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COVID 19 Procedures

The School Environment

Our school environment will be adapted, as will our timetable, to minimise cross contamination. Classes will be looked after by consistent classroom staff.  All rugs, soft furnishings, soft toys and toys and resources which are hard to clean have been removed. Staff are working hard to make the classroom environment as welcoming as possible. The desks in KS1 have been moved to ensure all children are forward facing. The doors will be propped open where it is safe to do so and the rooms will be well ventilated. Staff will be limited to the parts of the building they can access.

The School Day

The school day will be staggered for each class by 10 minutes at the start and the end of the day, we ask that the children walk to school with only one adult. There will be markings outside for the school to help with physical distance. A member of the Senior Leadership and a class teacher will be at the gate to welcome the children. The children will go straight to their class base and wash their hands. Parents are asked to leave the school site in a timely manner to help  to avoid congestion around the school gates.    No parents will be allowed on the school site without prior appointment, all communications will need to be by email, please do not phone the school unless it is an emergency.

Classrooms

Once in this class group the children will not mix with any other group or ‘bubble’, of children to minimise the risk of the virus spreading. We will operate a one way system around the school when moving groups of children.

Hygiene and Cleaning

As part of our risk assessment we have increased the level of cleaning in school. A team of cleaners will clean the school at the start of each day and regular periods through the school day. The use of toilets will be monitored by school staff to ensure they are used safely.  All children attending school will wash their hands on arrival and regularly through the school day as well.  Lidded bins will be every class base for the disposal of tissues.

First Aid will be administered by a trained first aider, PPE will be worn, a designated first aider will be in each zone in school. We will continue to administer medicine in line with our policy. We will endeavour to offer intimate care but may have to call parents if we cannot offer this in a safe manner for the child and staff member, PPE will be worn by staff offering intimate care.

Lunches

Our catering staff will be adhering to physical distancing guidance and will ensure effective hygiene procedures. School packed lunches will be available for your child to order and delivered to classes, the children will eat in the classroom. The menu will be included in the newsletter each week. Parents can choose to provide your own packed lunch for your child if you prefer. Lunchtimes will be staggered so that different groups do not mix and different groups will have separate time to play in the playground.

Resources to bring to school.

The children will be required to wear school uniform.  Each child will need to bring a pencil case, with a pencil, coloured pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler and glue stick, water in a named drink bottle, a small toy or book and small pack of tissues. Any school resources will be washed after use. The children will keep all resources on their work station and all bags and coats will be kept on their peg. The children will come to school on their PE days in their PE kit.

All reading books will be left unused for 72 hours when returned to schhol before they are placed back in our storage.

Activities

The children will have opportunities to be outside regularly during the day for physical activity, learning and free time. The swimming pool will not be used for the time being. We will not be taking part in school assemblies. There will be no extra-curricular activities. Breakfast Club and WASPs After School Club are no longer operating.

If there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in the school.

The government guidelines state, when a child or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 10 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. All staff and students who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus. 

Where the child or staff member tests positive, the PHE will undertake an assessment to determine if other members in the school need to isolate at home for 14 days.

As part of the national test and trace programme, if other cases are detected within the child or young person’s cohort or in the wider education or childcare setting, Public Health England’s local Health Protection Teams will conduct a rapid investigation and will advise schools and other settings on the most appropriate action to take. In some cases, a larger number of other children and young people may be asked to self-isolate at home as a precautionary measure - perhaps the whole class, site or year group.

Remote Learning

The school will use dB to set work for children to complete if they are unable to attend school due to self isolating or partial closure of the school. This will be a mixture of online lessons and worksheets to complete.

 

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