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Westover Primary School

Covid-19 Arrangements

September 2021 Update

 

We are so pleased that we are all returning as normal on September 1st!  While things are slowly returning to usual, we are remaining cautious at school.  Staff have reveiwed our risk assessment and we have chosen to keep a number of measures in place to keep us all as safe as possible.

 

Please could we ask for your help by wearing a mask when you come to school or at the gates when you talk to us, and by keeping your child home and have them tested if they should have any Covid symptoms.

 

Our updated risk assessment can be found below. 

 

If you have any queries, please send them to parents@westoverprimary.co.uk   

Ms Worswick and Mrs Cooper check this account regularly and will reply as soon as they can.  Please also use this email to notify us if your child becomes ill with Coronavirus symptoms or if anyone they are in contact with does.

Home learning due to self-isolating: Letter for parents

As you will understand, we have had to make changes to our school day and routines to keep everyone as safe as possible.  We are constantly reviewing our procedures as the situation changes or as new advice is issued.   We have updated a number of policies, eg first aid, medical and behaviour policies to reflect changes needed with the new situation.  Despite the government advice being that we can return to normal more-or-less, we have opted to keep a number of our control measures in place. Do come and talk to us if you have any worries.

Our full risk assessment can be read from the link below, but here's a summary of some of our main actions:

 

  • Remind staff to comply with social distancing guidance outside of school
  • Stay alert for any pupils demonstrating symptoms of the virus and send them home
  • Organise pupils and staff into working ‘bubbles’ 
  • Stagger arrival and collection times and put in place appropriate measures to enable pupils and adults to socially distance
  • Organise the premises and pupil movement in a way that reduces contact with other pupils
  • Allocate toilets to specific year groups to support social distancing
  • Provide cleaning equipment for teachers’ use in all classrooms
  • Follow cleaning routines to keep the premises clean throughout the day
  • Provide soap and sanitiser for use by pupils throughout the school 
  • Reinforce safe hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene at all times
  • Ensure shared resources and toys are cleaned regularly
  • Maintain high standards in all our cleaning
  • Inform parents of any new changes in guidance for schools 
  • Talk to children and teach them how to keep themselves safe and how they can help keep our school safe

Opening times and Collection arrangements

from September 2021 when we are not in lockdown

September 6th 2021. Please ensure your child arrives on time so that waiting around the entrances and exits is kept to a minimum, observing social distancing wherever possible and with all adults wearing masks.

For pick up, Y1-6 will be collected from the playground, entering through Westover Gate. Please wait in the allocated space for each class. Please ensure your children stay with you after being collected and please make your way off the school grounds promptly. Adults should wear masks and keep distance from other families.

 

Class

Entry time

End time

Drop-off Gate

Pufferfish

8:30

 

3:00

Northover Rd gate

Dolphin

8:35

 

3:10

Northover Rd gate

Penguin

8:30

 

3:10

Westover Rd gate

Seal

8:35

 

3:15

Silchester Rd gate

Octopus

8:30

 

3:10

Westover Rd gate

Squid

8:30

 

3:10

Office

 gate

Orca

8:30

 

3:10

Westover Rd gate

Shark

8:35

 

3:15

Silchester Rd gate

Turtle

8:35

 

3:15

Silchester Rd gate

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