Please find documents to support your child returning to school. Please click on the links below:
*Subject to change
As you will be aware, Primary schools across England were asked to prepare and plan for a potential wider opening on the 1st June 2020 for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, in addition to our Key Worker children from other year groups.
Since the announcement we have been working to assess the best way to implement the government guidance, with the safety of our children, staff and communities at the forefront of our minds to enable us to minimise risk and prepare for the wider opening. A decision was made by our Governing body to postpone the wider opening of school until the 15th June. To that end we have been busy preparing resources and classrooms.
To help you to make a more informed decision about sending your child back to school, please read through the information below.
If you do decide to send your child to school, you must complete the updated Home School Agreement and email or return to school by Friday 12th June with any updated contact details.
Please use the link below.
What will happen when my child comes to school?
From 15th June 2020:-
- Our Nursery provision will only be available between 9.00am and 12 noon.
- Children who are entitled to 30 funded hours will be placed with the Reception groups.
- Children in other year groups (whose parents have informed us that their child is coming back to school) will be contacted this week to be given more information about the groups they will be in and which entrances they should use. Children may be in classrooms other than their own, with a teacher other than their own.
- Parents must give school one full week’s notice if they require their child to return to school.
- Only one adult should bring children to and from school.
- On arrival at school please queue at the designated entrances 2m apart, observing the recommended social distancing.
- Whilst we will do our best to ensure social distancing in school we cannot guarantee this.
- Children must arrive on time and cannot be collected early.
- No parents will be allowed into the school building.
- The children will be met by their allocated teacher at the door.
- Children will be taught in their small groups and will remain in these groups at all times. They will not mix with other groups in school. This also applies to staff where possible.
- School meals will comprise of a packed lunch, prepared by our kitchen staff, and there will be a choice of three sandwich fillings. The children will be given designated areas where they will eat their lunch to avoid mixing with other groups. Children who bring a packed lunch from home must bring it in a carrier bag which can be disposed of, after the children have eaten. (No lunchboxes please)
- All children MUST bring their own water bottle which will stay within school all week. Staff will ensure they are thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day.
- If a child has an accident we will ask them to administer first aid themselves (as much as they are able to do so) staff will wear PPE if they need to assist a child to take care of themselves. We may have to contact parents in some instances.
- We request that children wear uniform where possible and freshly laundered every day. We also request that they are sent into school wearing trainers to eliminate the need for P.E kit to be sent in.
- If one member of the group becomes ill or displays symptoms, all members of the group will be sent home immediately to self-isolate for 14 days, or until a negative test result has been seen by the school. If a child develops any symptoms and has a sibling in another group, both groups will be sent home to self-isolate for 14 days.
- Children must tell an adult if they become unwell. If children do show symptoms of Covid 19 they must be collected from school immediately.
- Our Behaviour Policy has been updated to reflect the arrangements to minimise risk of Covid 19. A copy of the behaviour policy can be found on the school’s web site.
- Children will use the outdoor space regularly throughout the day in zones, in staggered arrangement, and will not mix with other groups.
- Only toilets in the group’s designated area will be used and they will be disinfected at regular intervals through the day.
- Strict hand washing and cleaning regimes will take place throughout the day. Limited shared resources will be available for the children to use throughout the day and these will be cleaned at regular intervals. We will be following a reduced curriculum due to resource restrictions.
- As difficult as it will be for staff, we will not be able to physically comfort distressed children or assist with toileting needs.
- Only in extreme circumstances, where necessity dictated would changes be made to the groups.
- We will not be able to continue with our Breakfast Club for any child from the 15th June onwards to reduce the risk of children mixing with others who are not in their group.
- Children will only be able to attend one childcare setting, either school or other childcare provider. Please note we are not able to offer extended hours outside the school day.
- As the numbers of children wanting to attend school are collected they will be allocated a class bubble and parents will then be informed, We cannot guarantee that children will be grouped in their bubbles with their friends.
The DFE have stated parents of eligible pupils, who decide not to send their children to school will NOT be fined at this time.
We appreciate that this is a very unusual and challenging time for us all. We would like to reassure you that we will always follow guidelines where possible, have risk assessments in place and only put measures in place if it is safe to do so. We completely understand if some parents do not feel that the time is right to return their children to school and to continue to support those parents we will ensure that the “Home Learning” is still available on our school website.
If you decide that your child will return to school it is important you prepare them regarding the new arrangements as mentioned above, as well as reassuring them.
Under the parents tab on our website please find our transition page with all the necessary information to support your child returning to school.
Please remember we are always available if you require any further information on 01924862600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information will be shared with you over the coming weeks.
From all the team at Shay Lane.