Welcome back to Our Lady's Catholic Primary School for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year!
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 in planning for re-opening this week. We completed an extensive risk assessment in line with Local Authority requirements and this can be found on our September Opening Page.
We will continually review our procedures, risk assessment and practise during this time to ensure the health and safety of our school community.
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 will be 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
It is important to note, children will not be able to maintain social distancing in class. Measures have been taken to reduce contact 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 look forward to welcoming our new Reception Class to Stay and Play sessions this week and to beginning half day session next week beginning 7th September. You will now have received information about this. If you have not received your email or need further advice please contact the school office 0121 464 4459.