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National Lockdown - advice and guidance

This page will be updated in the event of a National Lockdown being put into place by the government as part of their Covid measures.

During lockdown we sent out a survey to parents to capture their views on our Home Learning provision.  We were delighted with the extremely positive responses we received and the comments parent made.  

Please see the results below:

 

How many hours is each child able to work at home currently?

3.43 hours per child

 

How good is the home learning offer?

Average 4 out of 5 stars

 

Is there enough work being set?

4 out of 5 stars

 

Are staff managing the balance between home learning and school based learning?

Yes - 95%

No - 5%

 

Are your children receiving feedback on the work they are submitting?

4.2 stars out of 5

 

We have taken on board some of the comments which made suggestions as to how we can further improve our home learning.  Some of these points include:

  1. Senior Leaders monitoring work for appropriate pitch and expectations.
  2. SENCo working with staff to ensure SEN children are getting suitably pitched activities.
  3. Training and support offered by Key Stage Leads to all staff to ensure feedback is balanced between next steps/corrections and motivational responses to encourage further engagement.
  4. We have offered Kindles and laptops to those families who do not have enough devices to enable access to work.
  5. Paper copies of work have been shared with those families who either find this more manageable or require differentiated activities and learning.
  6. Designated safeguarding leads meet weekly to monitor engagement and identify those children who staff have not had any communication with for a welfare call or home visit.

Allocation of places

If schools are instructed to close, The Wilfred Owen School will only remain open for Vulnerable Children and those children where both parents are in jobs critical to the Covid response or where a single parent has a job vital to the Covid response.

 

Once we had allocated these places, we would consider, if we have further space, families where only one parent is a key worker.

 

We would restrict numbers in school, as directed by the Government.  Once we had reached the capacity in each class, we would not be able to offer any further places.  Wherever possible, your priority would be to find an alternative arrangement to sending your child into school. 

Free School Meals support

During the last lockdown, we distributed food parcels to those children who were at home and who would normally have been provided with benefit related free school meals.

The food parcels were supplied weekly by Morrisons Supermarket.  Each child, who was entitled to Free School Meals, received a box of food, which provided breakfast, lunch, a snack and drinks for each day of the week.

Boxes contained the items shown below.

Support, advice and guidance

Below will be documents and guidance to support you through the lockdown period.  Please use these rather than phoning school.

Please note the risk assessment is updated frequently subject to changes in guidance.

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