Welcome to Wyvern!

Wyvern Academy in Weymouth, Dorset is a purpose-built specialist school for children and young people aged 2 to 19 years with learning difficulties, autism, physical and sensory disabilities and healthcare needs. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2019, we are one of five local authority special schools in the county which comprise the Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS) and we also provide SEND outreach support to numerous other schools in Dorset.

We hope you enjoy using our website and are able to easily find what you need to know whilst getting a flavour of this very friendly, caring, ambitious and innovative academy. If there is anything you would like to ask more about, please don’t hesitate to phone or email and our staff will be very happy to help.
We also welcome visits by appointment and our location details, as well as all phone numbers, can be found under the ‘contact’ link above.

Katherine Seymour
Headteacher

Temporary move to remote learning

1st October 2021

Dear Parent and Carers,

As you will be aware from my previous communications to you, we have seen some confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the school community.

Temporary move to remote learning:

We have been working closely with Public Health Dorset and Dorset Council, and I would like to reassure you that all necessary measures have been taken and all close contacts of these cases have been identified.

However, due to a significant number of staff needing to self-isolate and in order to protect our school community, Public Health England, Dorset Council, and the school have taken the joint decision to move temporarily to remote online learning for the whole of Wyvern School from Friday 1 October. We expect pupils will be able to return to school as normal on Monday 11 October. We will keep you updated should anything change.

To help break the chain of transmissions we are asking all staff and children where possible to book a PCR test.

The move to remote learning will ensure that we have a consistent approach for all pupils, and everyone can continue to receive a high standard of teaching and support from our class teams whilst our staff and school community complete their self-isolation period.

Your class team will have contacted you today to discuss individual learning plans for each pupil and to discuss any support we can offer. They will continue to keep in touch with you throughout the next week.

Unless we have advised you otherwise, or your child has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace, your child does not need to self-isolate. They can continue with other activities as normal.

We are also asking all parents and carers of our pupils to not allow their children to come to school on Monday 11 October if their children have any illnesses, or there are any confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 within your household. This guidance from Public Health Dorset is to protect our whole school community.

I know that the last two weeks have been an extremely difficult and anxious time for your family and our staff. I am grateful for your support and your kindness to our class teams, our office staff and to each other.

Please contact your class team or myself to discuss any concerns.

Kind Regards
Katherine Seymour
Head Teacher

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Katherine Seymour Headteacher
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