Coronavirus Update: A phased return for pupils will begin on Monday 08 June 2020. The plan for each week will be that the pupils who have been attending (as they are children of Key workers) will continue to attend daily. All other pupils will attend Tuesday to Friday each week. This will allow for staff to thoroughly clean rooms that have been used the previous week, so we are confident that all health and safety precautions are taken.

Pupils will arrive by home/school transport or with parents, all of whom will drive onto the premises, but remain in their vehicles, until the pupils are asked to exit the vehicle, at 10am. Then, Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will take the temperature of the pupil. If the temperature is above a certain level the pupil will need to return home with the parent or remain in school, isolated, if on home/school transport. Parents will need to collect their child if they have a raised temperature or are unwell, as home/school transport will not return any pupil home. So, parents must be available to come directly to school in such a case. This is the same if a pupil is taken unwell during the day. Once temperatures have been checked the pupil will go to their designated classroom (not necessarily their usual classroom) to sit at an allocated desk, in a room with 4 pupil desks. All necessary equipment will be on this desk, so there is no sharing of equipment, reducing the risk of infection. The staffing will be one teacher and one LSA, for each group of 4 pupils, for the whole 4 days. The pupils will remain in this room for the whole day, for the lesson times and lunchtime. We cannot have practical, interactive lessons in order to avoid the possibility of infection. There is one toilet designated per class, which will be deep cleaned at the end of each day.

All groups will have the chance to go out to the school field for fresh air on a rota basis, regularly throughout the day. Pupils will need to provide their own food and drink for the day, no school meals are available and no water fountains are in use. Please ensure that your child is dressed in different clothes each day, to lessen the chance of infection being spread, school uniform is not required. Pupils will not be able to bring into school any mobile phones or toys that they may usually bring to school on home/school transport, as we will not be able to collect belongings as we usually do, nor guarantee the safety of any item.

We plan to start this reopening in the week beginning 08 June 2020, with 3 groups of pupils. Then, the following week another group will start to attend, gradually building up, one additional group per week. This will give us a chance to see how the pupils are coping with these arrangements. During the week before your child starts to attend Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will phone you to make specific arrangements for your child. 24/7 Taxis, who do the home/school transport, have informed us that for social distancing purposes taxis will usually only have one pupil on board. There may be some vehicles with 2 pupils, if there is no escort accompanying the pupils.

These plans will finish on Friday 17 July 2020, which will be the last day for pupils to attend before the summer holidays. If you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements please contact us on safeguarding.eca@kcat.co.uk or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.

Medication

The following guidance comes from the ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical conditions Policy’; a link to this can be found in the policies section of this website.


As advised by our school nursing team which is part of NELFT NHS, we are adhering to local policy to prevent drug administration errors and to protect all children receiving medication in school

All medication must come into school in the original container and must have been prescribed by a Doctor.  There must be a pharmacy label stating the child's name, the correct prescribed dose, the frequency and timing of when to be given and the expiry date should be clearly visible.  If any of the above is missing or unclear we will not be able to administer the medication to your child.  We must also have your written permission to administer your child's own medication.  A form is available to download and print out below.

The only exceptions to the above are Paracetamol (in tablet or liquid, ie Calpol), allergy medication (in tablet or liquid, ie Piraton) and Ibuprophen (in tablet or liquid form) if this has been recommended by a Doctor - these medications may be non-prescription and we are able to administer and keep these in school for your child as long as we have received the completed and signed form (as below).  Please clearly mark these medications with your child's name. 

Please also note that we keep a supply of Paracetamol tablets in school which can be given to pupils with the permission of a parent/carer on a case by case basis if needed.  We will request your verbal permission over the phone to give this so It is important that we have a current contact telephone number for this purpose.

Unfortunately we are unable to administer any medications that do not fulfil the above requirements and as such these will be returned to you.  We hope you understand that this policy is essential to minimise the risk of error and to protect all children at the school.


Request for school to administer medication:


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