Headteachers Update – 25th January 2021

Dear parents and carers,

School Opening Tuesday 26th January 2021

I am pleased to confirm that school will be open to eligible students who use our LAW school provision as usual from tomorrow, Tuesday 26th January 2021. We are expecting all school transport services to run as per their normal lockdown schedule.   Thank you for your flexibility in coping with remote learning today and a slight reduction in the number of live lessons available, owing to a lack of staff availability because of the disruption caused by the weather.


Positive Covid -19 Cases

We are aware that numbers remain high within the local community and are currently above the national average. More information can be found using the Government’s data service which is updated regularly. https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/search?postcode=NN297PH

We are seeing evidence of continued high numbers of positive cases within the school community, and please do inform us of any positive test results via email to headteacher@wollaston-school.net and fitzhughj@wollaston-school.net

We do have three members of staff who have recently been working in school, who have now tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst these cases appear unrelated to one another, it does demonstrate the continued concern around  high rates of transmission locally. A small number of staff are now self isolating as a result of these positive test results.

We have of course sent best wishes to those affected for a full and quick recovery. I would also like to thank those staff for their close adherence to all guidelines and safety measures – as this has reduced the need for further self isolations from both students and other staff members.


Attendance at LAW School and Public Health Advice

In light of these positive test results and further public health advice, a reminder that LAW school should only be used by students who need this provision. Whilst we are proud and happy to serve eligible students and parents with our in school provision, we are of course aware that attendance at school is of course inherently more risky than being at home, despite the safety measures and our continued use of bubble systems.  Please click HERE to read a letter from the Director of Public Health for Northamptonshire which urges parents and students to only use the LAW school provision when absolutely essential.

As mentioned previously, we remain totally committed to being here for our children of critical workers and those who need additional support whenever this is needed, however, please do only use us when it is needed.

Thank you for your continued support in such ever changing and challenging circumstances. Your positive feedback in communication with staff means a great deal as we all try to do our very best in these impossible times.

Mr James Birkett