Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Covid-19 Information for Parents

Parents are regularly updated on our Covid-19 strategies through newsletters and other communications. Please see FAQ’s below:

Coronavirus Q & A

As a school, we follow the government protocols regarding keeping our children safe from COVID-19. Please click on the link below for the current guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

To help you understand how this works in our school, here are some Q & As which should answer your concerns. If however you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What preventative measures are the school taking to keep the children safe?

  • The children will remain in their year group bubbles during the school day.
  • We will be asking the children to wash their hands frequently with both soap and gel sanitiser – on entry into classrooms, after using resources, before and after play, before and after eating, after using the toilet and at any other points that are necessary
  • Drop off, pick up, lunches and playtimes are all staggered to ensure the different bubbles stay separate.
  • There will be minimal movement of children around the school and they will have their own specific areas
  • The staff team will clean the classrooms and resources regularly.
  • We will require parents to keep their children off school/take them home and remain off for the government allotted timescales if they are clearly unwell or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19
  • We will require any children or staff who demonstrate any symptoms of COVID-19 to have a test

What would happen if there was a positive case in school?

We would alert Public Health England immediately, and follow the advice given by them.

Are face masks worn in school?

The new changes to guidance for face masks is only currently for Years 7 and up. However, we recognise that guidance can change rapidly – we will monitor this, and if anything changes, we will let you know.

What are the systems around arriving & leaving school?

  • We have a one-way system in September that applies to all year groups. All parents and children should enter the school site from the usual pedestrian entrance, and follow the one way system and signage. Through the one way system we can keep a regular stream of one-way traffic flowing.
  • Members of the staff team will be available during drop off and pick up to support families.
  • If you need to have a chat with your child’s teacher, as it may be difficult on drop off and pick up, please let the office know, and your child’s teacher will schedule a call with you.
  • To reduce the number of people on site, only one parent drops and collects their child from school. Where possible please ensure that younger siblings do not enter the school site.
  • Please ensure that if you are waiting to enter school anywhere outside of the school gate, you ensure social distancing is in place.

What does learning look like in school?

We know that for some of our children have spent a long time out of school, and have some anxieties about returning to school – our priority is to ensure that our children are ready to learn, and we will be doing lots of well-being work.

We have already devised our processes to ensure that children catch up as quickly as they can, and are not disadvantaged by school closures. We will be ensuring that learning is carefully pitched to ensure gaps and covered and rapid progress can be made.

Ultimately, our children will have all of the engaging and exciting learning activities within a broad and balanced curriculum that we always provide. Learning within the school day will feel totally normal for our children.

How will lunches work?

Our catering provider will be offering a range of hot and cold meals for parents to chose on Parentpay. These will be served in our 2 largwe halls to our children in their bubbles which are kept separate for the whole of lunchtime.

What can my child bring to school?

Your child can bring their book bag and P.E bag with them. All of the children will be provided with new water bottles on their first day, which will be sent home on a Friday to be cleaned over the weekend.

On the first day, every child will be given their own stationery that will be labelled and kept in their drawer that only they can use.

Is wrap around care on offer?

Our Breakfast and After School Club and children are kept in their year group bubbles; however this means that places are limited for the moment. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.

Are there before and after school sports clubs on offer?

We are not starting the year with any external sports clubs in order to evaluate the safest way to provide this. When we feel these are ready to resume, we will be in touch.

What happens if my child is ill?

It is important that we keep our bubbles healthy for the safety of our children, families and staff. If you are in any way concerned that your child may be unwell with the virus, please do not bring them into school. Testing is widely available and is now very fast, so please get your child tested if you are concerned in any way.

If you have any concerns, please contact the school office and speak to Mrs Denton or Mrs Godfrey on (01604) 978120.

My child is really anxious – what can I do?

This is a ‘new normal’ for all of us, but we are confident that we have all the processes in place that mean your children can come to school safely. If your child is anxious, share with them all the processes that we have put in place around hygiene and bubbles.

Our Wellbeing team are available to work with children during the school day. Our lunchtime Wellbeing club is running for children if they need additional support.

We will keep this page updated as guidance changes.