It's nearly time!
Updated: Sep 18
Hello everyone, we are all very excited about seeing everyone: as I am sure are the children are too. Many of you will be looking forward to some well earned normality as well.
With that in mind let me reassure you that we are determined to get the children back and keep them back. We will not be fully or partly closing the school or sending home well children without instructions from NHS Test or Trace (see below for children who are unwell).
We have worked hard on our Risk Assessment with contributions from many staff and governors which you can see here. The important day to day details have been updated in the summary below. If you have any questions you can email me on email@example.com, I'm off cycling in Scotland (I know!) for the rest of the week but I will be able to reply on Monday or Tuesday. If it's urgent Mrs Chapman is on firstname.lastname@example.org. This is how we are going to start but things will change as get into our new routine and review procedures with your help.
Arriving at school
No staggered start
Classroom doors will open at 8.40am - no one should be on the school site before then
Entry through the playground gates for all classes except Snowdonia
Snowdonia entry through carpark gate (if you have older children, take them in via Snowdonia and send them off to their classes from there)
One-way system with parents leaving via front gate
Gates open early to avoid queues
Children to wait outside classrooms: Himalayas to wait in Hall
Temperature and symptoms checks on entry
Parents to avoid coming into school where possible
Where possible parents should allow children to walk into school on their own especially those in KS2
Clothing/PE Kit/Forest School
School uniform to be worn as usual
·Wellies for playtimes in grassed areas need to be in school every day
·PE kit to be worn all day on PE days
·Forest School clothes to be worn all day on FS days.
·School may be colder than children are used to so extra layers may be needed
Contact with office
Use phone or email where possible
One in one out policy for essential contact with office staff
Cashless payments are preferred, however if paying by cash please put the exact payment in an envelope marked with child's name, amount of payment and what it is for and drop it in the locked post box by Himalayas class window.
Class bubbles will have allocated toilets
Assemblies will be held outside weather permitting
No indoor assemblies
Children will eat lunch in their bubbles
Lunches will be eaten in the Hall and Himalayas class allowing staff to clean between each bubble sitting
School house garden and field to be used at playtimes on a rota to allow bubbles to be separated
Children will need wellies in wet weather
Ventilation – preventing airborne transmission via aerosol droplets
All windows and doors will be open most of the time
Temperature indoors may be as low as 16C (legal minimum) as a result
Staff and children will need to wear additional clothing
Frequent cleaning of frequently touched surfaces by all staff
Additional cleaning in toilets
Children to have personal pack of pencils, rubbers etc
Home reading books to be quarantined for 72 hours
Bubbles have allocated stock of playground resources
Any shared resources to be cleaned frequently
Children encouraged to wash hands as often as possible
Parents to check children are completely well before coming school
If they need medication such as Calpol they must stay at home
Children showing symptoms of any kind of illness will be sent home
Parents should check with NHS Track and Trace to see if a test is required
The school will follow NHS Track and Trace guidance following a positive test
If there is no test or the result is negative, the child must be completely free of symptoms before they return.
Gates open early to avoid queues
As many KS2 children as possible to walk home or to a meeting point (school will keep a register)
Snowdonia entry through car park gate (if you have older children, take them in via Snowdonia and send them off to their classes from there)
Alps and Andes parents to wait on yard
Rockies adults to wait on ramp
Himalayas adults to wait in Hall