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Coronavirus School Information

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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