COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Page

Thank you so much for your continued support for us and for one another in the current, challenging circumstances. Our school may be closed to most but we are still here to help. This page, and our support, is here for you at all times to keep our community strong, safe and connected in every way we can.

If you need further information or have any questions send an email to admin@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk and we will respond as soon as we can. Please note our school telephone is not currently manned.

Official Guidance

In terms of advice and guidance regarding COVID-19, it is important to ensure that you access the correct and current information through official channels.  Below are selected links to help find the information relevant to you:

NHS COVID-19 Information Page

NHS Corona Virus Service

UK Government COVID-19 Information Page

Contacting School

If you have questions related to education matters, such as home learning, technical support with accessing or submitting work, or similar queries, please begin by checking the FAQ sections below.

How do I access work suitable for my child?

We are in touch with all of our pupils via Tapestry in Oak Class (EYFS) and Seesaw in all other classes. Through these platforms, class teachers are keeping in touch with their classes, setting tasks and responding to work that pupils submit.

How can I contact my child's class teacher?

All classes have their own class email addresses that follow our usual school format: Class@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk and class teachers are happy to respond to any school work questions and queries that arise.

Can my child access the school to collect books/equipment etc?

We have successfully made provision for all pupils to receive a home learning pack so they can undertake their learning at home and record their responses in books.

What is happening about trips and visits?

All school trips have been cancelled and at this stage we await government guidance about when we will be able to plan future educational visits. As soon as the situation changes, we will update you here.

For the residential visits we had scheduled, we remain in contact with the residential centres and as soon as we have any details of financial reimbursement or otherwise, we will share this with those affected as soon as we are able to.

What is happening about assessment tests?

On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced that there will be no exams or assessments in schools this summer. This includes no assessment of children in reception year against the early learning goals which form the EYFS profile and no Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6).

What is happening about Free School Meals?

We have already sent out vouchers to the families of children in receipt of free school meals and will continue to do so.

If your circumstances have changed and you think your child(ren) may now be entitled to free school meals, we would encourage you to apply to Wiltshire Council: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-free-school-meals

How is the school supporting vulnerable pupils?

 

 

I have a question not answered in the FAQ...

Please email your question or query to admin@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk

We will respond as soon as possible and may add the answer to the FAQ.

Work for Pupils

Remote Learning in Oak Class (EYFS)

Parents of pupils in Oak Class can access remote learning for their child(ren) via the online learning journal Tapestry

Remote Learning in Years 1 to 6

Sycamore, Maple, Cherry, Elm, Lime and Willow Classes are all able to access remote learning via the online learning platform Seesaw

How can I contact my child's class teacher?

All classes have their own class email addresses that follow our usual school format: Class@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk and class teachers are happy to respond to any school work questions and queries that arise.

School Email

The school email system is also available to support communication throughout the period of closure. Please email: admin@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk and we will respond as soon as we can.

Supporting Home Learning

We’re adding resources to support home learning to our website as we find them. Visit the ‘Classes & Curriculum‘ section and follow the link to ‘Supporting Home Learning‘. Call back regularly to see what we’ve added and send us an email: admin@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk if you find something you think others may find useful too.

 

Safeguarding and Well-being

Safeguarding

If you are worried about a child and you think they are in immediate danger or at risk of severe harm, call 999.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 4560108, 8.45 am-5 pm, Monday-Thursday and 8.45 am-4 pm Friday; out of hours 0300 456 0100.

Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19 WPS Safeguarding Information During School Closure – website announcement

Woodborough School – safeguarding website information, March 2020

Useful Resources

Fantastic free information book from @NosyCrow explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler: https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf

Link to a free resource explaining COVID-19 to younger children: https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

Looking After Yourself advice from EP

Public Health England – Looking after your feelings and body, 31.03.20

Domestic Abuse Support Services, April 2020

Useful new resource from Wiltshire Council – Looking after yourself, looking after your children, sources for support and resources for home education: Covid-19-advice-and-support-for-parents

ThinkNinja – Empowering children and young people to build resilience, manage their emotional health and to fulfill their potential.

Before coronavirus, ThinkNinja was a commissioned service only, made available in parts of the country through the NHS, schools, local authorities as well as charities working with young people.  During COVID-19 it is free for all and provides a range of content

  • Fears relating to the virus
  • Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends
  • Worries about personal health and health of family members
  • Mental strength
  • Coping techniques to use during the crisis
  • Plus many other helpful tips

'NHS Helpline'

The NHS have launched a help line to support parents, carers and young people The helpline can be contacted 9am – 5pm (weekdays) on 01865 903777 and 5pm – 9am (weekdays and weekends) on 01865 901000.

‘When children and young people need non-emergency mental health care, support or advice they should call the 24/7 Children’s Mental Health Helpline.

Our clinicians will be able to provide the help and support to direct people to the most appropriate service.

We will also be able to signpost children and young people’s to resources they can access by themselves to maintain good mental well-being, as well as working closely with local voluntary sector organisations.’

'Wiltshire Well-being Hub'

If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and you need help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you please let us know.
We are here to help you with:

  • deliveries of food and other essentials
  • loneliness and wellbeing.

If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help with:

You can request this help by calling our helpline on: 0300 003 4576 or via email at wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk. It’s available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Food parcels being delivered by Wiltshire Council through the hub are emergency parcels to last people for three days while more sustainable solutions are found, such as a delivery by the voluntary sector. The council is charging for these parcels where appropriate. Please be assured that we will still be providing food parcels without charge for those that can show they are unable to afford them.

The charges are £20 to cover at least three days worth of food for one person, either meat or vegetarian, and up to £25 if the household has specialist dietary requirements such as gluten-free.

All funds received for payment of these food parcels cover the cost of the food only, and no profit is being made from the charging for food parcels.

Download our posters and colouring sheets

Please put these up in your windows to promote the Wiltshire Well-being hub:

Use these on your door to let others know if you are self-isolating and not answering the door:

Wiltshire School Nursing Service

Message from Wiltshire School Nursing Service…

We are aware that it is a very anxious time as a school nursing service we would like to let you know we are here to support you…

For secondary school age young people:

  • We have set up a confidential telephone drop-in service Monday to Friday 12-2pm. Any young person that would like to call and speak to a qualified nurse on the end of the phone can call 0300 247 0090 Monday to Friday 12-2pm and speak to them.
  • We also have our CHAT health text service so you can text a school nurse for advice or support for any health issues or worries, again this is confidential and you don’t need to give your name if you don’t want to the number is 07480 635513

For parents of any school age child:

We have duty school nurses available at the end of the phone Monday to Friday 9-5 pm, should you require any support with your school age child. This is available permanently for all parents to access for advice and support. If you would like support please call one of our nurses through our Single Point of access on 0300 247 0090

CAFCASS- Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Keep in touch with us...

Class teachers have asked all pupils to stay in touch, even if just to say hello, on a daily basis. We’re all keen to know our families are safe and well and if there’s any more support we can give.

Take a look at our website gallery pages – our collections of children’s home learning are growing. We love seeing what our pupils are up to – send any additional pictures to photos@woodborough.wilts.sch.uk and we’ll be sure to keep adding them.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @w_woodborough – there’s so much on there to see and it’s a brilliant way of keeping in touch with us and helping to raise a smile!

Our weekly school newsletters are still up and running, albeit a slightly shorter version, with a slightly different focus. Catch up with them here:

 

28th March 2020

Letter to Parents from Chair of Governors, 03.04.20

5th April 2020

Easter messages from our staff and prayers from Canon Larkey

26th April 2020

2nd May 2020

8th May 2020

18th May:Something Special to Share with Everyone…

22nd May: WPS Letter to Parents and Carers re. Wider Opening of School from week beginning 1st June V2

 

And Wiltshire Council have added a new weekly round-up publication for pupils too:

Wiltshire Primary Round-Up Newsletter – Issue 1

Wiltshire-Primary-Round-Up-Newsletter-Issue-2

                              Wiltshire-Primary-Round-Up-Newsletter-Issue-3

                              Wiltshire-Primary-Round-Up-Newsletter-Issue-4

                              Wiltshire-Primary-Round-Up-Newsletter-Issue-5