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Information from School

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following yesterday’s request from the Local Authority that parents wear face masks on school grounds and the subsequent Facebook comments, I would like to provide you with the following information and reminders:

  1. The school will always, without exception, follow the advice of the Local Authority and the Welsh Assembly Government. We are not medically trained and, whilst we appreciate that there are many different views on the Covid 19 pandemic, we can not afford to ignore the advice that we are given.
  2. There were comments about the arrangements at the end of the day letting some children out. I have reminded parents often of the importance of arriving in school at the correct time to drop off and collect children as well as the need to socially distance on the school grounds. However, the system before half term became impossible to manage as, in some classes, children were being collected from 2.55pm-3.30pm for no apparent reason. This impacted on teaching for the whole class as teachers cannot be at the door and teaching a lesson at the same time! In addition, the point of staggered entry and exit times is to minimise the number of people on site. If parents are on site early this defeats the purpose!
  3. For the reason above children should now be dropped off at the correct time and collected at the correct time. This has always been the case before the Covid 19 pandemic so should not be an issue now. The only exception to this is if you have a sibling who is in school at different times. If this is the case, please make sure you have sent a dojo message/rung the school office to inform class teachers. They will ensure that siblings are ready to collect early.
  4. If parents arrive in school on time and wait in the designated areas, observing social distancing there is plenty of space and there should be no issues. Please see below for a reminder of times and waiting areas for each class.
  5. If you do need to collect your child before the designated time, please sign them out in the main office as you always have done. The office staff will then ring class and arrange for your child to be brought to you.
  6. You have been requested to wear face masks by the Local Authority when on school grounds. Whilst this may be uncomfortable and inconvenient, it may also help in some small way to reduce transmission of this virus. It certainly won’t do any harm! I would like to thank all the parents who have complied with this request.
  7. For those of you who have read comments about us refusing to hand children over if parents are not in masks, this is not the case. We rely on parents working with us to make the school as safe as possible and do not have the resources to ‘police’ every adult who comes to school. Instead, we are asking the whole community to work together, remain positive and support the school through these difficult times.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Woodford

Infant Entry and Exit

Class ARRIVAL

 

LEAVING

Children will be  taken to the playground via the door they came in. Parents should wait, observing social distancing

Reception 8.45am

Reception door

3.15PM
1JE 8.45AM

Usual door

3.15PM
1MF 8.45AM

Main Entrance

3.15PM
2 JB 9.00AM

Usual door

3.30PM

 

Junior Entry and Exit

Class Times

 

Doors
3KR 9.00am- 3.30pm

 

Year 3 door. Please wait in the lower junior yard by the staffroom at pick up time. Children will be sent/brought to you.
2/3LM 9.00am- 3.30pm

 

 

Mian entrance. Please queue at the steps by the main entrance. Children will be released and you can walk down the ramp.
4AT  

8.45-3.15pm

 

 

Year 3 door. Please wait in the lower junior yard by the staffroom at pick up time. Children will be sent/brought to you.
4LG 8.45-3.15pm

 

Mian entrance. Please queue at the steps by the main entrance. Children will be released and you can walk down the ramp.
5DG 8.45-3.15pm

 

Children can walk round and enter via the Upper Playground door next to the hall
5SP 8.45-3.15pm

 

Children can walk round and enter via the Upper Playground door next to the Year 6 classes
6CN 8.30-3.00pm

 

Children can walk round and enter via the Upper Playground door next to the Year 6 classes
6AC 8.30-3.00pm

 

Main Entrance
6BG 8.30am-3.00pm

 

Children can walk round and enter via the Upper Playground door next to the hall

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