RETURN TO SCHOOL - SEPTEMBER 2020
We are really looking forward to welcoming your child back to The Beeches Primary School in September. Please read the following information carefully to support us in providing a safe return for your child.
To ensure a safe return to school, different year groups will start on the following dates:
Monday 7th September 2020 - Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6
Tuesday 8th September 2020 - Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5
In the table below, you will see the new start and finish times for each class, and the entrance and exits. Details of this have been emailed to parents on Friday 28th August 2020.
|Class||Start Time||Finish Time||Entrance & Exit|
|4DC||8.30am||2.00pm||Upper Hall Entrance|
|4SB||8.40am||2.10pm||Upper Hall Entrance|
|4MH||8.50am||2.20pm||Upper Hall Entrance|
|5MW||8.50am||2.20pm||Craig Street Entrance|
|5RL||8.40am||2.10pm||Craig Street Entrance|
|5FD||8.30am||2.00pm||Craig Street Entrance|
During the first part of this term, there will be no home dinners so that we can manage the movement of pupils in accordance with our safety plans. You will be informed when this changes.
Please do not allow your child to bring in any additional equipment such as pencil cases etc. We will provide them with all the resources they need. If your child is packed lunch, they must take this with them to their classroom. You are encouraged to provide your child with a water bottle.
The school has a full and comprehensive plan to keep pupils and staff safe. You can view some of our safety videos via the school website. Please rest assured that we are fully prepared to re-open our school to all pupils and provide them with the very best learning possible.
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to update parents of changes and developments based on Government advice. Therefore, we ask parents to regularly check the school website and your email accounts for updates.
Test & Trace Information
As children in all year groups return to school full-time, we must ensure that we put in place a range of protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission. We will also be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process, and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England and the local authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.
Within this letter, you will find details of what to expect if the school is notified of a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus in school.
Where there is a possible case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff develops symptoms of coronavirus, the individual concerned will be sent home and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. They will be asked to arrange a test at the earliest convenience (either by visiting a test centre, or by requesting a home test kit) and to share the results with the school.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation however, the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included. All other children within the bubble will be able to continue to attend school as normal whilst the test is carried out and until the result is known.
The wider school community will not receive this letter.
Where there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff tests positive for coronavirus, the individual concerned will be asked to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms
Other members of their household or support bubble should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms and should continue this period of isolation even if they too have been tested and have received a negative test result.
The school will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to carry out a risk assessment to determine who else, if anyone, also needs to isolate.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation, and will be advised of any additional measures which are required. Again, the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included.
What you can do
If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we would ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS
for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) for someone you live with, if they have symptoms if you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example ...
or by phoning 119.
A high temperature
A new and persistent cough
A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or questions about the Test and Trace process, please contact the school office who would be happy to discuss further.
Finally, please continue to encourage and explain the important of regular, thorough handwashing. Visit the NHS website for videos and advice https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/