COVID-19 - Guidance for Parents and Carers
Welcoming students back: September 2020
During Term 6, Westminster Academy was delighted to begin the phased return of students to the building, with Year 10 and Year 12 students invited onsite for specialist academic and wellbeing support sessions in small groups. We also held successful Year 6 induction sessions and celebration events for Year 11 and Year 13.
We are now looking forward to welcoming all students back in September. Ahead of their return, comprehensive preparations have been made to ensure we can provide the safest possible environment for students. Please read the following documents to see what we have planned and how parents, carers and students can support us:
Back to school - phased return
Students should return to Westminster Academy as outlined below:
|Return date||Time||Year Group|
|Friday 4th September||8.30am||Year 7|
|Monday 7th September||8.30am||Year 11|
|Tuesday 8th September||8.30am||Year 9|
Following these phased return times, students will be back in school as normal each day, for an 8.30am start.
Timings of the day
As usual, the WA gates will be opening at 7.55am and closing at 8.28am and students must arrive at their tutor room by 8.30am.
Please see below for the staggered finish times we will be operating until further notice:
In order to keep our community as safe as possible, we will not be hosting visitors at present. Parent/carer events will be taking place over Zoom. Prospective families are warmly invited to attend a virtual tour: please see more details about our Open Days here.
Meet the VPs
To ensure we can meet the needs of the WA community and answer your queries, we will be providing fortnightly opportunities in Term 1 for you to attend a Zoom meeting with the Vice Principals. A letter will be sent to parents and carers outlining how to book slots.
|Ms Allotey||Corporate Services Executivefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Baramidze||Vice Principal, Inclusion and Behaviour; Designated Safeguarding Leademail@example.com|
|Ms Carrier||Vice Principal, Teaching and Learningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Butler||Vice Principal, Data, Assessment and Year 12 and email@example.com|
|Ms Tsoi||Assistant Vice Principal, Behaviour and Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Palmer||Assistant Vice Principal, Curriculum, Timetable and Year email@example.com|
|Ms Boam||Assistant Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Wilson||Assistant Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning, Year email@example.com|
|Mr Mulvihill||Assistant Vice Principal, Inclusion and Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
Please be aware that the closest hospital to Westminster Academy is:
St Mary's Hospital
London W2 1NY