...what to do if symptoms, track and trace, family contacts & bubble start times, FAQs, pupils' video message
Update: 17.40- 18th July 2021 - Regularly undertake a full refresh to get most up to date page.
As we approach the end of term...
With the increasing number of cases nationally and locally, it is vital that we remain vigilant against the spread of COVID. Although the relaxation of restrictions approaches, we ask that you continue to follow our guidance in order to stop bubbles having to be closed. Please ensure you arrive on time to drop off and collect your childre, please wear a mask on and around site (unless you are exempt on medical grounds), please avoid congregating in groups outside the school site and most of all if your child us unwell we ask that you check their temperature or if possible complete an LFD test.
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
Is my child's bubble/class open?
The following classes are open:
Nursery ¦ Class RC ¦ Class RD ¦ Class 1L ¦ Class 1M ¦ Class 2B ¦ Class 2J ¦ Class 3T ¦ Class 3S/V ¦ Class 4L ¦ Class 4C ¦ Class 5M ¦ Class 5T ¦ Class 6C ¦ Class 6M
The following classes are closed:
Class 6M - must now self-isolate until Sunday 25th July. This means they will return to school in September, we appreciate this isn't the end to the school year the children or staff would want and will endeavour to ensure we give the class a fitting end to the year as much as we can remotely. A letter with more detail will be sent in due course.
Class 3T - must now self-isolate until Friday 23rd July. This means they will return to school in September, we appreciate this isn't the end to the school year the children or staff would want and will endeavour to include the class remotely in any end of year activities.
Both 6C & RD bubbles are able to return to school tomorrow Monday 19th July.
Class 5M - can now return to school tomorrow Monday 19th July.
For these classes learning will be remotely for 5T and 6C via Google Classroom and Google Meet and RD via Tapestry.
After completion of the 10 day self-isolation period, if your child is clear of COVID symptoms and has not had close contact with anyone else with symptoms or a positive test, they can return to school 25 June. Any pupil who has been identified as a close contact should not leave the house unless in an emergency.
Government guidance remains that whenver possible families should not travel too far. This reduces contact with others, reduces the risk of coming into contact with the virus and ulitmately keeps our whole school community safe.
Return to School Information
Guidance on return to school - can be used after lockdown or isolations.
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.
Safe Practice for School Arrival and Leaving
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..
Pupils in classes RC, 1L, 2B, 3S, 4C, 5T, 6M (for bubbles A, B, E) should arrive at school for 8.45am (to 8.50am) and collect at 3.10pm (to 3.15pm).
Pupils in classes RD, 1M, 2J, 3T, 4L, 5M, 6C (for bubbles C, D, F) should arrive at school for 8.55 am (to 9.00am) and collect at 3.20pm (to 3.25pm).
(note changes to the classes/teachers will apply for 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. PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE REQUIRING ALL THOSE OVER 11 YEARS OLD TO WEAR A FACE COVERING ON SCHOOL SITE TILL SEPTEMBER.
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 to prevent bubble mixing.
|YEAR GROUP||CLASS/SUBSET||START TIME||START GATE||PICK UP TIME||PICK UP GATE||
(timings have changed to reduce gap between sessions since factsheet produced - refer to this chart)
|Nursery||All Nursery||8.50am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Session dependent||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class Nursery|
|Reception||Class RC||8.45-8.50am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.10-3.15pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RC|
|Class RD||8.55-9.00am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.20-3.25pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RD|
|Year 1||Class 1L||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||Factsheet Class 1L|
|Class 1M||8.55-9.00am||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||3.20-3.25pm (Gate A2)||Gate A2 (in), Gate C (out) - wait long wall side||Factsheet Class 1M|
|Year 2||Class 2B||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||Factsheet Class 2B|
|Class 2J||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||Factsheet Class 2J|
|Year 3||Class 3S||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||Factsheet Class 3S|
|Class 3T||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||Factsheet Class 3T|
|Year 4||Class 4C||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||Factsheet Class 4C|
|Class 4L||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||Factsheet Class 4L|
|Year 5||Class 5T||8.45-8.50am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.10-3.15pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5T|
|Class 5M||8.55-9.00am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.20-3.25pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5M|
|Year 6||Class 6M||8.45-8.50am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.10-3.15pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6M|
|Class 6C||8.55-9.00am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.20-3.25pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6C|
This is likely to run till December and we will keep our arrangements under review.
This video has been provided by WBC/ Warrington Public Health to help families to understand how the COVID virus can spread and therefore the steps they need to take to protect themselves. It emhasises the focus of 'Hands <-> Face <-> Space. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet below.
Pupils' Video Message for Return to School
This video is to help prepare children to understand how school will look and feel like during COVID restrictions. It emhasises the importance of social distancing and handwashing. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet above.
'Thank you for your tremendous resilience and keep showing your school values that support our vision of Care, Challenge and Celebrate with Christ. We are here for you. Be determined. Be courageous. Be kind.', says Mr Metcalfe, Executive Headteacher.
You may be in your own home...but you still belong to this community. We miss you but look forward to seeing you soon.
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.