Returning to School

We are really looking forward to welcoming our full team back into school on Monday 8th March. 
The following resources might be useful to support children on their return to school. There will be a range of emotions experienced which are all perfectly normal but may display as challenging behaviours. 


 
Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/school/

Place2Be: https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/services-for-schools/mental-health-resources-for-schools/return-to-school-resources/

NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/away-from-home/at-school/#cornavirus

Key information:

  • Children will return to the bubbles which were in operation before the current lockdown. Looking at current guidance, it is likely that these bubbles will remain until 28 May.
  • Children will arrive and leave at staggered times as before, using the one-way system previously established and parents are encouraged to wear face coverings unless medically exempt.
  • Children should wear PE kit on PE days and should being limited equipment
  • Hot meals will be served from the kitchen daily with a strict rota and cleaning system in between sittings. Children in Years 5 and 6 will eat their lunch in the classroom after collection.
  • Early Birds and Night Owls will resume on 8 March, providing before and after school care. Children will remain in the bubbles which were in operation before the current lockdown and will be as per the bookings taken ready for this term. This will be the case until the Easter holiday when we will review the situation. Early Birds will open from 8am and Night Owls will be in 2 sessions.
  • We aim to offer a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum from opening to support children to enjoy their learning in school as a team once more. The motto ‘belong, believe, achieve’ will continue to drive our offer. Staff will be working hard to ensure that detailed, thorough and wide ranging assessments inform high quality teaching and learning. We are prepared and ready to support everyone to get back on track. Most importantly, we are equipped to support children socially and emotionally to re-start school life, enjoying the company of and supporting one another as a team.

Action:

  • Should any of your contact details, child’s medical/SEN needs or other personal circumstances have changed, please use this form to update the school office.
  • Ensure that your child returns their maths book and any other books with work that has been completed over the remote learning period.
  • Return any Chromebooks, laptops or iPads on Monday 8th March – your child can take this to the classroom. Please ensure that the device is clearly labelled. 
  • Send in any necessary medication with the appropriate form completed. 
  • Ensure that your child (or anyone in your household or bubble) is not displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

A FAQ document can be found here.

Access for families to rapid Covid-19 tests

All households with children of school age can access 2 free rapid COVID-19 tests per adult per week. Although cases are declining, the government is keen for everyone to play their part to keep the virus under control. With about a third of individuals with coronavirus showing no symptoms and potentially spreading it without knowing, targeted, regular testing will mean more positive cases within households are found and prevented from entering schools and colleges, helping to keep educational settings safe.

Families can enter either their town or postcode here to find their nearest collection point and can collect up to four home test kits, each kit containing seven tests. Each site gives its opening times online. For those who would struggle to get to a collection point, the tests can ordered online here, with delivery expected to take one to two days. They come with instructions on how to take the tests and how to report the results back to the NHS.