Meet Hoddle the Health Hound
Hoddle is our school health hound and is on hand to help all of the children, parents and teachers at Hoddlesden St Paul's. Hoddle has been helping to get school ready for when all the children return. He has been making sure that we know how to move around in and out of school. Hoddle has also been busy making lots of hygiene stations so all the children and staff can keep their hands clean.
Hoddle has left some little reminders all around school for the children and staff to follow to make sure we are keeping our school as healthy as possible.
Links to other relevant procedures, policies and advice in school
Remote Learning Questionnaire Data Analysis
Remote Learning Adjustments
SEPTEMBER 2021 SCHOOL RETURN
Thursday 2nd September 2021 will the return date for all pupils in school.
Parents, children and young people are encouraged to walk or cycle to their school where possible.
A member of staff will be at the entrance of school should you require the 'stop and drop' method. Children will be encouraged to exit the vehicle safely and enter school via the highlighted routes.
Any homemade non-disposable face coverings that staff or children, young people or other learners are wearing when they arrive at their setting must be removed by the wearer and placed into a plastic bag that the wearer has brought with them in order to take it home. The wearer must then clean their hands!
Beginning of the Day
The school has three entrances to the school site (one of which was previously for staff only):
- Pre-School Gate- Pre-School ONLY
- Via the school playground- EYFS
- Via the school playground- Y1 and Y2 line up on the playground with the teaching team.
- Rear Doors – Y3 and Y4 (enter the building and walk to class following the one way system via the school hall)
- Main Doors – Y5 and Y6 (enter the building and walk to class)
Children in Year 5 and 6 can walk home if agreement has been signed by a parent or carer.
The drop off and collection time for children in Y3-Y6 will be from 8.45am to registration at 8.55am. Children in EYFS, Yr1 & 2 are asked to drop their children off at 8.40 to registration at 8.50am.
Pre-School's morning session starts at 9am, unless an extended morning session has been booked prior.
Children can be accompanied by ONE adult (new starters children can have 2 adults for the first 2 days) up to their designated entrance. Staff on the door will be wearing a facemask and will not be able to have conversations with parents. I also ask that you follow the guidance on social distancing and help school to minimise the numbers of adults.
External One-way system
Pre-School Doors- Pre-School parents will be able to walk along the path but will be asked to wait if the path is being used by another child and parent. This is a very narrow path and is unable to be used as a permanent one-way system so we are asking parents to be vigilant and only use this when there is no on coming child and/or adult.
EYFS children will line up on the school playground and a member of the teaching team will then invite a parent and the child into the school grounds. There will be a handover to a member of staff and then parents are free to leave, exiting down the public footpath.
Year 3 & 4 children will enter school via the front gates with one adult and follow the orange floor markings to the rear doors. Adults will continue to follow the floor markings and exit via the top gates onto the public footpath. A member of staff will be helping to direct and safeguard children.
Year 5 & 6 children will enter school via the front gates with one adult and follow the orange floor markings to the main doors. Adults will continue to follow the floor markings and exit via the top gates onto the public footpath. A member of staff will be helping to direct and safeguard children.
One way systems
One-way systems are established in all corridors to ensure that classes and groups of pupils are distant as they move around school. There will be minimal furniture on the corridors to ensure a smooth transition around school.
As part of our hand hygiene procedures, all classrooms, corridors and communal spaces will have Hygiene Stations. These will house the following:
- Blue roll
- Hand sanitiser
- Posters to remind children how to dispose of tissues
- Foot pedal bins with secure lids (emptied frequently)
Classes will have a designated place to play during break and lunch times. They will have their own set of equipment that will be cleaned after use. Staff will be encouraging play that doesn't involving close contact. We have a large amount of ground marking games that children can play on with other children and still apply distancing measures. Children will be sharing the play equipment in the following groups:
- Years 1 and 2
- Years 3 and 4
- Years 5 and 6
Classes will be expected to remain respectful of one another during play and break times. After break and lunch times, children will line up and walk back to their classroom, following the one-way system.
All pupils will eat their packed lunch or school dinner in the school hall and hot dinner service will resume from September 2021. A member of welfare staff will be able to support children at their year group dining tables.
Children can bring their own packed lunch but it will need to comply with the following;
- Lunch will be brought in a clearly label lunch bag or box.
- All items of lunch must be accessible to the child (opening things).
- Lunches must not be shared with others.
- Once eaten all the remaining contents will be put back in their lunch bag (unless they pose a risk of spillage).
- Children will wash their hands before and after eating.
- No items can be eaten outside.
- Drinks cartons will also be disposed after lunch.
- Water bottles will remain in class.
CHANGES TO CONTACT TRACING
One of the key changes that will take place from 19 July is that education and childcare settings will no longer be asked to conduct routine contact tracing.
As with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with either the positive case – or in the case of children – the parents, carers or guardian of the positive case to identify close contacts.
NHS Test and Trace already manages the contact tracing process for the rest of society – including children who have recorded a positive PCR test – and has expertise in supporting people to identify close contacts.
If your child gets a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact you, using the details you registered when ordering the PCR test. You and/or your child will be asked a series of specific questions designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with.
Being in an education or childcare setting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not necessarily mean a person is identified as a close contact.
You will be asked to provide the contact details, if you know them, of any of the individuals – or their parents or guardians – who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice.
SELF ISOLATION AND TAKING A TEST
If your child has any of the three main symptoms they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and you should inform school as soon as possible.
You should immediately order a PCR test for your child.
- If the PCR result is negative, they and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons).
- If the PCR result is positive, they, other members of their household and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the onset of symptoms.
If your child has any of the wider symptoms listed below we advise taking a PCR test, although they and other household members are not required to self- isolate whilst waiting for the results.
If your child has a positive result from a lateral flow device (LFD) test, they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and you should inform school.
You should immediately order a confirmatory PCR test. If the confirmatory test is taken within two days and the result is negative, they and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons).
If the confirmatory PCR test is positive (or is taken more than two days after the LFD), other members of their house hold and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the LFD test
PCR tests can be booked online through the NHS Test & Trace website or by calling 119.
PCR test results will be recorded with NHS Test and Trace automatically, but you should also communicate the result to school.
At present, anyone identified, as a close contact is legally required to self-isolate and must not attend their education or childcare setting if applicable (the only exception is if they are participating in a daily contact testing trial).
Anyone identified as a non-household close contact by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the date of their most recent contact with that person. If they live in the same household, they must self-isolate until 10 days after the date of that person developing symptoms or, if that person was asymptomatic, the date of their test . NHS Test and Trace will notify you of the day on which the self-isolation period ends.
Close contacts are also advised to take a PCR test (people confirmed positive in the last 90 days are exempt currently).
If the test result is negative, they must still complete the full self-isolation period, as the test will not detect all positive cases.
If the result is positive, they will need to self-isolate for a further 10 days – and NHS Test and Trace will contact them to identify any close contacts.
From 16 August, if the close contact is under 18, they will not have to self-isolate (in line with the policy for fully vaccinated adults) but will be asked to take an PCR test immediately (confirmed positive in the last 90 days are exempt currently), other than for very young children identified as non-household contacts, and they will not need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test.
If the PCR test is positive, they will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch to identify close contacts. Further guidance on these changes to self-isolation will be provided shortly.