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

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.

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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Russian Russian Hand Hygiene

Multi-Lingual Advice Collection

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

Although there will be changes as part of the easing of restrictions, as an academy we will have outbreak management plans in place, as required by the Government, to ensure we are prepared to continue to operate if there is a local outbreak in our academy or the local community. This will mean that if the situation requires it, a bubble system, face masks or other measures may need to be temporarily reinstated in the future, and we must stress that the safety measures in place will be continually reviewed and assessed in accordance with Government and local guidance.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. As such, we will be continuing to encourage good hygiene including regular hand-washing, maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes, keeping occupied spaces well ventilated and following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As was the case at the start of the pandemic, when we had to adjust to a new way of life, these new changes again may inevitably create some uncertainty as we all adapt.

However, we will continue to work closely together as a school community under Government guidance to ensure the best outcomes for students, staff and our wider community.

Thank you and please may we remind you that any communications or questions that are covid related should be made to Mrs Roz Wiernicki in the first instance:

Direct Tel:  01473 466148

Email: roz.wiernicki@westbourne.attrust.org.uk

 

In line with the new guidance our amended procedures for a positive case in school are set out below:

If a student or member of staff feels unwell in school, displaying possible Covid symptoms, they are asked to isolate immediately.  We have a room set aside specifically for this purpose.  Parents/carers are asked to come and collect their child as soon as possible.  The student will be asked to take a PCR test as soon as possible and remain at home until the results of the test are known.  We do have a supply of PCR tests in school which can be sent home in special circumstances.

If the test result is negative, the student feels well and does not have a temperature, they can return to school.

If the test is positive, the student must self-isolate for 10 complete days.  If the student had symptoms, the day the symptoms started will be day 0.  Asymptomatic students, the day of the test will be day 0.   NHS Track & Trace will be in touch.  They will confirm the end date for the isolation.  They will ask a series of questions to find out who the positive case has been in direct contact with.  NHS Track & Trace will then contact the identified people and advise them of the next steps.

In school, we no longer identify close contacts unless requested to by NHS Track & Trace or Public Health England through the Local Authority.

All positive cases reported to the school, both Lateral Flow and PCR tests, are reported to Public Health England via the Local Authority.  They analyse all the data and would clarify if any additional actions were required.

It is vital that you continue to inform us immediately if your child is displaying symptoms or has tested positive from a lateral flow or PCR test.

Please contact us using the student absence line 01473 466145 if you think your child needs to take a COVID-19 PCR test or your child is unwell and you would like advice.

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.

Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe.