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Home Time arrangements
End of Term
Thursday 16th July
Dear Parents / Carers
Firstly, we hope that you and your families are well and managing these still strange times! We would like to thank you for your messages and words of support since the closure of school back in March.
Some children returned to school in June to join Key Worker children and are familiar with the ‘new normal’ in school. For most of you and your children, September will be the first time back in school.
We know that there is quite a lot of information below for you to take in:
Since the Government announcement that it is compulsory for all children to return to school in September, we have spent time planning for this to happen safely. Normal attendance rules apply for all children. School begins at 8.50am and will end at 3.25pm
Breakfast Club will be open as normal for those families who need it. Parents will not be able to come into the hall.
School uniform must be worn – please remember no black boots.
In line with Government guidance, children will remain in bubbles. In our school, there will be three bubbles as follows:
- Nursery and Early Years: a gradual start for our newest pupils over the first three weeks about which parents have already had information.
- Years 1 and 2 – Key Stage 1
- Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – Key stage 2
Each bubble will have its own entrance/exit. As far as possible, children from different bubbles will not mix. Each bubble will have its own section of the playground and field. Morning and afternoon playtimes will be staggered. There will be no whole-school gatherings, lunches, assemblies in the Hall.
Teachers for September are as follows
Nursery/reception – Miss Grayshan and Mrs Barron
Year 1 and 2 – Mrs Godby
Year 3 and 4 – Mrs Jones
Year 6 and 6 – Mrs Dodd
We are saying goodbye to Mrs Crinnion who has worked in our Early Years classroom for a few years and so knows most of our children. Thank-you and good luck in your new role!
There will be regular enhanced cleaning of furniture, toilets, door-handles and equipment. Children will be washing their hands frequently.
The kitchen will be providing a packed lunch instead of a hot school meal at lunchtime. Children can bring their own packed lunch as normal if you wish. KS1 children are entitled to a free school lunch as usual. Lunches will be eaten in the classrooms.
Apart from EYFS, all children in classes will return to school on Tuesday 8th September.
Please note the following:
- The car park is completely closed to parents’ cars. Gates will be closed.
- Parents should not linger on school grounds to chat and should maintain social distance.
- Children should not bring bikes or scooters to school
- The side gate into the school playground will be open from 8.45am – PARENTS ARE NOT TO COME ONTO THE PLAYGROUND
- KS2 children will go onto the playground before entering school
- Teachers will be ready to meet and greet children and show them new routes into school and new routines
- At home time, please wait for your child at the appropriate place.
- Staff will bring your children to you and wait with your child, if you need to collect siblings from more than one gate.
Nursery and Early Years
Nursery and Early years normal entry
Year 1 and 2
Library external door
Year 3,4,5, and 6
Side gate and onto the playground (no adult to enter)
Please send your child in the full, correct school uniform. Children may bring their book bags but will not need PE kit until the class teacher tells them it is needed.
Some of our plans may have to be adjusted before the new term starts. If this happens, we will try to let you know as soon as possible.
On behalf of all of the staff at St Georges, we would like to wish you a happy summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.
God bless you and your families.
18 March 2020
We understand these are unsettling times for parents so we would like clarify the current situation within our school based on the current government advice:
Regarding self-isolation, the following procedures will take place with immediate effect;
- Please do not send your child/children into school if they have a temperature of 37.8 or above. Children that develop a temperature whilst at school will need to be collected immediately. Children should remain at home for 14 days after the temperature comes down.
- Please do not send your child/children into school if they have a persistent cough or develop a new cough. Children should remain at home for 14 days.
- Families are now advised to self-isolate even if just one family member presents with any of the above symptoms. For any child who is already self-isolating from school; if this child has a sibling at school they will too must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the day when the first person in the household became ill. The full guidance can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-homeguidance
The same guidance is being followed by all staff within the school.
School remains open as normal. Hygiene remains our primary focus; the children and staff are thoroughly washing their hands regularly and we are enforcing stringent cleaning routines.
In the current climate we have made the decision to;
- Cancel all clubs and any external visitors in school with immediate effect
- Postpone parents’ evening
- Any liturgies/stations of the cross will not include members of the wider community but will take place in school behind closed doors
We will update you as soon as we receive further information, please follow the advice through the link on our website’s home page. The school website will be updated with more information as appropriate. We will advise through text and the website as available.
13 March 2020
Dear parents and carers,
As the level of concern around the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to grow I wanted to offer some reassurance around what we are doing as a Trust to keep your children safe.
The safety and wellbeing of our community of 17 schools is our top priority and for this reason we are following the very best available advice. Head teachers and their teams are working hard to plan for all scenarios, ensuring that we have the most effective arrangements possible in place.
At present there are to be no school closures. We continue to be responsive to changing circumstances and to take sensible measures to protect our children, our staff and our visitors.
Hand washing remains the most effective way of protecting ourselves and so we are making sure that this is done in our schools for the recommended 20 seconds, many times a day.
All schools - and the Trust - receive daily advice on managing the Coronavirus, from the Department of Education. This advice is especially tailored for schools and we are following that advice carefully. While there is no need to stop people coming together at the moment, we are working through our plans for events where there is a high concentration of people and there are likely to be vulnerable groups among them. The key vulnerable group that has been identified concerning this virus is the elderly, particularly if they have existing health concerns.
It remains in the interest of our children that they continue to receive the best education we can give them and we all appreciate your support in continuing to ensure that your children attend as usual. There is clear advice on when children should not attend (aside from general illness) which can be found here. The latest advice is to self-isolate for 7 days if you have the following symptoms:
New, persistent cough and/ or
The situation is under constant review in our Trust. Because we are following the best available advice this may mean that you see other schools or organisations doing slightly different things, but this may for specific reasons. Please be assured that we will continue to act in the best interest of our school communities.
With thanks for your continued support,
CEO St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust.