We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the start of the new academic year 20-21. Our intention is to give the children as normal a school year as possible. We have put plans in place to ensure this is done in a safe manner. The only time where our plans may change will be if decisions are made by local or national government which are beyond our control.
We shared with you an outline plan for September at the end of the summer term. We knew this would need to be amended as further guidance was released. We have also taken on board feedback from parents and staff on how to improve the plan.
In order for us to carry out our risk assessments and reopen plan, we would be most grateful if you would inform us if your child is classed as being clinically vulnerable. They are still required to attend school but we will put individual plans in place for these children.
To assist in transition for children returning to school, they will start in September on Tuesday 8th September in last years class with last years teacher and teaching assistant. They will complete a week in that class before moving up to their new class on Monday 14th September. The new reception class will have a delayed start of Monday 14th September to enable this transition to take place. In terms of attending school this week, please use the timings of their 20-21 year group.
We will need to continue to have a flexible start and end to the school day to aid with social distancing. Classes will operate as bubbles and will be kept separate from other bubbles as much as possible.
School will operate a soft start to the day. Children can be dropped off at school anytime between 8.30 and 9.00am at any of the 3 gates. There will be a member of staff on each gate to greet the children. At this point, parents are still unable to enter school premises. This will be reviewed at the end of half term. We would be most grateful if one parent only could attend for drop off / collection and vacate the school perimeter as soon as possible to avoid congestion.
If you need to discuss anything with the school office, your child's teacher or senior staff, this will need to be done by email or telephone call. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
There will be a staggered end to the day. Families with children in multiple classes will be grouped together and sent home at the earliest collection time e.g. if you have children in Year 1 & Year 6, both children will be able to be collected at 2.45pm.
Unfortunately we will be unable to offer breakfast club and after school clubs in the first instance. This will be reviewed at the end of half term. Children will be offered a grab and go breakfast in the classroom when they arrive at school. We will look to re-introduce the clubs as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.
If parents are using external providers for before and after school provision, including child minders, could they please let the school office know so we can liaise with them regarding plans.
Please see below for times to arrive at school and drop off / pick up locations:-
Nursery - soft start 8.30-9.00am / 12.30pm Gate A
collection 11.45am / 3.15pm Gate A
Reception - 9.00am Gate C
collection 2.45pm Gate C
Year 1 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 2.45pm Gate B
Year 2 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 2.45pm Gate A
Year 3 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 3.00pm Gate C
Year 4 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 3.00pm Gate A
Year 5 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 3.00pm Gate B
Year 6 - soft start 8.30-9.00am any gate
collection 3.15pm Gate B
Please see attached a return to school plan with some basic information about the plans for September. If you need any further information, please dont hesitate to contact school.