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This is where you will find the most up-to-date guidance with regards to how we will operate as a school during these testing times.  Please be aware that we are following the guidance passed on to us from the Local Authority which has come from the Government.  All schools will be following the same guidance to ensure consistency in approach in trying to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus.  

 Catchup Premium Report

Our recovery curriculum, in the first instance, acknowledges that children will have had very different experiences during school closure. However, the common threads running through all are-: the loss of routine, structure, friendship and opportunity. After a long period of isolation, returning to a ‘normal’ school day may well be difficult for some. As a school we have been working to embed Thrive approaches in our classrooms and throughout the school and this will be a key emphasis for pupils on their return to school. Staff will also continue to explore strategies to support children’s mental health and well-being to promote a smooth transition.

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8th March 2021

Whitley Abbey Primary School Risk Assessment (Updated for March 8th)

2nd February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Thank you for taking time to complete the parent survey on remote learning, your feedback is very important to us. We were delighted that the overwhelming majority of responses were positive and wanted to thank you for your continued support at what is a really challenging time.  We know how hard you are working in supporting your children and really appreciate the amazing job that you are doing. 
We also wanted to take this opportunity to respond to some of the comments you left. We  hope that you will find the following document useful. We are continually adapting to the new way of working so should you have any other feedback in the future please do contact us.


From all of the team at Whitley Abbey thank you for all that you do.

Best wishes.

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15th January 2021

Here is our latest Risk Assessment regarding National Lockdown January 2021 

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11th January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

As you are aware we have school open for our most vulnerable and also to pupils whose parent(s) are classed as Key Workers.  We are trying to keep school as safe as possible for both the children who are in school and also our staff.  The guidance for children being in school has been updated further and we can only have key worker children in school when there is no alternative provision, ie if one parent is working from home or is currently not working then the child should remain at home and participate with the online learning being provided, regardless of one parent being a key worker and attending their workplace.  For up to date guidance please visit

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