- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with staff and families.
- We have cleaning, hand- washing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home.
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help staff maintain a two metre distance in school.
- Where people cannot be two metres apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission.
What else have we done so far?
We have remained open throughout lockdown or vulnerable pupils.
What is happening in March 2021?
At the beginning of the spring term we re-wrote our risk assessment o include a four step road to recovery, with five tests to consider before moving between steps. More details can be found in our risk assessment (below). On March 8 we moved to step 3. This will be full time and all (100%) pupils will be expected to attend unless there is a particular reason this is not possible, which needs to be agreed by the headteacher.
For this set, each class will be a ‘bubble’. This means that staff and pupils will not mix outside of their class, and will avoid mixing between classes unless it is absolutely necessary for the education of the pupils.
Where possible, transport should keep children from different bubbles separate.
There will be no visitors to either site beyond those that are absolutely necessary for the wellbeing of the pupils.
Inclusion and dual placements will take place with a risk assessment that is agreed by all parties.
There will be no hydrotherapy, but we will keep this under review.
Wherever possible, meetings, PPA and work that can take place off-site, should be done remotely.
There will be some staff, for example leadership, outreach and admin staff, who will be on the ‘fringe’. This means that they will not be part of the bubble, and so should adhere to stringent social distancing when at school. Where this is not possible, full PPE should be worn. These staff may move between sites.