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Covid Updates

Please find attached policy updates in regards to January Lockdown

January 2021 Covid-19 Behaviour Guidance

January 2021 Covid-19 Exclusion Guidance

January 2021 Covid19 Additional Information for SEN Information Report

Please find attached letters regarding Remote Learning and Key Worker and Support Provision,

Remote Learning Letter

Key worker and Support Provision

Remote learning offer 

5th January 

Good afternoon, as you are aware yesterday we were put into another National Lockdown, this was something that we were made aware of at the same time as you. As explained by the government, we will be moving to remote learning. Please see the attached timetables for remote learning to take place from tomorrow. We will be in touch with further communication regarding key worker/vulnerable children and support with ICT equipment.

Remote Learning Parental Guide January update

January Lockdown

As I am sure you are aware, this evening the Prime Minister announced that the country will be going back into national lockdown.

This means that from tomorrow morning the academy will only be open for children of key workers and to vulnerable pupils until at least the February half-term break.  All other children will continue their learning at home during this time.  We will be in touch tomorrow with further detail on how this will work.

Please find attached our letter outlining the particular changes in respect of the January Lockdown, we will of course continue to communicate with you.

January lock down

January Opening

As you will have seen in the media, there has been a lot of discussion around whether primary schools should open as planned for the Spring Term.  We are following the advice of national government and local partners, and ensuring that our preparations for next week are in line with this.

As a result, please see our attached letter outlining particular changes to our January Opening.

Jan opening 2021

If your child tests positive for Covid 19 between Saturday 19th and Thursday 24th December can we ask that you please contact the school in the following way: via parent app or 

Please leave the name of your child and the class they are in stating the date on which a positive test has be confirmed and any other information you have been given by Public Health England.

We will then contact your child’s bubble to inform of the positive test and the need to self-isolate. We will do this through Parent app.


We are extremely looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back in September 2020. We understand that we are living and working in difficult times and the safety of our pupils, parents and staff is a priority. Please visit this page for up to date information of how Waverley has implemented the Government guidance.

However, if you have any specific queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo, the parent app or using – we will get back in touch as soon as we can.

You can see our How we are Keeping you Safe in School Poster below

Keeping you safe in school

You can find information regarding how different classes will function below:

whole school letter reopening

Nursery Acorn Class

Nursery September Cover Letter

Nursery Class September 2020

Reception Oak Class

Reception cover letter September

Reception Class September

Year 1 Ash Class

Year 1 cover letter September

Year 1 September Class

Year 2 Willow Class

Year 2 cover letter September

Y2 Class September

Year 3 Chestnut Class

Year 3 cover letter September

Year 3 Chestnut September

Year 4 Rowan Class

Year 4 Rowan cover letter September

Year 4 Rowan Septemeber

Year4 Sycamore Class

Year 4 Sycamore cover letter

Year 4 Sycamore September

Year 5 Hazel Class

Year 5 Hazel cover letter September

Year 5 Hazel Class September

Year 6 Elder Class

Year 6 cover letter September

Year 6 Class September


To follow Government and Trust Guidelines, we have completed Risk Assessments for different areas across school. You will find this information below:

Risk Assessment Classroom setting

Risk Assessment First Aid

Risk Assessment Hall

Risk Assessment Meeting Room

Risk Assessment SLT Office

Risk Assessment Main Office

Risk Assessment Staff Rooms

Risk Assessment Toilet

The Government Guidance for implementing effective measures in education states that PPE will only need to be worn in a very small number of cases, including during intimate care procedures and if a child becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus.

You will find information regarding when and how we will be wearing PPE below:

PPE Table

In addition to our maintenance staff, school staff will conduct cleaning duties during different points of the day. You will find information regarding cleaning checklists below:

Admin Office Cleaning Checklist

Classroom Cleaning checklist


To ensure our Safeguarding Policy, Behaviour Policy, Exclusion and SEND Information Report are in line with Government Guidance, we have had to make amendments. You can find information for this below:

Annex 5 COVID 19 safeguarding and child protection website

Covid-19 Behaviour Guidance

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Covid-19 Exclusion Guidance

The Covid- 19 Guidance for Astrea Schools follows Government guidance and outlines:

  • What to do if children, pupils or staff become unwell with a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in normal sense of taste or smell within the setting.
  • What to do if a case of Covid19 (pupil, student or staff) is confirmed in the setting.
  • Who should isolate if someone shows symptom’s compatible with coronavirus?

See the full document by clicking on the link below.

COVID 19 Guidance for Symptoms Astrea Schools