COVID 19 Update - November 5th 2020
The Government guidance for schools about the 'National Lockdown' arrived at the end of the school day on Wednesday.
We have reflected on this latest guidance, the current rise in Coronavirus cases and the national situation.
We have always followed the guidance primary schools have been issued however we are now applying the discretion given to us in relation to the wearing of face coverings. Any visitors who enter the school building, however briefly, should wear a face covering. We do understand that there are some people who are exempt and will respect this.
In line with the primary school guidance, class teachers will not be wearing face coverings when teaching. (The protections identified in this case are more thorough cleaning, handwashing and the bubble system). There are some identified situations when the precautions for staff interactions in school will include the wearing of a mask. This will not impact on your children in any way.
We are not asking parents to wear masks in the school grounds, however, of course you may wear them if you wish. We firmly believe that the nature of our school site means that the staggered times for drop off and pick up, together with the one-way system, easily enable a safe flow of people and stringent social distancing at the start and end of the school day. In order to enhance this we are reinstating the 2 metre distancing lines at classroom doors .
Thank you for working with us to keep everyone safe
Should my child attend school?
The Government expect all children to attend school in line with our normal attendance regulations i.e. unless they are unwell or have another authorised absence.
Please be aware that your child should not attend school if
- they have symptoms of coronavirus.
- they have had a positive coronavirus test result themselves, or are self-isolating while awaiting results of a test.
- they are self isolating because a member of their family has symptoms or confirmed coronavirus.
- your family are in 14 days quarantine following a holiday abroad.
It is very important that if your child is not attending school as a result of these coronavirus reasons you contact us so that we can
(1) ensure the correct Public Health England procedures are followed.
(2) we can arrange remote education resources for your child, in line with Government instructions.
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