We are operating in unusual times and the virus has not gone away, so it is really important that our whole school community works together to protect each other. Since the lockdown started in March, each of us will have had different experiences and we ask that everyone in our school community is respectful of each other and their individual feelings. If you are dropping off or picking your child up from school, we ask that you respect other people and comply with social distancing guidance. You will notice orange signs around school to help you with this. It is also crucial that parents check their child does not have symptoms before they leave the house each day (high temperature, new constant cough, new loss of taste or smell).
We have taken the following measures in addition to those outlined in the wider reopening plan and the school risk assessment:
- Sanitisation stations – There are several sanitisation stations across the school to offer more opportunities for children to clean their hands.
- Signage – There are multicoloured floor stripes and consistent orange wall signs across the school reminding children from different classes to stay 2m apart where possible and to maintain clean hands.
- Year group bubbles – Children will be encouraged not to mix with children from other year groups. They will not do so when in lessons, queueing at dinner and there will be separate break areas for each year group.
- Staggered times – These will be in place for the start of the day, break times and lunch times to keep bubbles apart.
- Classroom layout – Children in Y2 – Y6 will sit side by side, facing the front of the classroom
- Increased housekeeping – We have increased the cleaning and sanitisation schedule to allow for more cleaning of surfaces. This is also something children will be involved in. There will also be deep cleaning in high traffic areas such as the toilets, several times, each day.
- Dining space – Only Reception will eat their lunch in the hall, all other classes will collect their lunch from the kitchen and eat their lunch in their own classroom.
- Breakfast and After School club will be open. We have extended the after school club hours to 6 pm for those who need it. The club will operate from the school hall for the foreseeable future. Please use the side hall door to drop off and collect children from the breakfast or after school club. We do have a limit on places, so all places need to be booked in advance on the parent app please.
More detailed information can be found in the attachment: 'COVID 19 Information for Parents'.
The information in the document below (Remote Education Information) is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. In the event of a local outbreak, the PHE health protection team or local authority may advise a school to fully or partially close temporarily to help control transmission.
Trinity School has a contingency plan for this eventuality. This may involve a return to remaining open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and providing remote education for all other students, or it may involve remote education for certain year groups for a period of time.