PLANNING FOR FULL RE-OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2020
Please see our letter regarding the full opening of WEI&NS on the homepage of our website.
Scientific evidence now informs us that coronavirus (COVID-19) presents a much lower risk to children than adults of them becoming severely ill and there is no evidence that children transmit the disease any more than adults. Of course, there will still be risks whilst COVID-19 remains in the community, and therefore schools have been be asked to put in place a range of protective measures.
In order to effectively manage the risks that remain, things will be a bit different when children return to school for the new academic year. Our guidance sets out some of the changes and protective measures the government is asking schools to put in place and what parents, carers and children will need to do to help ensure schools are as safe as possible for everyone.
A thorough risk assessment has been carried out (please see below) and we will be putting in place a range of measures to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. The measures include:
1.Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
2.Cleaning hands thoroughly more often than usual
3.Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the catch it, bin it, kill it approach.
4.Introducing enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach
5.Minimising contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
6.Where necessary, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Number 1 to 4 must be in place in all schools, all the time.
Number 5 must be properly considered and schools must put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.
Number 6 applies in specific circumstances.
IN RESPONSE TO ANY INFECTION, WE WILL ALSO...
7. Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
8. Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID 19) amongst the school community
9. Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice
Numbers 7 to 9 must be followed in every case where they are relevant.
More information about the specific measures to be put in place are detailed in our Risk Assessment.
We understand that sending your children back into school can generate some anxieties. We want to reassure you that, as always, we will do our best to look after your children and the safety of your child and our staff is our top priority. We have been very busy working to make school a safer place for the children and have followed all government guidance. Equally important is ensuring that our children are supported in adapting to these new routines and rules and settle back into their school lives happily.
The photographs below will give you some idea how the school has changed!