letters to parents

Update from Headteacher

Dear Parents / Carers,

 Firstly I want to say thank you so much for all of your support and understanding this week. The changes we have made each day has meant that the system we now have in place allows our children to come into school and leave with minimum disruption.

 The government have announced new measures this morning which state that as of Monday gatherings of more than six people will be banned – however schools are exempt. 

 However, in light of this guidance I have taken the decision to make some changes to our school Risk Assessment, please see below. 

AS OF MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

Bubble Time in Time out 
EYFS 8.50 – 9.10 BACK PLAYGROUND 2.50 – 3.10BACK PLAYGROUND 
KS1 8.50 – 9.00FRONT PLAYGROUND 2.55 – 3.10 FRONT PLAYGROUND 
LKS2  8.40 – 8.50 FRONT PLAYGROUND 3.10 – 3.20 FRONT PLAYGROUND 
UKS2 8.40 – 8.50 BACK PLAYGROUND 3.10 – 3.20 BACK PLAYGROUND 

Children in Years 6, 5, 4 and 3 will now come into school on their own and go straight into class, parents do not need to come onto the school playground. Children in Years 2, 1 and EYFS can still be bought to the playground by their adults. However if your child is in Year 1 and 2 and is happy to walk onto the playground without you please encourage them to do so as we will be introducing this measure over the next few weeks. 

If you have a child in Year 1 or 2, as well as EYFS, we understand that it is tricky with such young children to make it round to the back gate in time. Therefore these parents will be allowed to walk round and wait at the middle gate (a member of staff will be around to show you where this is) after they have dropped their Year 1 or 2 children off. A member of SLT will then escort you round to the back playground to drop of your EYFS children and you will need to leave school via the back gate floowing the one way system. THIS IS ONLY AN OPTION FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TO DROP OFF IN KEY STAGE 1 AND EYFS. A FACE MASK MUST BE WORN WHILST THESE PARENTS ARE ON SITE, AND CHILDREN MUST WAIT AND HOLD YOUR HAND UNTIL A MEMBER OF SLT ARRIVES TO WALK YOU ROUND. 

I have also reduced the drop off and collection window times as we now have a successful system up and running.  

I can not insist that parents wear masks when dropping off their children, but I can say that we highly recommend it. With the number of parents dropping off and collecting children I think that masks are a sensible idea and I will be insisting that all of my staff wear them whilst around parents. 

I want to thank you again for your continued support to ensure that our children, staff and families all remain as safe as possible.

Miss A Bolton
Interim Headteacher