Information for Parents

Thank you for visiting the section of our website for Parents. In this section you'll find helpful information about St. Julie's and how you can best assist your child in their learning.

If you have any questions about any of the information contained in this section and no specific contact is given then please feel free to contact the school administration office.

Notices for Parents

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Oct 16, 2020

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions and Liverpool’s current status at Tier 3, we are unable to host Year 9 Parents’ Evening as planned on Thursday 19 November. Your daughter will receive her termly report week commencing Monday 9 November. This will provide key pieces of information relating to her current academic progress, achievements, behaviour and attendance.

If you would like to request a telephone consultation with your daughter’s subject teacher, curriculum leader, Miss Corrigan, Mrs Rooney and/or Mrs McCourt, please access the Year 9 Parents’ Evening feedback form on the school website www.stjulies.org.uk. Please state who you would like to speak to and the reason for the call. A member of staff will then contact you and provide any further updates you may require on your daughter’s academic progress and/or pastoral support.

Telephone consultations will commence from Monday 16 November to Friday 27 November. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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Oct 16, 2020

On Wednesday 4th November and Thursday 5th November, Year 9 and 10 students will take part in a very exciting and innovative event, which has been commissioned by School Improvement Liverpool, City Council.  

The first phase of the project is called ‘Who Am I?’ and is a day-long experience, which deals with important teenage issues around personal awareness, peer pressure and conformity. It will also encourage students to reflect on their life chances, encouraging them to have high hopes and aspirations for their future. The day has been designed to help young people discover a more authentic side to who they are. 

The experience is designed to empower young people to develop critical life skills and take motivation and ownership of their education. We are certain that this will be a positive and memorable experience and feel it is a perfect complement to students' academic studies. Letters are available for students in Year 9 and Year 10.

Oct 14, 2020

The Liverpool ASD Training Team are providing a series of virtual drop in advisory sessions via zoom.  They are for parent/carers wishing to talk in a private one to one setting about any questions or concerns they may have about their child. You do not require a diagnosis of ASD to book your place.

Dates for October 2020                                      

 Times for each date

9.30– 10.15

10.30 – 11.15

11.30 – 12.15

1.00 – 1.45

2.00 – 2.45

                                                

Monday          19th October

Tuesday         20th October

Wednesday     21st October

Thursday        22nd October

Monday          26th October

Tuesday         27th October

Wednesday  28th October 

Dates for November 2020                                   

Times for each date

9.30– 10.15

 10.30 – 11.15

11.30 – 12.15

1.00 – 1.45  

2.00 – 2.45

                                                

Monday          2nd November

Friday             6th November

Monday         9th November

Wednesday   11th November

Wednesday   18th November

Thursday        19th November

Friday             20th November

Monday         23rd November

Tuesday         24th November

Wednesday  25th November   

Thursday      26th November 

To book your place please email your choice of date and time and you will be emailed a zoom link. There are two places available for each time slot.

asdtrainingteam@liverpool.gov.uk

Oct 6, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from Liverpool Children's Services that all schools have been asked to circulate. Download Attachment
Oct 6, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from the Headteacher about a Covid case in Year 10. Download Attachment
Oct 1, 2020
We have received notification of a case of Covid-19 in Year 11. Download Attachment
Sep 30, 2020
We have received notification of a case of Covid-19 in Year 13. Download Attachment
Sep 23, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from the Headteacher circulated today. Download Attachment
Sep 17, 2020

 17 September 2020

 

Requirement to wear face masks in school

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to you because Liverpool is experiencing a large surge in cases of COVID-19. On 16 September Liverpool City Council published their COVID Report, covering data from 7 to 13 September. Within the report it states that, on 1 September, Liverpool recorded 94 cases in the previous week. That increased to 283 the following week and 530 in the last 7 days, a five-fold increase in 2 weeks. Liverpool has been placed on the government watch list because cases have risen above 75 per 100,000 of population, but it has now risen above 100 to 106.4 cases per 100,000 population. This is the trigger for additional measures in the city to reduce incidence of COVID-19. As such, we are writing to parents and carers to advise that school requires all students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings, from entering the school building, along corridors and in communal areas. This is to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and reduce the risk of cross contaminating bubbles.

Since school opened fully on 1 September 2020 we have recommended the use of face coverings. This is so that staff, students and visitors acknowledge and demonstrate their collective responsibility to protect themselves and others. Regardless of an individual’s beliefs about the use of face coverings, schools must follow government guidance, which is highlighted in the extracts below this letter. School is tasked with a duty to keep children, staff and visitors as safe as possible.

What we ask of you now is that you speak with your daughters and sons and ensure they understand that face coverings must be worn as described in school, as well as in the wider community such as in shops and on public transport, as part of their collective responsibility. Nobody wishes to see further illness, suffering and the loss of family members and loved ones. We have seen enough and we can all play our part in preventing further misery in our communities.

Please be assured that we will continue to follow the school risk assessment for COVID-19, which can be viewed on the parent section of the school website. School is thoroughly cleaned before, throughout and at the end of the day by a team of premises staff, with an extra focus on frequently touched surfaces. Automatic hand sanitiser stations are located on all corridors around school, 30 in total, as well as stations in classrooms and toilets. Year group bubbles are working well and students are remaining in their zones for the vast majority of time. Extra lunch slots, assembly points and designated routes have helped social distancing. If you have any questions you can post them via the feedback form on the website.

Thank you for all your support and positive messages since the start of term and best wishes for the term ahead.

 

Mr T Alderman

Head teacher

 

The reason for using face coverings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) usually spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. These droplets can also be picked up from surfaces, if you touch a surface and then your face without washing your hands first. This is why social distancing, regular hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes is so important in controlling the spread of the virus. The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others. Because face coverings are mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing. 

The government is not recommending universal use of face coverings in all schools. Schools that teach children in years 7 and above and which are not under specific local restriction measures will have the discretion to require face coverings for pupils, staff and visitors in areas outside the classroom where social distancing cannot easily be maintained, such as corridors and communal areas and it has been deemed appropriate in those circumstances. In particular, schools that teach years 7 and above may decide to recommend the wearing of face coverings for pupils, staff or visitors in communal areas outside the classroom where the layout of the schools makes it difficult to maintain social distancing when staff and pupils are moving around the premises, for example, corridors.

St Julie’s Catholic High School requires all students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings in corridors and communal areas.

Where local restrictions apply

In areas where local lockdowns or restrictions are in place, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils (in years 7 and above) in areas outside classrooms when moving around communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain such as corridors. In the event of new local restrictions being imposed, schools will need to communicate quickly and clearly to staff, parents, pupils that the new arrangements require the use of face coverings in certain circumstances.

Access to face coverings

It is reasonable to assume that staff and young people will now have access to face coverings due to their increasing use in wider society, and Public Health England has made available resources on how to make a simple face covering. Face coverings are compulsory on public transport.

Safe wearing of face coverings requires cleaning of hands before and after touching – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and the face covering should be replaced carefully.

Pupils must be instructed not to touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing it and they must dispose of temporary face coverings in a ‘black bag’ waste bin (not recycling bin) or place reusable face coverings in a plastic bag they can take home with them, and then wash their hands again before heading to their classroom.

How to wear a face covering

A face covering should:

  • cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
  • fit comfortably but securely against the side of the face
  • be secured to the head with ties or ear loops
  • be made of a material that you find to be comfortable and breathable, such as cotton
  • ideally include at least two layers of fabric (the World Health Organisation recommends three depending on the fabric used)
  • unless disposable, it should be able to be washed with other items of laundry according to fabric washing instructions and dried without causing the face covering to be damaged

When wearing a face covering you should:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on
  • avoid wearing on your neck or forehead
  • avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus
  • change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession (for example, when leaving and entering shops on a high street)

When removing a face covering:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing
  • only handle the straps, ties or clips
  • do not give it to someone else to use
  • if single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle
  • if reusable, wash it in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed

This information has been sourced from two documents:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

 

 

 

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Sep 4, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from the Headteacher circulated on 4th September 2020. Download Attachment
Sep 2, 2020
We'd like to let parents of students in Year 9 know that their daughters should attend school every Tuesday in their PE kit. This is for Tuesdays only.
Aug 11, 2020

A Message From Ofqual

Dear parent/carer,

We know that it has been a really unsettling few months for students, since schools, colleges and other providers were closed to many and exams were cancelled. We are writing to reassure you about what has been put in place so students are able to move on to further study or employment, with results which carry the same value as any other year.

How grades have been set this year

After exams were cancelled we worked with exam boards and leading assessment experts to develop a reliable method to calculate student grades. This involved asking each school or college to tell us what grade they believed each student would have received in each subject if exams had gone ahead, and how their expected performance compared to others in their class. We know teachers worked extremely hard to deliver this year's arrangements and the majority of grades students receive will be the same, or within one grade, as their centre's judgements - reflecting the skills, professionalism and integrity of those involved.

Schools and colleges used a range of evidence to make their judgements including non-exam assessments, results of homework assignments or mock exams and any other records of student performance over the course of study. At least two teachers were involved in agreeing each proposed grade, and each one was signed off by the head teacher or college principal.

Making sure results are as fair as they can be

It is really important that we make sure the same standard is applied for all students, whichever school, college, or part of the country they come from. That's why we have calculated all results using the same method, which makes sure we have a level playing field for all students and results across the country are comparable. The overwhelming majority of people who responded to our consultation – including teachers and students - supported the aims of our moderation approach, because they know that if the results were not moderated, they would be unfair.

This means that this year's results will have the same value as in any other year. Students, universities, colleges and employers can have confidence in the results - allowing the class of 2020 to compete fairly with students from previous and future years.

Despite some reports, you can be assured that the moderation process does not mean a blanket reduction in the grades that teachers put forward. Adjustments will vary across schools and colleges, and in different subjects, and will only be made where the evidence supports them.

The grades awarded will be based either entirely on the teachers' judgements, or on a combination of their judgements and the statistical moderation. Where the moderation process finds that a school or college has over or under-estimated the likely number of students achieving a grade, the students who are moved up or down a grade are those the centre felt were closest to the grade boundary. No grade is being awarded purely on the basis of statistics.

Although the process of moderation is essential to ensure results are as fair as they can be, there is nothing fair about the fact that Covid-19 has denied young people this year the chance to demonstrate their skills in an exam. For that reason, where possible we have made decisions that work in students' favour and overall results will be more lenient.

Of course, we can never know for sure how an individual student might have performed in their exams. Universities and colleges understand this, and many have committed to showing flexibility in their admissions decisions. Overall we believe these results will be as fair as they possibly can be in the absence of exams.

Appeals and complaints

The vast majority of students are going to receive grades that are fair and that will enable them to progress to their next stage. However we know there are some students and families who may want to appeal their grade. If this is the case, you should speak to your child's school or college. Schools or colleges have to be the ones that submit appeals, and will do so if they believe there has been an error or that the moderation process has not produced a reliable result.

We have published a guide on our website to help students and their families understand how appeals will operate this summer. This includes information on complaints about potential bias or discrimination. We believe such complaints will be rare, but they will need to be taken very seriously.

For more information on the next steps after students have received their results, contact the Exam Results Helpline on 0800 100 900. You can also contact Ofqual directly on 0300 303 3344, or by email at public.enquiries@ofqual.gov.uk.

To all students receiving their results, whatever their next step, we wish them well. They have experienced a unique disruption to their lives. Their grades awarded over the next two weeks will enable as many as possible to move on in their lives with a sense of pride in their hard work and achievements.

Aug 4, 2020
Ofqual have produced a guide for students receiving results for the Summer 2020 season. Please see the document attachment for a copy. Download Attachment
Jul 21, 2020
The following letters for Year 11 and for Sixth Form students have been circulated this week relating to arrangements for the collection of examination results.
Jul 17, 2020

The Liverpool ASD Training Team are providing a series of virtual drop in advisory sessions via zoom.  They are for parent/carers wishing to talk in a private one to one setting about any questions or concerns they may have about their child. You do not require a diagnosis of ASD to book your place.

Appointments are available at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30 on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th and 28th July.

To book your place please email your choice of date and time and you will be emailed a zoom link. There are two places available for each time slot.

asdtrainingteam@liverpool.gov.uk

Jul 15, 2020

Uniform suppliers 'Kitted Out' have asked us to alert parents to the following change in their operations to help infection control.

"How to access Kitted Out school uniform safely during the covid-19 pandemic.

1. All uniform purchases via our online website with home delivery

2. Phone orders can be placed – pay over the phone or instore on collection. Collection time slots will be given.

3. Only come to the shop if you have been given a scheduled date & time slot.

4. Only one adult & one child permitted from same family in the shop

5. No changing room facilitities allowed.

6. Customers will always be asked to use hand sanitiser and keep 2mtr distance.

7. Strict measures will be in place for handling returns & exchanges of garments.

8. We strongly advise customers to use the online services on our website.

Kittedoutschoolwear.co.uk"

Other uniform suppliers are available and are listed here

Jul 7, 2020
We're asking all parents to complete this travel survey to help us to plan how we can reduce the demand on public transport in September, in line with DfE recommendations. We'd really appreciate your time in filling it in.
Jun 29, 2020
The academic calendar for 20-21 is available in the document attachment. Please be aware that the school calendar can be subject to change and the most up to date information can be found in the digital calendar on the website. Download Attachment
Jun 26, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from the Head to all parents. Download Attachment
Jun 24, 2020

Please see the attachment for a letter from the Immunisations Team about the resumption of immunisations.

If you call for an appointment, one of your options will be to book an appointment at St. Julie's on the 8th July, and this may prove to be the most convenient way to access the service.

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Jun 11, 2020
The current version of the school calendar for half term 6 is available in the document attachment. Download Attachment
Jun 5, 2020

Based on the guidance released by the DfE on Thursday 4 June, regarding the phased return of Year 10 and 12 students from the week beginning 15 June, we will be writing to parents to outline how we will be providing some face-to-face support and taught lessons for a period of time.

The DfE guidance states that:

  • Schools are able to have a quarter of the Year 10 and 12 cohort in school at any one time;
  • Any face-to-face support provided to Year 10 and 12 students will be to supplement the remote education that will continue to be the predominant form of education delivery for these year groups
  • Schools should continue providing full-time provision for the identified students in all year groups who have been attending since 1st June

Year 10 and 12 students will be invited to attend school for one day per week from the week beginning  15 June to Wednesday 15 July. An individual timetable will be posted home for each student and will also include an overview of the educational provision to be provided during their time in school. All educational resources and online platforms will continue during this time to support remote learning at home. Arrangements may be subject to change for Year 12 as we receive further clarification on guidance.

May 21, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a whole school letter circulated by Mrs McCourt about the National Oak Academy. Download Attachment
May 21, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt to parents of all children on 21st May. Download Attachment
May 14, 2020
Please see the document attachment for a letter from Mrs McCourt circulated today, following the Prime Minister's announcement of 10th May. Download Attachment
May 11, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Pearson are running a series of free, live lessons for Y10 ran by their specialist team. The first live session will take place tomorrow at 11am. Please review the lesson content below and encourage your daughter to take part if appropriate.

TITLE: Areas and Perimeters of simple and compound shapes Ever wanted to organise a big sporting or music event. Well here’s your chance. We’ll be exploring how Areas and Perimeters of simple and compound shapes will help you to plan the stage or Ring. Students should be able to: - Convert between units of measure within one system, including time and metric units to metric units of length, area · Find the perimeter of · rectangles · parallelograms and trapezia; · compound shapes; · Recall and use the formulae for the area of a rectangle; · Find the area of a trapezium and recall the formula; · Find the area of a parallelogram; · Calculate areas and perimeters of compound shapes made from rectangles;

This will be live at 11am tomorrow: via this link 

Thanks

Mrs Gee

Apr 30, 2020
UCAS Have published their guide for parents for 2020 and it is packed full of useful advice. Further advice can also be sought from this useful tool for parents, again published by UCAS. Download Attachment
Mar 24, 2020
Please see the document attachment for some tips on managing learning at home. Download Attachment
Jan 15, 2020
The Public Health Network of Wales have released this video which gives really useful information about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and talks about some of the available support.
Dec 13, 2019
Please see the document attachment for some good advice for our students about ways to keep safe over the Christmas period. Download Attachment
Dec 13, 2019

Please remind your daughter that she must only wear a plain wrist watch to school. Apple watches, iWatches and other smart ‘connected’ wrist devices are not allowed due to the type of communication methods that can be accessed via these devices, e.g. text messages and social media.

Dec 6, 2019
A number of pupils have been sent home due to vomiting bugs this week. The document attachment gives some guidance from the NHS, and although symptoms are unpleasant they usually pass within a day or two. You can access further information here. Download Attachment
Oct 24, 2019
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt about the 'well being box' initiative. Download Attachment
Sep 19, 2019
The Year 11 revision timetable for 19-20 can be found on the revision page of our website. Download Attachment
Sep 16, 2019

The Liverpool City Council ASD training team offers drop in advisory sessions to the families of Children and Young People with a diagnosis of autism and for those waiting assessment. Further details and the schedule are provided below.

Jun 26, 2019

We have been asked to circulate the following message from the Director of Public Health:

Director of Public Health - Measles & the importance of the MMR vaccine

There are ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe and we have recently had a case of measles, in Liverpool, associated with travel.

Although MMR vaccination uptake is good across Liverpool, there are pockets of low uptake. Measles can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the only way to protect children and young people; further information about MMR is available from Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mmr-for-all-general-leaflet 

Jun 5, 2019
Please see the document attachment for details of the Summer Term offer from ADDvanced Solutions Community Network, which offers a wealth of opportunities for parents of students with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing and Learning Difficulties. Download Attachment
Jun 5, 2019
Please see the document attachment for a letter circulated by Mrs McCourt about external GL Assessments taking place in June for Years 7 to 9. Download Attachment
May 16, 2019
The Young Persons Advisory Service are hosting some coffee events for parents and carers which are informal drop in sessions. At the South Hub on Lyndene Road, the Autism in Motion team will be attending between 10am and 12pm on the 12th june. Contact Sharron on 0151 702 6073 for more information.
May 10, 2019

Did you know that if you are eligible for free school meals but have not yet applied then doing so could not only save you up to £400 a year but could also generate an extra £935 in funding for St. Julie’s?

You can apply for free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit – your household earned annual income must be less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit – with no Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue

If your application is successful then once we have received notification a daily credit is automatically applied to your child’s account in the catering system, and they continue to use the Dining Room in exactly the same way they do now. Please see the document attachment for more information.

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Apr 25, 2019
Please see the document attachment for a copy of letter circulated by Mrs McCourt to parents of students in Year 11. Download Attachment
Apr 2, 2019
Please see the document attachment for some handy guidance and treating common minor ailments and deciding if it's ok for your daughter to come into school. Download Attachment
Mar 22, 2019
We have received a notice from Merseyside Police about dangerous trespassing which can be found in the document attachment. Download Attachment