Update for Families 250320

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives.

Community Classrooms for vulnerable students and key workers’ children

Parents should keep children at home wherever possible and thanks to everyone across our community who has followed that advice. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in our Community Classrooms, the lower the risk of the virus spreading. We have no students in the Community Classroom this week and the school site is therefore closed at present.

The purpose of our Community Classroom to provide care for the children of key workers and children who are vulnerable. Only children in these categories can attend. Information on the list of key workers is here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Any parents who want their children to attend the Community Classroom must let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee places. We will ask parents on a weekly basis to re-confirm if they want to continue using the Community Classroom in school in order to minimise travel if it’s not necessary.

We are working to maintain as much stability for the students’ education as possible. Whilst it is not possible to fully replicate the educational experience at home, we are putting in place plans to make sure students can still access work and teachers are able to support their learning both with hard copies of work packs and with Show My Homework. Exams due to take place in May and June have been cancelled.

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via the free MyEd school app.

Please continue to follow health guidance.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

If you need to contact the school, please email the infobox at info@walworthacademy.org

STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES

Please see the letter below from Ms West. 

250320 Letter to families.pdf