Welcome to Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery School in the heart of Breckland. The school provides a safe and welcoming environment to enable an inspiring curriculum for all children to achieve their full potential. We use Core Stories within each year group to develop a themed approach to the curriculum, which is challenging, stimulating and purposeful. The school has a wonderful new building and extensive grounds which provide fantastic inside and outside learning spaces and experiences for the children. We work collaboratively with our families, our dedicated staff, local governors, the PTA and the wider community to make it an engaging and fun place to learn. We are thrilled that Ofsted have rated our school as a good school in all areas, they recognised that pupils’ personal development is promoted very effectively. As a result, pupils at Watton Westfield thrive. We are proud that we provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for our children to enable them to become lifelong learners.
Helen Kemp – Executive Headteacher
We work within the Corvus Education Trust Policy of Equality of Regard and Educational Opportunity.
We provide a culturally diverse curriculum and adopt non-discriminatory procedures and anti-racist practice.
Our Mission Statement
We aspire to unlock the full potential of every pupil in a safe environment by:
Stimulating, Motivating, Inspiring, Learning and Enjoyment
Dear Parents and Carers,
We now know that we do not have enough staff to maintain safety if we were to full re-open school on Wednesday 6th January 2021. To this effect, Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery School will remain closed to all except vulnerable children and children of critical workers up to and including Friday 15th January 2021. Please see the guidance about the definition of critical workers at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
Our plan at the moment is to reopen to all pupils on Monday 18th January 2021. We cannot confirm at this stage if this will include extended childcare through breakfast and after school club. Online learning will be made available to all children not attending school during the closure period.
Our aim is to be open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers only, 8.50am to 3pm, during the school closure period. There is no extended childcare through breakfast or after school club available. We will provide a school packed lunch if booked in advance. This is free for children who qualify for Universal or Means Tested Free School Meals. Meals for Nursery children are £2.30 per day. Please only book your child in for sessions when you are working to keep spaces free for other critical workers.
Children who are entitled to means tested Free School Meals but who are not classed as vulnerable or have a critical worker parent, are still eligible to receive a free meal each day during the closure period. This will be in the form of a packed meal and will be available for collection from the main school entrance between 12pm and 1pm each day. To avoid food waste, free school meals will not be provided automatically and must be ordered in advance by emailing the school office by 9am tomorrow morning.
We must also be made aware in advance of any vulnerable children and children of critical workers who will be attending school in advance to carefully plan bubbles with the staff we have available. Please return the attached form to the school office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with photographic evidence of your critical worker status (letter from employer, pay slip, staff ID badge etc) by 9am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 5th January 2021).
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding that the decision to remain closed has been made on the basis of safety after full and very careful consideration.
Mrs H Kemp