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Council to support those affected by decision to close Sand Dunes Nursery School
Sefton Council has vowed to ensure pupils and staff are fully supported following the decision that Sand Dunes Nursery School in Seaforth will close this summer.
The nursery has faced financial challenges for several years and the governing body at Sand Dunes felt they had no alternative but to formally ask Sefton Council to begin a statutory consultation to close the nursery.
After carefully considering all the information, Cabinet, at its meeting on Thursday, January 10, took the difficult decision to approve the closure of Sand Dunes Nursery.
Councillor John Joseph Kelly, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Safeguarding, said:
“I understand that this conclusion will be very upsetting for all those involved. It has been a very emotive time for everyone involved as it’s clear that it is a very much-loved nursery. I have been moved by the passion shown from parents and staff who have shown a huge amount of support for Sand Dunes remaining open.
“After spending a lot of time with the governing body and officers to explore every other option, there was just no other alternative to address the financial crisis the nursery is in. With no foreseeable increase in pupil numbers, increasing costs, and no way to balance the budget there was just nothing else that could be done.
“Our biggest priority now is to make sure parents are fully supported and that there will is no disruption to the education of the children who attend. I know that a small number of the children who go to Sand Dunes are vulnerable or have a special educational need or disability and we will make sure that their needs will be met when helping them to find alternative nursery places.”
To ensure everyone is fully supported when Sand Dunes closes on August 31st 2019, a closure project group will be established to address the many issues associated with a school closure. Support will also be provided for parents seeking alternative nursery places.
Is it time to ditch those stabilisers?
Sefton Council is excited to be bringing back our poplar, ‘Ditch Those Stabilisers’ cycling events.
During the session, children aged for and above can learn to ride a bike unaided.
Children who attend can have lots of fun, whilst learning lifelong cycling skills. The events, which take place a number of times throughout the year, always have a high success rate, as our enthusiastic staff from the highway safety team of a range of practical advice.
Sessions are free but you must book in advance.
Get involved at Litherland Sports Park, Boundary Lane on Tuesday, February 19 or Shoreside Primary School, Westminster Drive on Thursday February 21.
To register, call Sefton Council, on 0345 140 0845.
Sefton honours victims of Holocaust with special ceremony
Sefton will once again remember victims of the Holocaust during a special memorial ceremony open to everyone.
This years’ service will be attended by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson and takes place on Sunday, January 27, at Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport at 1.30pm.
Partners including Sefton Council, the Association of Jewish Ex Service Men & Women, Sefton Equalities Partnership, Sefton Unison, students from local schools and colleges and Christ Church all help organise the annual service.
The service will be the 19th tribute paid in Sefton, with the ceremony held on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
Councillors and council officers will attend the memorial ceremony in Southport as well as members of the public.
All will take part in a minute’s silence.
The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, said: “”Each year we join others around the world to take a moment of reflection on Holocaust Memorial Day.
“It’s a time for us all to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides.
“At the annual service in Southport, we unite the many diverse strands of our communities and demonstrate how the lessons of the past can inform our lives today for a safer, better future.
“The service is an important event in our calendar and if you have the time, please join us to mark this day.”
The service in Southport is open to everyone, with refreshments served at the end.
For more information visit www.hmd.org.uk
School Improvement Team - re-location
The School Improvement team have re-located to Sefton Professional Development Centre, Park Road, Formby.
The telephone numbers at our previous base (Redgate Centre) are no longer in use. Please contact us on: 0151 934 5350 / 5354 / 5352