The Government guidance released on 2nd July and updated on 26th August 2020 provided us with a context for their decision to request that schools open to all children from September and issued guidance for schools to adhere to and manage when opening. The guidance issued can be found in full herehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools
At Nettleham Infant and Nursery School we have been working hard on our plans for a full reopening
ensuring that we:
• fulfil the expectations required of us;
• ensure that the safety of everyone is paramount in all our decisions and actions;
• continue to provide a high quality, well balanced curriculum to best support our pupils in their education.
Keeping children and staff safe
All schools must comply with health and safety law which requires them to assess risks
and put in place proportionate control measures. Essential measures include:
• a requirement that people who are ill stay at home;
• robust hand and respiratory hygiene;
• enhanced cleaning arrangements;
• active engagement with NHS Test and Trace;
• formal consideration of how to reduce contacts and maximise distancing between those in school, wherever possible, and minimise potential for contamination so far as is reasonably practicable.
All schools have been provided with a set of actions to ‘prevent’ and ‘respond to infection’
which are summarised below:
® minimise contact with individuals who are unwell
® clean hands thoroughly and more often than usual
® ensure good respiratory hygiene - ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’
® enhanced cleaning
® minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever
® where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Response to any infection:
® engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
® manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community
® contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice
Before Your Child Leaves Home in The Morning
Please check for any of the following symptoms
• a high temperature;
• a new, continuous cough;
• a loss of, or change to the sense of smell or taste.
If any of these symptoms are evident do not send them to school, please contact the office on 01522750964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Government advice must be followed, it can be found here
What can I bring to school?
Children need a water bottle, sun hat and coat, hand moisturiser, recommended due to frequent hand washing,that stays in school. Children will need sun cream applying at home as this cannot be applied by staff in school. Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 who may need a change of clothes can send a bag into school on the first day that they return. This will need to stay in school unless the change of clothes are needed. Year 2 will need to bring a pencil case which will also stay in school. If you are sending in a packed lunch please ensure it is in a washable, plastic container rather than a cloth type lunch bag.
Please do not bring book bags, ruck sacks or toys although a photo can be sent in for your child to have on their desk or in their tray.
What do I need to wear for school?
Uniform is required.
Year 2 will need to come to school on Thursdays in their PE kit and Year 1 will need to come in PE kit on Fridays. This should be a school PE kit not a football kit or any other sports ware.
How will I get into school?
Nursery children will need to enter school through the middle gate. 2m markers are along the metal fence at the front of school.
Reception children will need to enter school through the end gate. 2m markers are along the metal fence at the front of school.
Year 1 children will need to enter school through the middle gate. 2m markers are along the metal fence at the front of school.
Year 2 children will need to enter school though the main entrance. 2m markers are along the edge of the school drive if you need to wait.
All children will say good bye to the adult who brings them at the outside gates and walk to their school adult at the inside gate.
If your child is struggling to leave the adult who brings them move to the back of the line and have one more try. Unfortunately school staff are unable to take the children from you if they are unwilling to come into school and you will be required to take them home.
What time can I come to school ?
Nursery will be open from the earlier time of 8.30am and children will enter the school at their normal, middle, gate to be greeted by staff. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to come onto school grounds but we will ensure the children get into the classroom and have help organising their belongings. Nursery finish time will move to 3pm until further notice.
Reception have had a letter with timings for the first full week of school. From Monday 14th September they will then follow the timings below.
The rest of the school will open at 8.45a.m. and doors will remain open until 9.15a.m. to allow for a staggered start. Children with surnames beginning with A-L will be asked to arrived between 8.45-9a.m. and surnames M-Z between 9-9.15a.m.
We will also stagger collection times so children with surnames A-L will be asked to be collected between 2.45 and 3p.m. and surnames M-Z between 3-3.15p.m..
When collecting children, can we respectfully ask, that you leave the area in front of school as soon as possible. This is so that we can prevent large numbers of children and parents gathering.
We ask that you to work with us to make the start back to school run as smoothly as it can.
All child care providers have been asked to drop off at 8.55-9a.m. and pick up at 2.55-3p.m. from the main entrance and children will be helped to and from their classrooms by school staff.
Our school dinner provider, Chartwells, will only be able to provide cold packed lunches up until half term. If you would prefer to send in your own packed lunch please send in a washable bag or box. We will update parents as soon as we have more information about moving back to hot dinners.