EVERYTHING COVID...hfsfa

...what to do if symptoms, track and trace, family contacts & bubble start times, FAQs, pupils' video message

Update: 03/10/2021  - Regularly undertake a full refresh to get most up to date page.

As we continue into the term...

Whilst the number of cases nationally and locally continues to remain steady, with some spikes taking place in local schools, it is vital that we remain vigilant against the spread of COVID. Although the relaxation of restrictions has taken place over the summer break, much of the science suggests the country will see an increase in the number of cases during the Autumn Term.

As such, we ask that you continue to follow our guidance in order to stop the spread of the virus and public health closing one or more of our classes. Please ensure you arrive on time to drop off and collect your children, please avoid congregating in groups outside the school site and most of all if your child is unwell we ask that you check their temperature or if possible complete an LFD test.

We will continue to have a staggered time table for the start and end of the school day for the different classes.  This will continue to half term.  We are maintaining our classes within the family bubble arrangement as last year to reduce virus transmission.  This is part of our COVID risk assessment and will support our outbreak plan if required. 

Pupils in class bubbles A, B, E should arrive at school for 8.45am (to 8.50am) and collect at 3.10pm (to 3.15pm).  Scroll down for update on which classes are which bubbles (as published in last terms newsletter) and their start times for September.

Pupils in class bubbles C, D, F should arrive at school for 8.55 am (to 9.00am) and collect at 3.20pm (to 3.25pm).  Scroll down for  update on which classes are which bubbles (as published in last terms newsletter) and their start times for September.

We will review these arrangements at the end of the first month.

This will help protect our whole school community and keep our classes open until the end of term.

Thank you for your patience and continuing support at this time.

Mr Metcalfe & Mr Boyle

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A letter to parents from WBC

Please find attached a link to an open letter from the Directors of Education and Public Health regarding pupils' return to school this week - click here

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Outbreak response: Is my child's bubble/class open?

The following classes are open: ALL

Nursery NLP ¦ Nursery NEF ¦  Class RRC  ¦   Class RKD  ¦ Class 1AL ¦  Class 1LM  ¦  Class 2HJ  ¦  Class 2SB  ¦  Class 3ST  ¦  Class 3SV  ¦  Class 4RC ¦  Class 4EC  ¦  Class 5AM  ¦  Class 5MT ¦  Class 6ML  ¦   Class 6CM

Classes will only close if advised to do so from Public Health or as a result of severe staff shortage.

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Return to School Information

Guidance on return to school - can be used after lockdown or isolations.

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Covid Advice on When to IsolateCovid parent poster

If somebody in your household develops symptoms or is advised to go for a test please DO NOT send your child into school.

By doing so you potentially put other families and staff at risk of contracting COVID-19.

You MUST keep your children at home until you recieve a negative test. When a negative test is received we can welcome your child back to school. If you receive a positive test, the rest of your household must isolate for 14 days.

If you are unsure  what to do, please click on this poster image or contact the school office via Live Chat.

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Safe Practice for School Arrival and Leaving - updated

Whilst we have measures in place to reduce the number of people arriving at school for drop off and pick up each day, we appreciate that there is limited space on the pavements outside school. With this in mind we politely request that you arrive on time for your child's slot at the start & end of the day and avoid waiting outside the gates for long periods - this reduces the risk of bubbles crossing and keeps all of us safe. We also remind you of the need to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing of 2m when entering and leaving the school site and would encorage parents to continue to do this in September.

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE SECOND SLOT, PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL TO DROP OFF FROM 8.55AM SO THE SCHOOL SITE IS CLEARER.

We have Gate Supervisors on each of the gates who will be there to ensure our school stays safe and will be able to answer any questions about school access.

Below are the groups, the classes and the subsets.  We have deliberately put children in subsets according to family groups so as to minimise the potential for whole school shut down if there is a local outbreak.  This may mean children will be working with other children in the year group different from their previous class.  We are prioritising public health and this prority will continue in September.  Pupil groups/classes will not be changed.  Signs are up showing which Gate, for which class, at which time.

Parents are discouraged from going onto the main playground in the morning and must be prompt both drop off and pick up.

Chart below has been updated to reflect the newslewtter sent at the end of last term.

 YEAR GROUP   CLASS/SUBSET  START TIME  START GATE  PICK UP TIME   PICK UP GATE

 Nursery

(Mrs Peters Nursery Manager)

Class NLP

Group A: Mrs Peters/Miss Hewitt lead 

Group B: Miss Albon & Miss Fleming lead 

 

 Session dependent

Session dependent

Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)

Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate A1 (out)

 Session dependent

Session dependent

 Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)

Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate A1 (out)

 Reception

Class RRC

Miss Coleman

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  3.10-3.15pm  Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)
 Reception

Class RKD

Miss Davies

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  3.20-3.25pm   Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)
 Year 1

Class 1AL

Mr Lankertis

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  3.10-3.15pm  Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side
 Year 1

Class 1LM

Miss McGivern

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side  3.20-3.25pm  Gate A2 (in), Gate A1 (out) - wait long wall side
 Year 2

Class 2HJ

Miss Johnson

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  3.10-3.15pm Gate A2 (in), Gate A1 (out) - wait long wall side
 Year 2

Class 2SB

Mr Bulger

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side  3.20-3.25pm Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side
 Year 3

 Class 3ST

Miss Taylor

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  3.10-3.15pm Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side
 Year 3

 Class 3SV

Mrs Vernon & Miss Spenceley

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  3.20-3.25pm Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side
 Year 4

Class 4RC

Mrs Callon

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  3.10-3.15pm Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side
 Year 4

Class 4EC

Miss Clarke

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  3.20-3.25pm Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side
 Year 5

Class 5AM

Mrs Meager & Miss Allen

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am Gate A1 (in and out)  3.10-3.15pm Gate A1 (in and out)
 Year 5

Class 5MT

Mrs Taylor

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am Gate A1 (in and out)  3.20-3.25pm Gate A1 (in and out)
Year 6

Class 6ML

Miss Littler

(ABE)

 8.45-8.50am SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  3.10-3.15pm  SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)
 Year 6

Class 6CM

Mrs Malhi

(CDF)

 8.55-9.00am SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  3.20-3.25pm  SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)

This is likely to run till December and we will keep our arrangements under review. 

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You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.