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Please read the information below very carefully as this relates to the arrangements that you will need to adhere to in order for your child(ren) to return to school and be safe.
The following procedures are in place across the whole school:
•The school will be deep cleaned over the half-term
•Once school reopens it will have a full clean once a day, with surfaces, etc cleaned throughout the day by the Premises team
•Children and adults will be required to wash their hands at regular intervals throughout the day
•We cannot guarantee social distancing, especially with younger children, however we have set up the following to help
oWe will only have 9 children per class as this ensures that we can space desks out at 2m intervals
oEach class bubble will stay with the same adults throughout the day and over the next few weeks
oEach class bubble will eat together (socially distanced) and play together in the same group and will not mix with other groups of children
throughout the day
oChildren will have staggered playtimes and lunchtimes to ensure that we can socially distance
oChildren will have staggered start times and end times to the day (please see below for your child’s start/end time)
oSchool has now been ‘marked up’ to show children which way to walk and corridors have 2m markers to show children where they can line up
oSchool will not be using PPE, however, if we have a child who becomes unwell at school, then any adult dealing with them will wear PPE to
look after them until they are collected
oAll children and adults will have their temperature taken on arrival in school. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5 will be sent home
We are asking all parents/carers to follow the guidelines below:
- Only one adult must bring their child to school to minimise groups at the school gate
- Please do not gather in groups outside the school gates but maintain social distancing – we have marked up the fence at the front of the school to
- Please do not come into the office unless you have been asked to collect a child
- Please respect social distancing if you need to come to school
- Please telephone the office if you have any queries, worries or concerns. DO NOT come into school unless there is an emergency. This is to
protect both yourself, staff and children
- Please ensure that you are not late and arrive at the time specified below and that you arrive on time to collect your child. This is to enable us to
avoid crowds of parents coming at the same time
- All parents collecting their children at the end of the day from the front playground, will enter through the main double gate to collect, and will
leave the premises by the small gate at the side. This one-way system will help to keep people separate
- Do not send your child to school if they are unwell in any way, or if they have a temperature, a cough or changes to taste and smell
We are not currently running a breakfast club or after school clubs.
Start/Collection times for children
Nursery (on a slightly reduced timetable – two hours per session to enable staff to fully wash toys/clean surfaces between sessions)
Drop off Morning/Afternoon
Enter school through the back entrance and normal door - 9.30am morning children OR 1.00pm for afternoon children
Pick up - 11.30am for morning children and 3pm for afternoon children
Drop off Morning
Enter through the back entrance and you will then be directed to a door to drop offBetween 9.10-9.20am
Enter through back entrance and main doors into corridor as normalBetween 8:50 and 9:00 for Y1/ 9-9.10 for Y2
Pick up – front playground3.15pm
Enter through main gate into playgroundBetween 9.00 and 9:10am
Pick up from the front playground3.20pm
We would advise that children in Y6, previously allowed to walk home alone, should be collected by an adult. Please speak to a senior
Leader if you have problems with collection, prior to 2nd June
Enter through main gate into playgroundBetween 8:40 and 8.50am
Pick up from the front playground3:30pm
Drop off either by Taxi, or front playground - 9am
Pick up by taxi or front playground - 3.10pm
Thank you so much for all your patience and co-operation with these arrangements. School will be open tomorrow if you have any queries.
Please find below the letter sent to parents on 11th May
I’m sure like me, many of you will have watched the Prime Minister’s address to the nation yesterday evening.
You will have heard the PM indicate that the government believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools from 1 June, starting with pupils in reception, year one and year six. This is part of the government’s conditional plan which it says will remain under regular review. Like you, this is currently all the information that we have and we are waiting to receive more guidance from the government about what this means for our school. In the short-term, for the next few weeks, nothing will change; we are still open for key worker and vulnerable children. I am hoping that in the next few days and weeks I will be in a position to provide you all with more information. As soon as I have any further details I will be sharing it with you.
In the meantime, please can parents/carers of R/Y1/Y6 look out for a survey that we will be sending out. We really need to hear whether you will be sending your child back to school, or if not, what your worries are. This will help us plan ahead and understand the issues that are worrying you and how we can work together to re-open school safely for all concerned.
Please look after yourselves and stay safe.
Southmead Primary School