Welcome back, everyone!

We are really pleased to be welcoming back all the children from Monday 8th March! We know how much they have missed being with their friends and being able to learn together in the classroom. Our plans include going back to the staggered start and finish times in place last term, to reduce the numbers of people arriving at school at any one time. All of the children will still receive the same amount of teaching time, and our system of infection prevention and control has been reviewed and the Risk Assessment COVID – March 2021 v7 revisited and shared with staff, parents and governors. Classrooms will be well ventilated, regular hand-washing implemented once again, and the children kept in the separate class bubbles throughout the day. We will use our amazing outdoor space as much as possible each day. As before, we do request that if your child, or any household member, is unwell with Covid-19 symptoms, that you do not send them into school, but your child and the whole household should self-isolate, and a Covid-19 test should be booked for the unwell person. The whole household should self isolate until the test result comes back, and then if negative, your child can come back to school once well enough. You should not send them back in to school until 48 hours after a high temperature has subsided, even if the test result is negative. Guidance for Parents Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about your child coming back to school, and we will be happy to have a chat with you and try to answer any questions you may have. Best wishes, Antony Dutton...

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National Lockdown

School is closed to most pupils due to the national lockdown, from 5th January 2021 until further announcements are made by the government. Remote education is provided through Google Classroom. If any parents are having difficulty accessing their child’s account, please email the school on admin@wellfieldjunior.trafford.sch.uk. If your child does not have any access to a laptop or tablet, or you do not have fixed broadband Wi-Fi at home, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to help with the loan of a laptop. Balancing your own work from home alongside supervising children with their remote education can be very difficult at times, so please feel able to adopt a flexible approach using our daily lessons, which can be accessed at a time of the day to suit you and the availability of your devices at home. We fully appreciate that most primary aged children may need some support and encouragement to get the most from their learning, and are grateful for any support you can give them with this routine. At the same time, our staff are available to answer questions and provide feedback throughout the normal school day, though the response may not be instant! Children need regular breaks, exercise and fresh air to help them concentrate and learn. If you have any concerns about the welfare of your child, please do get in touch. Guidance for Parents If your child is eligible to attend school, please ensure that you do not send them to school if they are unwell and particularly if they are showing any of the recognised symptoms of Covid-19. In this case, they should be tested and the household should isolate pending the results of a test. If negative, they can return to school once well enough, unless another household member develops symptoms; if positive, they and the household and any contacts should remain isolating in line with the Stay at Home...

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Secondary Admissions September 2021

The online application process for applying to secondary school for Parents and Carers of Year 6 pupils can appear a bit daunting. If you need any advice or guidance, please feel free to contact me at school. This year, three additional lines for more schools to be listed as preferences have been added, to allow for the fact that the results of Trafford’s grammar school entrance tests will not be published in time for the closing date of the Common Admission Form, which is 31st October 2020. Full details are found here: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/schools/school-admissions/Admissions.aspx Please make sure you list several options in order of preference, rather than “putting all your eggs in one basket”! Do ask in good time if you are not sure about how to list your preferences, ensuring that you do not miss the deadline, as this would result in your application being put to the back of the queue, after secondary school places had been allocated to those people who submitted on time. Mr A Dutton...

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In the event of a total school closure.

Dear Parents At present the school is open only to those children of key workers who have been offered a place, to enable parents who are eligible to continue with their essential work. If the situation worsens and this school has to close completely, there is a link on the Trafford Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate a different provision following a school closure. Queries should be raised on-line via the Family Information Service and the link is: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/contacts/secure/family-information-service.aspx The Family Information Service will liaise with authority officers to provide a solution. Best wishes to everyone from all the staff. Mr A...

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