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September Back to School Arrangements

15th July 2020

 

Dear Parents,

please see the following arrangements for returning to school in September. I’ve tried to make them as clear as possible – which makes some sound quite bossy, so please accept my apologies for that!

 

School opens on Monday 7th September. The Government have told us that from September all pupils should return to school.

The arrangements below are informed by the latest Government guidance.

They will be in place for as long as is needed for the school to comply with the guidance. It is possible that if the guidance changes, so will our arrangements.

All children will be taught in their own classes, of normal size. At all times they will remain in ‘bubbles’ of their own year group. Children from each year group bubble will be prevented from mixing with other year groups. School staff (including visiting staff such as the Speech and Language therapist) may work across any class or year group, though we will endeavour to limit this as much as possible.

 

Start and finish times

Breakfast and After School Club will run as planned from September. If you still need to apply for a place then please email office@rapsch.co.uk to request a booking form and return your completed form to the same email address.

Year groups will start and end at staggered times to reduce the flow of adults around the site. The school will obviously be much busier than it has been since partial reopening in June.

Please ensure that just one adult delivers and collects your child on their own (apart from very young children still in pushchairs).

 

Year Group

 

Start Time

End Time

Nursery (after initial induction timetable)

Wigton Rd Nursery gate

9.15am

12.30pm

11.45am

3pm

Reception (after initial induction timetable)

Williams Avenue

9.10am

3.15pm

1

Williams Ave

9am

3.10pm

2

Williams Ave

8.50am

3pm

3

Wigton Rd

9.15am

3.30pm

4

Wigton Rd

9.05am

3.20pm

5

Wigton Rd

8.55am

3.10pm

6

Wigton Rd

8.45am

3pm

 

If there are families with one or more sibling attending the school, then parents will be able to drop off their children at the earlier time and collect at the later time. This means you won’t have to make unnecessary journeys or wait around for classes to finish.

It is essential that all parents keep to their times and are punctual – we need to keep to a minimum the number of people on the playgrounds at any one time and the flow of parents and children through the gates. Please leave the school site promptly as soon as your children have been delivered or collected.

If waiting on the playground please use the main open areas and spread out as much as possible. Please do not gather together or come within 2 metres of the classroom door.

The office will remain closed to all parents and visitors unless you have an appointment.

There will be no toilet facilities for visitors and parents will not be able to enter the classrooms or school buildings at any time.

Children will not be able to bring any items from home apart from a refillable water bottle and their packed lunch if they have one. Single use plastic water bottles will not be allowed.

 

During the school day

Lunches will be served as normal with tables and chairs cleaned between each use.

There is no expectation that children need to socially distance within their bubbles.

Staff will remind children to wash their hands thoroughly throughout the day.

Commonly used items of equipment – pencils rulers etc will not be shared – each child will be provided with their own.

No soft toys or difficult to wash equipment will be used. All other toys or equipment will be washed after use.

Staff members will maintain social distancing guidelines whenever possible.

Staff will not work closely alongside individual pupils for more than 15mins.

Movement around the school will be using outside routes whenever possible. Staggered break times and lunches should mean that, for the majority of the time, only a small number of pupils are moving around the school at any time.

Each group will have their own set of playground equipment.

When assemblies take place, they will be with one year-group at a time.

We will try to deliver a short PE session every day – this means children may not have time to change into their full PE kit – but they should have shoes appropriate for PE in school every day

We will try to run after school clubs if possible – they will be limited to one year-group per club

The outside climbing equipment areas will be used on a daily rota basis – children must not use these at the start or end of the day.

 

See you all in September

 

Best wishes

 

M Hanks

Headteacher

 

 

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