We are looking forward to welcoming all of our children back to school in September. We were extremely pleased to offer increased number of places in July and had a great uptake, with 120 of our pupils returning to school. We have used our experience from this, along with the Government and local guidance, in order to plan for all pupils to return in September.
Please see the information below and attached to this page and do not hesitate to contact school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school Facebook page if you have any further questions.
All schools must follow the health and safety regulations, assessing risks and putting in place measures to control the risks. We have completed a full risk assessment, in line with local and national guidance and have put a number of controls in place. These include:
- limiting the number of people any children or staff come in to contact with through the setting up of class ‘bubbles’ (no staff or children will move across bubbles)
- increased cleaning throughout the day
- increased facilities and resources for handwashing
- no sharing of resources with people outside of the bubble
- limiting the number of rooms children access to ensure no cross contamination
- social distancing when dropping off and collecting children
- limiting the number of people coming into the school building.
What to do if your child shows symptoms of COVID-19:
If your child has any of the following, we would ask that you do not bring you child into school and arrange for a test to be completed as soon as possible:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough,
- a loss of, or change to the sense of smell or taste.
Please phone the school office and further advice can be given for booking a test.
Children or staff with symptoms of COVID-19:
In line with Government and DfE guidance, school will follow the procedure below should a child or member of staff show symptoms of COVID-19:
- isolate the person showing symptoms
- contact the parent/carer and ask to collect immediately
- ask that the child is tested for COVID-19 and school contacted with the results as soon as possible
If parents do not send the child for a test, the child must isolate for 10 days and any siblings for 14 days.
If a test is negative the child can come back to school, if they feel well enough to do so.
If the test is positive, anyone who has come into close contact (the bubble) will be asked to isolate for 14 days. The siblings of the child who has tested positive will also need to isolate for 14 days, however their bubble will be able to continue as normal, unless the sibling shows symptoms and is then tested.
School will use the NHS Track and Trace system in school to ensure we have the contact details for anyone coming into school.