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Second Half Term!

Dear Parents


The second half term of the academic year 2020-2021 is well underway!


I would like to thank you all for your support and co-operation during the last few challenging months as pupils have been returning to school.


We have followed updated government guidelines regarding the present national lockdown. We completed an extensive risk assessment review in line with Local Authority requirements and this November review can be found below.


OL November Risk Assessment Review A


It is important to note, children will not be able to maintain social distancing in class. Measures have been taken to reduce contact as much as possible, but consistent distancing is not possible due to classroom size and numbers of children. Other measures advised by the Government and Local Authority have been combined with reduced contact to provide reduced risk.


We will continually review our procedures, risk assessment and practise during this time to ensure the health and safety of our school community. We have reviewed requests received from the parent community regarding measures too. In line with this, we are reminding parents about social distancing requirements and requesting where possible adults wear masks when entering the school site.


May I take this opportunity to remind you of the following:

  • Only arrive at school within your scheduled time slot (these will be reviewed over the next few days)
  • Remain socially distanced while waiting for your child to enter school (1m marker lines have been extended along the pathway at St. Giles Road in both directions to assist you in keeping to distancing requirements)
  • Once your child has entered school, immediately leave the area to provide effective social distancing for everyone - DO NOT gather or wait around to talk to other parents
  • If your child wears a mask to arrive at school, you must provide them with a plastic zip lock bag to store it in throughout the day


If your child is entitled to a Free School Meal and your child is self-isolating, school can provide a lunch pack for the time absent from school. If you would like to make use of this service, please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange this for you. Please note, this does not apply to Universal Infant Free School Meals. 


We will provide you with updated information regarding any Local Authority or government meal vouchers as soon as it is received. 


If you have any queries, concerns or need further advice please contact the school office 0121 464 4459.


Best wishes,

Miss McDonald