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Throughout these uncertain times, we aim to keep you updated with any new information and changes that you need to know. We will do so via this page on our website, twitter and our Key Stage specific online portals.

Should you have an enquiries or need further guidance regarding any information on this page or online learning, please get in touch at any time using the details below:

01925 495567
evelyn.office@wpat.uk

Parent communication

Any letters from school regarding the wider reopening plan or information surrounding what to expect in September (excluding transition) can be found on our new Parent Mail section.

Wednesday 23rd September

Please see below a letter from Public Health England on how you can help to keep everyone safe, along with a letter regarding the requirement for face masks to be worn when dropping off and collecting children from school:

PHE - Letter to Parents/Guardians

WBC - Letter to Parents/Guardians









Thursday 3rd September

A message from the Child Immunisation Team:

It is of paramount importance that we continue to deliver childhood vaccinations in schools safely and to ensure this we are implementing additional safety measures to protect children. This is going to impact the way we deliver the vaccinations in school. Please see the attached leaflet which outlines these safety measures and the support that we require from parents and schools.

Flu Vaccinations 20/21

Tuesday 30th June

Unfortunately after careful consideration of government guidance, risk assessments and deployment of staff, we are unable to extend our school places to years 2 and 3 until September. Please ensure your child continues with the online learning offer every day and we thank you for your continued support.

Friday 26th June

For further information of what to expect when joining Miss Irvine's Red bubble, then please use the link below.

Tuesday 23rd June

Please use the links below to access letters to support children upon their return to school. Should you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


Message from the Government:

Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19)

On 22 June, the Government set out a series of steps for further relaxing shielding guidance which will come into effect on 6 July and 1 August, taking into account that coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks.

From 1 August, the Government will be advising that shielding will be paused. From this date, those people previously shielding are advised to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers.

Where possible children should practice frequent hand washing and social distancing. The Public Health England guidance for people who are shielding has been updated to reflect the changes.

The full guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Friday 19th June

Message from the government

Updated guidance for parents and carers on educational settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools, and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to align with policy announcements already made, for example, the flexibility for primary schools to welcome back additional pupils where they have the capacity to do so. We have also changed the layout of the page in response to user feedback to help parents and carers navigate to the information they need.

The guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Monday 15th June

Please use the links below to access letters to support children upon their return to school. Should you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Should your child be in any of the above year groups, please ensure that you have notified the school office if they intend to return on their planned opening date.

Thursday 11th June

Please find two letters from the council and Directors of Public Health outlining their plans to allow schools in Warrington to progress with their plans to reopen schools next week.

In line with these announcements, we intend to open to the following year groups on these dates:

  1. Year 1 Tues 16th June
  2. Reception Thurs 18th June
  3. Year 6 Tues 23rd June
  4. Nursery Thurs 25th June

Further information for the children in these groups will be provided in due course.

Tuesday 9th June

In preparation for the return of Year 1 pupils to school next week, we ask that you take them time to read this story with them to help them to understand what to expect and why it will be different.

Coming back to school - Year 1

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office.

Sunday 7th June

The council, in close partnership with its school leaders, has today (Sunday) agreed to defer primary schools extending their opening to more pupils by one week, until Monday 15 June.

Despite tireless work between the council and schools in the borough to prepare to welcome primary schoolchildren back to educational settings for Monday 8 June, a joint decision has this afternoon confirmed that arrangements will be put back by one week, to allow more time to consider the safe return of pupils.

This decision does not affect secondary schools, who are already planning wider reopening from Monday 15 June.

Cllr Matt Smith, Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly, but it is a decision which balances the scientific evidence and advice with our own prudence and caution. Our decision to delay the wider reopening of our schools by a week also follows the regional consensus, with similar decisions being made by other councils and schools in the North West.

“Our schools have made excellent preparations and, following their own comprehensive risk assessments, will be equipped to open their doors, safely, to more pupils when the time comes. I can say that with absolute confidence, particularly given our schools have remained open for some of our most vulnerable children, and children of key workers.

“Our decision has been a difficult one to come to, especially given we want to see more children in schools. But, ultimately, we have agreed that the decision to delay the expansion of our primary school offer by a week, to the 15th, is the correct one – in line with our evidence-led, safety-first approach.

“We have had to carefully consider many different factors to come to our joint decision to delay, including the most recent information from Public Health England. This one week delay will provide us with a further opportunity to review recent scientific information, its impact, and implications locally.

“We will now be notifying head teachers of all affected primary schools and will continue to work with them on their arrangements and plans for expansion, in a week’s time. We will also reconvene on Wednesday this week to review our joint position and make a further assessment.”

Friday 5th June

As more children are expected to return to school next week, we have had to implement some changes for those children in the Vulnerable/Critical Worker group to ensure safety procedures are adhered to.

Key Messages and Actions for Parent and Carers Vulnerable/Critical Worker Group

Please note that the new start and end times are 8.45am - 2.45pm from Wednesday 10th June.

Thursday 4th June

The following document is risk assessment completed by school staff to ensure all aspects have been considered and suitable measures have been put in to place to ensure the safety of all children and staff during the planned expansion of pupil numbers.

Risk Assessment - Expansion of Educational Access

Should you have any questions regarding this, please contact our school office.

Wednesday 3rd June

Year 1 Parents/carers

Please use the link above to access the letter with information relating to the return of Year 1 pupils to school next Wednesday 10th June. Should you have any questions regarding the details enclosed, please contact the school office. Mrs Lafferty will also be contacting families on Tuesday 9th June so any concerns/issues can also be discussed at that time.

Wednesday 20th May

Please use the links to access letters and guidance surrounding the Proposed Phase Expansion of Pupils in Warrington Schools:

Parents/carers of children in those year groups proposed to return will be contacted by their class teacher in due course. Should you have any concerns regarding the proposed return, please get in touch with the school office.

Monday 11th May

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on 10 May our school will remain open to only key worker and vulnerable children until further notice. We are going to expand our schools on site educational provision in a planned and measured way. This will be in a phased return. We are currently awaiting detailed guidance as promised by the Government and will act upon this to ensure the safety and security of all pupils, staff and visitors. We will keep parents and carers fully informed moving forwards.

Tuesday 5th May

This page has been created by our very own Ms Stout and has lots of ideas to help you and your family to keep relaxed whilst staying safe.

https://www.facebook.com/relaxationineducation/

Updated: NSPCC Online Safety

DfE: Helpline for Parents - StarLine

Tuesday 29th April

For anyone in KS2 who may be having difficulties using Microsoft Teams, please see our guidance:

How to use Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 22nd April

The EEF have released several documents to support parents and children with their home learning:

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Reading with TRUST

Reading with TRUST comic

Talking with TRUST

Talking with TRUST comic

Planning your daily routine

Tuesday 21st April

Please visit the website below for updated guidance from the Government:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Monday 6th April

Below are links to websites that offer guidance on how you can support yourself and your family during self-isolation:

National Online Safety Guides


The below documents provide information on our response to Covid-19 in regards to E-Safety and Safeguarding:

E-Safety

Safeguarding


Thursday 19th March 2020

Please read the following letter regarding the impending school closure following Government guidance. You will also find additional information regarding those whom fall into the 'key worker' group.

School Closure Letter

Key Worker Update


Thursday 12th March

The School is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Authority to ensure that everything that can be done is being done to protect the health of students, staff and visitors. The School receives the latest advice and guidance from the Department for Education, and updates and responds appropriately to any recommendations. The current advice to schools is that we should continue to actively support the campaign to promote good hygiene but should not be unduly worried about the possibility of our students catching the Coronavirus.

At this time, no-one at our school has presented with any symptoms and there is no reason why your child should not continue to attend school.

The School advises all parents to regularly review the latest government public information at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline (available Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 18:00) to answer questions about the Coronavirus in schools.
You can contact this helpline by:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 or Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk.

If you think you have symptoms of the Coronavirus, you should call NHS 111 for advice or 999 if it is an emergency. Do NOT go directly to your GP or other healthcare providers. The NHS Coronavirus public information notice has been placed in all public areas of the School.

The School will continue to reinforce with students to “catch it, bin it, kill it” as well as promoting good hand hygiene through Assemblies and PSHE lessons.

We will continue to follow official advice and keep you advised of any further developments.