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Latest update from Woodhouse Primary Academy

Updated 23.1.2021  16:00

**Woodhouse Primary Academy is closed to most children due the national lockdown in place in the UK.  From Wednesday 6th January, Woodhouse opened for emergency care of critical workers and vulnerable children only. Your child may only attend school if you made arrangements for their provision in advance. The DFE states: "...Parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can.”   To request a place in our emergency care for critical worker children or vulnerable children, please email covid19care@woodhouse.uwmat.co.uk.  You can view our current risk assessment here.**

**On Monday 4th January, at 8pm, the Prime Minister announced that the country was subject to a national lockdown, the details of which can be seen on the government website here.  It is vital that we all play our part in combatting coronavirus (COVID19) by following the guidelines closely.  As a result, Woodhouse Primary Academy will be closed to most children, with remote learning in place for all children.  You can view our remote learning plan here. To read the latest letters from Mr Wilson to all parents, please click here.**

*From week beginning Monday 18th January until we return fully to school, we will use the National FSM Voucher scheme, which will be delivered for children in Reception to Year 6 by EdenRed.  This supplier was who we used to deliver the FSM vouchers over Christmas, so families should be familiar with the process.  These vouchers will arrive by email towards the end of each week.  Please remember that you will only receive a voucher for time not spent in school.  Please note, this support does not apply to the Universal Infant Free School Meals which all children in Reception and KS1 receive when in school.  Nor does it currently apply to Nursery children.*

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*If your child is showing symptoms of Coronavirus, they must not attend emergency care provision in school for any reason.  For further details visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/*

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We were delighted to have Woodhouse Primary Academy open safely during the Autumn Term, despite the coronavirus (COVD19) crisis. To ensure everyone is safe in school, we came up with detailed plans and new ways of working to support the safe and successful full opening of our school in September 2020.  We completed a range of detailed and regularly updated risk assessments which can be viewed by all, alongside the many letters to parents explaining the measures we take to keep everyone safe on our Wider Opening page here.  As always, these plans are affected by any changes in the local or national situation.  As such, we make regularly make modifications to our risk assessments and plans to reflect the current situation.

Woodhouse Primary Academy is open only for key worker and vulnerable children with a confirmed place in school.  Our school is organised with a range of protective measures in place to protect children, families and adults in our school.

If your child is not able to attend school due to the national lockdown, then they are expected to continue their learning at home.  Our committed teaching staff provide a full range of learning opportunities and lessons for children at home, as described by our remote learning plan here.  There is a wide bank of daily learning on our Goggle Classrooms or on our Home Learning website, where children can access the high standard of education we expect at Woodhouse every day that school is closed.  If you have any issues accessing this work, please contact by email: homelearning@woodhouse.uwmat.co.uk or call the school office.  For all children, we will continue to work digitally for: home reading using MyOn (alongside reading books which are now sent home each week: read the letter here), homework using Google classroom and sharing all future letters by text with a link as well as here on the school website.  We do have a limited supply of data sim cards, which can be used to enable children to access learning.  Contact school if you need this support.

For children who are eligible for Free School Meals, support is provided by school if your child is unable to attend school due to Covid 19.  Each Friday, families of eligible children will receive a text and/or email with the digital voucher from our supplier, Wonde, for use in your chosen shop or supermarket.  This will be the case for the week beginning 4th January and week beginning 11th January, although any children who do attend school will not receive a voucher for that day as well as their meal in school. From week beginning Monday 18th January until we return fully to school, we will use the National FSM Voucher scheme, which will be delivered for children in Reception to Year 6 by EdenRed. This supplier was who we used to deliver the FSM vouchers over Christmas, so you will be familiar with the process.  These vouchers will arrive by email, rather than text and we will share further details of this with you later this week.  Please note, this support does not apply to the Universal Infant Free School Meals which all children in Reception and KS1 receive when in school.  Nor does it currently apply to Nursery children.  However, if for any reason you need any additional support (especially with food parcels) then please do contact school and we will do all we can to help.  We can and will support any family in need - you just need to let us know.  Please rest assured that any requests will be handled sensitively and discretely - you know that we will look after you and your family without judgement.

If any personal details, such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses have changed, please be sure to communicate this to school as soon as possible by contacting the office or emailing enquiries@woodhouse.uwmat.co.uk.  You can also do this through our MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) app, further details of which can be found here.  As we no longer send home any paper letters, it is especially important that you keep your details up-to-date so you hear from us regularly.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.  Please take care - keep yourselves and your families safe.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Wilson

Head Teacher

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