We encourage children to walk or cycle to school if at all possible. To support social distancing, children must arrive at school on time and enter the school premises through the gate stated below:
From their individual start dates/times:
Uniform and Equipment required
Hygiene and Cleaning
Children will be told to wash their hands regularly throughout the day. Extra cleaning measures have been put in place at school and doors and windows will be open for better ventilation.
Each class will be in their own ‘bubble’, except Nursery and Reception, as there is no expectation for children of this age to socially distance. Children will stay in their class bubble and not mix with other bubbles. This is so that, should we have a case of COVID within a bubble, we will only need to close one bubble and fewer children’s education will be impacted.
Lunchtimes and break times will be staggered so there is only one class in the playground at any one time or, where this is not feasible, the playground will be split into two.
All children will eat their lunch in their classrooms.
The school office will only be open for parents and visitors with pre-arranged appointments. If you have any questions or concerns or wish to speak to a member of staff during the school day, please telephone 020 8788 3606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as there will be no opportunity for face-to-face communication with staff and parents will not be able to come in to school. The school year group emails set up last term will also continue to be monitored.
Suspected cases of COVID
If your child displays any symptoms of COVID:
they MUST NOT attend school and you must arrange for them to have a test. They will only be allowed to return to school if they have had a negative test.
If a member of your household test positive for COVID, or you are contacted by the ‘Track and Trace’ team, your family MUST
self-isolate for 14 days.
If your child shows symptoms of COVID during the school day, we will isolate them in school and contact you to collect your child immediately and take them to be tested. Therefore, it is essential that we have your up-to-date contact details and an emergency contact of another member of your household. If the test is negative, your child will be able to return to school. If the test is positive, we will have to close their bubble and will need to inform Public Health England.
Closure of ‘bubbles’
If, due to a case of COVID being diagnosed within a bubble, that bubble will be closed. This means that the children and staff associated with that bubble will need to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. In this case, home learning through Google classroom will resume.
Returning from abroad
If you recently have travelled abroad, you MUST quarantine for 14 days, unless the country is on the Government’s ‘exempt from quarantine list’ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england.
It is essential that our school community adheres to the Government’s quarantine and self-isolation guidance to prevent further school closure.