Covid-19

Please find below a copy of e-mail communication from the Headteacher and letters from the Director of Education regarding Covid-19 and the impact on education.  Our risk assessments are also linked below.  Please note that the risk assessments are working documents and are frequently updated.

E-mail Communication:                                                                                      

School Update 3rd June

August Arrangements – 22 June

August Arrangements – 23 June

Pupil Return on 12th August

Pupil Absence – 19th August

FAQ

Face coverings – 28th August

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde letter

Coronavirus Jason Leith Letter on testing and common colds

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – FAQ

Updated guidance – 4th September

 

Director of Education Letters:

3rd June

26th June

5th August

 

Risk Assessments:

Risk Assessment (Building)

Risk Assessment (Return to school)

East Renfrewshire Council: Impact of Covid – 19 on council services

From Scotland’s Young People

This is a consultation released by the Scottish Youth Parliament, intended to engage with as many young people (aged 12-25) across Scotland as possible.  The consultation will help to form the 2021-2026 Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto which will directly shape our work. The findings will also influence political parties’ manifestos in the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, to ensure that young people are being heard at a national level.

The link to the survey is below:

https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90236199/From-Scotland-s-Young-People-SYP-s-Manifesto-2021-2026

Senior Awards Ceremony

Our annual Senior Awards Ceremony will this year, for the first time ever, be delivered as an online live stream.  We look forward to award winners and their families joining us to celebrate the successes of our young people. Parents and carers of award winners have been emailed a link.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Michael (S5) who received an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons today.  This recognises Michael’s amazing achievements with volunteering to encourage biodiversit and sustainability.  Pictured with Kirsten Oswald MSP and Councillor Annette Ireland.

Parental Sessions

There is a programme of free online information sessions in September for parents and Parent Councils.
There is a choice of times for each session, either 1.30pm or 8pm . Places are free, booking is essential via the links.

1 September

Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now?

https://bit.ly/ConnectPCRole1Sep

How can PCs work positively in the current situation? We will offer practical advice on how a Parent Council may help support parents/carers and the school community and find new ways to fulfil their role in the current situation.
3 September

Online Q&A – How are you doing? https://bit.ly/ConnectCatch-up3Sep   

We would like to invite parents and parent groups to an informal online chat We’re keen to know how Connect can help your parent group in this current situation. Please tell us about what your parent group needs and about your experiences.

We’d also like to hear about your parent group’s activities, ideas and plans and to share these with other groups. Let’s have a chat about how we can help each other.

8 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Chairs

https://bit.ly/ConnectPCChair

For new and more experienced PC/PTA Chairs. Top tips for running effective meetings and dealing with tricky situations.  Advice on holding meetings online, setting agendas, working with other office bearers and working in partnership with your head teacher.
10 September

Reaching Out to All Families

https://bit.ly/ConnectReachOut10Sep

Practical help to make sure everyone is included, supported and involved in your school community Who is engaged with the school community?  Who is missing?  What are the challenges faced by some families that make engagement difficult?  How can your PC and school community help to overcome these challenges?  This session will help you to engage more and different families in school and learning.
15 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Treasurer

https://bit.ly/ConnecTreasurer15Sep

For new and more experienced Treasurers Find out how to look after PC/PTA funds, report to meetings/AGM and comply with Connect membership-linked insurance.
17 September

Building School & Community Partnerships

https://bit.ly/ConnectPartnerships17Sep

For parents/carers, school staff, community organisations, working together to improve outcomes for children and young people. Practical ideas for your parent group to help your school move forward with projects around literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing and many other areas.  We will look at how your school currently engages families and the wider community in children’s learning and how different types of involvement can help to improve outcomes for children and young people in the current situation.

 

24 September

Connect + Parenting Across Scotland

https://bit.ly/ConnectFamilyRelationships  

Looking after yourself and your family The current situation has presented many challenges to parents/carers and a new set of pressures on family relationships. This session looks at things you can do to defuse difficult situations and care for yourself and your family.

 

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Ellie (S6) who was successful in auditioning to become a member of the Scottish Opera Young Company for their 2020/2021 season. She is one of the youngest members of the Company and will train for a series of public performances in the summer of 2021.

Parent Council

Any parent/carer who would like join or find out more about the Parent Council should contact Simon Cunningham, Chair.
email: williamwoodpc@gmail.com

The Parent Council deal with different school matters and at the moment, are in discussion with First Bus regarding transport.  A copy of a letter can be viewed here.

 

Nut Policy

Nut Free Policy

A number of pupils and staff in school suffer from allergies. People who suffer from allergies can develop a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. If someone has a nut allergy it is not just eating nuts that can cause a severe reaction; just being touched on the skin or smelling the breath of someone who has had nuts or a product containing nuts can trigger anaphylactic shock which can cause breathing and swallowing difficulties which can sometimes be fatal.  The letter has been issued to all parents/carers here.

Nuts are not allowed in school in any form.  We ask that you have no nut products in your lunch boxes or in staff bases, for example: 

      Peanut butter sandwiches

       Chocolate spreads

       Cereal bars

       Granola bars

       Cakes that contain nuts

       Biscuits / Cookies that contain nuts

       Peanut butter cakes

       Chocolates including Roses, Heroes, Celebrations, Quality Street

This list is not exhaustive, so please check the packaging of products closely.

All product packaging must be checked for warnings directed at allergy sufferers and if the following or similar are displayed, the product must not be brought:

·         Not suitable for nut allergy suffers

·         This product contains nuts

·         This product may contain traces of nuts