Latest COVID-19 advice
We are posting all relevant public health documents and updates on the links below:
9th July 2020
Government guidance for September 2020
As I’m sure you are aware the latest Government guidance for schools opening fully in September was released last week.
In light of this, we are delighted that we will be able to welcome back all year groups to full capacity from September. The children will still have to remain in ‘bubbles’ however there are able to be back to full class sizes. We have updated our risk assessment and this will be published on our school website.
The following timings and arrangements will be in place for September:
Pine class- 8.30am-2.30pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)
Willow class- 8.30am-2.30pm using the side playground gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)
Beech class- 8.40am-2.40pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)
Maple class- 8.40am-2.40pm using the main pedestrian gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)
Oak class- 8.50am-2.50pm- using the side playground gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)
Nursery- Morning session 8.50am-11.50am, afternoon session 11.50am-2.50pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)
Please ensure that only one person brings your child/children to school and that you ensure social distancing measures outside the school gates. Please make sure that you arrive promptly at the correct start and finish time and avoid gathering outside the school gates.
From September school attendance will revert to being compulsory, therefore you will need to notify the school office by ParentMail or via email to register your child’s absence due to sickness by 9am.
Older siblings are able to enter and exit school at the same time as their younger sibling and we would encourage this rather than having to wait outside.
We will need to continue to limit what the children are transporting to and from school. They only need to bring a water bottle, packed lunch if you have not ordered with Chartwells (this does no longer need to be in disposable wrapping), coat, sunhat (if required) and their book bag (with only their school reading book and reading diary). Please DO NOT allow your children to bring anything else into school. On the first day back your child will need to bring in their PE kit (please make sure this is named) and this will then stay in school for the half term.
For next half term in the first instance the children will be continuing to eat their lunch in their classroom (or outside in fine weather) and therefore we will not be offering hot school meals at the moment. If you wish your child to be provided with a packed lunch you will need to order this through Chartwells. You can order your child’s meals online from 29th July. Please also be mindful that meal orders must be placed with Chartwells by 23rd August for the first week back.
We will be opening breakfast club and after school club from Monday 7th September. Please contact the school office via email for more details on how to book this.
If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough, high temperature or has a loss or change in smell or taste, they must stay at home and a Covid-19 test must be arranged by visiting the NHS website or calling 119. Government guidance must be adhered to regarding self-isolation for the whole household until the results have come back. Where the test come back negative the child or staff member is able to return to school if they are feeling well enough to do so. Where the test comes back positive Track and Trace procedures and requirements will be followed. It is vitally important that we all take this seriously, responsibly and do the right thing. Should it
be necessary for a whole class to self-isolate or the school is required to go into local lockdown remote learning will be provided quickly for those at home.
Please note these arrangements are currently on hold due to Lockdown
Previous school letters regarding Covid-19
Link to our COVID-19 risk assessment
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance for education, parents and carers