Return to School

Re-opening Schools for Year 10 students:

Following the government’s announcement on Sunday 24th May, Year 10 will now return to school on Monday 15th June.

The official government guidance states…

From the week commencing 1st June at the earliest, we will be asking primary schools to welcome back children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside priority groups. We will ask secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges to offer some face-to-face support to supplement the remote education of year 10 and year 12 students who are due to take key exams next year, alongside the full time provision they are offering to priority groups.’

We have purposefully delayed our response to this while unions and government officials conducted discussions.  Despite the recent news in the press the vast majority of teaching unions are now supportive of the government plans.  Geoff Barton who is the general secretary of Final Version Preparing for a Return to School Newsletter one of the biggest teaching unions stated:

We are reassured by the feedback we received from government scientific advisers on Friday, and we continue to support our members in preparing for the re-opening of schools from June 1st.’ 

I understand that many parents and carers will have concerns around the school re-opening and there will be many questions you will want to ask.

This page aims to outline how we intend to re-open the school for Year 10 students in a safe way that adheres to social distancing measures and the latest government guidance as well supplementing our remote learning strategy with some face to face learning.

Thank you for your feedback on the draft return to school plan we proposed.  There was a great response by parents and carers and that has really helped us in our planning.  Your feedback and questions were considered by the Trust and we have taken your thoughts on board when finalising our return to school plan.  Please find attached a set of FAQs from your feedback which we hope addresses the vast majority of parent /carer concerns.

 

Return to School Parent and Carer FAQs

 

What date do Year 10 students return to school?

A: The planned date is Monday 15th June.  However, students will be expected to come into school on for their induction process prior to this date. This date of the induction process has yet to be confirmed.


Is the Return to school plan still going ahead given the recent press releases and what some teaching unions have said?

A: Yes, in light of Boris Johnson’s announcement on Sunday 24th May the school will now re-open to Year 10 students to supplement remote learning on Monday 15th June.  We are still planning to run an induction process for students and we will confirm the date of this when we receive further guidance from the government.  We have completed a robust risk assessment and our return to school plan has had the approval of the Trust board following consultation with staff, parents and union representatives. If the government changes its plans further we will respond accordingly and will keep parents and carers informed.

Does this plan have the backing of the Local Authority?

A: Yes.  The local authority has been in contact with schools to emphasise the need for schools to prepare for re-opening given their own set of circumstances and context.  This may change subject to new government guidance and as a result we will respond appropriately if there is any change to government guidance


How will social distancing be maintained on corridors?

A: The following measures have been put in place:  (Please read the Return to school plan for further details on this)

  • Students on arrival will be met by their teacher and will line up 2m apart (please read the Arrival and Departure procedures for more details)
  • Teachers, with senior leaders will escort students to their classroom one class at a time ensuring students maintain a 2m distance as they walk.
  • Markers on the floor will indicate the direction of travel and the 2m distance as a guide for students and staff (see pictures below)
  • There will be a one-way system implemented throughout the school (see pictures below)

As part of the student induction process all students will have the opportunity to ‘walk through’ the procedures prior to their full return to school on Monday 15th June.  We will be sending video guidance of how to enter the building over half term so students and parents/carers are clear on the Arrival and Departure procedures prior to arriving for the student induction session (the date of which is to be confirmed).


Are school buses running?

A: We are working with the bus companies at the moment to see if we can arrange a school bus or several school buses to run which can adhere to social distancing measures and prevent students from using public transport.  We are still awaiting a response from the bus companies and we will update you as soon as we have any more information on this. If this is not possible we would have to encourage students to walk or cycle to school and only use public transport as a last resort. We are organising additional secure and socially distant cycle sheds for students to use if necessary.


Will students need to wear full school uniform?

A: Yes.  This is for a number of reasons related to reducing the risk of spreading the disease and also so we can easily identify our students in the school and as they walk to and from school.  Our normal school uniform policy applies with a particular emphasis at this current time on no piercings or jewellery.  We would ask that students remove all piercings and jewellery before they set off to school.


Do I have to wash school uniform everyday?

A: No.  We said it would be advisable to wash it more frequently, but this does not mean you have to wash it every day.


Do I have to send my child into school and will I receive a fine if I don’t?

A: No.  Currently the government is encouraging parents of Year 10 students to send their children to school but they are not enforcing this.  The government have said clearly that parents will not be fined if they choose not to send their children into school.  We would love to see our students again and help them with their learning but our first phase of planning is all about building confidence and we will work with parents and carers whatever they decide.  The reality is we are going to be working like this for potentially a long time and we want to try to take positive steps forward to allow everyone to have confidence that we can work safely and learn to live with Coronavirus.


I’m concerned about sending my child back to school as they have an underlying medical condition.  What should I do?

A:  Please see the government guidance below to help you with your decision.

It is clear that if your child is clinically extremely vulnerable or is living with someone in the same household who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you should NOT send your child into school.

Please view the government guidance on this below:

gov.uk guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons


Will PPE be used for staff and students?

A: We will follow the official government guidance on PPE below:

Wearing a face covering or face mask in schools or other education settings is not recommended. Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close social contact with people you do not usually meet and where social distancing and other measures cannot be maintained, for example on public transport or in some shops. This does not apply to schools or other education settings. Schools and other education or childcare settings should therefore not require staff, children and learners to wear face coverings. Changing habits, cleaning and hygiene are effective measures in controlling the spread of the virus.


Will my child receive consequences if they come into school with a face mask on and will they be asked to take it off?

A: No.  We are operating in unprecedented times and common sense has to prevail.  We want to work with you as parents to build confidence with our students and we will be sensible about the decisions we make around this.


Will my child be able to socialise at break or lunch?

A: No. As part of this plan there is no break or lunch.  Students will only be in school for one 2 hour session on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


My child normally receives TA support or 1:1 support will they still get this?

A: No. It is very difficult to provide 1:1 support without increasing the risk of breaching social distancing.  Instead we will look to plan additional remote support for students via our SEND team should they need it.  The support we provide will be personalised around the needs of each individual child.

Next Steps:  

Having consulted with all stakeholders we are still planning to re-open the school to Year 10 students on Monday 15th June.  There will be an induction programme which students will need to attend. The date of the induction process is to be confirmed.  The details of this can be found on the pink tabs below or by reading the Return to School Plan in full. — We will keep parents and carers informed if there are any changes to government guidance which may change these timescales. 

We have also grouped students into their cohorts and classes and you can find out which cohort your child is in by clicking the pink tab further down the page.

Return to School Plan

If you would like to read the Return to School Plan in full please click below.  Alternatively each section of the plan can be accessed via the pink tabs below for your reference.

Return to School Plan - Full Document

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Outline of the Return to School Plan: Please click the tabs below to find out more information

  • The Weekly Timetable

    MONDAY

    PASTEUR

    FLEMING

    SNOW

    JENNER

    9am – 11am

    Maths

    English

    CLEANING AND PREPARATION

    12.45pm – 2.45pm

    Maths

    English


    TUESDAY

    PASTEUR

    FLEMING

    SNOW

    JENNER

    9am – 11am

    Science

    Maths

    CLEANING AND PREPARATION

    12.45pm – 2.45pm

    Science

    Maths


    WEDNESDAY

    PASTEUR

    FLEMING

    SNOW

    JENNER

    9am – 11am

    English

    Science

    CLEANING AND PREPARATION

    12.45pm – 2.45pm

    English

    Science

     

  • Which cohort and class is my child in?

    Each cohort is named after a famous scientist/epidemiologist who transformed the medical profession and saved millions of lives with their medical work and vaccines.  The reason for doing this is to develop confidence and hope in our students that there is a solution and this will not last forever!

     

    Monsieur Louis Pasteur was a 19th century French scientist, commonly known as the father of microbiology. Pasteur discovered that microorganisms caused fermentation and disease and his discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease. He also developed the technique of pasteurisation, which we use today to preserve food products such as milk.

    Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish scientist/bacteriologist, who discovered penicillin, the first ever antibiotic which was being produced by a mould growing in one of his petri dishes. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 and has contributed to the saving of millions of lives all around the world, thanks to the development of antibiotics.

    John Snow was an English Scientist, responsible for the discovery of Cholera as a water-borne disease. During the 1854 outbreak, in Soho London, Snow mapped the cases against a street map and traced the problem back to a contaminated water well. He is widely considered to be the founder of epidemiology- the branch of medicine which deals with the study of and analysis of disease within a population.

    Edward Jenner was an English surgeon, who discovered the vaccination for smallpox. Jenner realised that anyone who had contracted cowpox, would not later contract smallpox. Upon testing his theory, Jenner discovered inoculation, eliminating smallpox and contributing to the saving of millions of lives with the modern day vaccination.

     

    Please use the table below to find out which Cohort your child is in and which teacher they will have for English, maths and science.  You will then need to use the weekly timetable to find out what time your child’s cohort should attend.  You will also need to refer to the Arrival and Departure section to find out the arrival protocols for each cohort.  We will be sending out further guidance on this to support you.

    Name

    Cohort

    Maths Teacher

    Science Teacher

    English Teacher

    ABDULSAID Moatasam Snow JWI SHR GHU
    ADU DONKOR Priscilla Fleming RNA SHR SRE
    AHMED Aleeza Snow HBR SCR JCA
    AHMED Umar Snow CST CWO PLL
    AKHTAR Aniqah Jenner CST IRO SRE
    AKHTAR Malikah Jenner CST IRO SRE
    AKTHER Mukadas Snow HBR SCR SRE
    ALLWOOD Charlie Fleming JBR CWO PLL
    ALSTON-FORRESTER Phoebe Jenner ACS IRO PLL
    ANDERSON Logan Snow JWI SHR GHU
    ANDERSON Rebecca Pasteur JWI IRO GHU
    ANIELLO Matthew Fleming DMO IRO PLL
    APPLEBY Leonie Snow CST IRO PLL
    APPLEBY Mia Fleming DMO IRO GHU
    ASHWORTH Keane Jenner RNA CWO PLL
    ASLAM Shazaib Jenner CST IRO GHU
    BABIC Bettina Jenner CST IRO JCA
    BARLOW Megan Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    BARRINGTON Noah Pasteur DMO IRO GHU
    BATES Phoenix Jenner JBR CWO SRE
    BATES-ROBINSON Halle Fleming DMO IRO SRE
    BAXENDALE Megan Fleming ACS IRO GHU
    BEBBINGTON Harvey Snow JBR CWO GHU
    BENNETT Coby Pasteur DMO IRO PLL
    BENTHAM Leah Snow JBR CWO PLL
    BITHELL Samantha Jenner CST IRO GHU
    BOURN Lois Snow JWI SHR GHU
    BRIGGS Lucas Pasteur CST IRO PLL
    BURROWS Libby Jenner ACS IRO GHU
    BUTT Wahib Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    BUTTERWORTH Abby Snow JWI IRO PLL
    CARDWELL Toni-Marie Jenner JBR CWO SRE
    CARTWRIGHT Cain Pasteur CST SHR GHU
    CARTWRIGHT Ryeleah Snow JWI SHR SRE
    CAULDWELL Casey Jenner CST IRO SRE
    CHADWICK Kian Jenner JBR SHR SRE
    CHAUR Christian Pasteur DMO IRO GHU
    COLLARD-KING Ryan Fleming RNA SHR JCA
    CONWAY Mia Snow CST IRO PLL
    COWCILL Matthew Jenner RNA SHR JCA
    CUTTS Kyle Jenner RNA SHR JCA
    DALLEY Tegan Jenner ACS IRO SRE
    DALZIEL Josh Jenner ACS IRO SRE
    DEVENPORT Jacob Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    DORAN Liam Pasteur CST IRO GHU
    DOWNING Abby Fleming ACS IRO GHU
    DUMBILL Demi-Lei Fleming ACS IRO SRE
    DUNN Ellie Fleming JBR CWO PLL
    DURMAN Taylor Pasteur HBR SHR JCA
    DZIUNKA Sophie Pasteur JWI SHR JCA
    EVANS Harrison Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    EVANS Tegan Fleming JBR SCR JCA
    FAIRFIELD Erin Jenner CST IRO GHU
    FALLON Lewis Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    FASEHUN Folarera Snow CST SHR SRE
    FEARN Kelsey Fleming DMO IRO GHU
    FEARN Taiyah Fleming ACS IRO SRE
    FOGG Larissa Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    FOLEY Erin Pasteur JWI SHR SRE
    FOTHERGILL Billy Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    FREIMUTE Anete Jenner MIS CWO SRE
    GALLAGHER Romily-Nel Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    GOODWIN-SHERIDAN Brandon Fleming JBR SHR PLL
    GORMAN Sophie Fleming MIS CWO JCA
    GREENEY Jessica Pasteur JWI SHR SRE
    GREENHALGH Charlie Fleming DMO IRO GHU
    GREENHALGH Luke Snow CST IRO SRE
    GREENHALGH Mackenzie Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    GRIME Lucy Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    GUNN Molly Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    HALES Lewis Snow HBR IRO JCA
    HAMILTON Harvey Snow MIS IRO SRE
    HAMLETT Thomas Pasteur DMO CWO PLL
    HARRISON Paige Snow HBR SCR JCA
    HARROP Shannon Pasteur JWI SHR JCA
    HARVEY Courtney Pasteur DMO IRO PLL
    HASLAM Megan Jenner ACS IRO GHU
    HATTON Keegan Snow JWI SHR GHU
    HAYES Callan Snow HBR SCR JCA
    HEAP Bradley Snow HBR SCR JCA
    HIBBERT Brandon Jenner RNA SHR SRE
    HIGGINS Louie Snow JBR CWO PLL
    HILTON Chardonay Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    HILTON Poppy Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    HODGKINSON Alliyah Snow JWI SHR GHU
    HOLMES Indigo Pasteur CST IRO GHU
    HOUGHTON Khia-Louise Fleming MIS CWO PLL
    HOWARD Keira Pasteur JBR IRO PLL
    HOWARD Lewis Pasteur CST IRO PLL
    HOWARTH Leo Jenner RNA SHR JCA
    HUNTER Thomas Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    HUSBAND Kelsie Snow MIS IRO PLL
    IMRAN Zaynah Pasteur CST IRO JCA
    IMTIAZ Aisha Jenner JBR CWO JCA
    IORGULESCU Andrei Fleming RNA SCR SRE
    JACKSON Logan Snow MIS IRO SRE
    JAMES Kian Pasteur JWI SHR SRE
    JAMESON Damien Jenner MIS SHR GHU
    JAMIESON Max Jenner MIS CWO GHU
    JARROLD Liam Jenner MIS CWO GHU
    JOHNSON Leah Jenner MIS IRO GHU
    JONES Caden Fleming ACS IRO GHU
    KENNEDY Jenna Snow JWI IRO GHU
    KENWORTHY Amelia Fleming JBR SHR SRE
    KIRKHAM Andrew Pasteur CST IRO SRE
    KIRKMAN Charlie Jenner RNA SCR JCA
    KIRKMAN Megan Jenner JBR SHR SRE
    KIRKPATRICK Zak Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    KNOWLES Brooke Jenner RNA SCR SRE
    LANE Callum Fleming JBR SHR JCA
    LEWIS Leah Snow CST CWO PLL
    LIAS Adam Snow MIS IRO JCA
    LOVE Sol Pasteur CST SCR SRE
    LOWE Gracie Jenner CST IRO SRE
    MACHIN Alisha Fleming DMO IRO SRE
    MAGUIRE Perry Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    MARSHALL Adam Fleming MIS CWO JCA
    MATTHEWS Ellis Snow JBR CWO PLL
    MAXFIELD Abi Jenner MIS IRO PLL
    MAY Ashleigh Jenner RNA SCR JCA
    MCKEON-DEVANEY India Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    MCMORRAN Lyla Snow CST IRO PLL
    MCQUILLAN-JONES Rhiannon Jenner JBR CWO SRE
    MELLETT Joshua Snow JBR CWO PLL
    MORRIS Chantelle Fleming JBR SHR PLL
    MORRISON Marcus Jenner JBR SHR PLL
    MURPHY Jessica Pasteur CST IRO SRE
    MURRAY Callum Jenner RNA SCR JCA
    NAISBITT Lucy Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    NAUGHTON Shane Snow HBR SCR JCA
    NAVEED Mohammed Jenner JBR CWO SRE
    NAWAZ Mohammed Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    NICHOLSON Skye Snow JBR CWO GHU
    O’CONNELL Imogen Pasteur HBR SCR SRE
    OAKLEY Saul Snow CST IRO SRE
    OLDHAM Jobe Pasteur HBR SCR JCA
    PALIN Maddison Fleming ACS IRO SRE
    PARKINSON Aaron Snow HBR SCR JCA
    PARKINSON Callum Pasteur DMO IRO PLL
    PARRY Mason Fleming DMO IRO SRE
    PARTINGTON Luke Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    PENGELLY Jade Fleming JBR SHR SRE
    PERCIVAL Samuel Snow JBR CWO PLL
    PHILLIPS Laila Jenner CST IRO SRE
    PHILLIPS Lily Fleming ACS IRO SRE
    PILLING Luke Jenner MIS CWO PLL
    PRENTICE Isabel Snow MIS IRO PLL
    PRICE Toby Jenner ACS IRO SRE
    PURDIE Aaron Pasteur DMO IRO GHU
    PURDIE Cameron Pasteur HBR IRO GHU
    QAISAR Khaneen Fleming DMO IRO SRE
    RAMSDEN Thomas Pasteur CST IRO PLL
    REEVES Joshua Fleming RNA SCR JCA
    REHAN Haider Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    REID Chanel Snow HBR SCR JCA
    RENSHAW Aimee Jenner ACS IRO SRE
    RHEAD Caitlin Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    RIDING Corey Jenner RNA SCR PLL
    RIDINGS Kourtney Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    RILEY Bradley Snow HBR SHR JCA
    ROSCOE Jake Fleming JBR SHR SRE
    ROSE Dillon Jenner MIS IRO SRE
    ROSSINGTON Amy Fleming ACS IRO SRE
    RULE Codey Snow CST IRO PLL
    RUSHMORE Harry Snow JBR CWO PLL
    RUSHTON Sarah Jenner ACS IRO GHU
    SAUNDERS Eliese Snow JWI IRO GHU
    SAVIDGE Faye Jenner CST IRO PLL
    SCAIFE Jason Fleming DMO IRO GHU
    SCHOFIELD Ella Fleming MIS CWO SRE
    SCHWEITZER Ella Snow MIS IRO PLL
    SCOTT Ami Fleming DMO IRO GHU
    SELLERS Kady-Leigh Snow CST IRO PLL
    SHAGOFTA Haroon Fleming DMO IRO SRE
    SHAHID Hamna Snow CST IRO GHU
    SHAW Adam Jenner JBR SHR PLL
    SHAW Leam Snow JBR CWO GHU
    SHER Gul Jenner JBR SHR JCA
    SISSON Jack Snow MIS IRO PLL
    SKELHORN Leah Jenner RNA SCR JCA
    SLATER Amber Pasteur CST IRO GHU
    SLATER Hannah Fleming ACS IRO GHU
    SMITH Finlay Jenner JBR CWO JCA
    SMITH Joe Jenner RNA SCR PLL
    SOUTHERN Paige Fleming JBR SHR SRE
    TAYLOR Callum Snow MIS IRO SRE
    TAYLOR Gracie Pasteur JWI SHR JCA
    TAYLOR Kristian Snow JBR CWO PLL
    THOMPSON Bella Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    TILDSLEY Bailey Pasteur JWI SHR GHU
    TOTTEN Kaitlyn Snow JWI IRO SRE
    TURNBULL-HALL Niamh Fleming MIS CWO PLL
    TURNER Luke Jenner MIS CWO PLL
    TYERMAN Adam Pasteur DMO CWO PLL
    ULLAH Raja-Izb Fleming JBR SHR JCA
    VELICKA Elina Fleming ACS IRO GHU
    VINING Olivia Pasteur CST IRO PLL
    WALKDEN Molly Pasteur DMO IRO PLL
    WALTON Jack Snow JBR CWO PLL
    WARING Hallie Pasteur DMO CWO PLL
    WHITELAW Maddison Snow CST SHR PLL
    WHITTAKER Catherine Jenner ACS IRO SRE
    WHITWORTH Luke Pasteur JWI IRO SRE
    WIGGINS Jacob Pasteur JBR CWO PLL
    WILCOX Keagan Fleming DMO CWO PLL
    WILLIAMS Cayon Jenner MIS CWO PLL
    WILLIAMS Jessica-Lyn Pasteur JWI SHR SRE
    WILSON Charlie Snow MIS IRO SRE
  • Arrival and Departure from School

    Arrival

    Each cohort will enter the building at 2 different points depending upon the subject they will be attending.

    English = FRONT OF SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES – Entrance to English Block at the front of school near T6

    Maths = BACK OF SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES– Enter via back yard and enter school via door next to M4

    Science = FRONT OF SCHOOL ON TUESDAY Enter via middle entrance to school outside S6 on Tuesday /  BACK OF SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY – Enter via backyard by M4 on Wednesday

     

    Students will line up at the front of school or at the back of school depending upon the subject they have that day.

     

    Protocols for Front of School (English plus Science on Tuesdays):

    • Students arrive from 8.45 am or 12.30pm and will go to the Staff car park. Parents will drop off students in the visitor car park.  Parents will not be allowed to enter the staff car park.  Staff must park their cars at the far end of the car park before 8.30am
    • Students will line up 2m apart as indicated by markings on the floor in their classes for English (Science on Tuesday)
    • Class teachers will be there to greet students as they arrive and instruct them to line up 2m apart whilst also keeping a 2m distance from the students
    • Classes will then be escorted in to the school one class at a time (largest class first). As the class enters the building they will have their temperature checked by a member of SLT and will wash their hands with the hand sanitiser.
    • The teacher will then escort students to their classroom along the designated one way route
    • SLT will then signal for the next class to enter the building and the process will be repeated until all classes have safely entered the building
    • Students will receive the same amount of allocated time each day so the last class to enter will be the last class to leave so they have same curriculum time.
    • The gates at the front of school will be locked once all students have entered the building.
    • Any students arriving late will have to buzz the intercom. A member of staff will meet them at the door maintaining a distance of 2m.  Their temperature will be checked and they will wash their hands using the hand sanitiser before entering the building.  They will then be escorted to their classroom.
    • If students have a temperature they will not be allowed into the building and will be sent home immediately after contacting parents / carers. 

     

    Protocols for the Back of School (Maths plus Science on Wednesdays):

    • Students arrive from 8.45am or 12.30pm and will go to the back of school and enter school next to the astroturf pitch. Parents will drop off students in the visitor car park.  Parents will not be allowed to enter the staff car park.  Staff must park their cars at the far end of the car park before 8.30am
    • Students will line up on the back yard 2m apart as indicated by markings on the floor in their classes for Maths (Science on Wednesday)
    • Class teachers will be there to greet students as they arrive and instruct them to line up 2m apart whilst also keeping a 2m distance from the students
    • Classes will then be escorted in to the school one class at a time (largest class first). As the class enters the building via M4 they will have their temperature checked by a member of SLT and will wash their hands with the hand sanitiser.
    • The teacher will then escort students to their classroom along the designated one way route
    • SLT will then signal for the next class to enter the building and the process will be repeated until all classes have safely entered the building
    • Students will receive the same amount of allocated time each day so the last class to enter will be the last class to leave so they have same curriculum time.
    • The gates at the back of school will be locked once all students are on the back yard. A member of staff will be on duty at the back gates constantly through this period
    • Any students arriving late will have to buzz the intercom. A member of staff will meet them at the door maintaining a distance of 2m.  Their temperature will be checked and they will wash their hands using the hand sanitiser before entering the building.  They will then be escorted to their classroom.
    • If students have a temperature they will not be allowed into the building and will be sent home immediately after contacting parents / carers.

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

     

    PASTEUR

     

    Back of School via M4

    Front of School  via S6

    English Block via T6

     

    FLEMING

     

    Front of School via T6

    Back of School via M4

    Back Yard via M4

     

    SNOW

     

    Back of School  via M4

    Front of School via S6

    English Block via T6

     

    JENNER

     

    Front of School via T6

    Back of School via M4

    Back Yard via M4

     

    Unless your child has a medical need or other vulnerability, parents should avoid coming to the school reception.

     

    Departure

    • Each cohort will leave following the one way system and the exit will clearly be identified for each subject area.
    • Each class will be dismissed by a member of SLT so this is staggered and will be based on the last in last out scenario from the arrival procedures.
    • Students will place all their equipment in a A3 zip wallet and seal it.
    • Students will then stand behind their desk.
    • The member of SLT will lead students out of the classroom and with the teacher will ensure each student washes their hands using the hand sanitiser on the way out. Students will follow the member of SLT whilst maintaining social distancing measures.
    • The teacher will be the last person out of the classroom and will also escort students out of the building ensuring they maintain 2m apart as they do so.
    • Again, every student will wash their hands with the hand sanitisers when leaving the building.  Students will maintain social distancing guidelines as they leave and will be encouraged to do this until they arrive home.

     

  • Movement Around the School
    • Once students are in their classroom they must not leave that area for any reason unless there is a medical condition.
    • Toilets will be available for each Zone:
      • English = Mrs Pearson’s office/toilet
      • Maths = Girls and boys toilets by canteen
      • Science on Tuesday = Mrs Perason’s Office/Toilet
      • Science on Weds = Toilet by Main Reception
    • There will be a one way system in place to move around the building.
    • There will be arrows on the floor which will be 2 meters apart to indicate which direction to move around the building and how far away you must stay from the person in front or behind you (see pictures below)

    Everyone must adhere to the one way system.

     

  • Class Sizes

    Every classroom in the school has been audited to ensure we have measured the number of people that can safely fit in a classroom in order to maintain social distancing guidelines.  Classrooms will have no more than 12 people in them.

    Larger spaces, such as the sports hall will need to be used for some lessons.  In this large space and in line with government guidance we can increase the number of people in these rooms and still safely maintain social distancing measures.

  • Classroom Layout

    Chairs will be removed from classrooms to indicate the maximum number of people allowed in the classroom to maintain social distancing guidelines and a number will be clearly displayed outside each classroom to indicate the maximum number of people allowed in each room.  Chairs will be placed in specific areas of each classroom and must not be moved.  The position of the chair will be indicated by a sticker on the floor.  Classrooms will be set out to appropriately fit a safe number of students in them.  Classrooms must not be re-arranged without permission from the site manager and Principal.

  • Student Expectations / Uniform

    Expectations in classrooms:

    • Students and staff will use hand sanitisers on entry and exit to the classroom.
    • Teachers will teach in the same classroom for the day. There will be no room changes.
    • All classrooms will have socially distant fixed seating which should not be moved. Students should sit in the same seat at all times and must not move without permission from the teacher.
    • Teachers will keep a seating plan and a copy of this will be kept centrally
    • Desks and chairs should not be moved
    • Teachers should avoid movement in the classroom
    • Windows should be left open during the lessons unless it disrupts learning
    • Group activities and any close contact between individuals should be avoided
    • We will provide equipment for all students in an A3 zip wallet.
    • Students must not bring any equipment into school including a bag
    • Equipment must not be shared under any circumstances.

     

    Student expectations:

    • Students are expected to wear school uniform in line with the uniform policy. Piercings will not be allowed and students should remove all piercings before they come to school.
    • Students should not leave the classroom until the lesson has finished
    • Students with medical conditions who need to leave the classroom will be allowed to do so at the discretion of the teacher. Students who leave the lesson for medical reasons should be issued a pass and move straight to main reception and await further instructions.
    • Students should avoid all physical contact in school and on the way to school… No hugs, shaking hands etc…
    • When in the classroom students should sit in the same place at all times and not move from this place unless instructed to do so by the teacher.
    • Students must maintain a safe distance from others between and during their lesson
    • Students should not share belongings with each other (stationery, food etc…)
    • Students follow the same behaviour expectations and the same behaviour protocols will be in place. There will be no consequence room.  Instead students will be placed immediately in isolation or will be sent home.  This will be at the discretion of the senior leader /principal in school at the time
    • Students that are non-compliant or pose a health and safety risk will be sent home immediately. This will be at the discretion of the Principal.

     

  • Students with Underlying Health Conditions

    Students who are clinically extremely vulnerable (have received a letter from the NHS) and are shielding should NOT attend school.

    • Students who are living with someone in their household who is clinically extremely vulnerable (has received a letter from the NHS) and are shielding should NOT attend school.

    Please view the government guidance on this below:

    gov.uk guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons

  • Testing and Managing Symptoms

    In line with government guidance staff and students in all settings will be eligible for testing if they become ill with coronavirus symptoms as will members of their household.

    Actions if a student shows COVID-19 symptoms:

    • Isolate in school
    • Inform parents
    • Send student home and advise they self isolate for 7 days and the household self isolates for 14 days
    • Encourage student to get tested
    • If test is negative – return to school and household ends self isolation
    • If test is positive moved to confirmed case scenario.

    Actions if a member of staff shows COVID-19 symptoms:

    • Send home immediately
    • Inform HR before leave the site
    • Advise they self isolate for 7 days and the household self isolates for 14 days
    • Organise a test for the member of staff with their permission
    • If test is negative – return to school and household ends self isolation
    • If test is positive moved to confirmed case scenario.

    Actions if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school

    • Student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19
    • Individual receives medical advice and/or treatment
    • Class or group teacher/student was in contact with sent home and told to self isolate for 14 days.
    • Contact Public Health England (PHE) who will investigate and advise.

    If further cases are detected within the school again contact PHE who will investigate and advise.

  • Hygiene and Handwashing

    All students will wash their hands as they enter and exit the building.  Hand sanitisers will be placed outside every classroom being used.  Students and staff are expected to also wash their hands every time they enter or leave a classroom.  Signage will be placed in prominent areas around the school to remind students and staff of this.

    Students will be reminded about the government guidance and this will be issued to all students as part of the Induction process.

    We would urge parents and carers to wash school uniform more frequently than they would normally.

  • Cleaning Routines

    There is dedicated cleaning and preparation time before the next cohort arrive each day.  This will take place between 11am and 12.30pm each day.  Cleaning will also take place at the end of each day.  Cleaners have been trained in line with government guidance around COVID-19.

  • School and Public Transport

    We are working with the bus companies at the moment to see if we can arrange a school bus or several school buses to run which can adhere to social distancing measures and prevent students from using public transport.  We are still awaiting a response from the bus companies and we will update you as soon as we have any more information on this.   If this is not possible we would have to encourage students to walk or cycle to school and only use public transport as a last resort.  We are organising additional secure and socially distant cycle sheds for students to use if necessary.

    The government guidance is clear that people should avoid using public transport where possible and students should be encouraged to walk or cycle to school where possible. You can view this in the tab below.

    gov.uk safer-travel guidance for passengers

     

  • Student Induction Process

    Before lessons start we would propose an induction process for each cohort. The date of this induction process is to be confirmed. This would give us the opportunity to explain in detail the plans moving forward and the expectations of working safely in this way.  Lessons to supplement remote learning would then begin week beginning 15th June.

    Induction would cover:

    • Welcome back… happy to see you!
    • Support available to you – bereavement, mental health support etc…
    • Social Distancing guidelines
    • Arrival and Departure procedures
    • Student expectations in school and on the journey to school
    • Supplementing your remote learning and how we will do this
    • Praise Culture
    • Practice walk through school social distancing
    • Practice depart procedures

    The induction process would work in the following way:

    Date TBC:

    9.00am -10.00am – PASTEUR invited in to complete their induction process

    10.30am – 11.30am – FLEMING invited in to complete their induction process

    12.00pm -1.00pm – SNOW invited in to complete their induction process

    1.30pm – 2.30pm – JENNER invited in to complete their induction process

  • Risk Assessment

    There is a robust risk assessment that is in place that is in line with government guidance.  The risk assessment is monitored by the Trust and union officials have been consulted.

    In the current situation there will always be a risk.  What the risk assessment does is minimise the risk by addressing a multitude of different areas in order to reduce this risk for students and adults in the building.

    The risk assessment looks at every aspect of the return to school in detail.  It covers the following items:

    • Social distancing
    • Classroom sizes
    • Arrival and departure from school
    • Movement around the school
    • The school day
    • School and Public Transport
    • Cleaning arrangements
    • Hygiene and handwashing
    • Clothing and Fabric
    • First Aid
    • Testing and managing symptoms
    • Medical rooms
    • Toilets
    • Fire Procedures
    • Contractors on site
    • Parents on site
    • Students with underlying health conditions
    • Staff and student induction programmes

    We have completed our draft risk assessment in line with government guidance and in collaboration with the Local Authority and the Bolton Learning Alliance to ensure we have covered every base.

  • Social Distancing

    Year 10 will be split into 4 cohorts of approximately 52 students each.  Students will only come into school to study English, maths and science on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Students will be placed in cohorts which will place them in groups where we can concentrate on targeted areas of learning from the curriculum i.e. students have similar areas to improve in English, maths and science.  We will also try to place students in cohorts where they have some relationship with other students but we cannot guarantee this and safety must be the number one priority.

    Corridors will be clearly labelled and classrooms will be organised to ensure we adhere to social distancing guidelines.  You can find out more about how we are adhering to social distancing measures by clicking the relevant tabs below.

  • Helping students return to school

    The Local Authority Educational Psychology service has produced a very useful newsletter, below, to support parents, carers and students returning to school. Further information can be found on our website Mental Health section.

  • How much lesson time will each subject get per week?

    Subject

    Eng

    Ma

    Sci

    Opt A

    Opt B

    Opt C

    Boost Friday

    Lessons Face to Face

    (2hrs)

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Remote Lessons (2hrs)

    1

    1

    1

    1

    1

    1

    0

    Total Time in mins

    240

    240

    240

    120

    120

    120

    0

    Normal curriculum time in mins

    250

    250

    300

    150

    150

    150

    150

     

We wanted to be clear with parents that there is no directive for your children to attend school.  No fines will be issued for non attendance and ultimately it is your decision whether or not you choose to send your child into school.

What we can say is that we have reduced the risk as much as we can to ensure we keep your children and our staff safe.  Moving forward we are all going to have to get used to living with Coronavirus for the foreseeable future.  We are taking small and cautious steps forward to ensure we can provide some face-to face teaching for your children whilst ensuring their safety and welfare is of paramount importance.