As you’re probably aware, the government’s guidance on the COVID-19 is rapidly changing and we are starting to welcome more children back into school. This will begin with Nursery and Reception classes from the 8th of June and, all being well, Year 1 and Year 6 to follow.
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 keeps safe and calm.
We’d like to reassure you that at Sir Francis Hill we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and Lincolnshire County Council.
- The – this is in line with current Government guidance
- The school remains open for Vulnerable children and children who have parents as key (critical) workers. Guidance on this can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision.
- If children have been allocated a place they should attend unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they :
- a new, continuous cough and/or
- a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above
- If your child is unwell, 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.
- We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation.
- Children and staff wash their hands thoroughly at regular points during the day. We have installed hand sanitizer pumps in various places in school. We will be following Government guidelines and our children will be undertaking lessons around hygiene and germ control. Further information can be found at: https://e-bug.eu/eng_home.aspx?cc=eng&ss=1&t=Information%20about%20the%20Coronavirus
- 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.
- If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office with the updated details
- Continue to talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. has regular updates for younger children and has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety. Support can also be found on our SEND page.
- Follow government advice. If anyone in a family displays symptoms then the whole household is to self-isolate for 14 days.
We will continue to provide children with home learning opportunities through our website. These can be accessed through the Class Pages part of the website. There is a team of teachers and teaching assistants who have responsibility for this and will respond to any questions you have.
Please consult the:
- School. Currently school is on a minimum staffing level, following Government guidance, but someone will be in school during working hours to answer your call. You can also email school.
- , if you want to know more about the symptoms of COVID 19 Coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use if at all possible before calling 111
- Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to school.
It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about the impact this might have on our community. It’s important we keep each other safe and talk about these events to help with any anxiety.
Further information for Parents and Carers can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june
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