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as preferences have been added, to allow for the fact that the results of Trafford’s grammar school entrance tests will not be published in time for the closing date of the Common Admission Form, which is 31st October 2020.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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The DfE have issued new guidance on how schools can reopen safely in September and welcome back all pupils

Dear All, The DfE have issued new guidance on how schools can reopen safely in September and welcome back all pupils. This will be possible with a careful system of infection controls and other measures designed to  keep staff, pupils and their families as safe as possible. We will be updating our risk assessment to reflect this and will let parents and others know how we will be doing this over the next few weeks.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term Antony Dutton...

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The DfE have sent some detailed guidance and advice for parents on keeping children safe from abuse and harm.

The DfE have sent some detailed guidance and advice for parents on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. It brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be vulnerable to during the coronavirus pandemic and signposts you to help and support that is available. If you have a concern about a child, please speak to me or one of the other deputy designated safeguarding leads in school, or contact First Response on 0161 912 5125, or out of hours on 0161 912 2020.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm Best wishes, Antony...

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