Tuesday 14th July 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you and your families remain safe and well. Over the last week, since the government announced that the country is now in a safe position to fully reopen school, we are now in a position to share with you the plans for St. Clare’s for September.

 

School will reopen fully for ALL Pupils on Thursday 3rd September.

 

We understand that some of you and your children will be anxious about returning in September, after some months out of school. Please be reassured that we are taking exceptional measures to make our schools as safe as can be.

 

The government has stated that ‘Given the improved position, the balance of risk is now overwhelmingly in favour of children returning to school. For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk from CoronaVirus (COVID-19).’  However, if you feel that there is a significant medical reason and falls into the clinc for your child to not return to school in September please contact us to discuss this.

 

Firstly, in order to reduce numbers of adults and children entering and leaving the school site, we will have two staggered start and end times to the school day.  These will be as follows:

 

Class Teacher

Class Name

School Start Time

School Finish Time

Entry/Exit Point

Mrs Barrie / 

Mrs Drury

Nursery

8:45am

3:30pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss McGarry/

Mrs Harrison 

Reception (RH)

9:00am

3:15pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss Coleman-Atherton

Reception (RC)

8:45am

3:00pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss Sumner

Year 1 (1S)

8:45am

3:00pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss Dodman

Year 1 (1D)

9:00am

3:15pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss Sleigh

Year 2 (2S)

8:45am

3:00pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss McDermott

Year 2 (2M)

9:00am

3:15pm

Class Door (Key Stage 1 building)

Miss Meadows

Year 3 (3M)

9:00am

3:15pm

Y3 Playground Entrance (Key Stage 2)

Mrs Salza

Year 3 (3S)

8:45am

3:00pm

Y3 Playground Entrance (Key Stage 2)

Mr Willis

Year 4 (4W)

8:45am

3:00pm

Entrance B Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Miss Burns

Year 4 (4B)

8:45am

3:00pm

Entrance B Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Mrs Lyons

Year 5 (5L)

8:45am

3:00pm

Entrance A Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Mrs P. O’Keefe

Year 5 (5OK)

9:00am

3:15pm

Entrance B Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Miss O’Hara

Year 5 (5OH)

9:00am

3:15pm

Entrance B Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Miss Howard

Year 6 (6H)

9:00am

3:15pm

Entrance A Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Miss Dinsmore

Year 6 (6D)

9:00am

3:15pm

Entrance A Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

Mr Flint

Year 6 (6F)

9:00am

3:15pm

Entrance A Front Playground (Key Stage 2)

 

I cannot stress enough the importance of arriving on time for dropping and picking up your child.  We have tried our best to minimise the staggered start and end to the school day so that it does not impact massively on parents who are collecting and dropping off multiple children.  However, if parents do not adhere to their times and regularly drop off or collect children late, these times will have to be changed to allow greater - lengthier intervals of time.

 

In addition, we would ask:

  1. Children are brought to school by one adult only. 
  2. Children should be with their parents at all times at their side.
  3. Parents do not congregate on the playground or around the school areas. 
  4. Parents and children follow the directions that are given by staff at all times. 

 

Each classroom will be set up to be ‘Covid Secure’. For Year 2 upwards this will mean that

  • Desks are set up in rows with the children facing the front
  • Children will have a set space where they will sit throughout the school day
  • Children will keep their belongings (such as their c