Childcare

More information.

There are several ways that parents and carers can continue to access childcare:

● Early Years settings (including nurseries and childminders) remain open ●

Vulnerable children and children of critical workers can continue to use registered childcare, childminders and other childcare activities (including wraparound care)

● parents are able to form a childcare bubble with one other household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is under 14. This is mainly to enable parents to work, and must not be used to enable social contact between adults

● some households will also be able to benefit from being in a support bubble ● nannies will be able to continue to provide services, including in the home

Key workers and vulnerable

Good evening all, what a day!!!!!!

Firstly, our thoughts and prayers go to you all in this difficult time. We thank our nhs hero key workers for keeping us safe and all of you who are keeping us going (including the staff here!)

I am so proud of our online offer of seesaw and we will see you all on that tomorrow. We do have technology we can lend out.
CHILDREN MUST BE COMPLETING WORK ONLINE. And we will contact you regularly about it.

We can open as planned for those key workers and vulnerable pupils who have booked in. We had planned based on our original risk assessment, and although this may need some adjustment we can make it happen. If you have not booked in today, we cannot accommodate you tomorrow.

If you situation has changed and you don’t want the place- message us so we can offer it to someone else.

If you need a place and you can price you are a critical worker please message us. We have limited places

I will send a longer message tomorrow.
But for now, keep safe and reach out if you need anything.

Mr Fox and all the team.

School opening

Yesterday, (2.1.2021) Teaching Unions held an emergency meeting and some teachers have been advised to refrain from going to their workplace on Monday due to the rising rates of Covid across the UK. This development from the Union means staff can choose to follow their advice and opt to teach from home only in order to protect their own health for the next two weeks.

We are working with our staff as we find out whether they wish to follow the Union advice and we will keep you updated and let you know tomorrow, Monday by 10am. We must stress this is out of our control and we cannot open without enough teachers being present.

We are sorry to communicate this to you today and for the uncertainty this will cause for all but I want you to be aware that we may not be able to open.

If the decision to close has to happen, we will offer online learning, places for key workers (the full day) and in person teaching for our most vulnerable.

Thank you, I will let you know by 10am tomorrow.

Mr Fox and team Donnington .

School opening

Sunday 3rd January

Happy new year,
The situation seems very fluid at the minute. At the time of writing we still intend to be open, however, this will depend on a number of things including staffing.

We will have a definite answer for you tomorrow and we will let you know as soon as we can.

If we were unable to open fully we would move to remote learning on seesaw and be open to key workers and vulnerable pupils.

Mr Fox and the team.

Opening

Telford and wrekin primary schools should be opening as normal. We are planning to open on Tuesday 5th as normal. We will update you on Monday in case we have large staff absences or can’t open for operational reasons. Please message us on the Monday if you are off isolating.

We have good controls in place, but please don’t come to school if you have symptoms- get tested.

we may have to adjust pick up time slightly to stop congregation- please wear a mask and keep 2 m apart. Keep us safe.

school holiday dates: https://donningtonwood.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/donnington-wood-junior-holiday-dates-2020-2021.pdf

School reopening update

The government has just announced new rules on schools- most primary schools should reopen and we hope to fully reopen. They will publish a list later of which areas are fully reopen. we are now tier 3.

Keep an eye on the news and I will update you when we get it.

I wish you a happy New Year’s Eve eve. We have a pd on the Monday and hopefully be back on Tuesday 5th. We will let you know as soon as we know.

Do not return to school if you have any symptoms.

We are now in tier 3. So do not mix outside these rules; keep us all safe.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/dec/30/return-to-english-secondary-schools-and-universities-to-be-delayed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-55487641

Mr Fox