Keeping our school healthy, safe and open for our children is our priority. We regularly review our Covid procedures and follow national and local guidance as well as implementing our own measures to manage any positive Covid cases.
We request that children test regularly so that any asymptomatic cases are identified in order to prevent transmission in school.
If children have any symptoms then we ask that they take a lateral flow or PCR test.
All our classes are discrete bubbles within school; all have ventilation through open windows and doors and all classes have CO2 monitors to ensure there is adequate ventilation. Hand sanitising stations are throughout school and in every teaching area and frequent hand washing / sanitising is carried out. KS1 and KS2 children sit at forward facing desks and have their own equipment to use each day.
We ask that all visitors and parents wear a face covering when entering the school site, observe social distancing and the one way system for entering and exiting the playground.
The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried that a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about coronavirus. The webpage contains information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.
The NSPCC Library and Information Service has created a series of books for children who are worried or anxious. Their free information service remains open and can provide reading lists and help parents find information on safeguarding topics.