SCHOOL RECOVERY PLAN - COVID-19
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.
Parents, children and young people are to walk or cycle to their education setting 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!
Expectations for children
- Children will be allowed in the building at their assigned start times and allocated entrances.
- Children will enter the building without any parents or guardians.
- Children will need to wear fresh clean clothes everyday. We will encourage school appropriate non-uniform.
- Children must sanitise their hands when entering the building using the foot pedal dispensers.
- Children must follow the 2 metre rule when entering the building. The markings will help to guide children into their classroom and the floor markings in the communal areas will remind children of the direction to travel in.
- Children will bring only the minimal that is needed to take into the classroom:
- Lunch box (if required)
- Water bottle (NAMED)
- Medical equipment (if required)
- Children must wash their hands using soap and water after removing and storing their belongings.
- If a child is late, they will need to follow the procedures already set out. Parents or carers will not be granted access in the front reception. A member of the school office team will escort the pupil to their assigned room.
Expectations for parents
- Parents are encouraged to talk positively about returning to school.
- Parents will arrive at the assigned arrival and dismissal time.
- Parents will drop their children outside the building.
- EYFS parents will need to walk up the public footpath (adhering to social distancing). The gate will be opened just before the allocated time. Parents will be able to drop their child off to the assigned adult and then follow the one-way system down the public footpath.
- Parents are encouraged to allow their child to make the last part of the journey into school independently. They will be warmly welcomed by their teachers.
- Parents are encouraged to deliver older pupils to the front gate. School has adopted a one-way system.
Social Distancing and One-way systems
----------- Yellow lines are spaced out at a 2m distance. Only move forwards if the line in front is clear.
----------- Red lines are NO ENTRY for Parents and Carers.
---- ---- Green paw prints have been left by Hoddle the Health Hound to lead the children into school.
→ Orange arrows and 2m signs signalling our external one-way system.
Children will be taken to their dismissal point.
- EYFS (All Bubbles) - MAIN PLAYGROUND- Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines in the main playground. The pupils will be dismissed in register order.
- YEAR 1- FRONT of SCHOOL- Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines outside front entrance of school. The pupils will be dismissed in register order
- YEAR 6- REAR SCHOOL DOORS (STAGGERED TIMES)-Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines outside the school gates. The pupils will be dismissed in register order.
ENTRANCE AND EXIT POINTS FOR YEAR GROUPS
- 'Bubble' 1
- Children will be welcomed at 9am via the rear gate which has access to the public footpath. There will be a red line that indicates 'no entry'. Children will be welcomed past this line and will make their way into the Reception outdoor area. Bubble 1 children will enter the Reception classroom. Parents will leave via the public footpath.
- Children will leave by the same way at 3pm. Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines on the main playground and the children will be brought out to you at the end of the school day.
- 'Bubble 2'
- Children will be welcomed at 9.15am via the rear gate which has access to the public footpath. There will be a red line that indicates 'no entry'. Children will be welcomed past this line and will make their way into the Reception outdoor area. Bubble 2 children will enter the Year 1 classroom via the classroom emergency exit.
- Children will leave by the same way at 3.15pm. Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines on the main playground and the children will be brought out to you at the end of the school day.
- Bubble' 1
- Children will be welcomed at 8.45am. A member of staff will be stood at the school noticeboard to welcome children into school. They will make their way down the path to the KS1 entrance. A member of staff will there to welcome them into school and in to the Year 2 classroom. There will be a red line that indicates 'no entry'. Children will be welcomed past this line and make their way into the KS1 footpath.
- Children will leave by the same way at 2.15pm. Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines at the front of school and the children will be brought out to you at the end of the school day.
- Bubble' 2
- Children will be welcomed at 9am. A member of staff will be stood at the school noticeboard to welcome children into school. They will make their way down the path to the KS1 entrance. A member of staff will there to welcome them into school and in to the Year 3 classroom. There will be a red line that indicates 'no entry'. Children will be welcomed past this line and make their way into the KS1 footpath.
- Children will leave by the same way at 2.30pm. Parents will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines at the front of school and the children will be brought out to you at the end of the school day.
The objective when forming these groups of children is to develop well-functioning classes. When creating classes, the following guidelines have been adhered to:
- No more that 5-8 children in a group (this will vary due to differing room sizes).
- Bubbles of children will be created based on how they will access the learning that has been planned.
- Twins will be placed together.
- When the numbers indicate it is necessary, children from other classes may need to be placed together. For example, 5 EYFS and 4 Year 1 may be placed together as a Bubble.
- Support staff will be deployed according to learning needs.
- Pupil relationships will be taken into account when forming the 'bubbles'.
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)
Movement around the school will be limited and undertaken with adult guidance at all times. When the children leave their bubble/base classroom to go outside for break, lunch or outdoor learning, they will follow the markers on the floor to ensure they stay 2 metres from peers and adults. Children will follow an adult from their bubble on their designated route, following the one-way system. Children will walk sensibly at all times.
Access to the toilets will be available throughout the day.
Bubbles 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.
Bubbles will be expected to remain socially distant from both peers and adults during play and break times. Children must stay in their designated area at all times. After break and lunch times, children will line up 2 metres apart and walk at this distance back to their base classroom, following the one-way system.
Lunch will be eaten in their bubble groups. Children will have packed lunches which will be brought to them in their bubble. Children will eat at their table or in their own space. They will not get out of their seats or touch anyone else’s food and drink.
Menu - 'Week 2' will be from the 8th June
Children can bring their own packed lunch but it will need to comply with the following;
- Lunch will be brought in a paper bag (plastic if paper bags are not available).
- 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 in the paper bag and disposed in school.
- Children will wash their hands before and after eating.
- No items can be eaten outside.
- No snack (school will provide snack).
- Drinks cartons will also be disposed after lunch.
- Water bottles will remain in class.
Children who are returning to school in the selected year groups will be in school for four days a week, Monday to Thursday. School will constantly review groups based on the health and safety measures. School may need to reduce or increase numbers, depending on the review of the weekly risk assessment. These children will not be able to access the Key Worker group.
The Key Worker provision will operate five days a week on a rota of staff and may have different children each day due the working patterns of parents. Children accessing this provision cannot access another bubble.
Children will have access to resources.
They will have daily use items allocated to them and these can be stored in/on their identified work station.
- Children in the Early Years will still have access to 'bubble' continuous provision.
- Children in the Early Years will still have access to 'bubble' outdoor provision.
- Children in the Early Years will still have access to 'bubble' forest school provision.
All other future phase classes will have age-appropriate and consistent access to resources and outdoor spaces.
We have ensured that each year group 'bubble' is replicated and is following the same daily structure. Resources will be cleaned when appropriate throughout the day. Children will be washing their hands after each activity. General worktop surface cleaning will also take place after breaks, activities and lunches.
The classrooms will be fully cleaned every evening.
Resources will be deep cleaned every Thursday evening.
If anyone in school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow the .
If a child is awaiting collection, they will be moved to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, depending on the age of the child and with appropriate adult supervision if required. Ideally, a window should be opened for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, they will be moved to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.
If they need to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, they should use a separate bathroom if possible. The bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products before being used by anyone else.
PPE will be worn by staff caring for the child while they await collection if a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained (such as for a very young child or a child with complex needs).
In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital.
If a member of staff has helped someone with symptoms, they do not need to go home unless they develop symptoms themselves (and in which case, a test is available) or the child subsequently tests positive (see ‘What happens if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in a setting?’ below). They will wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after any contact with someone who is unwell. Cleaning the affected area with normal household disinfectant after someone with symptoms has left will reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people. See the .
When a child, young person or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 7 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. All staff and students who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus, and are encouraged to get tested in this scenario.
Where the child, young person or staff member tests negative, they can return to their setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation.
Where the child, young person or staff member tests positive, the rest of their class or group within their childcare or education setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. The other household members of that wider class or group do not need to self-isolate unless the child, young person or staff member they live with in that group subsequently develops symptoms.
As part of the national test and trace programme, if other cases are detected within the ‘bubble’ or in the wider setting, Public Health England’s local health protection teams will conduct a rapid investigation and will advise school on the most appropriate action to take. In some cases, a larger number of other children/young people may be asked to self-isolate at home as a precautionary measure – perhaps the whole class, site or year group. Where settings are observing guidance on infection prevention and control, which will reduce risk of transmission, closure of the whole setting will not generally be necessary.
Phase 1 - 3rd June (1st & 2nd Inset Days for report writing)
All year groups - Online Learning (SEESAW) will continue as normal.
Phase 2 - W/C 8th June (CONDITIONAL)
EYFS Online Learning will take the form of a weekly timetable. There will be no Zoom learning taking place. Children who are not in school but accessing learning from home will be encouraged to upload learning and staff will like and make an attempt to comment on the learning. This is dependent on the number of children returning to school.
Phase 3 - W/C 15th June (CONDITIONAL)
Year 1 Online Learning will take the form of a weekly timetable. There will be no Zoom learning taking place. Children who are not in school but accessing learning from home will be encouraged to upload learning and staff will like and make an attempt to comment on the learning. This is dependent on the number of children returning to school.
Phase 4 - W/C 22nd June (CONDITIONAL)
Year 6 Online Learning will take the form of a weekly timetable. There will be no Zoom learning taking place. Children who are not in school but accessing learning from home will be encouraged to upload learning and staff will like and make an attempt to comment on the learning. This is dependent on the number of children returning to school.
These are conditional dates and also dependent on the numbers of children returning to school.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- Loss of appetite
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
- If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (The ending isolation section below has more information)
- After 7 days, if you do not have a high temperature, you do not need to continue to self-isolate. If you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal. You do not need to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 7 days, as a cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone
- If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. See the explanatory diagram
- For anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. The ending isolation section below has more information, and see the explanatory diagram
- Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
- If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
- reduce the spread of infection in your home: wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser; cover coughs and sneezes
- If you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms:
- do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
- testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is not needed if you’re staying at home
- If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus (COVID-19) service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
- If you develop new coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at any point after ending your first period of isolation (self or household) then you need to follow the same guidance on self-isolation again