeavour to provide each child with the knowledge and skills to confidently work towards their full potential. We value all talents and successes, whether personal or academic. By celebrating achievement together, we hope to raise each individual’s sense of worth and therefore self-esteem and confidence. With this as the basis of all we do, the provision we offer takes account of every aspect of a child’s development. The curriculum gives children the opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards of numeracy and literacy whilst ensuring they can become confident in physical, artistic, practical and social skills. We provide a broad and balanced education allowing for the individual needs of each child to be met within well-planned learning experiences.

Please contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment for a visit to our school.

We look forward to meeting you.

Jan Cunningham
Head teacher

Latest News

Knowsley Council Early Help Hub

A message from Knowsley Council:

We know that some families may be finding it stressful and harder to cope during these difficult times. We don’t want people to struggle and we have a team of staff who can talk you through any issues and offer you some advice and guidance.

Contact the Freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub and one of our staff will call you back.

Or you could complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on this link https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/community-hub/

Keeping your child safe online

The recent events that have unfolded as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in extraordinary measures being put in place at national and local levels to reduce the risk to our communities.

The current ‘lock down’, has highlighted a potential increased risk to children who may be vulnerable to different forms of abuse. This includes witnessing domestic abuse, suffering physical violence or at risk of   sexual abuse, particularly on-line grooming  given the restrictions around leaving the home.

This page has been prepared to provide advice to parents, carers or anyone who may have concerns about a child, to help you spot the signs of abuse and what to do if you are worried about a child.

 

Spotting the signs of abuse

The current measure in place can cause stress, anxiety and changes in everyone's behaviour. It can therefore be difficult to know for certain if something is wrong.

Some of the signs you may spot include:

  • aggressive or repeated shouting
  • hearing hitting or things being broken
  • children crying for long periods of time
  • very young children left alone or are outdoors by themselves
  • children looking dirty or not changing their clothes
  • Children being withdrawn or anxious.

These signs do not necessarily mean that a child is being abused, but you may wish to seek advice.

 

Keep your child safe online

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

There are support mechanisms in place to provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices. These include;

 

Reporting your concerns

If your child has been a victim of child sexual abuse – online or offline – and you believe they are in immediate danger, you should call 999 and ask for the police. The police will continue to respond to emergency calls.

If you are concerned that your child has been a victim of online sexual abuse or you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with your child online, you can report it to National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection).

If you have concerns about your own or another child’s safety, you can contact the NSPCC helpline (0808 800 5000) for support and advice –

The Together, we can tackle child abuse campaign also provides information on the signs of child abuse and neglect

March's Online Safety Newsletter

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April's Online Safety Newsletter

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Supporting your children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home.

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Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus

“The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention. It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community. During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.” (Government, 2020)

More information and full guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

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