It has been
A really big thank you to everyone who has been working hard to make sure that the school is safe and the children are happy and well.
We all need to work together. We have started really well
Some things we have noticed that would really improve how this works are:
I am sure that, if we work on getting this right for next week, we can do even better and have a very safe, calm and well-run start and end to the day.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of shoes should children wear?
Children should wear trainers, every day, they can be any colour, this is because they will be using the field for play and lunchtime as much as possible and we may be taking the opportunity to do some running as part of the curriculum on many days.
How will we know which doors to use?
There will be a number of members of staff who will direct children and parents to the correct entrances and exits at the beginning and end of the day.
The children will also know the correct entrance to be used.
The children will be on the playground, or field at the end of the day to be collected, only year 1 and year r are to be collected form classrooms.
How long are the windows of time for each grouping?
The window for years 4, 5 and 6 is 15 minutes and so those with younger children can drop children off and older children will not be late.
The doors will be open for some time after the window closes to ensure those with siblings and those who are late can use the correct entrance, members of staff will be in the playground and around the school to direct people to the correct entrances.
Registers close for most classes at 9:05 am and for year 1 at 9:10 am.
Are there any changes to the school policy on face coverings for children in school?
The advice on wearing face coverings in Primary Schools has not changed.
The government are clear that the use of face coverings by children in primary schools can lead to a higher likelihood of the transfer of the virus.
On this basis we will not be changing our plan and children will not be allowed to wear face coverings in school.
Please remember face coverings do not protect the wearer but those around them. If they are not worn safely, and no child will be able to wear them safely throughout the school day, they become a hazard to others.
A child in school wearing a mask will become a hazard to others and is more likely to transfer the virus.
They should be taken off, safely, before entering school and taken home. We will not be able to dispose of them in school.
Are the changes to the school timetable permanent?
The changes are not permanent. When the government advice that it is safe to do so we will revert back to our normal times.
Timetable for drop off and pick up:
Please make sure that you follow the timetable, registers will close at 9:05 in years 6,5,4,3,2, and r and 9:10 in year 1.
Please find attached our plan for return in September and our school risk assessment.
The plan should ensure that the school is safe for all from September.
We will expect everyone to come to school from September 2nd.
The government guidance can be found here:
If we all follow our plan, we will all be safe. The plan is based on the guidance as from July 2nd. If there are updates or changes the plan may change, if there are changes, we will inform you and update the plan on our website.
Do not come to school if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms and please follow the government guidance. Your children will be able to access a test if they have any symptoms
We have tried to cover as much as we can in the plan and have made it as self-explanatory as possible. We would encourage you to read and re-read it and to share it with your children.
The full risk assessment is available on our website for your information.
We are confident that the school will be safe for everyone.
If you have any specific questions, we will endeavour to answer them. Any enquiries of the summer holidays may not be answered as quickly as usual, as the school and school staff will be having their well-earned break from Monday 20th July. The admin email will be answered upto 12, noon, on Tuesday 21st July.
We will be available in the last two weeks of August to answer your questions, if you email Mr Foley on email@example.com. he will answer your specific questions. We will also have the plan and risk assessment and Frequently Asked Questions section on our website, please check this first.
If you have any specific question and concerns about your child, we may not be able to answer these questions in August but will endeavour to answer them for the re-opening of school on September 2nd. If this is not possible, please bear with us. If necessary, we can make arrangements to address specific issues later that week to ensure that all the children have a safe, calm and happy return to school.
We want to reassure you that the children will be happy safe and will be learning from September. The children in school now have been incredibly resilient and flexible and have had an excellent time at school since June. I am sure that this will be the case for children from September.