Since March 2020 all schools have been facing huge challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

It has been a time when we have learnt (and still are learning) so many new things, demonstrated how closely we can work as a team and developing our skills (not least with Zoom and new technology)

We are hugely proud of our staff, children, families and colleagues. It has been a year of huge achievement and triumph in the face of adversity.

You can read about our 'Catch-up' plans and Remote Learning Plan on other pages on this site.

Please read our Risk Assessment which is being updated regularly and if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with school.

STAGGERED START AND END TO THE DAY – see below:

 

Entrance

Exit

Y6

Main door hall 8.50

Main door hall 3.15

Y5

Main door hall 9.00

Main door hall 3.25

Y4

Back door hall 8.50

Back door hall 3.15

Y3

Hercules door 9.00

Hercules door 3.25

Y2

Blue Gates back yard 9.00

(line up on dots)

 Blue Gates back yard 3.25

Y1

Blue Gates back yard 8.50

(line up on dots)

 Blue Gates back yard 3.15

Reception

 

EYFS Blue gates 8.50

 EYFS Blue gates 3.15

Nursery

 

Side door 8.50

 Side Door 3.15

 

COVID Risk Assessment March 2021

Remote Learning Plan

Catch-Up Premium Strategy

 

WHAT MUST PARENTS / CARERS DO TO KEEP US ALL SAFE?

BE ON TIME

(not too early and NOT LATE)

ONE ADULT PER FAMILY

(to reduce the number of adults on the yard)

NO FACE TO FACE CONVERSATIONS WITH STAFF

(please message on Class Dojo or phone 01772 422503 or email office@seven-stars.lancs.sch.uk)

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE 2 METRES

 

DO NOT GATHER

(at the gates or anywhere in or near school)

WEAR FACE COVERINGS

AS SOON AS YOU ENTER THE SCHOOL GROUNDS

 

KEEP CHILDREN OFF SCHOOL IF ILL IN AT ALL

(and also any other members of the family until a negative test comes back)

ATTENDANCE IS CRUCIAL (unless the pupil is ill)

 

NO SLEEPOVERS or mixing households outside of school

(there is still a pandemic and most people have still not been vaccinated)

 

BREAKFAST CLUB AND AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB

Is ONLY for parents who need it for getting to work or full-time education and who have no other means of childcare/support.

Breakfast club from 8am £2.50 per child

After-school club until 5.30pm (not later) £5 per child

We will try to keep children in class bubbles during this time if we can (depending on staffing)

Please phone 01772 422503 if you want to book a place with details of your employer or education provider

 

WHAT WILL SCHOOL / STAFF DO TO KEEP US ALL SAFE?

Ventilation

This is a key protective measure to help the circulation of air which stops the virus spreading. Rooms will be well ventilated (make sure your child has a jumper/cardigan!)

Wiping high touch areas and enhanced cleaning

School has purchased a lot of additional cleaning wipes for using during the day and the cleaners are focusing on surfaces and high touch areas at the end of the day.

We have also had the whole school sprayed twice and will be purchasing specialist cleaning products designed to beat the virus.

Hand hygiene

Children will sanitise their hands coming in to school and throughout the day. Please remind your children about how important this is (especially after going to the toilet)

Social distancing

Adults in school will be keeping their distance from each other. We will support children who are upset or hurt or need care but older children especially will be expected to keep their distance.

Face coverings and/or visors (and gloves/aprons if intimate care or first aid) will be worn by staff around school and even in classes where it is appropriate.

We will send children home who are ill (and if a child or staff member in a bubble tests positive then the whole bubble will need to self-isolate for 10 days) we will contact the parent of any child who is ill and ask them to collect their child

Outdoor learning / Mental well-being

We want all our children to be happy, feel safe and enjoy their learning in school. We will be doing activities that help them with their mental well-being. This may look different in each class but we will keep in touch with parents/carers during the three weeks to let you know how your children are settling in. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING CLASS DOJO AS OUR MAIN MEANS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CLASS AND HOME

Lateral Flow Tests

Every adult who is in school does a Lateral Flow test twice a week to make sure that they  are not positive (even if asymptomatic)

Staggered playtimes

Class Bubbles will NOT mix at playtimes or lunchtimes (they will be in zones with their own equipment)

Behaviour & values

Our key values in school are RESPECT & KINDNESS.  During this difficult time it is crucial that our children follow our school values and we will contact parents/carers if any childs behaviour is not what it should be (so we can discuss ways forward)