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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Covid 19/Coronavirus information

This page will act as a hub for key information to support families during the current Covid19/Coronavirus emergency

Tenax Schools Trust Outbreak Management Plan

Return to full opening - Monday 8th March 2021


From Monday 8th March the school will be fully open again to all pupils. Please read the Headteacher's update letter from the links below for all the information relevant to the reopening. We cannot wait to see you all again on the 8th!

Risk Assessment for Full Opening

Arrangements for January 2021


Parents may be aware that the Department for Education announced on 30th December that primary schools in the Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling districts of Kent, which includes West Malling CE Primary and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre, will not reopen for normal attendance this week. 


This means that teaching will be delivered remotely at the start of this term.  The school will be open for pupils who are children of key workers and pupils classed as vulnerable only.


The Headteacher Update letters below have been sent to all parents and future letters will also be posted here to keep everyone updated as best we can with a rapidly changing situation.  We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Information about Remote Education

Returning to school - September 2020

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A video outlining how we will return to school next Thursday 3rd September 2020

British Dyslexia Association webinars for parents supporting children

Websites to support families with mental health and wellbeing and online safety

You should now only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


Sending your child to school in the current emergency, unless there is absolutely no safe alternative and because your job is critical front-line work, may cost lives and undermine the life-saving work of the NHS.  


Please think first.



Latest Government Advice for Schools and Families about Covid 19/Coronavirus


From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:

  • children of critical workers
  • vulnerable children

We have published guidance for parents and carers:

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

The Government has published a list of critical workers:

This information is summarised for our families in the document below.

Guidance for families about critical worker school opening