School re-opening in September - Key information

 

Re-opening of schools in September.

As you are no doubt aware, the Prime Minister announced that schools will fully reopen from September for all children. We have worked hard as a school to prepare plans to allow the safe reopening and will share all information with you from this page.

We know how important attendance at school is and following the lockdown and the school days lost in the summer term, we believe that every pupil should return to school. We do understand that for some families who have been shielding during this extended period of the corona virus, returning to school may feel like a big step to take. We will work with you to share all of the systems we have put in place to make our school as safe as we can, so that we can reassure you as much as is possible. Contact Mrs Aslam our Attendance and Welfare Officer if there is a chance that your child may not return in September.

What are we doing to make our school safe?

There are four key areas that we are focusing on to keep everyone safe in school:

  1. Prevention  Not allowing anyone on site who is showing symptoms
  2. Hygiene       Regular hand washing, respiratory hygiene. A ring of cleanliness around our school
  3. Cleaning      Enhanced cleaning routines for all areas of the school building
  4. Contact        Maintaining controlled areas for all year groups, staggered start and end times, play times and lunchtime

Please download the document below below, or simply scroll through the slides to find details of our plans for our September reopening.

Parent Partnership – How you can help

  • Take your child’s temperature before you come to school; we will only take temperatures if we have a concern. If your child has a new persistent cough, loses their sense of taste or smell or has a temperature above 37.8 degrees Celcius keep them at home.
  • Ensure your child knows that you expect them to follow all behaviour rules in school to keep them safe – support the school if your child forgets and needs reminding
  • Be on time and stick to your time for the staggered start to the day, using the allocated entrances. Please follow the guidance from school staff who will be on duty in the school grou
  • School adults will not be routinely wearing face coverings so please socially distance from the teacher, and other adults – do not enter the marked areas by the doors
  • Drop and go, please keep moving and do not stop and chat in the playground or outside the gates.
  • At pick up time please be prompt but socially distance while waiting in the designated areas for your child’s class
  • Send any messages for teachers via the school office phone number/email rather than try to speak on the playground

Key Policies and Risk Assessments

Please click on the links below for details of our Covid-19 risk assessment guidance and autumn term cleaning plan.

Covid-19 risk assessment guidance

Autumn Term school cleaning plan

Please read this letter from Councillor Carole Pattison, Cabinet Member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities & Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children's Services