Our children have grown up in a digital age where their forms of communication with friends and the wider world can be vastly different from their families, particularly through the use of social media.
Please click on the links below for guidance on how to support your child safely using social media platforms and how you can limit access where required.
Families may require support from time to time or ongoing support for a variety of needs.
Below are links that families can access privately, without coming through school, to support a variety of needs. Alternatively, if you wish to speak with a member of our team in confidence about any support needed, please make an appointment via our school office.
This page will continue to develop over time.
The Liverpool Parents and Carers (LIVPAC) website contains a wealth of information for families, this can be accessed here.
Free School Meals Explained!
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal (often referred to as UFSM).
If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). Confusing hey! The difference is that if you are entitled to FSM there are other means of support that you can tap into. Once you are in receipt of benefits related Free School Meals your child’s school will receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) to help and support you through your child’s education. The school will also receive extra support to deliver a fully inclusive and accessible education for all of our pupils.
You can apply for Free School Meals at any time while your child is at St. Ambrose.
If you apply and are entitled to Free School Meals in Reception class the funding is there to support you for your child’s entire time at St. Ambrose. If you become eligible in year 5 then the Pupil Premium funding goes with you to secondary school.
How can Pupil Premium funding help me?
Pupil Premium funding is used at the schools discretion to support children, each situation is assessed individually but examples of the support available are listed below:
Is my child eligible?
Pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
If you are eligible for benefits-related free school meals in accordance with the above criteria, and your child is also receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals, please still apply. This will enable your child’s school to claim valuable ‘pupil premium’ funding.
If either parent works within the armed forces or if a child is looked after from care they may also be eligible for benefits. Documentation will need to be provided in these instances.
Supporting children with additional needs
Social media and gaming: