Latest Announcements/Coronavirus

Update 27.03.20 9am – Kilgarth will continue to remain open 

As I previously mentioned in the last homepage update, Kilgarth will continue to remain open to the most vulnerable pupils and pupils whose parents and carers are key workers. As you are aware, the Secretary of State for Education has asked that pupils only attend school if it is critical to the country’s COVID-19 response. This means that Kilgarth will remain open for these pupils; as a school we have contacted the parents and carers of those pupils that should attend. All other pupils are safer at home and must not attend school for any reason. However as a school we will do our best to continue to support you and your child until the current crisis is over.

Last week our immediate concern was to to ensure that Year 11 students were able to prepare for their coming examinations and to maintain educational provision for all other pupils. Hopefully by now your child should have received their work pack and is busy making progress at home. The government have announced how GCSEs will be awarded in July this year and we will provide further information for parents and carers of Year 11 pupils in due course.

Update 27.03.20 5pm – Accessing Free School Meals:

As a school we are distributing free school meal vouchers through a company called Wonde on a weekly basis to a value of £11.50 per child. Parents and carers should receive a text from Wonde asking them to select their preferred supermarket from the following list – ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons or Tesco. Please ensure that you reply to this request as your voucher will not be processed if you do not indicate your chosen supermarket. It should then only take 24 hours for Wonde to order your voucher and send it to your mobile phone. This can then be redeemed at the supermarket of your choice when you shop for your family. If you do not receive any communication from Wonde then please contact the school office for help and assistance.

We will also continue to work with the Neo-Café to also deliver food hampers to the homes of all pupils who receive free school meals.

How you can contact school:

You can continue to contact school as normal on – 0151 652 8071 or by the email below.

schooloffice@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

If for some reason that you cannot contact the school office you can use the numbers below in an emergency:

  • Mrs Westlake (Deputy Headteacher / Designated Lead for Safeguarding) – 07557 292 272
  • Mr Griffiths (Assistant Headteacher) – 07557 257 179
  • Ms Pelter (Flexible Learning Programme Co-ordinator) – 07827 882217

How to contact teachers for advice and guidance should the school be closed:

You can contact school on the email below in the event of a school closure:

schoolclosure@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

If pupils, parents or carers need to contact teachers for help and support with the work that has been provided, they can reach them via the school office or alternatively via the emails below:

Mr Griffiths – Science@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Mr Keeling – Maths@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Mr Ranson – English@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Mr Pritchard – Sport@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Ms Sissons – 3DD@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Mr McConnachie – IT@kilgarth.wirral.sch.uk

Additionally, we will take every opportunity to maintain regular contact with you throughout the current crisis. In the meantime, please accept our very best wishes for the coming weeks and months. Look after yourselves and those close to you. Please follow the social distancing guidelines from Government and help us all to emerge from this unprecedented situation safely and in good health.

Mr S Baker
Executive Headteacher

 

Other useful information that you may need in the event of a school closure:

  • Links to additional support on the Parents/Carers and Pupils pages of our website:

Support page for parents/carers during Coronavirus

Distance Learning during Coronavirus

Pupil wellbeing page

  • Social Care 9am to 5pm (Central Advice and Duty Team) – 0151 606 2008
  • Social Care Out of Hours (Emergency Duty Team) – 0151 677 6557
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – 0300 303 3157
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advice Line 0151 488 8453
  • NHS for urgent advice – 111
  • Careers Connect 0151 600 7874/ 07792 737 527