Covid-19 and School
The start back to school has been a good one. Thank you for the many positive comments and messages of support we have received. It is wonderful to have the children back at school!
We’ve collected together the information we think you need to know about the new normal on this page.
If you have any questions that you can’t find the answer to here, please do get in contact with us.
Download this guide
We’ve put together all the information on this page, plus a few extra bits, in a full colour 12 page booklet that you can download here.
Not sure if you should send your child in?
- A RUNNY NOSE?
- SORE THROAT WITH NO FEVER OR COUGH?
Send them to school as normal if you feel they are well enough to come in.
- A NEW CONTINOUS COUGH?
- A HIGH TEMPERATURE?
- COMPLETE LOSS OR CHANGE OF SMELL OR TASTE?
AT ANY TIME,
IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS UNRELATED SYMPTOMS THAT WORRY YOU ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM OFF SCHOOL:
Contact your GP
or call NHS 111
Local Education Authority
The Cambridgeshire Education Authority have provided these guides around Covid-19 and absence from school:
To minimise the sharing of resources, at the start of term each pupil will be issued with a brand new:
- Individual named water bottle.
- Toolkit – stocked with essentials including a pencil, fine liner and coloured pencils plus other classroom essentials.
- NEW for September -we will be issuing each child with a PE bag for their kit. Clean PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and will be sent home on a Friday to be washed ready for the next week.
Talking with your class teacher
Staff are not able to take verbal messages on the playground. Instead, if you need to contact us you can:
E-mail the office
Call the office
Could we ask that children do not bring rucksacks or bags into school. No equipment is needed and children should only bring their PE kits and packed lunch boxes.
PLEASE NOTE – from September, the timings of the school day will be changing to the following:
Changes to the school day
8.50 to 3.10 pm Monday to Thursday
8.50 to 12.10 noon on Friday
YEARS 1 – 6
8.45 to 3.20 pm Monday to Thursday
8.45 to 12.20 pm on Friday
Access to school
We’ve re-arranged how children and their adults come on to the school site to keep mixing and bottle necks to a minimum.
- Children can come onto site and walk straight into class.
- Parents/ Carers are asked not to enter beyond the barriers on the relevant playground.
- There will be a school adult at every door to signpost the children in.
- Other adults will wait inside to greet the children and organise handwashing.
- The gate on Horse Common Close is open for general access.
PLEASE NOTE: Children in Reception to Year 3 may be accompanied onto site by one adult from their household.
Children in Years 4 to 6 should leave their adult at the gate. Gates will all have a member of staff standing at them.
Visual Risk Assesment
We’ve put together a document outlining the individual steps we’re taking to keep us all safe.
This document was written as children began returning to school in smaller groups, so the dates mentioned are in the past.
The risks and our steps to mitigate them are still relevant, so we’ve kept this document available for you to read.
Lunches on the early Friday finish
Every Friday, children that would usually have a school meal will now receive a school packed lunch to take home when school ends at lunch time.
These lunches will be made by our kitchen team with many freshly cooked items, for example pizza slices (see Menu).
How we will minimise contact between groups of staff and pupils.
The following practices have been put in place:
- One-way circulation (or dividers) in corridors; Accessing rooms directly from outside where possible;
- Staggered break/lunchtimes;
- Children to be supervised at toilet areas.
- Introduction of drop-off/pick-up protocols that minimise contact (see map);
- Rearrangement of classrooms with sitting positions 2 metres apart (with pupils occupying the same desk where possible);
Limited use of shared resources and prevention of sharing stationery and other equipment where possible;
Consistent groupings of staff/pupils wherever possible with minimal mixing;
Conducting regular classroom activities outdoors where possible;
Reduction of unnecessary travel where possible;
Provision of additional support to children as necessary to follow these measures;
Emergency evacuation procedures reviewed and adapted to ensure compliance with social distancing rules.
Covid-19 affected policies
Listed below are the policies and guidance documents which have been created or updated due to the impact of Covid-19. Use the search box to quickly filter the policy list. You may want to take a look at our other school policies. You can do that on the policies page.
Behaviour and Discipline Policy|
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Covid-19 Text Risk Assessment|
1 file(s) 2 downloads
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Covid-19 Visual Risk Assessment|
1 file(s) 3 downloads
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LA Quick Guide to Covid Absences|
1 file(s) 2 downloads
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LA Rules for Self Isolation|
1 file(s) 2 downloads
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1 file(s) 15 downloads
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