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School Closure January 2021
After the government announced a new national lockdown, the school will be closed to most pupils until further notice. The school is still open to the children of critical workers and children who qualify as being vulnerable.
The criteria for vulnerable children and a full definition of a critical worker as described by the government is given here.
Please remember that just because children may be entitled to attend, it does not mean that they should. The overriding advice from government is that people should stay at home as much as possible. Although trying to balance home schooling and working from home is difficult, we would ask that you speak to employers to see how they can support your new dual role instead. Every child in school creates extra contacts that are needed to spread the virus further. For those families who need us, we are happy to have your children in school and we will continue to follow our hygiene and safety procedures that have been in place throughout this year.
If you believe that you qualify and have not already informed the school, please call the school office on 01582 662232 to discuss your circumstances.
A warm welcome to Watling Lower School
At Watling Lower School our aim is that all children are happy and healthy and make a great start to their educational life. Children can only thrive when they feel safe and secure in their environment. This includes how they feel about themselves in the learning environment and so we place a high priority on developing a Growth Mindset and helping children to keep mentally healthy.
We are lucky to have fantastic children at Watling, who make our school such a welcoming place. They are kind and respectful young people who understand their responsibility to work hard in school, care for the environment and to be upstanding citizens in their community.
Our curriculum will not only give them a strong platform in reading, writing and maths, but they will develop their skills and knowledge in a range of other subjects. We aim to prepare our children for their future careers in an ever-changing world by developing their ability to solve problems, overcome challenges and being able to express their ideas.
We want all of our children to foster a love of learning: having the self-confidence to challenge themselves and developing a sense of self-worth from the achievements that they make. We want our children to work hard and to see that the value of their effort is worth as much, if not more, than outcomes that they achieve. The belief in themselves, combined with their determination means that they set themselves high aspirations for their future.
We promote a simple set of core values: being kind, respectful and responsible. Through these principles, we explore the importance of children to become selfless individuals with care and compassion for others; respecting everyone regardless of their background or the life choices that they make; and in how they can make a positive contribution to our society.
We hope to extend the warm, caring relationships that exist between our pupils and the staff, to parents and the wider community. We are very lucky to have a talented, friendly and hard-working staff who work tirelessly every day to help our children achieve to their full potential. However, the job of educating our children is a partnership between ourselves and our families so we place a high priority on forming excellent relationships based on mutual respect, understanding and excellent communication. Members of the team welcome children to the school every day and are available to discuss any concerns, issues or good news that you would like to share with us.
Please feel free to explore our website to find out more about us and our school life. If you would like to find out more, do not hesitate to make contact via the school office and we will endeavour to help as much as we can.