Last Updated 01.09.21
This page will be updated by West Norfolk Academies Trust with information on the status of our schools in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.
WNAT Risk Assessment - COVID-19
As you may be aware we receive regular updates from the Government regarding the opening of our schools and the necessary requirements we are advised to put into place to provide a safe environment for our students and staff.
The Trustees hold fortnightly meetings with members of the WNAT Executive team to ensure that we are prepared for all eventualities.
The following link will take you to the latest version of our Risk Assessment:
WNAT Risk Assessment - COVID-19
Changes to V14 are highlighted for ease of reference
It is important to understand that this document is dynamic and live and will be updated regularly to ensure that the RA reflects the latest government guidance.
Each school, within the trust will then apply the risk assessment to their own settings. Ensuring that every member of staff is clear on their role and school procedures and that the school regularly reflects on how well the implementation of the risk assessment is proceeding.
If you have any questions regarding the RA please direct them to your child's school in the first instance.
Government Announcement - Reopening of Schools w/c 8th March 2021
In line with the Governments announcement on Monday 22 February 2021 all our schools will be opening to all students week commencing 8th March 2021.
More information when it becomes available will be sent to parents and carers from the schools.
If you would like further information or to discuss the process then please contact the individual school direct.
Government Announcement - School Closures - Monday 4th January 2021
In line with the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 4th January all the schools within our Trust have closed. However we will be remaining open for those students of essential workers and those that are most vulnerable. If you think that your child falls into this category then please contact the individual school.
Teaching for all years groups will now be conducted remotely via an online platform, if you have any queries or issues regarding this then please contact the schools direct.
More information will be relayed to parents and carers, from the schools, as it becomes available.
Many thanks for your continued support and understanding
Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms - 23 Sept 2020
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.
The below slides may also be of help to ascertain if your child has symptoms and requires a test:
Returning to School in September - Government Guidance
Please click on the link to view
NHS Test and Trace
We may be required to pass on the contact details you provide to us when signing in as a visitor or contractor at one of our schools to HM Government as part of the NHS 'Test and Trace' scheme. While we encourage you to allow us to share your contact information with the Test and Trace teams if necessary, it is not mandatory and you will be given the option to opt out of this service during the sign in process at your school.
Further information on the Test and Trace scheme can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing
All Primary Schools will remain closed during the Summer holiday.
Parents/carers will receive details relating to the reopening in September 2020. However please contact your child's school direct if you have any queries.
All Secondary Schools will remain closed during the Summer holiday.
Please visit your School website for details relating to the collection of examination results, and September reopening. However please contact your child's school direct if you have any queries.
Springwood SIxth Form will remain closed during the summer holiday.
Please visit the Sixth Form website for details relating to the collection of examination results, Sixth Form enrolment and September reopening. However please contact the Sixth Form direct if you have any queries.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
10am to 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.
Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Useful Links and Downloads:
- NCC/NHS - Quick Guide For Schools and Parents about Coronavirus Absence from School
- What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the COVID-19 outbreak - Autumn Term
- NHS guidance
- Public Health England guidance
- UK government guidance for the public
- World Health Organization advice for the public
The Importance of Hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England have published a poster with advice on the Coronavirus and how we, as a school and a community, can help stop the spread. To download please click on the link below: