I thought I would give you an update on the current procedures for the school with regards to the nationwide lockdown that begins on Thursday the 5th of November and how this might affect the school.
The children are still to come into school where physically possible and safe, following current national guidelines.
I am still waiting to hear from the Department of Education with regards to any alterations to national procedures, therefore we will continue at the school to follow the current procedures we already have in place; lining up in the car park, staggered drop off and pick up times etc.
For your information I have also added a link to the main government website for the new national restrictions that the new lockdown will bring;
On another note, because of the expected darker nights that the clocks going back will create, I have changed our one way system ever so slightly, those who have seen me at the school gates over the last couple of days will have already realised that I have now opened up the one way system at the top end of the school. So if you are bringing in children from the 'Memorial Club side' pavement, you can now enter at the small gate, go past the Sycamore Class, through the EYFS/Year 1 playground and then queue in the bays in the pedestrianised car park and drop off and pick up children there as you would normally. You can also use this way out once you have dropped off your children and you wish to head towards the canal basin, down Brookside Road. Please take in to consideration that this is a one way system, follow the blue arrows and please keep your distance from other adults. This is to encourage people not to walk in the road at the top end of the school and endanger themselves and others.
The gates will open at 8:40am in the morning and 3pm in the afternoon.
My priority is to keep as many of the children in school as we possibly can, however there may be times over the forthcoming weeks where this is not possible:
So with regards to work set for children;
If for any reason your child has to isolate at home, the teachers have been continuing to place virtual lessons and tasks on the website for a series of blended learning, these can be found on the class pages on the school website. These bank of lessons work can also be used as extra catch up work if you feel it necessary;
If for any reason Public Health England instruct us we have to shut a 'class bubble' I will inform you of the procedures on a case by case basis.
As always I will continue to update you as and when I am updated with any given changes to policies and procedures from both a County or National level.
And as before, we will again get through this together.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Keep safe and Best Wishes.
Mr P. Bertram