COVID-19 Information for parents and carers
Return to school - September 2021
As per current government guidance, we will continue to have in place the following control measures:
- robust hand and respiratory hygiene for all
- maintain robust cleaning regimes
- suitable ventilation of occupied spaces
- follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
Drop off and Pick Up Arrangements
We will continue with our previous arrangements for the start of the school day. The field gate will be open between 8.40am - 8.50am for pupils to enter and filter through to their respective classrooms. The one way system operated previously will continue to be in place.
School will revert back to the original finish time of 3.15pm. At the end of the school day, parents will be able to enter through either the main gate or the Reception gate and collect their child(ren) from the external door of their child(ren)'s classroom.
Parents will be able to opt for either a school meal or packed lunch; school meals will no longer need to be pre-ordered in advance. Children will be able to choose an option on the day including the hot meal of the day, jacket potato and use the salad cart. Food will no longer be served in a 'pot'; plates will be used.
KS1 children will have lunch between 12pm and 1pm with KS2 children eating between 12.15pm and 1.15pm. The children will no longer need to remain seated for half and hour and will be able to go out to the playground once they have finished eating.
In line with Government guidance and Local Authority expectations we have completed a thorough Covid-19 Risk Assessment in preparation for the children to return to school.
The documents below have been ratified by the Governing Body and Ignis Academy Trustees: