Full School Reopening in September
Since the government’s announcement on 2nd July 2020 that all children will return to school from September 2020, we have been planning and preparing for how to bring all children back safely using the Department for Education and Public Health England guidance.
A new risk assessment has been produced and can be viewed by clicking the link below. It is currently in draft format until it is approved by the Local Academy Committee (Governors).
What will school be like for my child in September?
- All children will be expected to attend from Monday 7th September 2020. This includes children who were shielding or who live with someone who was shielding. Penalties for non-attendance will resume.
- The start and end of the school day will be staggered to reduce the number of people on the school site at one time. Children will need to be dropped-off and collected by one adult only (except Y5 and 6 pupils who can walk alone with parental permission) at the allocated point:
Drop-off & collection point
|Nursery (15 hours)||8.45||11.45||Nursery gate|
|Reception and Nursery (30 hours)||8.45||3.00||Nursery gate|
|Year 1||9.00||3.15||Nursery gate|
|Years 2, 3 and 4||8.45||3.15||Playground gate|
|Years 5 and 6||9.00||3.30||Playground gate|
|Ocean: Atlantic and Pacific||8.45||3.00||Playground gate|
- The school office will remain closed and parents/carers will need to telephone or email the school office to arrange an appointment to come into the school.
- Children will be organised into class bubbles within larger bubbles. Children are not expected to socially distance in their class bubble, but class bubbles will be kept separate as much as possible. Staff will be allocated to a larger bubble and will be able to move between class bubbles, but this will be kept to a minimum.
- Lunchtimes will be staggered and both halls will be used. Children will be allowed to bring in a packed lunch if they are not having a school dinner.
- At playtimes, the playground and field will be zoned for each class bubble to use. Children will need to stay in their class bubble. The children will rotate around the zones weekly to access different activities.
- The curriculum will be reduced to focus on the key skills of phonics and reading, increasing vocabulary, writing and Maths. Emotional support will also be provided through the curriculum in RE and PSHE.
- In the classroom, children will sit in forward-facing rows (except in Nursery, Reception and Atlantic Class) and have their own stationery packs provided by the school.
- Children will be expected to wear full school uniform.
- Children can only bring the following items into school: A school bag or book bag with their reading book, reading record and homework book inside, a lunchbox, a water bottle, a packet of tissues, a coat/hat/gloves. All other items are restricted.
What is the school doing to reduce the risk of COVID-19?
We will be continuing to run an enhanced cleaning schedule. Handwashing will be carried out throughout the day and hand sanitising stations are positioned around the school. Tissues will available in every classroom and office space. Posters to show children how to wash their hands thoroughly and promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ message are displayed around the school.
If a staff member or pupil displays symptoms of COVID-19, they will be sent home immediately for testing. Therefore, it is important that you keep us informed of any change to your contact details, especially your phone number.
Further details about what would happen if there was a suspected or confirmed case can be found in the risk assessment.
I am worried about my child returning to school.
We understand that these are difficult times for everyone and we will do all we can to support your child’s safe and happy return to school. If you have specific concerns, please do contact us so that we can work together to ensure the best academic and personal outcomes for your child.
Last updated 20/07/2020