Return to school - COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions:
What if the hours offered do not suit my working patterns?
We apologise in this circumstance, but have tried as best we can to offer an extended provision, particularly for those parents who are critical workers, whilst also having to ensure safety through not mixing groups of children and having a thorough cleaning regime in school every day.
Will there be an after school or breakfast club?
There will not be, at least until September 2020, as it would mean that we would have to run 5 different clubs at this time which is clearly unmanageable for the staff in school.
Can my child attend part-time?
Yes - please contact Mr Griffiths by email on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this.
Will my child see their friends at break and lunch time?
They will spend break and lunch times with those children in their set groups in school. There will be no cross-over with other groups, so if their friends are in a different school year or different group then they will not be able to spend these times together unfortunately.
Will they be safe in school?
Every step outlined in the plan above and in the detailed risk assessment (available on request) which is a working document is designed to ensure every child's safety. We cannot say whether this means that they will or will not be at greater risk of illness by being in school.
Will teachers continue to provide online learning for those who do not attend school?
Yes - this will be delivered in a similar way to that which the children have grown used to since mid-March.
Who can pick-up or drop-off my child?
One parent or carer can pick up or drop off children. This is one per family. This can be a different parent who drops off to that which picks up. Per family, only one additional family member will be allowed inside the school gates. We know this is not ideal, but is a measure taken from government guidance designed to keep your children safe.
Can a childminder pick-up or drop off?
Yes. But see the answer to the above question.
When will Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 be able to come to school?
We do not know the answer to this at this time, and if the Government guidelines and restrictions on numbers in schools, rooms and groups doesn't change, it will be very difficult for our school to accommodate any additional children.
Will my child be offered milk and fruit at breaktime?
They will be offered milk and fruit, however, this will not happen in the first week back until we have ensured that all of the systems we have put in place are adequate.
What if I'm unhappy about the provision school is offering?
Please follow the usual complaints procedure for the school. This starts with a discussion with the headteacher.
Where can I park?
Please do not park on the school staff car park, the risk to members of the school community is significantly increased if parents try to do so as the gates to this car park will be in use as a pedestrian exit. The roads around school should be significantly quieter and where possible, we encourage you to walk or cycle to school.
Will teachers be wearing PPE?
No. PPE will only be used in school where it is deemed necessary in line with the school's risk assessment.
My child is a YR, Y1 or Y6 and a key worker - what do they do?
On June 1st, all key worker children and all Y6 children are welcome in school. From June 2nd, all key worker, Y6 and Y1 children are welcome back in school and from June 3rd, all key worker, Y6, Y1 and YR children are welcome back in school. If you require your Y1 or YR child to be in school from June 1st as you are a key worker, please book them in on this link: https://forms.gle/e3YPR7bkvTdeGSLT9 . They will join their usual year group on their return date.
What happens if I'm late?
The school premises will strictly be closed from 4pm. Teachers will be asked to leave the site at this time. If you are going to be later than 4pm, your child will wait outside, whatever the weather, with a member of staff. Please call the school before 3pm to inform if this will be the case so that we can look to make arrangements.
Can my child wear a facemask?
We strongly encourage you not to send your child into school in a facemask. If you feel that you would be happier with your child wearing a facemask in school, we ask you to consider whether you think this is the right time for your child to return to school. Any further questions on this are welcome by email to email@example.com
Do I have to send my child in?
There is no compulsory attendance for children at this stage.