Our schools are minimising the number of visitors they receive, as well as the amount of time visitors spend on the school premises, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This will help to minimise group mixing and make it easier to maintain social distancing in school.
We expect all visitors to: 1. only visit the school premises if absolutely necessary. Please phone instead, request a call or request an online meeting if possible. 2. not enter the premises if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus. 3. clean your hands with alcohol gel (provided) when you enter and leave the building. 4. follow the same procedures as those in place for staff, ie social distancing (2m), avoid touching surfaces and do not enter areas of the school without the permission of staff.
Thank you for your support in keeping our pupils, staff and families safe.
At Widey Court Primary School around one fifth of our pupils have parents in the armed forces. All of our service children are our Military Kids Club Heroes and we do our best to support them.
We have spoken to our service families about the challenges that they face and do our best to support them in school.
We run three lunchtime clubs every week called KIT Clubs. KIT stands for “Keeping in Touch”. There is one on a Tuesday lunchtime for service children in Key Stage 1, on a Thursday lunchtime for KS2 and from 2pm - 2.30pm on a Thursday afternoon for Foundation stage childen. The clubs are always very well attended and the children love knowing that there are others in the same situation as them, especially when a parent is deployed.
Field Gun Club
Our field gun club have had a brilliant year. They performed fantastically on The Hoe on Armed Forces Day for the inter school competition and are looking forward to building on this success for next year's event. The children have asked whether they can practice twice a week instead of once - they are very competetive and committed>
I will be sending letters out in the New Year with details of when our training sessions will start up again. This club is open to children from years 4, 5 and 6 and we are helped by veterans from Devonport Field Gun Association with whom the school has close links