Children will continue to be kept in ‘bubbles’ and will not mix with other bubbles to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. However, from September our bubbles are our year groups rather than groups of 15; this is fully in line with government advice.
Our drop off and pick up times will still be staggered and once the children are on site, we will separate them into their bubbles. The staggered times gives us a chance to get the children on site, in their classrooms/ out of their classrooms and off site, whilst avoiding direct contact with other bubbles.
For this reason, we ask that you help us by sticking to your child’s allotted time slot and helping the start and end of the day to be as smooth and quick as possible. If your child arrives on site 15 minutes after the time their teaching day has started, they will be marked as late in the usual way. We have always recorded lates in this way.
Please note, from September there will be no playtime before school begins and children will go straight to their bubbles. We will have plenty of staff on hand to supervise and take care of the children as they are taken straight into their classrooms.
This must be booked through our online booking system for the whole term. This is to enable us to plan carefully for our provision. We will let you know when this goes live. You don’t need to use it every day but we are asking for planned commitment to allow us to plan for everyone’s safety.
We will not be taking temperatures on arrival from September. If any children or adults in school display Covid symptoms, as per the government guidelines, they will be isolated immediately and we will phone home so they can be collected. That person will need to be tested. If the test is negative they will be able to return to school as soon as they have recovered. If the test is positive, they will need to self-isolate for 7 days. We will also be forced to close their bubble for 14 days.
In the case of a bubble being closed we will inform parents and send all children and adults home from that bubble. The teachers of those bubbles will then revert to remote home learning, from the next school day.
In order for us to meet the guidelines, we have also found it necessary to restrict parents on site for the time being. We understand this is not ideal and we hope you will continue to feel able to contact us and approach us if you need to discuss anything about your child. Therefore, the following applies;
- Parent meetings can be made by appointment but 24 hours’ notice must be given
- Meetings to happen in open spaces where possible
- No parents on site without an appointment
Reading for pleasure
Watch a bedtime story!
Enjoy a bedtime story read by Mrs Hughes!