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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ    Phased Return to School

 

SIZE OF CLASSES AND TEACHERS

1

How many children will be in each class?

No more than 15 pupils

With 2M distance classes can only accommodate up to the most 12 children.

2

How many days will children be in school?

The current plan is to have children in school for two consecutive days a week.

We want to work slowly with the plan.

3

Will children have their own class teacher?

Year 6 and Reception will have the same staff.

Year 1 will have Miss Jepson and Mrs Cullen.

This may change due to illness etc.

There are still some members of staff who are remaining at home.

4

Why are you bringing back Year 6 first?

Year 6 will understand social distancing better than younger children.

5

Why are children in on a rota basis and not in full time as the government has recommended?

The ambition is to have all children return to school before September. This will be impossible due to maintaining social distancing due to lack of space and staff. We are being cautious in the return and are supported by HCC

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

6

Will children and/or staff be required to wear PPE? If so what sort?

NO

Staff will only wear PPE when dealing with an ill child and for cleaning.

7

Will my child have to wear school uniform?

YES- This needs to be  fresh set on each of the 2 days to prevent transmission.

8

Will my child need to change for PE?

Children can come into school wearing PE clothes on their PE day, of which the teacher will inform parents .

PE clothes can also be worn instead of regular uniform if it is in the wash.

Trainers should be brought in each day.

CURRICULUM AND HOME LEARNING

9

Will my child still be taught the National Curriculum?

Teachers will NOT be following the planned National Curriculum.

Maths and English will be taught alongside project work. Outdoor learning is a priority as is a focus on wellbeing.

10

My child will not be going to school, what is available for them?

 

 

Teachers will still be uploading a weekly plan onto the website, alongside Mathletics.

SOCIAL DISTANCING/ KEEPING SAFE

11

How will you monitor and enforce social distancing during toilet breaks?

 

Pupils will go to the toilet one at a time, with handwashing mandatory. Soap and Anti-Bacterial gel will be available in each class.

12

How will you monitor and enforce social distancing during breaks and lunch break when the children are out on the field and running around?

One group of children at a time will be allowed out at lunch and restricted to one area.

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Playground equipment cannot be used.

Soap and Anti-Bacterial gel will be available in each class.

13

How will children in Reception Class maintain social distance

Realistically this will be difficult to maintain.

Children will be in small groups and items will be regularly washed.

 

14

How the school keep frontline staff and children as safe as possible? 

 

Most importantly by following good hand hygiene at all times and stepping up regular cleaning of the site, paying particular attention to contact points / hard surfaces including light switches, door handles, taps etc.  Making sure that there is always soap in toilets and ‘if’ available alcohol sanitiser for communal areas etc.   

 

As with all risks schools can do what is ‘reasonable’ to manage the risk so such measures could include:

 

  • Staff / pupils to try to maintain 2 Metres (3 steps) from each other as much as is pragmatic;
  • Children are placed into small groups to minimise contact.
  • Staff are on rotas to minimise cross infection; If the number of children fluctuates review staffing levels up / down as appropriate;
  • Additional touch point cleaning in place;
  • All children (and staff) to wash their hands regularly i.e. when coming into school, before going home, before snack / eating / after going to the toilet and at regular intervals throughout day.

 

 

SCHOOL TRAVEL

15

Will there be staggered drop off and collection times?

YES

 

Drop off

Collection

Key Worker

8.20am

3.30

Year 6-

8.30-8.45

3.00

Year 1-

8.45-9.00

3.15

Reception-

9.00-9.15

3.30

16

Will all entrances to the school be open?

NO- The River Gate will be CLOSED

All families to enter school via pedestrian gate (1) and leave via pedestrian gate (2), using a one-way system.

17

Can I drive up to the school?

NO- We ask that parents park in the public carpark or walk to school. There should be no cars parked outside the school.

18

Can my child ride a bike or scooter to school?

Reception/ Year 1 can ride their bikes and scooters and leave them in the scooter rack. Parents will collect the scooter/ bike on the way to collect child to ensure one way system is used.

Year 6 can ‘walk’ their bikes to store behind the Year 6 classroom.

TRANSITION

19

What are the plans with regard to transition days to secondary school?

There will be NO transition days into the secondary schools.

Secondary schools will contact children individually at home

20

My child is starting in September, will there be transition day for them?

NO, not in June/ July.

Plans are currently being made for a smooth transition in September. All new Reception class parents will be contacted.

There are plans for  a virtual tour and an online meeting with the Reception staff.

21

What will transition for my child going into next year look like?

At this time there is no definite plan however it is anticipated that children will be able to meet their teachers virtually. It depends on how the ease of lockdown progresses.

KEY WORKER CHILDREN

22

If people are “encouraged to return to work” and do so then do schools have to accept children from non-key worker families?

No, the criteria on Key workers has not changed.

Only children from Years 6, 1 and Reception

23

I am a key worker; can my child still come into school?

Yes but they have to remain within their key worker ’bubble’ and not mix with their own year group.

 

 

 

WRAP AROUND CARE

24

Will breakfast and after school clubs still run

No, as children need to stay within their group.

SCHOOL LUNCH

25

Can my child still have a school dinner?

The kitchen will be providing a ‘packed lunch’ option only.

Children will have lunch with the children in their group either in their class or outside.

ILLNESS

26

What if there is a suspected COVID-19 case?

If anyone has cough/temperature/feels unwell at school, they must be sent home. They will need to self-isolate for 14 days, or until tested negative. Parents MUST be available to collect children

 

If a person displays symptoms of coronavirus: high temperature (37.8 or more) or a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of taste or smell. they should: -

 

Go home immediately (if awaiting collection by their parent, isolate child in a room behind a closed door, or an area at least 2m away from others open a window for ventilation) and self-isolate.

 

School staff supervising the child while they await collection should wear PPE (a facemask) if a distance of 2m cannot be maintained.

If direct care (such as for a very young child or a child with complex needs) is required then staff giving care to wear a facemask, disposable apron and gloves.

 

Clear message to parents that if a student is unwell at school they are to be sent home or collected immediately.

 

Areas occupied and equipment used by the affected person are to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected

They must then follow the guidance on self-isolation and not return to school until their period of self-isolation has been completed.

All staff aware of protocol for sick pupils.

 

 

If other cases are then also confirmed at the school, then PHE will advise the HT/school on next steps/possible closure.

 

 

 

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