KS2 SATS INFORMATION
NEW LETTER RELEASED TODAY (03/05/22) TO YEAR 6 PARENTS: PARENT'S YEAR 6 SATS LETTER
We held an online information evening this week to outline to parents what we think they would find useful to know about the Statutory Tests this year.
We have done this so that your child can have their abilities properly represented and so that they are well-placed in high school to benefit from high expectations based on their end of primary national tests.
Please watch the video below (more than once if necessary) and you may choose to watch it with your child too!
Scarlet Fever & iGAS
Please find below information regarding the above conditions.
Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is a common childhood infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus (GAS). The early symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting.
COVID-19 Advice to Parents
As you will be aware the number of incidents of Coronavirus is increasing, however, in total the number of confirmed cases is relatively small.
Common sense must be used and we need to have a proportionate but active response to this virus.
As a school we would like to take all reasonable steps to support the containment of the virus. We need you help too. Therefore, following advice from the DfE and local authority we would like you to do the following:
1. Understand that the virus spreads largely from contact between hands and face (mouth, nose eyes). If this cycle is broken then the containment is much more likely. Adults and children naturally touch their face so anything that reduces this will help. Getting your child to do the following may help:
Firstly and most importantly, wash hands regularly with soap and water (or an alcohol based hand gel) for 20 seconds (or happy birthday sung twice). Regularly may be before you leave the home in the morning, before eating food, when returning home in the afternoon.
Once you have read the instructions below, if you have any questions, please contact the Parent Pay trained staff in our School Office by email
ParentPay is our online payment service. We’re pleased to announce that we are now accepting payments online for items such as dinner money and will shortly be accepting payments for school trips, music lessons, extended care and after school clubs. Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your debit card.
We are hoping that everyone will benefit from our new payment facility. ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7 – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available and that funds will reach school safely.
Parents have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward and ParentPay holds an electronic record of all payments for you to view at a later date. When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.
In addition, ParentPay offers you the ability to set automated email/SMS reminders ensuring you never miss a payment and helping you keep your child’s school meal account in credit at all times.
You can help us reduce workloads for all staff, creating more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school. It also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure.
Getting started with ParentPay
School will supply you, at your request, an account activation username and password, the next step is to:
- Visit www.parentpay.com
- Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. NB. These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process
- Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
- Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment
Please be assured that ParentPay offers the highest security available and no card details are stored on the system or are accessible by the school or ParentPay.
Reception Catch up & Cuppa
If you missed the parents session play the video below for the slides.
Wellbeing & Safeguarding Team
If you have a query or concern you should raise it with any of our school staff.
During School term time: Your child's classteacher would normally be your first point of contact, though we also encourage you to either use the 'Live Chat' or 'Leave a Message' on this website. Please ensure you label your message 'For Wellbeing Team' providing your name and contact details.
During school holidays - if you need urgent help please contact the LA MASH Team :
- Report any safeguarding concerns about a child or young person to children's safeguarding and social work teams on 01925 443322, press one and either say MASH or the name of the person if known
- Outside of office hours call us on 01925 444400
All staff have received basic training in safeguarding, mental health, pupil wellbeing, inclusion and equality.
We have specific staff if you wish to contact someone who has significant experience and additional indepth training. Please ask and we will find the most suitable person to help you.
Here are some links to support you telling someone about something you are either worried or concerned about:
Our school has a core Wellbeing Team which includes the support for our vulnerable children (incl. safeguarding), supporting inclusion and pupils with special educational needs and to support those pupils who are disadvantaged in absence from education, home circumstance or family income.
The Wellbeing Team manages our safeguarding work including the support of those children subject to child protection. Their role is to provide timely intervention to ensure that children's outcomes, particularly in terms of achievement and safety are secured.
You can find more about safeguarding in Warrington by looking at the website for the Warrington Safeguarding Partnership: https://www.warringtonsafeguardingpartnerships.org.uk/
Local Authority Evaluation of Safeguarding
Annually the school receives a Section 175 visit from the local authority and a subsequent report of its findings.
The latest report can be viewed here: Section 175 Safeguarding Audit 2022
Wellbeing & SEND Parents Forum
See under Communications tab under Parents Forum for more information and dates of next session.
The Vulnerable Children & Attendance Team: Led by Miss E Fleming
- Miss Emma Fleming (Assistant Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead)
- Mr Matthew Dunn (Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager)
- Mrs Yvonne Leigh (Attendance Administrator)
- Mrs Amanda Meager (Head of School)
- Mr Chris Metcalfe (Executive Headteacher & Mental Health First Aider)
The email for the Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager is stmargarets_primary_safeguarding(@)warrington.gov.uk
The Inclusion Team: Led by Miss E Fleming
- Miss Emma Fleming (Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) & SENCO)
- Mrs Laura Albon (SEND Case Worker)
- Local Authority Educational Psychologist
- School Commissioned Educational Psychologist
The Inclusion Team email box is: inclusion(@)st-margarets.warrington.sch.uk
Letter to Parents
I am writing to inform you that our school participates in a Police-led initiative called Operation Encompass, a scheme which will ensure that we can we can better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home.
Following a domestic incident, the Police will make contact with the school via telephone and communicate relevant information to nominated, fully-trained school staff. This will ensure that we are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listen to.
Each school has a member of staff called a key adult who is trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.
The initiative was launched county-wide at the beginning of 2015. It is active in all Warrington schools across the local authority and in a number of schools in the areas of Halton, Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East with success. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: https://www.operationencompass.org/
If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Brown.
We are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to safeguard and protect children across Cheshire and provide the best possible care and support for our pupils.
The school encourages children to take responsibility for learning and some events. We have developed our pupils to have a voice in school through our School Parliament (previously School Council), our prefect system and our head boy boy, head girl and their deputies.
Our School Parliament has been elected/appointed for 2020/21. Children can see who has been elected and participate from our Parliament notice board and on the School Parliament Google Classroom.
There are four Ministries that support the work of the Parliament: They meet during dedicated Parliament weeks, one ministry per day, and during the pandemic this is socially distanced in the school hall and/or via video conference. A school governor is linked to most ministries.
To find out more about our School Parliament and the work of our four ministries please look at our pupil maintained School Parliament Google Site.
Your local children's radio station, Oi! Radio, is next broadcasting:
See newsletter for next broadcast date
About Oi! Radio:
Oi! stands for Orford Interchange, the name being created from one of our Year 6. The radio station is run 'By kids 4 kids', predominantly aimed at 7 - 12 year olds. It is a partnership project with Orford Neighbourhood Community Hub
The radio intends to broadcast monthly, Fridays 5 - 6pm, during term time. Children prepare the broadcast during a Monday after-school club and Friday afternoons with Miss Fleming and Mrs Brown (Pastoral, Data and Media Assistant).
Oi! Radio supports curriculum writing, speaking and listening and thinking skills. If your school or organisation has a short story, poem or announcement please send them to Mrs Brown via email (
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This is now a shared venture combining the Latchgate of St Margaret's and All Hallows Church.
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