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Email: office@havergal.org.uk

School Return

See Updates in news section

http://www.havergal.org.uk/news/2020/welcome-back-september-2020-update/

 

The pictures below are an indication of what classrooms might look like because the school is having a deep clean

 

Initial advice for parents

This advice is subject to change

Initial advice School Pick Up and Drop Off

 

How do I find out what is happening? Check the school website daily
Return See News Section these questions are from the opening in the Summer term but are here because they may still be useful

 

Remember the key difference is that pupils should be attending school

My child has an EHCP can they return? YES
Key worker and Vulnerable remain a priority? Yes as per government direction -these are given priority over other groups. If they are in a year group that is returning then they will join that year group.
Which years? Reception, Y1, Y6 only. Priority as per government direction is given to key workers and vulnerable pupils, then Reception, Y1 and lastly Y6.  Please note due to the risks there are very small N place.
Is it competley safe? No – even with measures in place there is risk
Will staff and pupils have to be Covid 19  tested before starting this system? Currently -No the government is only making testing available to those with symptoms
Attendance- Key Worker, Vulnerable, EHCP Key Worker, Vulnerable and EHCP pupils remain a priority – For EHCP it is subject to a specific risk assessment
Attendance- Full Time Pupil numbers will be determined the cap number.  Pupils are expected all day as this will reduce the contact and risk. Requesting days is possible but will depend on the cap number.
Attendance- Part of day No – Attendance will be for the full day due to the risk of transmission
Numbers per class The government guidelines is “For primary schools, classes should normally be split in half, with no more than 15 pupils per small group and one teacher”.  However the trust has agreed that the number in class (and our cap number) will mean that a 2m gap will be maintained where possible – thus there will be space for roughly 8-10 children in a class.  (If the school hall is require this can accommodate more  pupils).

Once a pupil is assigned to class they will stay with that class – if the cap number is not achieved then pupils can join that class at a later date.

What happens if staffing levels change? If staffing levels change then the spaces and availability change.  If this happens when the class groups have been established then in may mean the closing of the provision for that class.  This may happen with little notice especially if a staff member develops symptoms please check the school website daily and make sure your emergency contact details are up-to-date.
2m Social Distancing The government has acknowledged that the school cannot maintain 2m distances all the time especially for younger ones this is not just pupil to pupil but also pupil to staff.  However as per government guidelines “If you can keep older children within those small groups 2 metres away from each other, you should do so.”  We will try to maintain 2m distancing as much as possible
Can I come into School? NO- this includes the lobby area- access to school is by appointment only. If you have a question please ring
If I have a question or information for the school Please ring the school
Will my child have their class teacher? No this may not be the case as we will have staff that cannot be in school during this new period.
Will my child always have a teacher? No this may not be the case – government guidance allows for a number of other possibilities
Infant Free School Meals Is back in place- school is now providing food
Free School Meals Is back in place- school is now providing food
School provided food-Lunch Is back in place- school is now providing food
School provided food- snack No breakfast, break or snack food will be provided by the school for purchase.
Home provided food See also FSM and Infant Free School Meals.  Please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and a drink plus if you wish a snack. Please be mindful of the amount of food you pack as in the past some parents have sent too much food and the child has felt guilty for not eating it all. They will not be able to snack on food outside of designated times. Please make sure they have plenty to drink. Please do not provide fizzy drinks.  Please ensure that the drink you provide is able to opened etc. by your child.
Water bottles Please provide your child with a water bottle – this is additional to lunch time drink. These as per the lunch box will be taken home to be cleaned each day.
Start and end times The day will have staggered start and end times
Breaks and Lunchtimes Breaks and Lunch times will be staggered -Lunchtime will shorter – if the weather is fine and the field dry it will give us more options
The school is currently seeking advice on social bubbles
Play equipment will not be provided at break time due to the short time frame
Highly limited play equipment may be provided at lunch time depending on social bubble advice – It is unlikely to be provided in the initial stages
Illness Do not send them to school – it may be the onset of Covid 19 or if not Covid 19 then it would increase their risk from Covid 19
Illness- Headache Do not send medication into school the school will not administer it see above and below
Illness- My child is on medication On the request for a place will be question about medication an individual risk assessment will be made to see if a place can be offered
Illness- Asthma Guidance is unclear for children for adults if is mild and managed then they can come in – therefore it is assumed this is the same for children. Please get guidance from your doctor. Please put inhaler in a sealed sandwich bag- inhalers can stay with pupil. Please fill in the medical section of the school form.
Illness- What happens if my child or family member has Covid 19 symptoms Do not come into school – inform school immediately- follow government guidance.   If it is Covid 19 symptoms then you will be most likely to be asked to have a Covid 19 test. If Covid 19 school will follow public health guidelines.
Illness- What happens if my child becomes ill at school Your child will be isolated and you will be asked to collect them. If it is Covid 19 symptoms then you will be most likely to be asked to have a Covid 19 test. If Covid 19 school will follow public health guidelines.
Uniform Uniform to be worn  See PE below
PE days will be announced please provide clothes that are suitable for doing PE but give protection against sun- Tracksuit bottoms or equivalent no shorts (sun protection)
Sun Hat to be kept at school (to stop transmission from school to home)
Umbrella (large) So your child can have personal shade- this to be kept at school under table
1 School bag (rucksack best as they can hang on the back of the child’s seat
Lunch Bag/ box to be kept in school bag
Water bottle
Suitable coat – waterproof coat is ideal as it can easily be wiped clean (depends on weather)
No Pencil cases – your child will be provided will the equipment they need – This will stay with them at their table
A pack of tissues (the school will provide a nappy bag for your child to put a used tissue in – which will then be put in the bin)
Suntan lotion Please put sun tan lotion on your child (Factor 50+ recommended) in the morning. Staff will not be able to put sun tan lotion on. Older children (Y6) can bring suntan lotion to put on themselves – they will not be able to ask others for help.
Outdoor learning The government recommends out door teaching – however there is the risk from exposure – so staff will follow sun safe guidelines – Plus see changes to uniform
Will home learning stay the same? As per government direction home learning will not stay the same since staff will have teaching commitments- there will be more direction to tasks provided by external agencies.  The Google Classroom will remain so can be used if you need to isolate- the school also has a pack.
Marking Marking policy will change-  Work will be marked in school – use of stickers/ stamps and at most a brief comment will be used – this is because of the risk of transmission
Will there be  assembly? Worship will take place in claarooms