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Junior School

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Coronavirus Information and Updates

The risk assessment above was reviewed and agreed by the School's Full Governing Body on March 8th 2021, after consultation with school staff and stakeholders.

Contingency Plan for Remote Education

Information for Parents: What To Do If Your Child Has COVID-19 Symptoms

Dear Parent or Carer,

 

As we return to school after the latest (and hopefully last)lockdown , we do so with the hope that better times are on the horizon.  In the meantime, we are continuing to follow government guidance and keeping controls in place to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19.  You can see a full copy of our Covid-19 risk assessment at the top of this page.   We will regularly review our risk assessment as guidance from the government is updated.

 

The school will again keep children in clear and consistent ‘bubbles’; each class constitutes a bubble. This will help us as a school to limit the number of contacts children have with different people whilst still delivering an effective curriculum.  We have considered the age of our children and their curriculum needs as well as the logistics of our school site in order to determine the size of our ‘bubbles’.  

 

At Booker Juniors, classes have slightly different start and end times for the school day. Please refer to the information at the end of this letter for details. This applies again from 8th March 2021.

 

There is also some information about what your child will need to bring with them.

 

We ask that everyone in our school community is respectful of each other and their individual feelings.  If you are dropping off or picking your child up from school, we ask that you respect other people and comply with social distancing guidance and wear a face covering.  We ask, if it is possible, that you walk your child to school to reduce congestion at the school gate.

 

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you and your children can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

It is important that outside of school we all follow the government guidance around Covid-19, particularly the Stay at Home guidance below and do not bring your child into school.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

If you do keep your child off school due to Covid-19 symptoms, please ensure that you let us know this when you register your child’s absence.

 

If your child presents Covid-19 symptoms in school we will take your child to a safe area and contact you immediately to pick them up.  Please make sure that your emergency contact details are up to date and correct.

 

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at

 

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

or phone 111 .

 

 

It is vitally important that anyone who presents with Covid-19 symptoms get tested as soon as possible.

 

You are now able to obtain 'asymptomatic' test kits for your family to carry out regularly at home.

 

If someone from within school is confirmed with Covid-19, we will get in touch with the parents and carers of any children who have been in close contact with this person.  This is likely to be children from their class or ‘bubble’ or if they have been in close contact through other groups such as after school or breakfast club.  These children will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.   Other members of the household do not need to self-isolate, unless your child also develops symptoms.  Full details and instructions will be provided at the time.  We will also send information to our wider school community as a reminder to our families of what actions you can take to reduce the spread of the virus.

 

I would like to close by reminding all of us that we have a role to play to ensure that our children and school community remain safe.

 

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Mr R Thompson

Headteacher

 

 

Arrangements for March 8th 2021 onwards

 

  • As mentioned above, we are going to be still operating staggered start and finish times for the classes. There are also separate places for classes to line up and enter school. Parents must adhere to these times to ensure that we do not have too many people arriving on the school site at any one time. Please refer to the document below for the times of arrival and departure for your child's class.

 

  • We also ask that parents do not congregate on the school grounds. Please drop your child off at the appropriate point indicated below and then leave the grounds as soon as possible via the indicated one-way system maintaining social distance.

 

  • Children will need to attend wearing school uniform. On the days when they have PE lessons, they should attend wearing their PE kit.

 

  • We are offering school meals or children may bring a packed lunch. Both will be eaten in the children's classrooms.

 

  • Face coverings are essential for parents when dropping off or picking up their child.

 

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