On Thursday 19th March, the Government announced that all schools across the country would be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020, except to those children whose parents are Key Workers.

Update on schools re-opening from Monday 1st June 2020

Please see the letters that Mr Fanning has sent to all parents and carers regarding the re-opening of Woodcroft Primary School on Monday 1st June 2020.

Phased Return To School: 15 May 2020

Important Information About School Re Opening: 21 May 2020

Please see below some useful information and guidance for Parents and Carers at this unprecedented time.


Self Isolating Advice:

If you are self isolating with your children because you are unwell and you live alone or are frequently left alone, please practise with your child how and who they would phone if you were to become seriously ill, maybe display emergency phone numbers of family or friends on the fridge or in a prominent place that your child has chosen. It may also be useful to let friends and family know that you are self isolating so that they can check you are all safe on a regular basis.


Wellbeing Tips and Advice:

Here are a few resources that can help you talk to your child about Coronavirus, help them understand what is happening as well as dealing with feelings that these unprecedented times can bring:

Coronavirus: Guidance For Parents And Carers

Childrens Guide To Coronavirus

Dave The Dog Story

Coronavirus A Book For Children



Family Wellbeing Pack During COVID19

The School Nursing Team have a twitter page @SnHavant which you may find helpful to follow. They also have a website: https://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/# that you may find useful.


Safeguarding Advice:

The school have a Designated Safeguarding Team that can be contacted by phoning the school on 023 92593939 or emailing staff@woodroft.hants.sch.uk:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Barry Fanning

Designated Safeguarding Team: Mrs Laura Sherwell, Mrs Emma Wilkinson, Mrs Anne Bartlett and Mrs Dawn Pink.

If you are concerned about a child you can also contact Hampshire County Council’s Social Care Team on 0300 555 1373 or in an emergency call 999.

Domestic Abuse:  https://stopdomesticabuse.uk/

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/

Drug Addiction: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

Alcohol Dependence: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/mental-health/alcohol-dependence/

CAHMS: https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/help/young-people/coronavirus-help-support-and-advice/


Free School Meals:

While the school is closed, staff will be delivering weekly food parcels put together by the school kitchen staff, for all pupils eligible for Free School Meals (please note this is not for Year R, 1 and 2 children that are entitled to Universal Free School Meals only). During the Easter and May half term the Government are offering vouchers to the value of £15 per week. Please see below a Parent’s Guide from the Government regarding this scheme.

FSM Guidance For Parents And Carers

If you have any concerns regarding Free School Meals please contact a member of staff at staff@woodcroft.hants.sch.uk and we will be happy to help.

From the week beginning 18th May 2020, all eligible children have been issued a £30 voucher to provide lunches for the May half term and the week beginning 1st June 2020.


Home Learning Tips and Advice:

From Monday 23rd March, home learning packs are being put together by each year groups’ class teacher each week. These packs are delivered by school staff every Monday by school staff for children to complete that week.

If you or your child have any questions, please contact your class teacher via the class dojo. Parents can share work through their class Dojo – Mr Fanning is giving out virtual Headteacher awards on Facebook and twitter!


Online Safety

Woodcroft Primary School is committed to protecting and educating all our children, staff, parents and carers in the safe use of technology. During the current situation with the closure of schools, this is especially the case and has never been more important. The following sites provide advice and help on staying safe while using the internet and mobile devices:

Government Internet Advice – Internet safety advice for parents and carers – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online#parents

CBBC “Own It” – Test your internet safety knowledge, listen to some Stay Safe songs and get tips – https://www.bbc.com/ownit

NSPCC – Help for parents including setting up parental controls, advice on sexting, online games and understanding the risks of the internet – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

ThinkUKnow – The education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

ChildNet – A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a safe place for children – https://www.childnet.com/

Children with SEND and Additional Needs