Key information about COVID19 and School

2021-2022

Below you will find:

  1. Latest School Risk Assessment
  2. Start and End Times of the School Day
  3. Attendance
  4. Remote Learning Offer 
  5. Catch up Funding Spend information
  6. Virtual worries box
  7. Useful Links 

Click here to see the latest risk assessment for returning to school.

(1) SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR COVID

COVID PROTOCOL

1. If your child has symptoms of COVID19 they MUST NOT come to school, take a PCR test and, if positive, isolate for 10 days.

2. Siblings can come to school, if they DO NOT have symptoms. It is advised that you take them for a PCR test and  they stay at home and wait for the result before returning to school. 

3. If your child has symptoms in school, we will phone you and ask you to pick up that child whilst the siblings remain in school.

4.Please let the office know if your child is absent due to COVID19 and please email us the result at covid19@edgwareprimary.co.uk, 

5. If there is a school outbreak we would NOT accept children back to school without a negative PCR test. This is to keep all children and staff safe. If there is one or more positive cases, we would ask all children within a class to take a PCR and wait results. We would provide online learning at this point. 

(2)START & END TIMES OF THE SCHOOL DAY

From September 2021 school will start at 8:40am for pupils in Years 1-6. 

Reception and Nursery will start at 8:50am

End of day pick up is at 3:10pm. 

We will return to using the main gate to enter and exit the school grounds and ask that you remain considerate of others as you enter and leave the site. We will monitor this and if changes need to be made, we will let you know. 

Children will need to be dropped off at the gate and allowed to come into school on their own. This helps with any congestion.

Children in Nursery,Reception and Year 1 will be allowed to be brought into school by one parent. 

Please ensure you leave the site as quickly as possible and that you keep your distance from others.

Please be respectful of social distancing rules. 

(3) ATTENDANCE

In order for your child to be successful at school, they MUST attend school everyday. It is really important that you make every effort to get your children to school on time so that they can settle into their day and not miss out on any learning time. 

If your child is unwell, please let the school know by phoning the school office.

You must always let us know why your child is unable to attend school. 

(4) REMOTE LEARNING OFFER 

To see our full remote learning offer for self isolation and a full lockdown. Please go to:

'Parents' tab,  and then  'Learning From Home' .

The Remote Learning Policy can be found in the 'Information' tab, and then 'Policies'

(5) Catch Up funding Spending document 

What do I do if my child is unwell?

If your child is unwell you must let the office know.

Do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms of COVID19:

  • Dry cough
  • loss of smell and taste or
  • a temperature

If your child is unwell in school, they will be sent home.

Lunchtime

Your child can have a hot lunch if they would like. Hot lunches are free for all children from Reception to Year Two (Rec, Year1, Year 2). Parents who have children in Key stage Two (Year 3, 4, 5, 6) will need to pay for their lunch unless you are entitled to a free school meal. If you are not sure, please call the school office and they will be able to help you. Children will have their lunch as normal.

What will learning look like?

Learning continues to be of a high standard. Learning is back to normal however, children will have time each week to use the Google classroom to complete various activities.This is to ensure they continue to be confident using it in case of a local lockdown or self ioslation. We will also be using the Google classroom for homework.  

(6)Virtutal Worries Box

Children are used to having a worry box in class or an adult on hand to talk to while in school.

Things are a little bit different at the moment they may have concerns or worries and do not know who to share them with. Children can share their worries with an adult in school by sending an email to our virtual worry box.

We cannot promise to keep the information a secret but we can promise to always work to ensure the right support is available as per our safeguarding policy. Children can complete a worry box form on the google classroom. The form is always there for them to access. Online Worry Form 

Children can talk to us about worries they might have including: 

*Something that has happened to you or someone else you know
* If you are feeling worried or scared about something
* If someone is unwell.  
*If something is happening to you that is making you sad, anxious or worried. 
 
Children can also contact Childline from 7:30am-3:30am every day either online or by calling 0800 1111 or by sending a message through their website. They can also get hold of the NSPCC.

(7) Links/ More Information

You can still contact us on the school office phone number or via email office@edgwareprimary.co.uk

How to talk to your child about the Coronavirus

Some good advice about how to support your children and talk to them about the Coronavirus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBcVitYKeO8

Get your children to watch this: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSsKQPqpS7A

How to wash your hands

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

For Parents:

https://www.success.com/7-tips-for-dealing-with-your-coronavirus-anxiety/

Useful Links

Go Zen! - Anxiety relief for children  - https://gozen.com/

Child Mind Institue https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/

Young Minds -https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Calm zone Childlinehttps://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers: