3rd September 2021
It was a joy to welcome all of our families back to school this week. I am very pleased to say that the children are now settled back into the routine of school days.
I would like to thank you for your continued patience in supporting the school’s risk assessment. As advised in July, the risk assessment for the first week would not change unto such time as we were fully aware of latest Government and Local Guidance.
I must take this opportunity to point out that if cases do rise locally we have been advised of the following:
‘Schools has an outbreak management plan covering the possibility that bubbles and all previous social distancing controls may be reintroduced locally due to raised COVID cases.’
Please note following changes:
Facemasks- Face masks no longer need to be worn, however staff will continue to wear a face mask in crowded corridors, poorly ventilated areas or areas where close contact with others is unavoidable. It is Parental choice with regards to wearing a mask when dropping off/collecting pupils we would simply ask that Parents respect each other’s decisions.
School uniform- we would encourage children to wear full uniform to school, unless accessing Physical activities (see below). Please note that ventilation of classrooms must continue, as we move further into the winter months we are more than happy to support pupils wearing appropriate clothing with dropping temperatures. Therefore, the wearing of uniform will not be as stringently monitored by school staff.
Reading Bags- will be permitted to be brought to school from Monday 6th September.
Packed lunches for Junior aged pupils will still be provided by the school for £1 per day if Parents would like to provide their own please contact the school to discuss dietary needs of your child as I am sure that the catering team will be able to meet these.
School dinners remain at £1.80 each day. You may well be eligible for Free School Meals, please contact Miss Flanagan (Katie), we can quickly check for you.
Free School Meals are provided for Nursery to Year 2 and all dietary needs of pupils are met by our wonderful catering team.
PE Kits- we would request that Parents dress children in appropriate PE kits on the days that they shall access physical activities. During the winter months we are happy for children to wear jogging bottoms/tops to school.
These days may be subject to change each half term but individual class teachers will let you know if that is the case.
Breakfast club- continues each morning from 7.45am. Contact Miss Flanagan (Katie) if you require a place.
Start and end of day- shall remain the same.
School gate will open at 8.40am each morning for drop off.
Parents may collect pupils at appropriate time at the end of the day. If you have more than 1 child your family can collect all children together starting with the eldest.
I hope that we can continue to work together in these unsettling times to ensure that we keep one another and our families safe.