Coronavirus Update

Updated 25th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Each day is giving us new things to think about and respond to. With the upcoming school closure, we wanted to take the opportunity to summarise some key points for the coming weeks.

Thank You

Thank you to all parents that have taken the time to thank our staff for their relentless efforts to keep everyone safe. They are continuing to do an amazing job and we have really appreciated and felt uplifted by your kind words.

School Closure

As of Monday 23rd March, West Lea school sites will be closed to all pupils, bar an identified vulnerable group and children of keyworkers, that have already been contacted. Now that the published list of keyworkers has been circulated, please do contact us on stripp@westleaschool.co.uk if you fall into this category and need our services at this time in order to be able to continue working yourself.

For students at home, please look at our website Home Learning page for a whole host of activities and ideas.

Contact

Each child in our school that will not be attending has been assigned a key adult who will call you at least once a week to speak to them and yourselves as a ‘check in’ and to ensure all students feel reassured that we are thinking of them.

Staff absence and government advice is continually changing so we will be updating you with any important information over email and through the website so please do keep an eye out.

Safeguarding

Whilst we continue to provide a provision on site, we will ensure a Safeguarding Lead is always at school during opening hours. If those at home have any safeguarding concerns, please email jcarrick@westleaschool.co.uk with a brief summary of your concerns. Please put the title “Safeguarding” as the subect of the email. You can also call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or the Enfield Safeguarding Hub on 0208 379 5555.

Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for a Free School Meal, there will be packed lunches delivered by the Enfield Catering team daily. These will be available for collection from the front of the Haselbury Campus from 12pm.

Residential trips 2020

All residential trips for the rest of this school year will, as you are probably expecting, be cancelled.  We do this with a very heavy heart, because the independence, resilience and self-esteem our pupils develop during these trips are at the very centre of what we strive to achieve at West Lea.  Obviously we have no other course of action in light of the current situation. Any money you have paid towards your child’s trip will be refunded in full.  This may take a while to organise so please bear with us while the finance department work to get it back to you. 

Thank you for all your continued support. We wish all our families the safest and healthiest of times going forward.

Yours faithfully,

The Senior Leadership Team

KEY INFORMATION

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Independent travel training is cancelled until further notice!

Annual Reviews and Progress Reports

‘Spring Term Review Day’ on Friday 24th April has been cancelled.

Spring Term Progress Reports – We are planning (where possible) to share and discuss Spring Term progress and new targets (which will support learning during the summer term) with parents and carers through communication with your child’s class team. 

April and Summer Annual Reviews 

We are planning (where possible)  to run the Spring and Summer of Annual Reviews remotely. Parents and carers will be contacted individually to arrange reviews and share documentation.