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

Walkern Primary School

Please continue to check class pages as work will be uploaded periodically

**Coronavirus (COVID-19) update**

Dear Parents/Carers 

I am writing to you to wish you the best in what are very difficult times.  As you know we are in the process of contacting you to help gather information to help us meet the new Department for Education guidelines of closing the school but meeting the needs of pupils from key workers.

I also know that some of you are in the situation where you have taken the decision to self-isolate. However, if you are uncertain about whether you need to or not the government has released "Stay at Home" guidance to its response to the COVID-19 virus. You can find this guidance here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 One of the things that will be vital in supporting the wider community is that people employed in the NHS and other vital services are still able to carry out their work. We will be in contact with you to establish if your child is allowed to attend school from Monday onwards.

In terms of further work over the coming weeks we will continue to put educational links on the website to supplement the school packs and Purple Mash. In addition to this we will be posting regular updates within the class pages. 

Yours faithfully

 

Jonty Hall

Headteacher

 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.

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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