I have today sent a letter to all parents via classdojo sharing our preparations for the 'potential' wider reopening of school from Tuesday 2nd June. These arrangements are subject to the government determining that the 5 key tests that they have set out have been met and that it is safe for more children to return to school.
Below are images of some of the protective measure being put into place within the school to keep pupils and staff as safe as possible.
The letter is available in the link immediately after the slideshow.
The letter is accessible via the link below
Further to the PrimeMinister's Statement on 10th May and the subsequent briefing 11th May 2020. As part of careful steps to modify some lockdown restrictions , it may be possible for schools to plan for the phased reintroduction in stages of some primary aged pupils after the 1st June 2020.
Further guidance has been provided by the DfE around how schools can now begin to determine the key issues that will need to be adddressed in meeting this aim, to undertake the necessary risk assessments and plan for the effective and safe return of pupils and staff in what will be a signifcantly changed school environment.
Please read the letter below for further information.
APPENDIX 1: COVID-19
From 20th March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response - who absolutely need to attend.
Schools and all childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
This addendum of Meadow Green Primary School’s Safeguarding Policy contains details of our individual safeguarding arrangement:
Please note, as a school, we need to ensure we can prioritise those most in need so that our provision is sustainable and supports the Government’s number one key principle from their latest guidance that maintains social distancing:
If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response may need support from schools and educational settings and at Meadow Green we are commited to provide that support wherever possible.
Please read the letter sent out to all parents at the onset of the Covid19 crisis and the closure of schools.
Following the Government directive to close all schools, I am proud that we have been able to continue to provide care for a limited number of children, including children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home . We continue to have anything up to 20 children of key workers at school on a daily basis, with the children changing depending on the shifts their critical key worker parents are working. The children are getting on with their home learning whilst in school, just like their class mates are at home.
We value learning for every child and would like to continue to work with all of our families to help your children progress as best as possible. Whilst your child is at home teachers will be providing learning opportunities which can be accessed through ClassDojo and our website. Each phase will send out weekly updated tasks and activities to keep children’s bodies and brains active whilst they are learning at home.
During term time you can expect from us:
Please be aware that home learning packs, ClassDojo class updates and teacher feedback to portfolios will not be available during the Easter Holidays (4.4.20 - 20.4.20). The Safeguarding e-mail (email@example.com) and school phone numbers will still be available for any safety concerns.
Whilst we have the best of intentions in maintaining this, we hope that you understand that, in the event of staff sickness, this may not always be possible.