School Closure Information

Last Updated:  20.05.20, 14.20pm
 
 
Coronavirus (Covid-19) - SCHOOL CLOSURE
 

From Friday 20.03.20, Winwick CE Primary School will be closed until further notice, as required by the Government, due to the current global situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

Following school closure the school office will NOT be manned, if you need to contact the school, please email us on winwick_primary@warrington.gov.uk.  Please DO NOT contact us via telephone or leave an answer phone message.  Thank you.

 

OPENING FOR KEY WORKERS

From Monday 23rd March 2020, the school will be open, only to those children who:

  •          have both parents/carers who are critical workers
  •          are part of a single parent family of a critical worker
  •          are in receipt of EHCP funding
  •          have a social worker
  •          children who sit in any of the above categories and also have no underlying medical need, such as asthma, heart conditions, etc.
Although children may fit into the above criteria, Government advice is clear: if you are able to keep your child at home, safely, then you MUST do so.
 
If you feel your child fits into the above criteria, please email winwick_primary@warrington.gov.uk by 8am on the morning your require your child to attend school so that we are able to ensure appropriate staff cover for the day.  Thank you.
 
SAFEGUARDING
 
If you have any safeguarding concerns please call the MASH Team on 01925 443400    (9:00 – 5:00pm) or First Response Team for aged over 18 is 01925 443322
Out of Hours - Emergency number for WBC - 01925 444400
 
 
HOME LEARNING: 
Please see the different class pages/individual home learning pages for activities and guidance for supporting your child with their learning at home.  In addition to this, the children can access Purple Mash, TTRockstars and SumDog (Spelling & Maths) and for Reception - Evidence Me.
 
New home learning pages will be turned on at the beginning of each week to provide you with new activities.  Please feel free to use these how you see fit.  There are also a range of other education programmes and websites that you can access - we will update different sections of our website to signpost you to these.  We appreciate that you may also be working from home and/or have other demands on your time; we do not expect you to try and provide children with the same educational opportunities that they would be getting if school were open as normal.  All we ask is that you try and keep the children in some form of a routine and ensure that they have regular opportunities to read.  Our learning resources and provided to support you but please do not feel under any pressure; we know that we are in challenging times.   
 
If your children are struggling with activities from their own year group, why not try looking at the year group below?
 
Weeks beginning 6th April and 13th April:  These would be our usual Easter holidays.  We do not expect children to complete any home learning - take the time to be together and cherish this time as a family.  We will not be turning on any new weeks of home learning during this time, however, there are still lots of resources on the website should you wish to use them.
 
PARENT/CARER LETTERS
 
Below you will find all parental letters that have been sent out via School PING during school closure.
 
BUSINESS CONTINUITY
 
 
To ensure that our school can remain open for key worker/vulnerable children, we have reviewed our staff team and will be operating on a weekly skeleton staff rota using 3 teams.  On-site, we will have: Designated Safeguarding Lead (Member of the SLT), First Aider, Fire Warden.  
 
Areas of the school that are in use will be deep cleaned daily and, during the day, staff will ensure that all those on-site are taking steps for safe, social distancing as well as providing opportunities for regular hand washing.
 
Children will be provided with a meal at lunch time; if you will be sending your child with their own packed lunch, please inform school.
 
Children attending school should wear comfortable clothing and trainers and bring their coat too - please ensure children are wearing a new change of clothing each day.  They should bring a water bottle, labelled with their name, and book bag with their home learning resources, so that these can be completed while they are on-site. In warm weather, please ensure your child comes to school already wearing suncream; you can send in additional sun cream which they can apply during the day if needed. 
 
School Opening Hours for Key Workers/Vulnerable Children:  8.45am to 3.20pm 
(NB. Children who can be safely cared for at home MUST be kept at home - thank you.)
 
If children require a place in school, please email the school on winwick_primary@warrington.gov.uk each morning that they require a place, by 8.00am, so that we can review our staffing for the day.
 
 
 
FOODBANK ACCESS
 
CHILDREN'S CENTRES
 
UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE CHILDREN’S CENTRES WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
If you urgently need any advice or support during this time please call:
07583143264 for Westy, Sunshine Children’s Centres & Youth Café
07780494230 for The Orchard, Sandy Lane Children’s Centres & Orford Youth Base
07775024920 for Great Sankey & Little Stars Children’s Centres
BETWEEN 9.00 - 5.00PM (MONDAY – FRIDAY)
 
FOOD BANKS
 
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE FOOD BANK PLEASE RING  – 07583080521 

A list of available foodbanks can also be found on the www.warrington.gov.uk website or contact mylife@warrington.gov.uk