Halloween at Walworth!
Witches, Ghosts and Goblins
Whether you’re ghoulish or glam dress up as you can!
Wear your favourite costume and Join in the fun!
FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2023
Is your child fully vaccinated?
Over 102,000 children starting primary school in England are at risk of catching measles
With millions of children across the country going back to school this week, NHS England is urging parents to
check that their children are up to date with their MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations in the
wake of measles cases rising across the country.
Childhood vaccination rates have fallen over the past ten years and this week statistics show that over
102,000 children aged four and five years old starting in reception are not protected against catching
measles, mumps and rubella.
Measles is highly infectious and if left unvaccinated nine out of ten children in a classroom can catch the
disease if just one child is infectious.
If you are unsure if you or your child are up to date, check your child’s red book or GP records and make an
appointment to catch up any missed doses.
For more information on the NHS vaccination schedule, please visit NHS vaccinations
The Big Ambition Survey – Have Your Say – Survey open until Friday 15th December
Flu Vaccine – Information for Parents
‘Be wise, immunise’ your child against flu – you nose it makes sense!
Protect your child, and others, from flu by making sure they get their flu vaccine.
Flu can be a very nasty illness in children, causing a range of symptoms including fever, dry cough, sore throat, aching joints, and extreme tiredness. The virus also spreads easily, and children can pass it on to others.
The nasal spray vaccine is free for children aged 2-3 years, those in primary and secondary schools up to year 11.
The vaccine is also free for children and young people who have a medical condition from the age of six months.
The flu vaccination for most children is needle-free for those aged 2-17 years.
It is given as a single squirt up each nostril; it’s quick, painless and more effective in children than an injectable vaccine.
Children aged 2-3 years (on 31 August 2023) will be given the flu vaccination at their GP surgery.
If you haven’t heard from your practice by the middle of October, please get in touch with them to arrange an appointment for your child’s flu vaccination.
If your child is of primary or secondary school age, up to year 11, you will receive information from the School Age Immunisation Service asking you to give your consent so your child can have their free vaccination at school.
Please remember to complete the consent process as soon as possible.
All children up to the age of 18 who live with someone with a high-risk health condition, or those that live with someone who has, can get the free flu vaccine from their GP. For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/
Inspection of Walworth School by Ofsted
We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 20 September 2023. The lead
inspector will be Jenny Thomas, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know
what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet that came with
this letter. It explains why we inspect schools and what happens during an inspection