I am writing to you today to inform you of our plans to ensure that all of our school community remain safe in January when the children return to school. I have spoken with my Chair of Governors, and with her support have made the decision to reintroduce the class bubbles as a precautionary measure. This means, if there are any cases in the school, that it will reduce the spread of Covid 19. We will review this each week to consider if we need to continue to implement the bubbles for the upcoming weeks.
Children will remain in these bubbles throughout the school day, including break times and lunchtimes, and there will be no mixing of these bubbles. Lunchtimes and break times will be staggered to ensure bubbles are able to remain apart. For Key Stages One and Two, lunches will be eaten in the classrooms. Reception lunches will be eaten in the hall. For children who attend breakfast and after school clubs, we will ensure that the children are spaced out in the hall and do not mix amongst classes.
This is not a system that we wanted to put back in place at the school, and we are hopeful that this will be a short-term precautionary measure. However, after risk assessing the current situation, we feel it is best to err on the side of caution in January in order to protect the school community and reduce the risk of transmission at the school as much as possible.
Please can I also take this opportunity to remind parents/carers of our contingency plan if individuals or bubbles are required to attend remote learning. All children in the school from years 1 to 6 have a login for Google Classroom and work will be placed on there for them to complete. In Reception, work is placed on Tapestry for the children to complete.
Also, a reminder that any absence reported for children who test positive for Covid 19 should be done through the school email address as follows:
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas break. Thank you for your continued support.