The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve


Returning to school - Important Information


"Christ be with me, Christ within me,  Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me,  Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,  Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me,  Christ in mouth of friend and stranger."




Please be careful about what you write on social media.  
Share concerns privately with the school, keep calm and follow the direction of the government.


What’s the current situation?

  • New National Restrictions from 5 November 

    Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. 

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


St Gregory’s Rationale for providing Remote Learning:

  • Stay connected with families – particularly at a time of uncertainty and worry. 
  • To be a constant for our children.
  • Help children to learn new content by using teaching videos.
  • Provide a routine/some structure to help parents and children to focus.
  • To have daily contact with our children through messaging.
  • To support and encourage peer interaction.
  • To give feedback to our children that will enable them to progress.
  • To mirror as close as possible our broad and balanced curriculum in school. Focussing on important

St Gregory’s fundamentals: Catholic Social Teaching, Oracy, Metacognition and Retrieval and Vocabulary building… to name a few. 


Remote Learning while in Self-Isolation

If your child has now been asked to remain off school until you receive results for a Covid-19 test or has been ask to self-isolate due to Track and Trace as a school we are expecting your child to continue learning at home (unless they are feeling unwell). We will be using Oak Academy (an online platform endorsed by the government) to support learning. 

Oak Academy - 

Below are the expectations that we would like you to follow:

  • Login to Oak Academy every day.
  • Use the ‘schedule’ for your child’s year group and complete tasks for the day.
  • Support your child by following our ‘tips and tricks’ checklist for supporting Home Learning. 
  • Message your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo once a week to share work and to let us know how your child is.
  • Accept a call from your child’s class teacher (this may be from an unknown number due to the school network).


Home Learning while school is closed


At St Gregory’s we have planned for a number of possible scenarios relating to the different types of closures we may be faced with. If the school was to close for a local or bubble lockdown, our teachers would plan for learning to take place at home via teaching videos, written tasks, online games and using other appropriate resources. We would be using Class Dojo as our Learning Platform and will post work each day, ready for 9am.  

Our Expectations of you:

  • Check into Class Dojo from 9am each day.
  • Complete learning tasks in the order to suit you and your family’s needs.
  • Support your child by following our ‘tips and tricks’ checklist for supporting Home Learning. 
  • Message your child’s class teacher every day (one piece of work only please as this allows us to give more detailed feedback) to share work and to let us know how your child is.
  • Attend weekly zoom meet up.
  • Any technical issues, please email: 



Please don't forget to visit our Learning at Home page where we have lots of useful information and resources!


Useful Information

Books for children who are worried or anxious

Child friendly Covid 19 story translated into many languages.... "My Hero Is You"

COVID-Advice-for-young-people.pdf - from the SALT team

COVID-Hello-I-Can-Help.pdf - Can you help those in Self-Isolation

Covi-Book-for-Children.pdf - Need to explain to your children about COVID-19

Covid-19 Schools FAQ - Answers to questions on Free school meals, School admissions, Am I a critical worker?, Early Years and Provider Update, Beware of scam emails


Critical workers - Critical workers Guide


Early-Help-Newsletter.pdf - Full of useful information


Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during the coronavirus outbreak

Facts4Life-Coronavirus-QA.pdf - Cornavirus Q&A

Guide for Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Prayer-for-flu-viruses.pdf - Some Prayers for flu/viruses/health

Returning to School Video

Risk Assessment May 2020 - reviewed

Road Map to Return to School - Polish

Schools set for pupils’ potential phased return

Stay Safe Online

Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 guidance in a range of languages

From Doctors of the World: (Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese) 

From Big Leaf Foundation:  (Pashto, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani) 

Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Road Map to Return to School - Polish

Video in Pashto and English

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak


Guidance Translated