Returning to school September 2021
It has been lovely welcoming all of our children back to school. We have made a few changes to our routine due to the easing of restrictions.
The guidance now states that we no longer need to separate children into 'bubbles' and we no longer are required to have a staggered start or end to the day.
Below, you will find a few commonly asked questions and some documents to support you.
Does my child need to attend school?
Yes, it is compulsory for all school age children to attend their school setting.
Government Guidance states;
'Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age. This means it’s your legal duty as a parent to send your child to school regularly if they are registered at one.'
What if a member of my child's class tests positive for Covid or cases of COVID-19 increase?
Under new Government Guidance, since the middle of August there is now no requirement for children under the age of 18 and anyone who has received both of their vaccination injections to self isolate.
We have attached a document below which explains what to do should your child show symptoms of COVID -19 or provides a positive Lateral Flow Test.
In addition to this, if we see a substantial rise in cases within a class we will follow DfE and PHE guidance on whether we need to send any individuals or whole classes home.
Our school Risk Assessment will be regularly updated and reviewed to represent the current guidance and procedures that we need to have in place to keep everyone as safe as we can.
It is therefore essential that, if your child is ill or shows any symptoms of Covid you do not send them to school.
When will school start and finish for my children?
All children will be able to access the school playground from 8.35am this gate will be closed at 8.45am to enable us to take the register.
At the end of the day parents and carers will be able to access the school again from the main gate at approximately 3.00pm (Year R) and 3.10pm
Will my child still be kept apart from other classes during the school day?
No, the Government no longer requires us to keep the children in different 'bubbles' and apart from each other.
This means that we can now have playtimes and lunchtimes together and have mixed class after school clubs.
Will there be any clubs on at school?
Yes, Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club will be running again. Please contact the main school office about these.
After a few weeks of settling in, we will be giving out a list of clubs that will be available throughout the year and how to sign-up your child for these activities. Most of these are after school and finish at 4.15pm.