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School Closure Update

As the Prime Minister has announced the closure of all schools to all but keyworker children, I write to you to outline our plans.

The provision is to support keyworkers who have no other option but to use us and we will try and keep a skeleton staff in all schools. I'm hoping to distribute as many staff as possible to online learning to help support you all. We are very happy to be as flexible as possible so if you only need us for an hour, that's absolutely fine and we will be totally adaptive to support you. It will help us hugely if you only use the provision you need.

Please let your school office know of your childcare needs so we can staff as appropriately. I appreciate this is not possible for tomorrow morning! A packed lunch please tomorrow and school uniform as usual, please.

Tomorrow staff will not be as quick to support with home learning as we do not know how many of you will attend. There will be online learning tomorrow but it will probably not be from 9am as we sort out our in-school provision when we know numbers. Once we have a good idea of the capacity needed in school, we will have a super slick online learning provision for the length of the lockdown.

I want you to know that we will do all we can to support those who need to use the school site and those home-educating. We are, of course, saddened to not welcome all your children back as intended but please rest assured that we will be very present and available to help support you all through this next period of time.

Ian Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

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Welcome to Witheridge C of E Academy

Our school is a thriving village school set in the beautiful North Devon countryside near Tiverton. We are a caring and happy school with a passion for children's learning and well-being.  As a small school we are able to personalise the learning every child receives and offer an enriching curriculum that is enhanced by our membership of TEAM Academy Trust.  This provides us with the opportunity to work closely with our partner schools and give our children a range of opportunities not always available to schools in rural settings.  Our school currently has just under 100 pupils who are inspired by high quality teaching coupled with excellent facilities. 

Lucy Ratcliffe

Head of School

 

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