Coronavirus - COVID-19 Information
CONTACT TRACING DURING THE EASTER HOLIDAY
If your child tests positive for Covid-19 on or before Tuesday 6th April 2021, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us. Please provide the following information:
Date of test:
Date symptoms started:
For any positive test results after 6th April 2021 please use the NHS Track and Trace service
Letter from Ms Paul - whole school closure Monday 29th March
Single Case - Bubble Closure - Friday 26th February 2021
Symptom Free Quick Covid Testing Available In Boston
Free Rapid Testing Available in Boston from Monday 18th January
You Are Not Alone
Know the Symptoms
Remote Learning & Key Worker Status Update - Monday 11th January
Ms Paul's Letter ~ Remote Learning & How The Lock Down Will Be Dealt With In School
CEO Letter to Parents - January 2021
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL YEAR GROUPS FROM TOMORROW, TUESDAY 5th JANUARY. CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS OR THOSE IN VULNERABLE GROUPS ARE ABLE TO ATTEND BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
After the announcement tonight of national lockdown with immediate effect Wyberton Primary Academy will be closed from tomorrow for all year groups. Any children of key workers or those in vulnerable groups who attended last time CAN attend tomorrow.
Please contact us by email to discuss your requirements if no alternative child care is available to you.
Covid-19 Vaccine Story for Children with thanks to ELSA Support
Supporting Vulnerable Children not in School
School Risk Assessment - Wider Opening September 2020
Risk Assessment Summary - Tier 1
We ask visitors to our site to:
- Please follow the one-way system – entering through the large vehicle gate and exiting via the smaller pedestrian gate. KS1 families must keep left when walking through the car park.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times on school premises when bringing and collecting children (unless medically exempt and after discussion with Ms Paul)
- Everyone attending the site must follow social distancing guidelines, even if you are wearing a face covering and especially if you are waiting in a smaller space such as the KS2 quiet area as this can get congested.
- Only one person at a time to enter the Main Entrance to speak to a member of staff in the main office. Please only enter the school reception area if absolutely necessary, remember we can be reached via telephone or email.
In school we:
- Ensure good ventilation throughout the day. The windows and external doors will be opened as often as possible but at the very least this will be at every break and lunchtime, with not more than 1 hour between each ‘refresh’ of air.
- Tables and equipment will be cleaned at the end of each session throughout the day.
- Regular Handwashing / Sanitiser routines built into the timetable so that this takes place before the start of lessons, before and after morning and lunchtime breaks. Finally, before leaving school at the end of the day.
- Each child continues to have their own personal set of stationery, any shared resources are cleaned and sanitised before and after use.
- Children are in their class bubbles for the majority of the day, only mixing with one other class during break time when outside.
- Lunch is eaten in a ventilated hall and where two bubbles eat together they continue to sit separately with appropriate spacing between tables. (it is impossible to completely remove mixing so our aim is to minimise the occasions when this happens).
Risk Assessment Summary during National Lockdown 2 (from Thursday 5th November 2020):
In addition to the steps outlined above, we will also:
- Limit visitors into the school to essential personnel only
- Ask all essential visitors into the school to wear a mask at all times whilst in the building
- Keep the windows and doors in the lunch hall open (where possible) during all sittings
- Hold all staff meetings electronically via Teams
- Offer additional training and information for parents and carers on the importance of the government 'Hands, Face, Space' campaign
Infinity Academies Trust - Remote Learning Procedures
This policy sets out clearly, what academies within the Infinity Academies Trust will offer in terms of 'remote learning' if and when the need should arise. Please read it carefully, alongside the school-specific measures, so that you are clear about what Wyberton Primary Academy will provide in order to enable your child's education to remain as uninterrupted as possible during this challenging time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hawkins or Ms Paul on 01205 364797.
Letter for Parents of Year 1 Owl class - Wednesday 28th October
Whole school letter single outbreak - Wednesday 28th October
Guidance from Public Health England and the NHS
Guidance on when to keep your child away from school and when to request a Covid-19 test
Opening in September - please read for important information about the children's return to school in September
End of Term Arrangements for Nursery to Year 5
Important update from our Trust Leadership - Friday 26th June 2020 including end of term arrangements for all pupils.
Thursday 21st May - Letter to parents regarding return to School in June
Letter from Mr Gavin Booth - Executive Head Teacher, regarding your child's potential return to Wyberton Primary Academy
Coronavirus - Mental health & Wellbeing
Please go to our Wellbeing page where you will find a dedicated section for support and advice to help both adults and children through these unprecedented times.
7th April- Free School Meal Scam Alert
Please be aware we have recently received the following warning from the Department for Education:
2.2 Scam Alert
We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following:
'As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported.'
We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond and delete immediately.
6th April 2020- Emergency Childcare over Easter
Our Emergency Childcare provision continues to be in place over the Easter period across all our Trust schools for vulnerable children and those of critical workers. We are pleased to be able to continue to offer food boxes to our Free School Meal families (food vouchers at Spilsby Primary) throughout the Easter holidays. Please remember if you need to use our emergency childcare this should be an absolute last resort and you need to make school aware in advance. Also, if for any reason your circumstances change and your child will not be attending please do let your school know.
25th March 2020 - Universal Credit & Entitlement to free school meals
Dear Parents & Carers,
If your financial situation has changed recently and you are now entitled to claim certain benefits, don't forget that once your benefit claim has been approved, you can apply for free school meals for your child. While school is closed this is being offered as a food hamper, delivered to school for you to collect, containing basic staples such as milk, eggs, pasta, rice, fruit and vegetables put together by Willoughby Foods at their local farm and food production facility. Please apply at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-pupil-support/apply-free-school-meals
If you then receive an email from Lincolnshire County Council to say that you are entitled, please forward this to school: email@example.com and Mrs Brown will be happy to make arrangements for you and will be in touch to let you know how to collect. There is no need to bring the confirmation to school.
Child friendly information on Corona Virus from The Children's Commissioner
20th March 2020- Emergency Childcare
Message from Infinity Academies Trust- As you will have seen in the national news we have been instructed by the Government to keep our schools open but only for vulnerable children and the children of Key Workers. Please see below a letter detailing all our Emergency Childcare arrangements for these key groups. Wherever possible all children should be looked after at home to support the Government's Social Distancing plans to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please only use our Emergency childcare if you have absolutely no alternatives and you meet the Government criteria. The schools are closed for the vast majority of pupils.
19th March- Infinity School Closures
In line with the Government announcement yesterday all Infinity Academies Trust schools will be closing from Friday until directed to re-open by the Government. This is to support the national efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The schools will be offering some childcare provision for vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers. We are awaiting final definitions of these terms and will contact families directly when we know more. For further information about our closures please read the letter below. We wish all our families and children well at this challenging time and please do contact your school's main office if you have any questions.
Sending you all our very best wishes
17th March 2020 - 1:00pm
Update from Ms Paul, Head of Wyberton Primary Academy
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are keeping well in these challenging times and thank you for your patience.
This morning I have had a conference call with all Infinity Heads and we have decided to take a number of additional measures across our schools in response to the updated Government advice. The actions are as follow:
- With immediate effect, we will be cancelling all non-essential activities that are due to take place for the remainder of this term and immediately after the Easter break, including: school trips, sporting trips, any visitors into school and in-school events such as class assemblies and parent engagement events. Where possible we will rearrange these in the summer term when we are able to do so.
- Any child who presents with symptoms of high temperature and / or persistent new cough should not attend school and should self- isolate for 14 days – the guidance now states that ALL family members must isolate for 14 days, so siblings must not attend school either. Equally, if a parent has any symptoms we would respectfully ask you not to send your child / children into school, as advice states family isolation is now necessary.
- Please continue to check our school website and app on a daily basis. We now have a dedicated Coronavirus update section on our website, which will provide additional information.
- We will be avoiding whole school assemblies and where possible lunchtimes will be staggered to reduce the numbers of pupils being exposed to one another.
- We are being vigilant with our cleaning and continue to remind children about the importance of hygiene
- Staff have made learning links available on the class pages on our website for those children currently self-isolating and in the event of full closure, we will begin putting on weekly work and activities for all children – please see website for details.
- For families who do not have access to the Internet, you may collect a pack of work from the school office to support you with your child’s home learning.
We appreciate this is an unsettling time for many so rest assured we are doing our best to maintain normality for the children at school as much as is reasonably possible. Please do not hesitate to call the school if you are anxious or concerned about something, as we do our utmost to support one another in our school community.
The information we receive is changing on a daily basis, but we will do our best to share this with you as soon as possible to keep you informed. In the meantime, can I thank you all for your continued support and send good wishes to you all.
Head of Academy
17th March 2020-11am
Message from Infinity Academies Trust: Following the announcements made by the Government yesterday we have instructed our schools to take further actions to support Social Distancing and reduce non-essential travel. We have asked our schools to cancel any non-essential travel including visits, sporting fixtures and training events. We are restricting visitor access to our schools and will not be holding any in-school events including Governor meetings and parent engagement events. Wherever possible we are limiting time spent in large groups and therefore will not be holding whole school Collective worship or assemblies. We are asking our staff to not attend any out of school training to ensure as many people as possible are available to support children and families in school. We are working closely with our staff to ensure that those who may be vulnerable are taking sensible precautions and will do our best to ensure that our schools continue to run as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. As always if you have any questions please contact the main office at your child's school.
17th March 2020
The Government have updated their guidance relating to self-isolation for those that are demonstrating coronavirus symptoms. If you or your child has a new continuous cough and/or high temperature the whole family/household should self-isolate for 14 days. Please be clear that this is a change in guidance and we require your cooperation to keep all of our children and families safe. As always please let school know if your child will not be attending school.
Please see the NHS link below for further information on Self-isolation.
16th March 2020
As you will be aware the Government has now moved from the "Contain" to the "Delay" phase in its response to the Coronavirus. The advice to schools continues to remain the same but it may change in the coming days.
The current advice is that schools are to remain open. The biggest focus for schools in terms of "delaying" the spread of the virus is to ensure that everyone is washing their hands regularly and following the "Catch it. Bin it. Kill it." guidance relating to sneezing and coughing. We are monitoring closely the Government advice through Public Health England and the Department for Education.
We are currently undertaking a review of all our work including upcoming trips and events; we want to ensure that if our schools are asked to close that we have systems in place to make work available to our pupils. In this circumstance, we will give parents/ carers as much notice as possible to make alternative childcare arrangements.
Latest guidance suggests that if your child has a new continuous cough and/ or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) then they should self-isolate for 7 days.
If your child is not able to come to school for any reason, you must contact the Main office as soon as possible to inform us of their absence and the reasons behind it.
We understand that these are worrying and unsettling times. The safety and well-being of your children is our number one priority which is why we will continue to follow Government advice over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated through information on this page, via Twitter and with the School App but if you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Main Office directly where we will endeavour to offer support and guidance to help in these unprecedented times.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in the face of this ever-changing situation.
Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
Guidance for Educational Settings: