Newsletter

Friday 7th January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

Happy New Year to you all! Thank you so much for a positive start to the term. The children have all come back smiling and are settling back in to work quickly. I seem to have been showing a lot of new families around recently and they have all commented positively on how calm and friendly the school community is, which is lovely to hear. Let’s hope that 2022 is a settled year for everyone!


Reception September 2022
A reminder that applications close on 15th January 2022. If you have a child who was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, you will need to apply for a school place. You can apply online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

If you have difficulties with this you can call 0345 155 1019 or come in to school and we can help! If your child attends our nursery, you still need to apply as it is a separate application process.


Staffing
Mr High our caretaker left at the end of the autumn term. We are still looking to appoint a new person to take on this role, so please contact us if you think this may be of interest to you.
Sadly, Mrs Neale, a teaching assistant in Year Three has left, so we are advertising for a new member of support staff.


Covid
I am sending a new pathway which helps to identify what action you might take for Covid with the new guidelines. If you are unsure what action to take, please call and we will do our best to advise you.


Mobile Phones
Please could I remind parents that children should not be bringing mobile phones on to the school site. If you think there are exceptional circumstances that you think apply to your child, please could you email school on admin@willowbrook.devon.sch.uk stating your exceptional circumstances and we will consider your request and reply.