Returning to School September 2020
SCHOOL IS OPEN fully september 2020. Your child must return to school.
Click here to see the Risk assessment for returning to school.
Guide for Parents to support you bringing your child back to school.
Video to support returning to school - Barnet Council
Back to School information - Barnet Council
What will school look like in September
All children are expected to be back to school in September
We have been working hard to ensure we have followed government guidance so that all plans are in place for our full return. Government Guidelines
We have worked hard to ensure:
- Everyone returns safely and we meet all COVI19 standards.
- That families are happy to be back in school and that we support all families and children where needed
- Learning continues to be of a high standard and ensures that we close any gaps
There has been a lot of work done to ensure that all of this is in place ready for September.
Your child will return to their current teacher, in their current classroom.
Children will return in year group bubbles. This means they will only be able to mix with the children in their year group.
Children must wear full school uniform. Please ensure you have the correct uniform with school logos, correct colours and black shoes.
Pick up and drop off times
There will be staggered entry and pick up times to keep everyone safe.
Parents will be welcomed on to the site to drop their child off and then will leave from the other school gate going out towards Broadwalk. You will need to respect this new system. Please ensure that you do not stay on the school site to talk to other parents or staff.
Parents must be on time to collect their child at the end of the day. Late pick up will not be tolerated and parents will be fined.
Breakfast club and after school clubs
We will still be providing a breakfast club for parents who need this facility. Year groups will be kept separately within the club to ensure they are not mixing with other children from other year groups. Breakfast club will run from 8:00am- 9:00am
There will not be any after school clubs running in the autumn term. This will be reviewed during the term. This is to ensure children remain safe and do not mix with other children outside of their year group.
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.
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 but they will only eat with their year group, not their phase.
What will learning look like?
Learning will continue to be of a high standard. Learning will continue to be 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.
There will be a video placed on our website in August for you to see more information about returning to school. Please take a look.
You can still contact us on the school office phone number or via email email@example.com
How to talk to your child about the Coronavirus
Some good advice about how to support your children and talk to them aboutthe Coronavirus
Get your children to watch this:
How to wash your hands
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 Childline - https://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:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)