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Nursery, Reception, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2 – Return to School Plans

 

This document is intended to help parents to understand what will be required of them and their children when we plan for Nursery, Reception, KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 to return to school as part of the Government Covid-19 Recovery Strategy.

 

Please take your time to read through to understand how you can help to keep your child, you and your family and our whole school community safe.

 

Parent Advisory

 

ROAD CLOSURES AROUND SCHOOL from 7th September between 8.25am and 9.30am – 2.40pm to 3.35pm

Due to road closures around school (see MAP) Parents must walk to school, or if travelling by car you will have to park away from school and walk to your child’s designated drop off point.

 

Any child, or member of staff, who have Coronavirus symptoms should not come to school and should follow Government Guidelines.

 

Start Dates and Times for Each Group:

 

From Mon14th Sept

Days

Start Time

Finish Time

Drop Off/Collection Point (see MAP)

Nursery    

Am

Mon to Fri

8.45am

11.45am

Nursery Entrance, Rydall Place

Pm

Mon to Fri

12.15pm

3.15pm

Nursery Entrance, Rydall Place

 

From Weds 9th Sept

Days

Start Time

Finish Time

Drop Off/Collection Point (see MAP)

Reception

 

Mon-Fri

9.00am

3.15pm

Playground Gate, Rydall Place

 

From Weds 9th Sept

Days

Start Time

Finish Time

Drop Off/Collection Point (see MAP)

KS1

 

Mon- Fri

8.45am

3.00pm

Playground Gate, Rydall Place

 

From Weds 9th Sept

Days

Start Time

Finish Time

Drop Off/Collection Point (see MAP)

LKS2

 

Mon-Fri

9.00am

3.15pm

Playground Gate, Brown Lane East

 

From Weds 9th Sept

Days

Start Time

Finish Time

Drop Off/Collection Point (see MAP)

UKS2

 

Mon-Fri

8.45am

3.00pm

Playground Gate, Brown Lane East

 

 

Entry to school

  • Only ONE parent can bring the child to school at the times above.
  • Children attending Breakfast Club will enter school via the Haven at 8.15am.
  • Every child will be expected to wear uniform (school colours), please see the school website for uniform details.
  • Every child must bring a bottle of water (and a packed lunch if required Years 3-6 ONLY).
  • Please queue in socially distanced manner (like when you go to the supermarket) and observe social distancing at ALL times.
  • It is advisable to wear a face covering, you will not be permitted to enter the school premises without a face covering.
  • Each group will be met at the designated gate by a member of staff.
  • The gates will open at 8.40am and close at 9.10am.  Late children will not be allowed in and be will be sent to The Haven to be signed in to school late and will be escorted inside.
  • Parents are NOT allowed to enter the school premises at any time without an appointment.
  • You MUST have completed the parent survey with any new contact details. Alternatively contact the school office by Telephone 0113 2456136 or email info@ingramroad.leeds.sch.uk.
  • If you require assistance at any time you will have to telephone the school office and make an appointment.
  • If a child forgets something they need in school, the parent must take it to the drop off point at the office after 9.15. They will not be permitted prior to this time when all other children are safely inside.
  • If your child has a medical appointment during the school day, it is advised that they do not attend school on the morning or afternoon of the appointment. Children can only be brought in to school at start of school day or at 12.55. If the appointment is in the afternoon, then they must be collected at 12.00 from school office
  • We encourage all parents/Carers to observe social distancing at all times when bringing/collecting children to and from school.
  • Parents/Carers should leave the school area as soon as their children have been dropped off/collected, please do not gather in social groups around the school site. You will be asked to leave.

 

What will school be like?

 

Children will be in school with a dedicated group of Teachers and Support staff and will be self-contained within a classroom area or ‘Bubbles’.

  • Children will NOT leave their ‘Bubble’ to prevent cross contamination between other ‘Bubbles’
  • Staff will on the whole stay within the ‘Bubble’ but may be required to teach in other ‘Bubbles’ occasionally.
  • Children will take all of their bags and coats into the classroom with them.
  • Each child will have their own desk and chair and a pack with their own stationary and equipment.
  • With immediate effect we will be returning to the standard Curriculum (all curriculum plans available on the school website). For some subjects, additional hygiene and safety measures will be in place.

 

Pupil Wellbeing

 

We take your child’s wellbeing and the wellbeing of our whole school community very seriously. We want you to know that we will do everything we can to look after your child’s social, emotional and mental health, as well as their academic and physical needs. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact school as soon as possible.

So that we can keep everyone safe and well while they are in school, every child’s behaviour in school is going to be closely monitored. If we have any concerns, we will talk to you about it. If we feel for any reason that their behaviour is unsafe – ie they can’t follow social distancing instructions or they are presenting significant challenges to staff or other children - then you may be asked to come and collect your child. Our School Behaviour Policy [on website] reflects this.

 

What about Hygiene?

 

All adults and children entering the site should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dried with a paper towel:

  • On entering and leaving the building
  • After going to the toilet
  • After touching their faces
  • After coughing and/or sneezing
  • Learning outside (and after lunch breaks)
  • Before and after eating

If soap and water is not available hand sanitiser can be used (school issue only, children must not bring their own into school). Sanitising stations are available throughout school; and available in all classrooms.

 

Children will be supervised at ALL times when handwashing/using hand sanitisers to prevent misuse/wastage of resources.

 

There will be an additional cleaner on site all day, every day and will continually wipe down frequent touch points, (sink/toilet areas, door handles, light switches, desks, chairs and equipment).

 

Face Masks

The government is not recommending universal use of face coverings in all schools. In primary schools where social distancing is not possible in indoor areas outside of classrooms between members of staff or visitors (for example, in staffrooms), head teachers will have the discretion to decide whether to ask staff or visitors to wear, or agree to them wearing face coverings in these circumstances. But children in primary school do not need to wear a face covering. There may also be negative effects on communication and thus education. If staff have to work in close contact with pupils e.g to supervise science experiments, D&T or Art activities, speech and language work, feeding, face shields or Perspex screens may be appropriate.

 

Social Distancing – how will this work?

 

While this will be difficult, we will be encouraging all children to maintain social distancing and will talk to them in depth about what this means.

  • Keeping distance from other children and staff and parents.
  • Follow you planned route for your ‘Bubble’ there will be child friendly notices and lines for them to follow.
  • Do not leave your classroom/ ‘Bubble’!
  • Same seating arrangement to be used each day (a plan will be maintained by the class teacher)
  • Breaks/lunchtimes staggered to stay with the same group of children during breaks
  • Lunches to be eaten in classroom space (or outside on picnic benches weather permitting).
  • Toilets – children to be limited in how many can go to the bathroom at any time. Staff will monitor handwashing.
  • Parents/Carers and Visitors to site will not be permitted to enter without an appointment.
  • Parents/Carers/Visitors will be expected to maintain social distancing at all times and use hand sanitisers and wear a face covering when entering the school site.

 

First Aid and Medicines

 

We are very lucky in school that nearly all of our Teaching Assistants and Office Staff are Paediatric First Aid trained. If your child needs first aid, the member of staff will wear PPE (gloves and apron) to provide first aid.

The normal protocol for medicines will be continued; all medicines to be brought by the parent/carer to the school office.

 

Fire Safety

 

To provide a safe and secure environment, we have altered some of our Fire Exits and Fire Safety practices will be carried out as soon as the children return to school to make sure everybody knows what they have to do in the event of a fire.

 

School Meals

 

Children in Reception and KS1 will ALL receive a school meal. Reception children will eat in the school hall with their friends. Children in KS1 will eat in their classroom with their friends (or outside) weather permitting.

 

Children in KS2 who have school meals will eat them with their friends in their classroom (or outside) weather permitting.

 

Packed Lunches from home (KS2 ONLY)

 

If your child has a packed lunch they will eat in the classroom with their friends.

 

Please note, if your child needs cutlery (spoon/fork/knife) for their lunch you must put these in their lunch box We will not be able to provide any cutlery – you will have to send these with your child from home.

 

Your child must bring a Healthy Packed Lunch – remember no chocolate or fizzy drinks, we would like to see fruit, cheese/yogurt, sandwiches or wraps. No FAST food bought from takeaways, ie burgers etc and no food that has to be heated or is brought in warm as this can breed germs.

 

Your child will be drinking water from their own water bottle at lunchtime so please ensure that they bring it with them every day. We will not be able to provide plastic cups.

 

 

 

 

 

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