One City: Schools welcoming over 1,000 children per week

Over two thirds of local schools welcomed pupils through their doors in the first week after Easter, figures show. Vulnerable children and the sons and daughters of essential key workers are still able to attend school during the coronavirus emergency, with all schools across the city supporting other parents and carers to continue their child's learning journey at home. A total of 81 of Wolverhampton's primary, secondary, special, independent and free schools – and 49 childcare settings – welcomed 1,056 different children last week, including 817 children of key worker parents. Overall 1.3% of pupils on roll attended school schools and settings last week, just above the national average of

Read all about it: Library services continue despite lockdown

Wolverhampton’s libraries are continuing to provide vital services to the city’s bookworms, young and old, during the coronavirus emergency. Though all 16 City of Wolverhampton Council-run libraries are currently closed, there are still plenty of ways in which people can access services virtually. Library members can still get hold of the latest collection of bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks – for free – via the BorrowBox library on any Apple iOS and Google Android phone, tablet or computer. Titles can be borrowed for free for a period of three weeks, at which point they can be renewed or will automatically be deleted from people’s devices, meaning customers won’t be fined for forgetting t

Feeding the community

Senior staff from Eastfield Primary school, alongside catering, successfully fed over 100 FSM children during their Easter holidays!

Stay Home and Save Lives this Easter

Health, council and police bosses are sending a clear message to Wolverhampton residents ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend – stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. With the long weekend fast approaching and the weather set fair for much of it, residents are urged to follow the national advice in a collective effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Government restrictions, which have been in place for more than two weeks, are very clear. People should only leave their homes for very limited purposes, and when they do, they need to follow social distancing guidelines and stay two metres apart from others to prevent the virus from spreading. The only exception to this i

Microsoft Teams Training Event

To help schools communicate, collaborate and educate remotely eServices are holding a virtual training session in using Microsoft Teams. The session is open to any schools who buy into our Office 365 support and will take place on Monday 20th April 2020 between 10am and noon. ​ The session will cover all the basics of Microsoft Teams including setting up your own Teams, setting up assignments for pupils and how to get the most of your collaborative working. ​ ​To join the event click here. You can ask questions on the Q&A before and during the event and a video will be available afterwards.

School Internet and Telephone Issues

You may be experiencing problems using the internet or school phones. This is an ongoing issue with the Council broadband since yesterday which is affecting a lot of schools within the City. The Corporate ICT team are currently working on resolving this issue as a high priority. Very sorry for the inconvience this is causing.

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