We have now had guidance from the government about how to re-open schools from September and we have decided how we can do so safely for all children, parents and staff. As a result, we have produced this booklet to show you what will be happening from September, staggered start and finish times and how we will go about everyday business.
Given the size of our school and that we have two classes in each year, we will keep each year group as a bubble. By doing this we are confident we can teach children and maintain safety for children, staff and parents. Only one parent will be able to drop off or pick up their children to reduce risks of transmission.
All year groups will be invited in for a set drop off time in the morning. Certainly for the first Autumn term, lunches will be in classrooms and year groups will be given a set pick-up and finish time. Please ensure that parents and children stick closely to these times are we are hoping to keep each year group bubble separate.
Through a thorough set of risk assessments, we have designed a model which limits the movement of children around school with limited contact with others. This will minimise risk through mixing with each other. Each class will be taught by their class teacher. TA’s to support where appropriate and no external staff present in school during this period.
In this document, we have also outlined the action points we will implement on a daily basis as well as new processes and routines to keep our community safe and healthy.
Attendance will be compulsory from September, the government have stated this quite clearly and fines will be imposed for parents not sending their children to school. As a result of this, we are running breakfast and after school clubs as published already. You must pre-book these facilities as we have to allocate children to set areas to maintain bubbles. We are one of the few schools running this facility, so please work with us to ensure this is a success.
Walking busses will also be up and running from the first week back. If you wish to take advantage of these facilities, as ever, please contact Mrs Nilan.
|Class||Drop off time||Pick up time||Place to drop off||Collection Area||Handwashing|
|Nursery||09.00||3.00pm||Nursery playground||Nursery playground||Nursery toilets|
|Reception||08.55||3.05pm||Grass area outside Reception||Grass area outside Reception||Reception toilets|
|Year 1||08.50||3.10pm||Main gate||Year 1 exit on KS1 Playground||Class|
|Year 2||08.45||3.15pm||Main Gate||Resource provision Entrance||Class|
|Year 3||08.45||3.15pm||Main Gate||Year 3 exit ( Doors at side of hall)||Class|
|Year 4||08.40||3.20pm||Main Gate||Class||Class
|Year 5||08.35||3.25pm||Main Gate||Class||Class
|Year 6||08.30||3.30pm||RP Entrance||Class||Class
General Guidance – Symptoms and Illness
If any child presents with symptoms (temperature and new continuous cough) no matter how mild, you MUST NOT send them into school and follow government guidance on self-isolation. Parents must notify school immediately if your child or any family member becomes unwell at home.
Children presenting with any symptoms during the day will be isolated and sent home immediately.
If a child is awaiting collection, they will be moved, to the designated, fully supervised isolation rooms.
Unwell children will be fully supervised and then brought to their exit point for collection.
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