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Proposed plans from 1 June: Please read carefully

 

Dear parents,

 

Following thgovernment's announcemenon 10t   h  May, we are currently planning for   the  return of Year 6 pupils to school. We recognise that there will be a great deal of anxiety around children returning to school, so we hope that this letter will help you to make an informed decision, as to whether you wish your ·child to return to school.

 

The DfE have published very detailed guidance as to how to make school, as safe an environment as possible, for the prevention  of  passing  on infection.  As a result, we have put together  a plan for the potential return of Year  6 children, alongside  the  children of  key workers, who have already been attending school since March.

 

Should you choose to send your child back to school, they will be placed into a group. This group will consist of a maximum of 15 children, with 2 members of staff (where possible) and these groups will have to remain together at all times. The government are referring to these groups as 'bubbles'. With this approach, we are obviously unable to group all children with their current class teacher, but we will of course select groups carefully to ensure children feel comfortable in school.

As we will be unable to mix groups of children or cover classes, school will only open to Year 6 pupils on Monday -Thursday, as Friday we will be close, to enable time for deep cleans of the classroom and allow time for staff planning and preparation. School will be open on a Friday for the children of key workers only. This will be emergency childcare provision only, and children will have a different member of staff teaching them on this day. However, our key worker children have been used to different teachers during their time in school over the last few months.

If you have been accessing the current provision and wish for this to  continue  from  1st June, please email: adminoffice@grange-jun.hants.sch.uk with the days you require from pt  June  until  Weds  22nd    July.   In  order  for  your  child  to  be allocated  a group,  please inform us of your requirements by midday on Friday 22nd May. We will be unable to accept  pupils  on  1s t     June,  whhavnot  made  us aware  of  their  return.

 

If you have not been accessing school provision, but believe that you are a key worker and require provision from 1 June, please email adminoffice@grange-iun.hants.sch.uk to request a key worker application form.

Following government recommendations, the school will have a very different feel for a while, with a range of procedures in place to help prevent the spread of possible infection:

 

  • In the classrooms, children will be sat 1 to a table, with the tables as generously spaced as possible, with a maximum of 15 to a class.
  • Antibacterial soap and hand gel will be available in every classroom, along with cleaning materials for the teacher to use as necessary.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands on entry to classroom and regularly between activities, with equipment being cleaned after use.
  • Children will be reminded to keep a reasonable distance away from their peers. It is important to note,  that the  DfE recognise  that the  2 metre  social  distancing  rule is almost impossible to put into practise in schools and therefore this cannot be enforced. However, it will be encouraged at all times.
  • Lunch and break times will be staggered and children will remain in their groups of 15.
  • Drop off and pick up times will be staggered to avoid congestion and we ask that where parents need to do this, they limit to only 1 adult per family. More information on this will follow but key worker times will remain the same.
  • Parents are not permitted to enter the school building, unless a prior appointment has been made. All enquiries should be made via the school office. The post box has now been returned to outside the main entrance for any communication to school.
  • Children will be asked not to bring anything into school, other than a lunchbox and a water bottle, which will be kept with them. Weather permitting, we may also ask for you to provide your own sunscreen.

 

Should any member of your child's group present unwell with symptoms of Covid 19, parents will be asked to collect them from school and to request a test for their  child.  We would then inform all parents of that group and should the child test positive then all children and families from that group would need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

 

As I am sure you can appreciate, children's cooperation at all times is essential. We will therefore have to adopt a much stricter behaviour policy during this time. Should any child refuse to follow given instructions or be seen as posing a risk to others, we will be requesting parental support. Please support us in ensuring your child understands the importance of the measures in place before they return to school.

 

School dinners will be available as normal, a new menu will follow shortly. Tables in the hall will be generously spaced and children will be called to have their lunch on a rota basis, with thorough wipe down of tables in between each sitting.

 

We appreciate that school will have a very different feel for a while, but  we would like to ensure you that all our staff are dedicated to making this work with the best interests of your children.

 

 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We will be in touch shortly with the details of your child's allocated group.

 

 

Letter to parents 20/5/20

11th May 2020

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

 

Re: Possible Re-opening of School to Year 6 Pupils in June

 

You will have seen in the news that schools may reopen on 1 June to Year 6 pupils if the government thinks it is safe then.

 

We are waiting for further guidance and clarification from the government right now, which will hopefully help us create an action plan for our phased re-opening. We will share this with you as soon as possible so you know what the school’s re-opening will look like in practice.

 

It’s a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we’re going to be doing everything we can to make sure we’re ready to receive these year groups if it’s safe for our school to re-open in the coming weeks.

 

However, at this time, it is parental choice as to whether you choose to send your children to school as you know your children and personal situation best. We will keep you updated with all our preparations for making sure the school is as safe as possible, so that you can make an informed decision.

 

In the meantime, the school is still open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers. We know some employers will be encouraging you to return to work, but we are not in a position right now to extend places to other children until we receive further government guidance.

 

We would like to thank you for your continuous support in helping your child learn from home. Work will continue to be set in the same way for the remainder of children working at home, so please do continue to do what you can and stay in touch with us about how your child is getting on.

 

If you have any questions, please contact adminoffice@grange-jun.hants.sch.uk and we will get back to you. Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

K Sadler & L Harris

Co-Headteachers

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