We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school next week on Thursday 3rd September. We are fully committed to your children’s well-being and education and, although their return to school will be different to usual, your child will be supported on their individual learning journey.
It is vital that all children return to school next week and become familiar with new routines with their peers. Teachers will be working hard to ensure that learning gaps are identified quickly and that any learning that has been lost over the past few months is addressed quickly.
In order to keep our school community safe, the start and end time of the school day will need to be staggered in order to reduce the number of parents and children at the school gate at the same time.
Please see below:
All children with siblings (8:30-8:45)
Reception children are to follow the timings they have been given until they attend school full time on 28th September, when this information will be updated.
Children should enter through front gates and go straight to their classrooms.
Parents must leave immediately without congregating and intermingling - thank you for supporting in keeping us all safe.
See school dinner menu >>here<<
End of day pick up times:
Siblings will leave together at the time specified for youngest child.
Pupils must not bring anything into school except their book bag, reading book and water bottle (and lunch box if needed). Large rucksacks are not permitted.
All pupils need a named water bottle. These will also be used during lunch time where lunch is eaten. Bottles must be taken home every night and washed and then brought back each day. We will not have disposable cups available
In a change to our measures, on their timetabled PE day, children can now to come into school in either their PE kit or their winter tracksuit (with trainers). Your child will be told what day their PE slot is once the timetable has been finalised. This will be made public in advance and also via e-schools.
Pupils will also require pumps (or trainers) in school for the day they have dance (PPA cover)
The school has taken every measure possible to ensure that school is as safe as possible whilst still ensuring that all students can access their full curriculum entitlement. The government are clear that it is in the best interests for children to return to school and that it is safe for them to do so. The school has completed a full risk assessment to this end, and your child will be in a bubble of thirty with their class, suitably distanced within the classroom, with staggered breaks and lunch times.
We are required to keep visitors to school to an absolute minimum. As a general rule, parents will not be allowed on site. If you have any queries, please contact the main office on 0121 464 2141. The obvious exception will be in the case of illness where we will ask you to collect your son or daughter from the main office, waiting for them at the front door of the school.
Anyone (staff/pupil) whose household member develops symptoms, should not attend school and should self-isolate for 14 days from the onset of symptoms and follow the following steps:
- Inform setting of the reason for absence i.e. household member is symptomatic
- Household member with symptoms to arrange to be tested
- If the household member’s test result is positive, 14 days isolation must be completed by all other household members
- If the outcome of the test results is negative, the self-isolation ends for the household members provided they have not developed symptoms during the isolation period
- If member of staff/pupil/ child who is self-isolating due to a positive household member develops symptoms during the isolation period, they should arrange to be tested and self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms