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 email@example.com or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.
Our ‘Partnership of Discovery’ ethos continues beyond the classroom and learning. This is clearly demonstrated through the work of the School Council, and its sub-committees.
Each Key Stage has their own sub-committee which is made up of pupils from each class in that Key Stage. The sub-committees are supported by their Key Stage Leader. The aim of the sub-committees is to work on projects that they feel will benefit the pupils attending The Endeavour.
The School Council is made up of pupils from the Key Stage sub-committees. The School Council meets every half term with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a School Governor. At these meetings they provide feedback on the projects they are working on; bring forward ideas and suggestions from all pupils with in their Key Stage; discuss proposals and developments taking place within the school that are linked to the School Development Plan.
Meet the Councillors
School Councillors for KS2 represent pupils in Cook, Polo and Drake classes. Student Councillors will be focused on improving student friendship by arranging a wide range of activities throughout this academic year. So far our Student Councillors have approved and shown the Nativity Performance to their peers. Also they will be focused on discussing special events such as Easter and leavers parties for the students moving to KS3 in the next academic year.
The student council in Key Stage 3 consists of 10 pupils, 2 from each class who were voted into the role by their peers. They meet every 2 weeks on a Thursday to discuss and plan projects which would benefit the school. So far this year the pupils have discussed ways to support others at breaktime, looked into different activities around the school and began working on ways to improve our recycling.
The main focus of the KS4 school council is to identify charities who we would like to raise funds for as a whole school. They will be organising 5 events throughout the year to raise money for a range of charities including Children in Need and Sport Relief. The School Council members will work as a team to plan and run each event from start to finish. We are looking forward to raising money for charity and having fun in the process.
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