Welcome and Update

Miss Cathy Graham, Acting Headteacher Our former Headteacher, Mr Dutton, retired in the summer. There is now a consultation underway regarding the presumption to amalgamate Wellfield Junior School with Wellfield Infant and Nursery School to form a primary school. The outcome of the consultation will be announced at the end of October 2021. In the meantime Miss Graham, the Head at the infant school, is covering the junior school as Acting Headteacher. For more information regarding the consultation, please use the following link –...

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Have a great summer break

The final week of term is already here and what a year it has been! Thank you for helping us do our best to manage the current very high rate of Covid infections locally by not sending any children into school who were unwell, even if they are not displaying “typical” Covid-19 symptoms. This directive for close contacts to self-isolate applies up until 16th August. Miss Graham (Acting Head) and Mrs Nesbitt (Deputy Head), along with all the rest of the staff, will be looking forward to continuing to work closely with you next year, whatever the outcome of the consultation to amalgamate process in September. In the meantime, please have a wonderful summer break and after my retirement I look forward to hearing that Wellfield Junior School continues on its amazing journey as a very special place where everyone can care, learn, respect and succeed together. Read our End of Year 2021...

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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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