As you are probably aware, the government’s guidance is that all school aged children should have returned to school in September 2020.
We’d like to let you know what we are doing in school to help protect our children, staff and parents; and also what we expect from you, to help make sure our school community remains safe and calm.
We’d like to reassure you that at Sir Francis Hill we are continuing to take all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and Lincolnshire County Council.
What’s the current situation?
- From September 2020, the school has reopened for all pupils.
- We have a Full Risk Assessment in place which has been ratified by our Board of Governors at the end of July. (A copy of this can be found below) We continue to update this as necessary. The latest update is November 2020.
- We have written to all parents to explain how the school day will run with slightly altered timings so that we can maintain two ‘Bubbles’ of children. (FS/KS1 and KS2) (A copy of this letter can also be found below)
What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff who remain in school
- Children and staff wash their hands thoroughly at regular points during the day. We have installed hand sanitiser pumps in various places in school.
- Regular and thorough cleaning of the premises, with a particular focus on areas such as the toilets and the door handles, using an approved disinfectant cleaner.
- We have clear guidance on what we will do if we suspect a child or member of staff has COVID19 as they are displaying symptoms.
- We have clear guidance from the LEA on what to do when if we have a confirmed case in school.
What we need you to do
- Your child should attend school unless they feel unwell – if your child, or a member of your household, has any of the following symptoms, please isolate at home (further guidance can be found below):
- a new continuous cough and/or
- a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above
- a change in smell and/or taste
If your child has any of the above symptoms, they should be should be taken for a test: information on how to book can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
- If your child is unwell with COVID symptoms, report this as you would normally by calling the school office first thing in the morning. This is so we can assess the situation and speak to Public Health England for guidance if needed.
- We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation - please make sure that you read all letters that we send.
If you have any questions
Please consult the:
Further information for Parents and Carers can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term
As ever, thank you for your continued support. We are very proud of the way in which our children have shown true resilience throughout this and you, as parents, have played the biggest part in this.
Sir Francis Hill
What to do if your child receives a positive COVID test result
- Please call the school and notify us as soon as you can.
- Please follow the government guidance on self-isolating.
If you receive a positive test result for your child over a weekend or holiday period
Please email the school admin address (email@example.com) with the email subject POSITIVE COVID TEST. As a parent in this email please detail the name of the child that has tested positive, the class that they are in and any siblings that also attend our school. A member of our admin staff will be checking this inbox daily specifically to look to see if an email with this subject should arrive in there so that we can promptly respond as instructed.