School reopens to ALL pupils on Monday 8th March 2021
Following the government announcement on Monday 22nd February, all pupils will be able to return to school on Monday 8th March. This is brilliant news and very much look forward to seeing everyone. Please see the letter below to explain the arrangements for WJS reopening.
Remote Learning Offer
Thank you for your patience as WJS staff are working hard to provide the best support possible whilst children are not attending school. Please see our Remote Learning Offer which outlines what to expect for home learning over the next half term.
Thanks to all those parents who have sent messages of support and positivity – it is very much appreciated. We understand that this is a stressful and challenging time for everyone. With this in mind, please set a good example to children and think carefully about what messages you post on social media sites. During this difficult time, constant negativity is unhelpful and demoralising. As a school, we are not perfect but endeavour to do our best for all pupils as well as maintain a supportive home-school partnership. We are always available to listen to concerns and suggestions communicated in the right way and do our utmost to respond to the needs of school community.
Take care and stay safe, Mr. S.Pearson
Start of day and end of day times for parents
|Start of day||Children will be able to flow freely in to school each morning between 8.45am and 9.00am and will go directly to their classroom, entering school through their assigned entrance. Please remind your child which door to come through before they arrive at school. |
Year 3 – Year 3 entrance
Year 4 – Main entrance
Year 5 – Library entrance
Year 6 – Year 6 entrance
|End of day||Year group bubbles will leave school from their assigned exits at staggered times: |
Year 3 will be dismissed at 3.15pm.
Year 4 will be dismissed at 3.20pm.
Year 5 will be dismissed at 3.25pm.
Year 6 will be dismissed at 3.30pm.
Please try to arrive on time to prevent too many people gathering at the school gate and only send ONE adult to collect children from school.
WJS Covid Risk Assessment
Pupil and parent wellbeing
If you have any concerns about your child in these difficult times, whether it be coping with school work or managing their emotions, please call or email us and we promise we will try to help in any way we can.
Mr Pearson, Mrs Harris or Mrs Smith will be in school each day of the week. Also, we are here to support parents and help with home learning too. From the parents we have already spoken to, we know this support has been helpful. There is someone in the school office every day between 8.30am – 3.30pm (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 351 1346).
Financial hardship and food parcel support
All parents/carers have been emailed today (27.4.20) with an attached leaflet. Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is working with the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust, voluntary, community and faith organisations across Sutton Coldfield to ensure vulnerable residents, older people, individuals and families can get the support they need at this difficult time.
A new Sutton Coldfield Together website tiny.cc/suttontogether has been created where residents can get help with shopping and other essentials, arrange a hot meal delivery service by a local charitable organisation and find information on the support that is available
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please get in touch with Hope For Sutton (email@example.com). This is a service offered by St James Church, Mere Green that provides food supplies and hot meals for families facing financial and other difficulties.
Food Bank Vouchers
Erdington Food bank and they have sent WJS some food vouchers for those parents that need them. These can be collected from the school office.
If you need help accessing food before this date, please contact – The Active Wellbeing Society by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0121 728 7030.
Online Learning Site
Use the links below to access the online learning site for each year group.
Welcome to Walmley Junior School
I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of a school where children have fun, develop a passion for learning and create lasting memories from the opportunities our creative curriculum has to offer. We have a kind, caring and dedicated team that nurture, motivate and encourage our children to be the best that they can be. Our Walmley Values: respect, honesty, kindness, generosity, perseverance, politeness and conscientiousness underpin all that we do.
Our consistent, high academic results, excellent standard of behaviour and level of care, enabled us to achieve ‘Outstanding’ in the Ofsted inspection in January 2014. However, we are not complacent about our high standards as we are passionate about giving our children the very best of everything. Children have one chance at their education and we believe our children deserve the absolute best.
The staff and I look forward to welcoming you to Walmley Junior School where we hope a partnership will develop as your child moves through an important phase in their education.
Mr Stuart Pearson