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.

E-Safety

This information is designed to help you stay informed about the online activities of your children. It is easy to think that your child will not be engaging in online activity that may bring them to harm, however many children are drawn into activity unwillingly and unknowingly. It is vital that parents stay well informed and up-to-date with the constant changes in technology that surround them and their children.

There are a great number of resources out there to help parents and carers to support their child to stay safe online. Many of these resources have their own benefits and it is important to make yourself familiar with them all to know where to go for support and advice. You can use the following images below to investigate some of these websites further.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's online safety or activity please speak to their class teacher, or our Family Support Assistant, Mrs D Foster.

Should you feel your child has been put at risk, or is at risk it is incredibly important that this is reported to the appropriate organisation - either CEOP or directly to the police.

ThinkuKnow

This is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. ThinkuKnow aims to ensure that everyone has access to practical information. It provides educational resources including films, cartoons to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

UK Safer Internet Centre

This is a website that provides e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on line. It also provides useful guides about parental controls published by the UK Safer Internet Centre covering Smartphones, gaming devices and internet enabled devices.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Childnet

This is a non-profit organisation working with others to make the internet a great and safe place for children.’ It has links with many of the other resources on this page.

http://www.childnet.com/

KidSMART

Linked with Childnet this site has activities and information for parents and pupils about internet safety.

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

Hector's World

Supported by ThinkUKnow, games and videos aimed at younger pupils aged 5 to 6.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld//

CEOPS

If you are worried about online abuse or the way somebody has been communicating online this can be reported to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), this goes directly to the National Crimes Agency.


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