We look forward to welcoming pupils back on Monday 7th September.
Based on more recent information, we have made some changes to our COVID risk assessment which we believe will make the school as safe as possible, but make the learning experience for our pupils as normal as possible. The current assessment is based on a low risk of infection, which currently exists in the Croydon area, but may change if infection numbers increase.
The full risk assessment and strategies in place can be found here, but some key areas we are addressing are as follows:
- Frequent handwashing and sanitisation
- Deep cleaning of school on a daily basis
- Fortnightly treating all hard surfaces with a long term anti viral sanitiser that remains active for up to 28 days.
- WeDuc electronic communication to replace Home School contact books.
- Children will be expected to wear school uniform which should be regularly cleaned.
- Social Distancing
Whilst maintaining social distancing with our children is not practically achievable, we are making some changes to reduce prolonged contact between different groups of children:
- Staff to staff contact minimised by use of additional staff areas.
- Distancing in place (where possible) between staff.
- Assemblies streamed virtually to classes hosted in a different class each time.
- Protecting the School Bubble
- All visitors to the school to be checked and vetted on entry, providing contact details for Track and Trace.
- All visiting professionals required to provide risk assessment of their activity and have necessary controls in place.
- Parents bringing children in to school maintaining social distancing and children collected outside from the access path towards the bottom of Reedham Drive.
- If a child or adult shows symptoms of Covid at home household members must self isolate for 14 days or until the symptomatic person tests negative.
- Rapid response to possible outbreaks.
- If a child or adult displays symptoms of Covid-19 they must be kept at home for 10 days unless a negative test result is obtained.
- If they display symptoms in school they will be isolated by staff using PPE and must be collected immediately and tested, or isolate for 10 days.
- If a positive result is obtained, the school must be informed so that Track and Trace procedures can be implemented.
We are not using face masks routinely, but they will be used when dealing with any symptomatic individual, and may be used by staff outside the classroom where social distancing cannot be maintained. We have based this assessment on the fact that it is very important for our children to see facial expressions and feel that they are in a normal learning environment.
As we are now using WeDuc as our principle means of communication with parents, and please ensure you have downloaded the app and set it up using the email sent by the office.