Dear parents and carers,
I know that the past few months have been challenging for many and for many different reasons but we are all looking forward to welcoming back all of our learners on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
School has been open throughout the pandemic, in term time and holidays. All staff have worked hard to support learning either on site or remotely.
The planning process for September has already begun and I just wanted to share some of the many things that we will be considering. The updated risk assessment for September will be communicated to parents via our website at the end of August. We will also let you know when it is available, via email and ClassDojo.
In the meantime, I just wanted to let you know that we have already started to plan.
The school reviews its risk assessment regularly as it is a legal requirement. Monitoring is in place to check that it is effective and working to plan. The school has certain prevention measures in place.
- Minimise contact with those unwell
- Clean hands more regularly
- ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’ message in place
- Enhanced cleaning in place
- We will maintain social distancing where possible
- We will wear PPE in line with guidance
- We will engage with track and trace
- We will manage confirmed cases amongst the community
- We will contain any outbreak following public health guidance
Systems and Controls:
The school will limit interaction, sharing rooms and spaces as much as possible. Adults will remain 2m from adults and children whenever possible.
- We are considering staggered starts
- We will have systems for removing/storing face coverings
- Supply/peripatetic teachers will be able move within bubbles & care support for children from therapists and clinicians continue
- We will continue to keep records of all visitors
- We would like to encourage learners to walk, scoot or cycle rather than use public transport
- We expect all pupils to attend school in September
- Schools are expected to have online schooling immediately available if pupils have to shield
- We will communicate clear expectations with parents
- We will expect learners to wear uniform in the autumn
- Breakfast club will resume. Breakfast Club will be by invitation only
- After school provision from 3pm – 5.45pm will resume
Curriculum, behaviour and pastoral support:
- Education is not optional
- Curriculum is broad and ambitious
- Remote education will be of high quality and align with in school provision
- Based provision on the needs of pupils
- We will integrate remote provision
- RSE should be taught by at least Summer 2021
- EYFS focus on the Prime areas + language, early reading and mathematics in Reception.
- School will avoid singing, wind instruments, choirs and whole school assemblies
- Sports equipment will be cleaned between sharing
- No educational visits will be carried in the Autumn Term
Pupil wellbeing and support:
- Staff will consider how to support with rebuilding friendships
- We will respond to Covid related issues
- We will use approaches to physical and mental wellbeing
- School will update behaviour polices with new rules and communicate with parents
- Primary Assessments will take place in Summer ‘21
- EYFS profile/ KS1 tests/ Phonics/ Timetables check will take place
Contingency planning for outbreaks
- School will have the capacity for an immediate remote curriculum offer by the end of September should it be needed
- Curriculum maps will be published on the school’s website in July
In the meantime:
- The Covid Summer Food Fund will enable children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals (FSM) to be supported over the summer holiday. Vouchers for 6 weeks food have been sent out to families along with this week and next week’s vouchers i.e. a total of 8 weeks, £120 per child
- School will be closed during the summer holidays in order for staff to have a well deserved break.
- Lambeth Summer Activities are available throughout the holidays and have been circulated to parents already
Lastly, we say goodbye and thank you to Mr Bromley and Ms Meziane and wish them well in the next steps in their careers.
Mrs Nicky Zeronian-Dalley