Planning the return to school

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this period of uncertainty. We are looking forward to welcoming the children back into St Peter’s in August to resume their learning in school on a full time basis, dependent on the continued suppression of the coronavirus in Scotland. Please be reassured  that we are planning the return in a safe and managed way.

Our Chief Education Officer, Eleanor Sheppard, has written to all parents to explain the three possible scenarios. Our actions will depend on the scientific and health advice which will inform Government decisions about social distancing in schools. As a school community, we developed our Recovery Plan, following all guidance, and this has now become our Contingency Plan which will be implemented only if necessary. This plan is attached. St Peter’s COVID Contingency Plan If it becomes necessary to implement our contingency plan, involving smaller groups, your child will attend in-school learning on Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays. Provision would be made for online learning on the days when children do not attend school in person.Please read it and raise any questions or concerns by e-mailing stpeters@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Each family should have received information by e-mail about their child’s new class and the name of the teacher.

In the majority of cases, your child’s current teacher is taking your child into the next class. The current teachers know the children so well and they have supported their learning in school and online. We hope that this will help children and families as we resume school routines and move forward in our learning journey.

As the children have not been in the school building since March, the plan is to offer an induction experience to each child in a small group. The induction would take place on Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th or Friday 14th August and then we hope to resume fulltime school on Monday 17th August. Further details about arrangements for induction days wiil be e-mailed to parents via Groupcall at the beginning of August.

Useful links:

Activities and advice on learning, digital safety and emotional wellbeing – https://sites.google.com/ab-ed.org/digitallearninghub/parentscarers

 Frequently-asked Questions:https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/latest-service-update-schools

Information about physical distance and great ideas for summer fun for children of all ages and their families – https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/changes-physical-distancing-children

  • Aberdeen City Council Domestic Abuse Team 01224 538000 or email domesticabuseteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk
  • Women, children and young people suffering domestic abuse can contact Grampian Women’s Aid on 01224 593381
  • Men over 16 suffering domestic abuse can contact Abused Men In Scotland (AMIS) on 0808 800 0024 or via email to support@amis.org.uk

Aberdeen City Council Crisis Line 0800 0304 713

Links to online Mass www.rcda.scot

Emergency Food Provision

If you are struggling to feed your family and need an emergency food parcel, help is available. Please contact Info@cfine.org , call 01224 596156 or visit CFINE’s website.

Aberdeen Cyrenians can help anyone who needs cooked food, packaged food, baby food and other supplies, toiletries or clothing delivered through their AC2U Service or free phone 0808 1964422.

Food banks:

  • Tillydrone campus, Hayton Rd from 1.00pm – 2.30pm  Monday and Thursday. Please contact them via the Tillydrone Community Campus Facebook page.
  • The Mission, St Machar Drive   Thurs 2pm – 3.30pm

The foodbanks work using voucher referral systems. Anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons and can contact the agencies listed at https://aberdeennorth.foodbank.org.uk/