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Coronavirus School Information

Wednesday 7th July 2021

 

COVID OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

The Government yesterday published its guidance for schools on Stage 4 of its 'roadmap' to lift covid-19 restrictions in England. This guidance will apply to our school when we return from the summer holiday at the end of August 2021.

 

Information for parents, carers and families will be sent out by email in plenty of time for the start of the new term on Wednesday 25th August about how our school day will operate.

 

The guidance requires schools to produce and maintain an Outbreak Management Plan. Our plan is here and will be regularly reviewed: 

Wednesday 7th July 2021

 

REPORTING POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES AT THE START OF THE SUMMER HOLIDAY

 

The Department for Education expects schools to remain on call between the start of the Summer holiday and Wednesday 14th July 2021 for parents to report if their child has tested positive for covid-19 so that other families within the same year group bubble can be informed.

 

If your child develops covid-19 symptoms between the end of the school day on Friday 9th July and Wednesday 14th July 2021 and then tests positive, please call the following number:

 

07902 326631

 

Please do not call the school office as there will be no-one there to take your call.

 

This phone line will be open between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily until Wednesday 14th July 2021 and is ONLY to be used for reporting covid-19 cases and NOT for any other school related business.

 

In the event of a positive case of covid-19 being reported, all appropriate children and staff of the same year group bubble will be contacted by text and email and advised to self-isolate for 10-days.

Monday 24th May 2021

 

REPORTING POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 OVER THE HALF-TERM HOLIDAY

 

The Department for Education expects schools to remain on call between the start of the half-term holiday and Tuesday 1st June 2021 for parents to report if their child has tested positive for covid-19 so that other families within the same year group bubble can be informed.

 

If your child develops covid-19 symptoms between the end of the school day on Friday 28th May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 and then tests positive, please call the following number:

 

07902 326631

 

Please do not call the school office as there will be no-one there to take your call.

 

This phone line will be open between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily until Tuesday 1st June 2021 and is ONLY to be used for reporting covid-19 cases and NOT for any other school related business.

 

In the event of a positive case of covid-19 being reported, all appropriate children and staff of the same year group bubble will be contacted by text and email and advised to self-isolate for 10-days.

Wednesday 21st April 2021

 

INFORMATION - CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

 

We have been informed this morning that there has been a confirmed case of covid-19 in Year 2.

 

We have contacted Public Health and Leicester City Council for advice and have made the decision to close the Year 2 Bubble so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 10-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School remains open as usual and children in other year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Year 2 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Year 2 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Wednesday 24th March 2021

 

REPORTING POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES OVER THE EASTER HOLIDAY

 

The Department for Education expects schools to remain on call between the start of the Easter holiday and Wednesday 31st March 2021 for parents to report if their child has tested positive for covid-19 so that other families within the same year group bubble can be informed.

 

If your child develops covid-19 symptoms between the end of the school day on Friday 26th March and Wednesday 31st March 2021 and then tests positive, please call the following number:

 

07902 326631

 

Please do not call the school office as there will be no-one there to take your call.

 

This phone line will be open between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily until Wednesday 31st March 2021 and is ONLY to be used for reporting covid-19 cases and NOT for any other school related business.

 

In the event of a positive case of covid-19 being reported, all appropriate children and staff of the same year group bubble will be contacted by text and email and advised to self-isolate for 10-days.

Monday 22nd March 2021

 

INFORMATION - CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

 

We have been informed today that there has been confirmed cases of covid-19 within in our school community. This affects Foundation Stage 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 

We have contacted Public Health and Leicester City Council for advice and have made the decision to close the Foundation Stage 2, Year 3 and Year 5 Bubbles so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 10-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School was closed to all pupils on Monday 22nd March due to staffing issues and whilst we took advice from Public Health England. School will be open as usual on Tuesday 23rd March and children in unaffected year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Foundation Stage 2, Year 3 and Year 5 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Foundation Stage 2, Year 3 and Year 5 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Monday 15th March 2021

 

INFORMATION - CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

 

We have been informed this weekend that there has been a confirmed case of covid-19 in Year 1.

 

We have contacted Public Health and Leicester City Council for advice and have made the decision to close the Year 1 Bubble so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 10-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School remains open as usual and children in other year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Year 1 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Year 1 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

 

UPDATED WHOLE SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT

 

As part of our preparations for school re-opening to ALL children on Monday 8th March, we have updated our whole school Risk Assessment using new guidance issued by Leicester City Council.

 

The updated risk assessment can be found here:

 

Friday 26th February 2021

 

INFORMATION - CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

 

We have been informed this morning that there has been a confirmed case of covid-19 in Year 5.

 

We have contacted Public Health and Leicester City Council for advice and have made the decision to close the Year 5 Bubble so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 10-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School remains open as usual and children in other year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Year 5 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Year 5 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

SCHOOL RE-OPENING: MONDAY 8th MARCH 2021

 

The government has announced that schools can re-open to ALL children on Monday 8th March 2021.

 

We are really excited about welcoming all our children back into school again!

 

When school re-opens on Monday 8th March, our school will be following the same plan as we successfully used in the autumn term. This includes:

 

  • Year Group bubbles
  • Staggered start and finish times for each year group
  • Staggered timetables for each year group for playtimes and lunchtimes
  • Extensive use of hand washing and hand sanitiser
  • Extra cleaning of year group areas throughout the day
  • Staff wearing face masks when they leave their year group area
  • No communal activities such as assemblies

 

Please find information below that has been sent to all families with information for each year group about the return to school. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Wednesday 10th February 2021

 

REPORTING POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 OVER THE HALF TERM HOLIDAY

 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

 

The Department for Education expects schools to remain on call between the start of the half-term holiday and Wednesday 17th February 2021 for parents to report if their child has tested positive for covid-19 so that other families within the same year group bubble can be informed.

 

If your child develops covid-19 symptoms between the end of the school day on Friday 12th February and Wednesday 17th February 2021 and then tests positive, please call the following number:

 

07902 326631

 

Please do not call the school office as there will be no-one there to take your call.

 

This phone line will be open between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily until Wednesday 17th February 2021 and is ONLY to be used for reporting covid-19 cases and NOT for any other school related business.

 

In the event of a positive case of covid-19 being reported, all appropriate children and staff of the same year group bubble will be contacted by text and email and advised to self-isolate for 10-days.

 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 over the school half-term holiday, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

 

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

 

Further information is available at:

 

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

 

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

 

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

 

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

 

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

 

If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.

 

Symptoms

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/.

If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

 

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

 

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

 

Do

  • 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

 

Further Information

 

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Friday 29th January 2021

 

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM - SCHOOL CLOSED

 

The government announced this week that schools will close as normal for the February half-term holiday.

 

Our school will be closing at the end of the school day on Friday 12th February to our Key Worker Groups for the one-week holiday. Teachers will NOT be setting work on Seesaw during the February half-term break.

 

School will then re-open for our Key Worker Groups only on Monday 22nd February. Seesaw work will also start again for children learning at home.

 

More information on the possible full re-opening of our school to all children will follow after half-term once the government confirms its plans.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr. S. Fewster

Headteacher

Friday 29th January 2021

 

REMINDER ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING

 

I would like to thank all the families who are supporting their children with our online learning through Seesaw. Over 3,000 pieces of work are being uploaded by children each week! This is a fantastic achievement in keeping children’s learning going over the lockdown.

 

It is very important that your child logs in to Seesaw every day and completes the work being set. We are monitoring how often children log in and are using this as a way of checking attendance.

 

If children are not regularly completing their work and we are unable to contact parents to offer help, we will ask the Education Welfare Officer to support us and contact families.

 

If you have any issues with Seesaw, please contact the school office who will be happy to help. Teachers can also be contacted through Seesaw if your child needs extra help with their work.

 

More information about Seesaw and our online learning offer can be found here:

 

https://www.buswellslodge.leicester.sch.uk/remote-and-bended-learnng/

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr. S. Fewster

Headteacher

Tuesday 26th January 2021

 

LETTER TO SCHOOL COMMUNITES FROM MARTIN SAMUELS - LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL

 

Martin Samuels, the Strategic Director of Social Care and Education, has written a letter to the parents of children in City Schools.

 

His letter can be read here:

Sunday 24th January 2021

 

SNOW CLOSURE DAY - MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021

 

Following heavy snow fall today, I have decided that school will close to ALL children, including our Key Worker groups on Monday 25th January 2021.

 

This was not an easy decision to make, but is based on the assessment of the risk involved for staff and families travelling to school safely on roads that have had heavy snowfall and have frozen during the night.

 

All children should remain at home for the day and access online learning on Seesaw as usual. Teachers will continue to set work and provide marking and feedback as normal.

 

Please assume that school is open as usual to our Key Worker Groups on Tuesday 26th January unless you hear directly from us.

 

I appreciate your support and partnership.

 

Stay at home and keep safe!

 

Mr. S. Fewster

Headteacher 

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

 

UPDATED SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT

 

We have updated our whole school risk assessment in light of the new Rapid Flow Covid19 Testing for school staff starting in Primary Schools from the week beginning 25th January 2021.

 

The updated risk assessment can be viewed here:

Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE

 

Thank you for your support at the start of this term. As you are aware that due to the high level of cases in the country, the new variant of Covid 19 and the pressure currently faced by the NHS, the country is in Lockdown. On January 4th, the Prime Minster, for safety reasons, closed schools for all pupils except for key workers and those classed as vulnerable. At the same time they also announced that nurseries can remain open for all children.

 

As a school we decided, in line with most primary schools in the country, that if schools were not safe for children and staff in all other year groups then this is no different for our youngest children and their staff members.

 

We have successfully moved to online learning and believe this to be the safest option for our community especially as currently Public Health Leicester state cases and hospital admissions in Leicester are currently higher than at any other time during the pandemic. We encourage all parents to engage with our online learning through Seesaw. If you have any problems accessing the work, please call the school office and we will be happy to help you.

 

As a school we would like to ensure that you know you have the option for your nursery aged child to return (nursery provision only, this is not permitted for children in any other year group) if you prefer.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like your child to have a place in our nursery currently. If you are happy to continue with the current situation you need take no further action.

 

Keep well.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr. S. Fewster

Headteacher

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

UPDATED RISK ASSESSMENT

 

Our whole school Risk Assessment has been updated in line with the latest guidance from the government and Leicester City Council.

 

Our Risk Assessment can be found here:

Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT - SCHOOL CLOSURE

 

Following the announcement by the Prime Minster yesterday evening, our school will be closed from tomorrow except for the children of Key Workers.

 

All children will be expected to continue their learning by logging onto Seesaw each day - teachers will be setting daily work for the children to complete which will then be marked online.

 

If you have issues accessing Seesaw, please contact the school office for help.

 

Information will be sent out to parents and families by email as it becomes available.

 

The government's guidance on the latest national lockdown can be found here:

Thursday 17th December 2020

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS E-VOUCHERS FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

 

Leicester City Council has worked with the company Edenred to provide e-vouchers for children on the Free School Meals register in schools across the city over the Christmas holiday.

 

Edenred will be providing each eligible family with an e-voucher worth £30 per child to cover the two-week Christmas break. These vouchers will be sent by email directly to parents.

 

Please note: our school does not have access to the Edenred database and we are not able to resolve any issues you may have with the e-vouchers.

 

If you experience problems, you can either call:

 

Leicester City Council on 0116 4541120

 

Edenred directly on 03334 005932

Tuesday 15th December 2020

 

REPORTING POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES AT THE START OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

 

The Department for Education expects schools to remain on call between the start of the Christmas holiday and Wednesday 23rd December for parents to report if their child has tested positive for covid-19 so that other families within the same year group bubble can be informed.

 

If your child develops covid-19 symptoms between the end of the school day on Friday 18th December 2020 and Monday 21st December 2020 and then tests positive, please call the following number:

 

07902 326631

 

Please do not call the school office as there will be no-one there to take your call.

 

This phone line will be open between 9.00am and 12.00pm daily until Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and is ONLY to be used for reporting covid-19 cases and NOT for any other school related business.

 

In the event of a positive case of covid-19 being reported, all children and staff of the same year group bubble will be contacted by text and email and advised to self-isolate for 10-days.

 

The full letter that has been sent out to parents and families can be found here:

Tuesday 15th December 2020

 

UPDATED SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT

 

Our school has updated its covid-19 Risk Assessment following changes in government guidance reducing the self-isolation period for people in close contact with confirmed coronavirus cases from 14-days to 10-days.

 

The updated Risk Assessment can be found here:

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

 

OUR SAFETY MEASURES

 

We have put together an information sheet containing details of all the safety measures we have in place to protect our school community from covid-19. 

 

You can help us protect our school by:

  • Wearing a face mask or face shield outside the school gates
  • Maintaining social distancing outside school
  • Not bringing your car down Beauville Drive
  • Calling the school office if anyone in your household goes for a covid-19 test and then let us know the result
  • Telling us quickly if anyone in your household tests positive for covid-19
  • Making sure your child can access their online homework on Seesaw

 

 

The full document and our risk assessment can be found here:

Tuesday 1st December 2020

 

LEICESTER - TIER 3 POSTER

 

 

On Wednesday 2nd December 2020, Leicester and Leicestershire will go into Tier 3 (Very High Alert) as part of the Government's plan to control the covid-19 pandemic.

 

Please follow the rules and help us to keep ourselves and our school community safe.

 

A larger version of the poster can be found here:

Tuesday 1st December 2020

 

SCHOOL CLOUD PARENTS' EVENINGS - HELP JOINING YOUR MEETING WITH THE TEACHERS

Our school is using an online system called School Cloud to host virtual video meetings with teachers for Parents' Evening this term.

 

School Cloud is an online booking system that sets up a FaceTime style meeting with your child's teacher. Once you have booked an appointment, you will receive an email confirming when your meeting will take place.

 

On the night of your appointment, you will need to log in to the School Cloud website where you will be able to access the meeting. Full instructions can be found in the document below.

 

Please note: your Parents' Evening appointment is not a phonecall, but a video chat. Your phone will not ring when your appointment starts and please do not come to school for the meeting. The only way to access your appointment is to log in to School Cloud website and click the Green 'Proceed to video call' button.

Friday 27th November 2020

 

CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOL

 

We have been informed this morning that there has been a confirmed case of covid-19 in Year 6.

 

We have contacted the Department for Education for advice and have made the decision to close the Year 6 Bubble so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 14-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School remains open as usual and children in other year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Year 6 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Year 6 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Monday 9th November 2020

 

INFORMATION - CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19

 

We have been informed this morning that there has been a confirmed case of covid-19 in Year 4.

 

We have contacted the Department for Education for advice and have made the decision to close the Year 4 Bubble so that the staff and children can self-isolate for 14-days. This is purely a precaution.

 

School remains open as usual and children in other year groups can come to school as normal. Siblings of children in Year 4 are also able to come to school as they normally would.

 

We would like to reassure parents and families that we are taking swift action and will keep parents updated with any changes.

 

Children in Year 4 should continue their learning at home by accessing the work set by the teachers on Seesaw.

 

Please see the information letter sent out to parents here:

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

 

 

Monday 2nd November 2020

 

NEW NATIONAL LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED

 

On Saturday 31st October, the Prime Minister announced that a one-month national lockdown will come into effect from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

 

During this time, schools, including Buswells Lodge Primary School, will remain OPEN as usual to children and staff.

 

The Government's new guidance on the lockdown can be found HERE.

 

Please ensure that your child is able to access the online learning via Seesaw and is completing the work set. This can be completed directly onto the webpage or your child can complete the work in the Homework exercise book we have provided and a photo of the work can be uploaded to Seesaw instead.

 

We will make sure that we keep parents and families updated on any changes to the government's guidance.

Friday 16th October 2020

 

UPDATED WHOLE SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT 

 

We have updated our whole school risk assessment in line with changes suggested by Leicester City Council.

 

A copy can be found here:

Tuesday 29th September 2020

 

LETTER FROM LEICESTER'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

The Leicester City Director of Public Health has written to the communities of Leicester about the recent rise in the covid-19 infection rate.

 

The letter can be seen as an image below or as a PDF document:

 

 

Friday 25th September 2020

 

CAN MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL TODAY?

A FLOWCHART TO HELP PARENTS

 

The Local Authority has published a flowchart to help parents if their child becomes poorly with a cough, cold or potential Covid-19 symptoms.

 

 

The flowchart is also included as a PDF document here:

Friday 18th September 2020

 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS - 20th NOVEMBER 2020

 

Please see below the letter being sent out to parents and carers regarding our regular annual flu vaccinations which take place in school during the autumn term every year.

 

Parents will need to complete an online consent form if they wish their child to have the vaccination - full details on how to do this are in the letter.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our school office and we'll be happy to help you.

Thursday 17th September 2020

 

SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

 

If anyone has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus they should:

 

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or call 111 / 119.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until they get the test result – they should only leave home to have a test. Anyone they live with and anyone in their support bubble, must also stay at home until they get the test result.
    Do not attend your GP, pharmacy or local hospital unless advised.

 

Protect yourself and others from coronavirus;

 

  1. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a disposable rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser.
  3. You must wear a face covering by law in some public places unless you have a face covering exemption. You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people

 

 

Monday 14th September 2020

 

UPDATED WHOLE SCHOOL RE-OPENING RISK ASSESSMENT

 

Some minor changes have been made to our whole school re-opening risk assessment based on changes in Government and City Council guidance.

 

The City Council is also recommending that adults wear face masks while waiting outside schools during busy periods where social distancing may be difficult.

Thursday 3rd September 2020

 

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

Please see the latest school Newsletter below.

Tuesday 1st September 2020

 

IMPORTANT: SOCIAL DISTANCING OUTSIDE SCHOOL

 

Please see the letter below that we have sent out today about the importance of social distancing outside the school gates at busy times.

 

Please support us and help us by ensuring that you keep a good social distance from other adults outside the school gate at busy times.

 

Tuesday 1st September 2020

 

WELCOME BACK! IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Our school has now re-opened for ALL children.

 

Can we please urge parents to ensure that they bring their children and collect them at the correct time and from the correct gate.

 

CAN WE PLEASE URGE PARENTS TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL GATES AT BUSY TIMES.

Thursday 27th August 2020

 

BEAUVILLE DRIVE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Please be aware that parking anywhere on Beauville Drive will be PROHIBITED between 8.30am and 9.30am and then again between 2.30pm and 3.30pm every day between Monday and Friday from when school re-opens next week.

 

Parents will not be allowed to park their cars when dropping children off and will not be allowed to stop on the road to let children out.

 

The City Council will be sending Traffic Officers out to enforce this new regulation.

 

Please try to walk to school where possible.

 

An article from the Leicester Mercury website about the road restrictions can be found HERE.

Wednesday 26th August 2020

 

FOUNDATION STAGE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

Below are the letters that we have sent by email to parents of children in our Foundation Stage 1 Nursery and our Foundation Stage 2

 

Foundation Stage 1 Nursery

 

We are delaying the opening of our Nursery until Monday 26th October 2020. This is to allow our new systems, routines and measures to be securely in place before we welcome our part-time children.

 

More information will be sent to parents at the end of September.

 

Foundation Stage 2

 

For the first week back - Tuesday 1st September until Friday 4th September - our new Foundation Stage 2 children will be starting school on  a part-time basis. The children have been allocated to either a morning or afternoon session.

 

Each child will receive a packed lunch either at the end of the morning session, or the beginning of the afternoon session.

 

From Monday 7th September, all children in Foundation Stage 2 will be in school full-time on a staggered timetable like the other Year Group Bubbles in school.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help you.

Wednesday 26th August 2020

 

BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION LEAFLET

 

The Government and Public Health England have produced an information leaflet for parents and families about schools re-opening.

 

The leaflet can be found below.

 

Our school re-opens to children on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Wednesday 26th August 2020

 

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL WEBPAGE - RETURNING TO SCHOOL

 

Leicester City Council has produced a web page with lots of important information about schools re-opening. It is regularly updated and has lots of Frequently Asked Questions by schools and parents.

 

The website can be found HERE.

 

Tuesday 25th August 2020

 

UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE UK CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER ABOUT SCHOOLS RE-OPENING

 

The Chief Medical Officer for the UK has published on the Government's website a statement about the re-opening of schools.

 

It is intended to provide reassurance as children prepare to return for the new school year.

 

The information can be found HERE.

 

Our school re-opens to ALL children on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Monday 24th August 2020

 

SCHOOL RE-OPENING PLAN: GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Please see below for information about our school's re-opening plan.

 

School opens to ALL children on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

 

As part of our safety measures, we will be operating a staggered timetable:

 

 

START TIME

LUNCHTIME

 

HOMETIME

 

FOUNDATION 2

 

9.00am

11.30am – 12.30pm

3.20pm

YEAR 1

 

8.50am

12.00pm – 1.00pm

3.10pm

YEAR 2

 

8.40am

12.00pm – 1.00pm

3.00pm

YEAR 3

 

9.00am

12.30pm – 1.30pm

3.20pm

YEAR 4

 

8.50am

11.30am – 12.30pm

3.10pm

YEAR 5

 

8.40am

11.30am – 12.30pm

3.00pm

YEAR 6

 

8.30am

12.30pm – 1.30pm

2.50pm

 

WHAT TO BRING TO SCHOOL

Your child can bring a water bottle and their packed lunch if they usually have one. Please make sure your child has a named water bottle with them every day as they will not be allowed to use water fountains. They MUST NOT bring their book bag, bags, PE kit or anything else like toys from home.

 

UNIFORM

Following Government guidance, when school re-opens, we WILL be expecting children to wear school uniform as usual. School uniform helps to help children settle back into the routine of being in school.

 

ATTENDANCE

The Government has stated that it expects ALL children to return to school in September. If your child is unable to come to school for any reason, you MUST contact the school office and let us know why. Attendance monitoring and penalty notices will begin to operate again from the start of the new school year.

 

TRAVELLING TO SCHOOL

We would like to encourage families to walk to school where possible in order to avoid traffic congestion on the main road. Please note that only ONE parent should bring their child to school and collect them each day so that we can avoid having too many people in the streets outside school at busy times. Please remember to following social distancing rules in the streets outside school.

 

ARRIVING AT SCHOOL

Please bring your child to the correct Key Stage Playground gate for your child’s Year Group starting time. It is very important that you arrive at school on time, please do not be late. We will not be unlocking the school gate until just before your child’s Year Group is due to start. When you arrive, please wait on the social distancing markers outside the gate. At the start of the day, we will NOT be allowing parents to come onto the playground. Your child will come into school to a socially distanced marker and will be taken into their classroom by a familiar member of staff. Please remember to follow social distancing rules in the streets outside school.

 

FACE MASKS / COVERINGS

Government guidance states that there is no requirement for children to wear face masks or face coverings while they are in school. If a child wears a face mask to school it will be their responsibility to look after it as members of staff will not be allowed to touch or handle it.

 

DAILY TIMETABLE

Your child will remain in the same year group ‘bubble’ all day, including at playtime and lunchtime, the other year groups will not mix and there will never be more than one year group on a playground at one time. Their day will be staggered to ensure that different groups of children and staff do not mix together.

 

HYGIENE

Pupils will be encouraged to wash their hands often, especially after using the toilet. We will also have hand sanitiser gel available for the children to use every time they come into the school building such as after playtime and lunchtime.

Staff will also regularly clean the classroom and toilets using anti-bacterial spray every time the children leave the room.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Our school kitchen will be open and will continue to provide a daily hot meal for your child if required. Children will line up for their meal using the social distancing markers on the floor in the hall. There will be a daily meat or vegetarian option. Kitchen staff will plate the food for your child and they will sit with their class / year group in the hall. Once the children have eaten they will be taken out to play. Only one year group will be in a dinner hall or on a playground at any one time to prevent Year Group Bubbles mixing.

 

PE LESSONS

Government guidance says that PE lessons can resume and we will be having our PE sessions outside. Your child’s class teacher will inform you about which days PE lessons will take place. On a PE day, your child will need to come to school in their PE kit so there is no need for them to change in the classroom.

 

HOMETIME

Just like in the morning, parents will need to come to the correct Key Stage playground gate. It is important that you arrive on time, please do not be late. The playground gate will remain locked until just before your child is due to leave. While you are waiting, please wait on the social distancing markers outside the gate. When the gates open, we will send your child over to you. Please be patient with us as this may take some time. Please remember to follow social distancing rules in the streets outside school.

 

MEDICATION

If your child has medication such as an asthma inhaler and has a care plan in school, you MUST send your child’s medication with them on their first day back. On the first day back, after dropping your child off, please give it to a member of staff at the playground gate who will take the medication from you and check it against their care plan. If your child has new medication that we do not know about, you MUST let us know before your child starts. Please note: children WILL NOT be allowed to return to school if they do not bring their medication with them.

 

ILLNESS

If your child is poorly and cannot come to school, you MUST phone the school office and let us know. If your child develops symptoms of covid-19, you should keep them at home and tell us at school IMMEDIATELY so that we can take action.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU.

Monday 24th August 2020

 

SCHOOL RE-OPENING PLAN - YEAR GROUP INFORMATION

 

Please see below the letters sent to parents and families with the information for each Year Group about our re-opening plan.

 

School re-opens to ALL children on Tuesday 1st September.

Thursday 20th August 2020

 

QUESTIONS SO FAR!

 

Thank you to the parents and carers who have contacted us with questions about the new school year - we want you to feel supported and reassured about our re-opening and the children returning to school on Tuesday 1st September.

 

Detailed information will be sent out to parents by email during the week beginning Monday 24th August 2020 and will also be posted on this page here on our website. We will also send text messages to parents to make them aware of the information available.

 

Here is some information based on questions that have been asked so far:

 

UNIFORM

 

We will be requiring children to wear school uniform when they return. The Government guidance on re-opening schools encourages children to wear school uniform as usual to help them settle back into the routine of daily school life.

 

YEAR GROUP BUBBLES

 

We will be keeping each year group in its own separate 'bubble' so that they do not mix with other year groups in school in order to reduce the chance of cross contamination. Each year group will have their own timetable for arrival, playtime, lunchtime and hometime and will remain in their own year group area during learning time. More information on this will be sent out next week.

 

MEDICATION AND CARE PLANS

 

If your child has regular medication, e.g. asthma inhalers, it is extremely important that they bring it with them on their first day back. If your child currently has a care plan, this will need to be checked. If your child has new medication that we do not know about, we will need to write a new care plan for them.

 

Thursday 20th August 2020

 

SCHOOL RE-OPENING RISK ASSESSMENT

 

Below is the risk assessment that we have conducted as part of our plans to re-open school to children on Tuesday 1st September. It shows the control measures that will be in place to protect staff and children.

Monday 17th August 2020

 

CITY COUNCIL WEBPAGE

 

Leicester City Council have created a website for parents and families to provide answers and advice for the many questions there are about schools re-opening on Tuesday 1st September.

 

The webpage can be found here. It will be regularly updated over the coming weeks.

Monday 17th August 2020

 

LETTER TO PARENTS FROM LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL

 

Please see below a letter to all parents and families from Cllr Elly Cutkelvin, the Assistant City Mayor with responsibility for Education.

INFORMATION COMING SOON!

 

From the week beginning Monday 17th August 2020, this page will be used to share information with parents and families about how our school will re-open to children from Tuesday 1st September 2020.

 

This information will also be shared by email with parents during the two weeks before school re-opens.

 

Our school re-opening plans will be based on Government and Leicester City Council guidance as it becomes available.

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