Online (Remote) Learning

For full details of our remote learning provision and what to expect where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (bubbles) to remain at home, please follow this link to read about our Remote Learning Provision section here.

If your child is having live lessons, either because their entire class or year group bubble is self-isolating or whilst the school is partially closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, please follow this link to view our helpful guide to live teaching and live lessons:

WA Student Guide Preparing For Live Teaching JAN21

If your child is self-isolating at home, then you can view the workbooks set each term for students in each year group on our Student/Home Learning page. Please note that in the Spring term of 2021, live lessons are being provided to all students during the national lockdown that began on 5 January in England.

Additional information and guidance for parents on supporting their child with online learning from home is available on our Parent/Online Learning page.

If students have any queries about their work, they should email their usual class teacher in the first instance, using their school email account. If they do not have their teacher’s email addresses, please email us on office@westbourne.attrust.org.uk and it will be sent on to them.

For any IT related issues, including device, passwords, log ins and Wi-Fi issues please email: ITsupport@westbourne.attrust.org.uk

General queries should go to: office@westbourne.attrust.org.uk

Attendance or absence related queries should be emailed to: attendance@westbourne.attrust.org.uk

Blended Learning Policy

You can view a copy of our Blended Learning Policy – also known as online or remote learning – on our Academy Policy page here.

 

 

For information in other languages on coronavirus prevention, symptoms and hygiene please click on the text below.

Bengali

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Polish & Polish Hand Hygiene

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Roma & Roma Signs

Russian Russian Hand Hygiene

Multi-Lingual Advice Collection

What do you have? A cold, a virus or the coronavirus? A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus? Check your symptoms in this video; the BBC’s Kate Forbes explains.

BBC News – Health/What do you have?

Children’s author, Julia Donaldson who wrote The Gruffalo, has released a new book about the coronavirus for children – you can download it here:

Coronavirus – A Book for Children

For a visual guide on how to take a Covid-19 self-test please view the document below:

Social Story – Covid Test Procedure

To view the latest information shared with parents on COVID-19 please go to our NEWS pages. You can also find information here about children of critical workers and how to register their attendance at school whilst we are partially closed.

Westbourne Academy/News

We feel it is important to set out how the academy must respond in the event of a positive case and the actions we take.

[Step 1] On being informed of a positive case, we obtain all facts including whether the person had symptoms and, if they did, when they started.

[Step 2] We call the Department for Education helpline and Public Health England through the Local Authority to seek guidance and to clarify the action required. This will depend on the context at the time but largely follows the steps set out next.

[Step 3] We work back by 48 hours from the positive result (including asymptomatic people) and identify any possible contacts they may have had using the academy timetable and asking the student/staff member who they have been in close contact with in the academy or academy members outside of the school day.

Contact definitions include:

  • within 2 metres for a period of 15 minutes or more
  • within 1 metre face to face
  • within 1 metre but not face to face for a period of 1 minute or longer

[Step 4] We check back on registers to remove any students from the list who need to self-isolate who were absent or not in lessons on the identified days.

[Step 5] We then send two letters via email to parents/carers with parental responsibility:

  • one to the parents/carers of students who must self-isolate
  • one to all other parents/carers for information

We also inform all academy staff and governors and put a message on our website News page. The Academy Trust is kept informed at all times.

We can only take the above action when a case has been confirmed as positiveIt is therefore vital that you inform us immediately if this is the case.

Please contact us using the student absence line 01473 466145 if you think your child, or anyone in your household, needs to take a Covid-19 test.

If any member of your household has symptoms, please do not send your child into the academy. You will need to telephone our student absence number 01473 466145 to let us know why your child is not going to be at school.

Under no circumstances should a student attend the academy if they, or anyone in their household, have taken a test and have not received a negative result.

It is vitally important that we record all details of families taking tests so that we can help to protect every other student and member of staff attending the academy as well as their families.