Frequently asked questions and answers about the provision offered?

How has the school environment been cleaned to prepare for my child to return to school?

  • The school has been deep cleaned and there is a process of regular deep cleaning in place.
  • The classroom used for the session will only be used for one students group per day. When the students leave it will be deep cleaned ready for the next day.
  • The school is lucky to have good handwashing facilities around the school to cope with a reduced number of students. The study group will be given a ‘dedicated’ toilet areas which means that no more than 2 groups of students will access the washing facilities in this area over any one day. In addition to this, the entrance to this area will be controlled to limit students at the sink areas at any one time and there is frequent cleaning of this area by an onsite housekeeping team.

 

What measures will the school put into place to limit their contact with others?

  • In line with Department of Education (DfE) recommendations, the following measures will be put in place:
  • Students will work in a study group (or ‘bubble’). The DfE have recommended that these should be a maximum of 15 students. At this time, we are limiting them to 12 students.
  • Your child may not be taught by their class teacher, but all groups will be taught by English, Maths and Science specialist teachers during their session in school.
  • The same teacher will teach the sessions each week thus proving continuity.
  • Children from different student groups will not be able to mix together, therefore there will be staggered arrival and departure times.

 

My child or a member of my family has underlying health conditions. Do they need to attend?

  • Children who are in, or who live with someone in, an extremely vulnerable group will not be expected to attend.
  • The Local Authority will not be penalising non-attendance of any parents at this time.

 

Will there be an opportunity for students to get refreshments in school?

  • We will not be able to provide breakfast or lunchtime provision at this time as we cannot let students from different study groups mix together. This is an opportunity for study support for a fixed period. It is our intention to review the provision after two weeks to see if it can be extended at this point.

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