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School return for all pupils

3rd Mar 2021

As you are aware, the school will reopen to all pupils from Monday 8th March. Well done to all of you for your work to support your children with their home learning during this difficult period. We know that it hasn’t been easy for some of you but let’s all hope that things will start to slowly return to normal in the coming months.

 

Miss Pickett has now returned from maternity leave and will be teaching Merlins class for 4 days a week. Mr Harris and Miss Woskett will also continue to support Merlins each week. Mrs Jones also returned back from her maternity leave in January and will continue to teach Dragonflies class for 3 days a week with Mrs Shaw teaching for the remaining two days.

 

As we bring all children back to school, staff will be working hard to keep the site Covid secure and we ask that you continue to support the school to do this. As a reminder, to enable the school site to be prepared for all children returning we will be closing the school to all key worker and vulnerable children from 12.00 on Friday 5th March.

 

Staggered start and finish times will remain in place until at least the Easter break. Please remember to drop-off and collect at the allocated times for your family (for families with different surnames, just choose one of the times for you all).

 

Initial letter of surname

Start time

End time

A - C

8:40am

2:55pm

D - H

8:45am

3pm

J - M

8:50am

3:05pm

N - S

8:55am

3:10pm

T - Z

9am

3:15pm

 

Please notify your child’s class teacher if your child will be leaving at a different time to the time designated for their surname.

 

We also ask that you support the school’s procedures by doing the following:

  • Wearing a face mask while on the school site (unless you are exempt);
  • One adult from each household to accompany their child on the school run;
  • Avoiding congregating in groups on and around the school site;
  • Only staying on site for the length of time needed to drop-off or collect your child;
  • Maintaining safe social distances from those in other households;
  • Avoiding using the top road gate on Latimer Road for drop-off and collection;
  • Sending children in their PE kit on their PE days;
  • Emailing or phoning the office or your child’s class teacher when you want to contact the school;
  • Following all Government and NHS guidance with regards to isolation periods, those with symptoms and those who have been in contact or potential contact with someone with symptoms (contact the school if you are unsure and want extra advice). 
  • Informing the school as soon as you can regarding any symptoms, contacts with those displaying symptoms or testing positive and any test results your family may have.

 

Children should come to school in their school uniform, wearing suitable footwear. On warm days children can wear shorts and sandals that can be done up and secured to their foot.

 

There will continue to be no breakfast or afterschool club until further notice. However, it is likely that we will be in a position to restart these in the summer term.

 

On Sunday 28 February, the Government announced that from Monday 1 March, households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, can test themselves twice every week at home as schools return from Monday 8 March. Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary, secondary and college staff can also be tested. Twice-weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders. The twice-weekly test kits can be accessed:

  • via employers if they offer testing to employees;
  • at a local test site;
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site; or
  • by ordering a home test kit online.

 

Schools will not be to give test kits to parents, carers or household members.

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back next week but should you have any questions or queries before then please contact your child’s class teacher or the school office.

 

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