Tel: 01438 861285
Email: admin@walkern.herts.sch.uk
High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 7NS

Walkern Primary School

 

Friday 11/09/20

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have enjoyed seeing all the children back here at Walkern School and loved seeing the classes filled with happy faces once again. 

Just a reminder of the timings we have in place - 

Breakfast club opens 7.55am

Schools open from 8.45am 

 

Registration 8.55am

School ends 3.15pm

Children to wear school uniform

Afterschool Club until 5.30pm

 

We are operating a Drop and Go system. If you have children in both groups please use the main playground

Year 4, 5 and 6 entry and exit through staff car park

Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 through the main playground

 

Full Risk Assessment explaining what measures we will have in place to minimise the risk of Covid-19 can be found here.

 

Regards

 Jonty Hall

 

Walkern Primary COVID-19 risk assessment September 2020 

For those of you with concerns about the mental health of children in your care, or with anxieties about the mental health of children returning to school after a prolonged absence, please see the document - Leading Mental Health in Hertfordshire school - Summer

YOGA!

In addition to our regular PE lessons, the children have been enjoying yoga classes with Happy Little Yogi. We are pleased to say that they are now streaming online sessions on YouTube every Monday - Friday at 2.30pm which you are able to access by clicking the following link: Happy Little Yogi

 Learning links - 

Please click here for a list of useful learning links available to support pupils and parents during this period of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Twinkl is a great resource which we at school use daily. To gain free access simply go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. They have created a page to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home. 

Welcome to Walkern School

We are a happy, nurturing school where the children are at the heart of everything we do. Based in the picturesque village of Walkern, Hertfordshire, our rural surroundings allow us to enjoy extensive outdoor areas for learning and fun activities.

We have a caring, creative and hard-working team of staff who do their utmost to work in partnership with parents/carers and a range of professionals to achieve the best outcomes for all our pupils. Walkern School provides a challenging and stimulating curriculum, which encourages an enthusiasm and love for learning and develops intellectual curiosity, creativity and personal growth.

The first years of your child's education are precious and should be filled with a joy of learning. Our entire team is committed to securing the best possible outcome for each individual. We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding every child so that we can help them to achieve their own potential and strong sense of self-worth.

We welcome new and prospective parents/carers. Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.

Jonty Hall

Head Teacher

The school was inspected by Ofsted in February 2020 and we are pleased to say we have been rated as Good. Full report can be found here: Ofsted Walkern Primary 2020

 'Everyone is my friend here' - Recep. pupil       'Everyone made me feel really welcome when I joined in Year 4' - Year 6 pupil       'I love playing on the field and in the fort' - Year 2 pupil

 "Pupils are safe and very well looked after at school".  Parents fully agree.  - Ofsted 2020

 

If you need to contact the school with any SEND issues then you can contact our SENCO 

Mr Absalom -  richard.absalom@walkern.herts.sch.uk

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SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

If you need to contact the school with any child protection issues then you need to contact our

DSP - Mr Hall - Headteacher - head@walkern.herts.sch.uk - 01438 861285 x 5

Deputy DSP - Mrs Oke - Senior Management Team - m.wilson@walkern.herts.sch.uk. 01438 861285 x 5

Outside school hours you can contact Social Services on 0300 123 4043

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Some useful tools and resources for managing anxiety, sleep deprivation, stress and sad feelings.

https://www.good-thinking.uk/

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These policies are currently being reviewed, your views are most welcome.  Please email your views to admin@walkern.herts.sch.uk

Anti Bullying Policy 

Behaviour Policy