SEPTEMBER RE-OPENING

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for all of your support through this difficult time. It has been incredibly sad not to be able to say goodbye properly to our children, particularly Year 6, but I hope they take away some fantastic memories from their time at Wensley Fold.

In September we have planned for a full return from Tuesday 1 September. The following are some slight changes to our school routines;

  • Normal school arrival times and slightly staggered end times. KS1 parents enter via main gates/KS2 parents bottom gate. If you have children from both key stages, then please choose.
  • Classes will be back to groups of 30 with continued increased hygiene measures and a slight change to how tables are laid out.
  • On arrival, children will be allowed straight into class with no lining up in the playground.
  • Shared resources will be disinfected between uses.
  • Play times will be in children’s own playgrounds, with own classes as normal.
  • Children will sit with their own classes at lunchtimes as normal. Tables will be cleaned in between sittings
  • Children should be in full uniform or PE kit (on their PE day). There is no requirement to wash uniform more than usual. No PE bags in school.
  • Parents are still not allowed in the school entrance or in classrooms and all correspondence should be via the phone or email.
  • Parents must not congregate at classroom doors or try to speak to their class teacher at the door.
  • Parents must maintain social distancing around school and only one parent should drop off/pick up.
  • If for any reason a year group is closed down and asked to isolate, then home learning will take the place of school learning and MUST be completed.
  • Music, French, drama and sports teachers will still work in school and observe distancing.
  • Reading books will be sent home and sanitised on return before being reused.
  • iPads will be needed in school, fully charged and will be sanitised before use.
  • Parents will be asked to collect children from school if they have a toileting accident and take them home to be washed and cleaned and then returned.
  • End of day:
      • Year 5 will leave slightly earlier than Year 6 at 3.05pm
      • Year 3 will leave slightly earlier than Year 4 at 3.05pm
      • Everyone else at the usual time.
      • R-Y3 parents must use the one-way system and then wait outside classrooms but must not congregate near doors or each other.
      • Year 4 parents at the top of the mound at the front of school.
      • Year 5 and 6 parents outside the bottom playground (basketball court)

Please remember school MUST be informed of any suspected or positive cases in families and children must be collected immediately from school and taken for a test. The usual guidance around isolating for 14 days must still be adhered to if anyone in the family tests positive.

Finally, please have a lovely summer and stay safe. Please continue to encourage your children to access SeeSaw and complete some of the online learning in preparation for September. There won’t be any teacher feedback necessarily but it will be a chance for the children to practice some vital skills.

Take care and unless any guidance changes then we will see you all on Tuesday 1 September at 8.45am.

Mrs Simpson

Welcome

On behalf of the pupils, staff, parents and Governors, I would like to welcome you and your family to Wensley Fold Church of England Primary Academy.

At Wensley Fold we provide a happy, secure and supportive learning environment where the children develop independence and work hard to make the most of their talents, and ‘Make Each Day Count’ within a deep and rich curriculum.

Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

We believe a close working relationship between home and school is vital to support your child’s learning. We encourage you as parents to form a partnership with the school and to actively share in your child’s education.

At Wensley Fold we take pride in our safeguarding culture which permeates everything that we do and where everyone takes responsibility for safeguarding, We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

We support the values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs and these are embedded within our curriculum. We aim to empower children to have a voice and to stand up against discrimination, valuing equality, tolerance and mutual respect.

At Wensley Fold we believe that every one of us is loved unconditionally by God.We must avoid, at all costs,diminishing the dignity of any individual to a stereotype or a problem. We offer a community where everyone is a person known and loved by God,supported to know their intrinsic value.

As a Stonewall School we empower people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential. We will challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrate differences.

We know that you have made a wise decision in choosing our school, we assure you that your child will be happy at Wensley Fold and will receive an excellent education.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Donna Simpson
Headteacher

Mission Statement

The school values and recognises the uniqueness of each individual child and acknowledges their fundamental right to be educated to their full potential in a safe, secure and caring environment.  The school, which has a Christian heritage will, in partnership with parents and the extended community, aim to make each day count for all.