The Impact of Covid-19 -Ashmore Park Nursery School.

Covid-19 and the effects of the Pandemic has had a tremendous effect on our local schools.

Here in Wednesfield North your Councillors have been able to identify some additional funding and we have tried to assist our schools in the Ward.

We have received this nice letter from The Ashmore Park Nursery School.

Headteacher Susan Lacey wrote “I would like to express our sincere thanks on behalf of our School community for the generous donation of £500 from the ward fund, which has been provided to support schools through the challenging times of a global pandemic.

A primary focus for our nursery school, when children are unable to socially distance from each other or staff must be upon safe systems of control in order to minimise the transmission of the virus. This means that the adults and children have to wash/gel their hands frequently throughout the session and enhanced cleaning regimes have been implemented, which has had an impact upon the school budget as the financial resources do not allow for additional soap, paper towels, hand gel etc. Additional learning resources and furniture has also had to be purchased for each cohort of children to reduce the risks associated with co-sharing in school.

The impact of Covid-19 has and continues to have an impact upon the financial position of the school. Any additional funding received is therefore greatly appreciated.”

Councillors Rita Potter Mary and I, are pleased to have been able to help in this situation. We are all three of us committed to be #working4wednesfield.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more