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Coronavirus Information

We understand that this is an unusual and unprecedented time for all. We will keep you updated as much as we can.

From Thursday 3rd September we have a full return to school with a rolling drop off between 8:40 and 8:55 and collection for Years 3 and 5 at 3pm and Years 4 and 6 at 3:15pm. 

 

Our Letters regarding returning to school and Collections can be found under Whole School Letters.

To continue to maintain a safe school environment

  • All members of our school community must follow Government and NHS directives.
  • We are continuing with our infection control which includes:

~ Encouraging good hygiene by promoting the importance of handwashing for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap or use of hand sanitizer

  • On arrival at school
  • After using the toilet
  • Before break time and lunchtime
  • After break time and lunchtime
  • After sporting activities

~ Ensuring pupils and staff understand that they must cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it away remembering ‘Catch it, Bin It, Kill It’.

~ Ensuring that frequently touched objects and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected more regularly than usual.

  • You must keep your child at home for seven days if they develop coronavirus symptoms. If someone in your child’s household has symptoms, your child must self-isolate for 14 days from the day the other person’s symptoms started https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • If you think your child may have been exposed to, or has coronavirus, please contact the school at the earliest opportunity. Schools expect tests to be done if a child or anyone in the family is symptomatic.
  • We ask that parents:

~ Make sure we have your up to date contact details as you must be contactable during the school day

~ Make sure we have your up to date contact details as you must be contactable during the school day

~ Provide their child with what they need for the whole day and ensure they do not bring toys, pencil cases or big bags/big rucksacks

~ Continue to encourage good infection control practices, such as thorough handwashing, at home and keep your child informed about the things they can do to discourage the spread of infection.

~ Observe social distancing with other parents and with school staff at all times

~ Observe all signage displayed at entrances

~ Collect your child at the correct time

~ If school phones you to say your child is unwell and needs to be collected, come straight away

~ Prepare your child for school, based on the information in this letter, including the need for them to listen carefully to instructions about handwashing and hygiene

 

Coronavirus ~ A Book For Children

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?

 

Please find the PDF version of the book below.

Whole School Risk Assessment September 2020

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