Wolvercote Primary School remained open for key worker children and vulnerable children throughout the first coronavirus lockdown. We had a large uptake of children returning in June when we were allowed to partially reopen. We opened for all children from September 1st 2020 and we have been delighted to welcome our children back to school.
We have now begun the second school closure due to the pandemic. Staff are available to support those at home and to answer questions. This is a challenging time for everyone but we are well prepared and the children's wellbeing remains our main focus.
For further information on coronavirus symptoms, how to prevent the spread and what to do if you suspect you or a family member may have the virus, please follow advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Government requires schools to publish their online learning approach should an individual child, or a whole class bubble be required to self-isolate. This document also provides information about the remote learning in place during the Spring Term lockdown.
The Government has given additional 'catch-up' money to schools to enable plans to be put into place to support children who require extra support due to the effects of COVID-19 and school lockdown. This document provides information about how Wolvercote School plans to use this money.
Public Health England has produced a letter for parents which explains when a child requires a coronavirus test.
During this time of uncertainty and additional demands, it is even more important than usual to care for our mental health as well as our physical health. The Oxfordshire mental health team has produced some helpful newsletters with advice and guidance.