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Teams Permission Letter

We would like all parents and carers to sign the permission letter and send it into school for the safe use of Teams.

As we are now working largely online using Teams we have established some guidelines for the safe use of Teams at home.

Please read the information and sign the letter and send it back into school (digitally through a picture or scan is acceptable).

Live streaming rules

INSET day – Friday 8th of January Cancelled

The proposed INSET day on Friday 8th of January 2021 has been cancelled.

It will be a normal day for students either in school or at home learning remotely.

The school has contacted individual parents and carers to let them know which students will be in school during the current lockdown.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask

School Closed Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Apologies for the late notice but following the announcement from the Prime Minister this evening please find the academy’s arrangements from tomorrow (5th January 2021):

  • Tuesday 5th January – this will be full school closure to all pupils following exception: critical worker children.
  • Wednesday 6th January  – the academy will be open to pupils who qualify as a vulnerable group or cared for by a critical worker.

If you believe you qualify as a critical worker and need a place tomorrow for your child, please contact the school in the morning, and we will organise a place.

Given the late national notice, we will not be open to any other pupil group until Wednesday 6th January.

From this point, the academy will be open to children who qualify as vulnerable or lives with a parent or carer who qualify as a critical worker.

We will be in further communication with parents/carers tomorrow (Wednesday) to ensure pupils have access to appropriate remote learning, or to make appropriate arrangements for children who qualify as one of the exceptions (vulnerable group or cared for by a critical worker).

Thank you once again for all your support during these very challenging times.

If you have any questions then please ask

Please the attached letter –

Closure letter

INSET days for Woodlands Monday 4th January 2021

Apologies for the very short notice of the changes – but the pandemic and the guidance from the government have changed several times and we have to make alternative arrangements accordingly.

Arrangements for next week are detailed below:

  • Academy closed to all pupils:  Monday 4th January – closed to all pupils
  • Some Pupils onsite*: Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th January 2021
  • Some Pupils to receive remote learning: 5th to 8th January 2021
    Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th January 2021,
  • *Children of keyworkers and those risk assessed under the vulnerable category will continue to receive face-to-face education if required. I will be in touch with these parent/carers separately.

Please see the attached letter which explains the changes in greater detail.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

School to open Tuesday – 5th of January 2021

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. 

School will be closed on Monday 4th of January for an INSET day. This will allow staff to make preparations for the forthcoming term in the light of the recent changes in Government guidance. 

 Friday 8th Jan 2021 will also be an additional Inset Day to help us plan for for the implementation of Lateral Flow Testing. 

Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience at this difficult time but it is critical for us to be able to plan effectively. We took the decision to hold this optional additional inset on Friday, rather than Monday to better support childcare arrangements. 

We understand that many of you will be anxious about sending your child/children to school given recent developments. If you have any concerns, please contact the school. 

 Kind regards 

 Andrew Morgan


International Mental Health and Well Being – Yoga Session

Students from Woodlands and schools from across the globe took part in a Yoga session to improve physical and mental health.

The session was for beginners to Yoga and saw students and teachers from Woodlands getting active!

It was led by a Yoga expert and teacher from Gopal International School in Bangalore, India.

It is a part of a series of activities involving students from across the world to improve mental health and well being during the pandemic.

Here are some images from the yoga session

Students from Egypt

Teachers and students from India, Jordan and Palestine

Students from India helped to lead the session and demonstrate the movements