Principal: Linda Waugh
We are the top performing school in Calderdale for overall performance and progress at the end of KS2 2019!!! Please click on this link to see how we compare with other school in Calderdale.
Wainstalls School is also officially in the top 7% of primary schools nationally for Reading, Writing and Maths combined at the end of Key Stage 2!!!
We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times. As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare. The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend. The government’s message is very clear: You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. #StayHomeSaveLives
We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 8.35am-3pm Monday to Friday – children are asked to bring their own packed lunch.
Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so. In the highly unlikely event of our school having to close due to COVID-19, we have emergency arrangements in place with local schools including Whitehill, Ash Green and Moorside. If this ever needed to be actioned, we would provide all necessary contact information as appropriate.
Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us. Please contact Mrs Tariq, D.S.L. at email@example.com with any concerns.
During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be emailed directly to eligible parents. Please contact Mrs Harvey, Senior Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals. Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support.
We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service. Please stay at home, stay safe and keep checking our website, school app and emails for updates, advice and ongoing support for children’s learning at home. ‘Together We Can!’
Support and Guidance for schools and families
Parents/carers - please access the OpenMinds Calderdale website where you can find lots of useful information to support families through COVID-19.
The Children’s’ Commissioner for England has put together this guide which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
Remember, you should only be leaving your home if you are shopping for basic necessities, for one form of exercise per day, for any medical need or if you’re travelling to/from work. Please take responsibility and keep children at home.
Childline has also updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown. The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation: www.childline.org.uk
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At Wainstalls School we are extremely proud of the achievements of all of our pupils and are delighted that our children excel in our inclusive, caring and nurturing environment, which combines high expectations with a fun, vibrant and enriching curriculum. We encourage a sense of pride, purpose and a positive approach to learning, where everyone works together with enthusiasm, confidence and mutual respect. We aim to nurture our pupil’s academic, personal, spiritual and social development within our very supportive school community.
As a member of the i-Trust Education, we have an amazing team of dedicated, conscientious professionals who, with the support of our wonderful governors and fantastic parents, work tirelessly together in partnership, to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. Our school motto ‘Together We Can’ highlights our very positive and special school ethos, where everything and anything is possible.
If you would like your child to join our school, please contact me to arrange a visit – we very much look forward to you and your child joining our team!