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Westover Primary School

Covid-19 Arrangements

March 2021 Update

 

It is so wonderful to have all children back in school now and to have our Westover family all back together. We missed all of the children and families very much during lockdown.

 

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 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.  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
  • Ensure classroom desks are as socially spaced as possible
  • 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 classroom ‘bubbles’ to support social distancing
  • Zone outdoor areas to restrict contact between the different ‘bubbles’
  • Provide pupils with their own personal equipment/ small group equipment for use only by them
  • 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
  • Provide packed lunches as usual
  • 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 March 2021 when we are not in lockdown

 

The following timetable lists the new arrangements to be used from MondayMarch 8th 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.

 

 

Class

Entry time

End time

Gate

Pufferfish

8:30

 

3:00

Northover Rd gate

Dolphin

8:35

 

3:10

Northover Rd gate

Penguin

8:35

 

3:15

Northover Rd gate

Lobsters

8:40
 

3:20

Silchester Rd gate

Seal

8:40

 

3:20

Silchester Rd gate

Octopus

8:30

 

3:10

Westover Rd gate

Squid

8:30

 

3:10

Westover Rd 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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