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Welbeck Primary School Covid-19 Response March 2020 and January 2021

 

  • A socially distanced Parents’ meeting was held on 23rd March 2020-information clearly shared, parents reassured, food banks, art/craft packs and laptops/ipads provided for all those in need of support.
  • High expectation of Vulnerable Children attending. Phonecalls and conversations completed with all VC families. 100% of VC in school daily compared with National average of 5%.
  • Risk assessments completed by DSL lead for 19 children
  • 1 CP child not in school at first-home visits completed 2/3 per week. Concerns escalated to local MP, NST CEO and Social Care service managers.
  • 100% of EHCP children attended school daily with 1:1 support
  • 100% of Keyworker staff children in school
  • Free School Meal Vouchers ordered and distributed by Admin staff weekly.
  • 95% of Welbeck staff attended school during closure. Considerations made for vulnerable staff members.
  • School open every day of Easter holidays and bank holidays for all VC and KW pupils including all EHCP pupils.
  • Online curriculum via Purple Mash platform set up and running from first day of lock down on Monday 23rd March and again from Tuesday 5th January 2021
  • 100% of children had access to home learning, 70 IPADS/laptop lent out by school, broadband organised and paid for families. Daily technical support provided by IT technician with direct line for parents.
  • Home learning packs delivered to doors for parents who struggled with online work.
  • Children in school were taught daily not provided with ‘childcare’ as Government Guidance stated. Daily English, Maths and Foundation subjects with class teacher and Teaching Assistants were delivered.
  • Staff present in school preparing learning environment e.g reading corners, outdoor learning in preparation for re-opening.
  • Weekly communication from teachers via phone calls, handwritten letters to every child, emails sent daily.
  • Records of work completed submitted to HT/DHT weekly-issues and support followed up.
  • 100% of pupils accessed work set online.
  • Safeguarding and well being questions asked during phone calls and home visits.
  • Verbal parents evening held over the phone- 97 % of parents attended.
  • The SENCO contacted all SEND pupils and checked if learning is supported and appropriate. Feedback given to staff.
  • Daily bedtime stories uploaded to Twitter by all staff for children.
  • Weekly art/dt/music/sports lessons uploaded by Specialist support teachers on Twitter
  • 2 x school videos created and sent to all children
  • Breakfast club, fruit and milk, hot meals provided for all children daily.
  • 1100 food bank parcels given to families on Fridays and via drop offs on Friday evening
  • 50 home visits carried out by DSLs
  • £18500 received from grant bids/letters sent for help
  • Donations used for food banks, clothing, internet, furniture and mobile top ups.
  • Socially distanced Parents’ information meetings were held in May 2020 to share Risk Assessment and offer reassurance.
  • Welbeck re-opened to all pupils in June 2020 and again on 8th March 2021
  • In the first reopneing, marquees and outdoor heaters were hired to ensure all pupils had equal access to their education whilst maintaining the maximum bubble of 15.
  • 92% of children returned to school in June and July. Baseline assessments were completed. 100% retuned to school on 8th March 2021.
  • A whole school catch up learning programme with bespoke interventions in place on 2nd September for all pupils. A second catch-up programme in place on Monday 8th March 2021.