Coronavirus

We are in very strange times. We hope you are all keeping fit and well and we look forward to seeing you back in school at some point. It is supposed to be the Easter holidays but it doesn't really feel like it at the moment.

You may well have received a phonecall from us recently - don't worry if you have and equally, don't worry if you haven't! We are trying to make a quick call on everybody to check that you are ok and find out if you are managing the home schooling without undue stress and anxiety. It takes quite a long time to call everyone and we are gradually working our way through in no particular order. If you miss our call then please feel free to call us instead.

It has been great to hear about what people have been up to so far and also to see examples of things that have been done at home. We are trying to set up a system where you can easily photograph and submit examples of work for your teacher to review.

We know that some people will struggle to cope more than others, you may well have family members, friends and neighbours who are struggling. We urge everyone to look out for each other and help out wherever possible but this may not always be possible.

It may be useful to know that a new 24 hour helpline has been launched to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication; Kent Together is being coordinated by KCC. The helpline will provide a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is a collaboration between KCC, central Government, District, Borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services and other partners to ensure help is at hand for vulnerable people.

More information about this can be found at https://kccmediahub.net/kent-together

A referral to request the service can be accessed at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether or by calling on 03000 419292.

Free School Meals

You may have heard about the government scheme to provide supermarket vouchers for families. You probably know as much as we do as we have not yet received the promised information. We are pushing for up to date information and will contact those who will be entitled to them as soon as we know what is happening.

The voucher scheme will be limited to those families who qualify for free school meals because of entitlement to certain benefits. This is NOT universally for children in Years R, 1 and 2 who can currently get a free school meal because of their age. If you get...

  • Universal Credit ; Income Support; income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; income-related Employment and Support Allowance; support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; the guaranteed element of Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190); Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit. 

...then you may qualify for free school meals. Apply here : https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

We appreciate how difficult this time is for you all.

If you're not sure where to go next or how to get started then click below.

It won't be instant but we will get in touch as soon as we can.

Our school is now closed. Everyone should stay at home as much as possible. Do your bit to shorten this emergency.

We currently have limited provision. This is only for children with parents who are verified as being critical for the fight against the virus. All children are safer at home - taking up this emergency childcare will put your children and family at wider risk and should only be used as a measure of last resort.

You can contact us and request a key worker place by emailing keyworker@wouldham.kent.sch.uk - requests will be processed as they arrive but may take a few days before a place can be confirmed.

Click on the picture below to link to our remote learning pages

Links to online resources can be found here.  

Government guidance for parents at this time of school closure can be read here.

The latest advice from the UK Government on the Coronavirus situation can be found HERE.