A message from Mrs Armistead - 20th October 2020

20th October 2020


Dear parent/ carer,


I have noticed recently that there has been a rise in anxiety amongst our community and this has coincided with the rise in COVID19 infections in the local area.  It is a very scary time and many of you are feeling worried about your families and loved ones contracting the virus.  Some of you are worried about how you will cope if we have to go back into full lockdown and many of you are fearful for your jobs and work environments.  Please be assured you are all doing ok.


What I see is: parents getting their children to school on time each day, you all trying really hard to be on time and not leave your children waiting at the end of the day.  I see lovey smiles (even in your eyes) and hear warm greetings as you come through those gates each day.  I notice that your children are wearing the correct uniform (school or PE), mostly on the correct days.  I see children completing homework and reading to an adult as often as they can and I feel so proud of you all.


The biggest thing to note is that in amongst all of this anxiety and worry, our children are doing really well.  They are happy in school, they are together and catching up on lost learning.  They are tired at the end of the half term but they are also playing together well and showing kindness towards each other.  Be proud of all we have achieved together this half term and whatever comes our way in the next few weeks we will continue to do all we can to keep the children safe, happy and learning together.


Please also remember that the staff in school share these anxieties and worries and are doing all we can to communicate openly and honestly with you.  Remember that any information you require can be via a phone call or contact-us@skertonstlukes.lancs.sch.uk   Please only use Class Dojo if your message relates specifically to your child's learning.  School will close for half term on Friday 23rd and staff will be unavailable on Class Dojo until Tuesday 3rd November.


Yours faithfully


Catherine Armistead


Mrs C Armistead



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It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.


I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.


Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.


The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

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Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

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