Wednesday 26th August 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
I hope that you have all managed to have a lovely summer. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming Years 1-6 back to school on Wednesday 2nd September. It is vital that children and young people return to school, for their educational progress, for their wellbeing, and for their wider development. School attendance will therefore be compulsory from the beginning of the new academic year.
Our main priority will be to alleviate any worries or concerns that the children have about returning to school and to ensure that they are feeling at ease and understand the changes that we have had to make to the building and routines. Following this there will be a focus on well-being and getting learning back on track.
As part of our risk assessment and commitment to ensure that the school is as safe as possible for our whole community, we have made the following adjustments:
Year 1 & 2 – enter school between 8.30-8.45am. Finish 2.45pm (main playground entrance) Year 3 & 4 – enter school between 8.45 -9am. Finish 3pm (main playground entrance)
Year 5 & 6 – enter school between 9am -9.15am . Finish 3.15pm (back door by the church)
Hygiene and Cleaning
Children will have access to regular opportunities for hand-washing and hand sanitiser in each classroom. We have increased our cleaning programme to include additional cleaning of ‘hot-spot’ areas at lunchtime in addition to an enhanced cleaning programme every evening. We do not feel that it is appropriate for primary pupils to wear face masks during lessons (as current advice states). However, if your child is wearing a face mask on public transport whilst travelling to and from school, please remind them to keep it safely in a clean bag during the school day.
Your role as a parent and self - responsibility on the school site
School will do all that they can to take responsibility for health and safety measures for the children in their care. Parents must help schools by taking responsibility for their own health and safety. We respectfully expect you to take responsibility for yourself at the school gates and in and around school by following: - Social distancing - Not remaining on site for longer than necessary. - Avoiding the school office but make enquiries via phone call or email. - Hand hygiene - Observing any rules published by school for your safety - Ensuring that if your child or anyone in your household displays any symptoms of Coronavirus that the whole household self isolates and you share this information with us.
Once we return fully in September we will be able to share more information about timetables and any other necessary changes with you all.
I know that this is still an anxious time for everyone as we prepare to return to school, but I am confident that we can work together to ensure all children can return to school safely. If you feel that you or your child needs further support with this please email Mrs Fowler – email@example.com or Miss Carey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Mrs N Rynott