“Early years provision is good and children settle in quickly and make good progress, especially in their personal development.”
- -Ofsted (June 2017)
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16th July 2020
Dear Parent/ Carer,
We praise God for helping us to complete another year at St. Mark’s and we look forward to the new year ahead starting in September.
We will be following government guide lines regarding schools returning in September and the safety measures that will need to be in place when we come back; this letter is to alert you to the changes in our school practice and the impact it will have on you and your family.
Please discuss these changes with your child/ children so that they are familiar with the differences that they can expect from September.
We have been asked to keep each class as a bubble and therefore the following actions will take place.
- Reception children will start school at 9.15 from the 14th September and use the main gate to enter school. They will be met by one of the class teachers and escorted into school. They will finish school at 3.00 and leave by the main gate.
- Parents/ children will be expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines when waiting outside the school.
- Reception’s lunchtime will be from 12.00-1.15 and they will be kept apart from other classes. They will have the hall to themselves when they eat.
- Reception class will use their indoor and outdoor area during playtime and lunchtime. They will be able to play as a class but not with other year groups.
- On the days that Reception have PE, they will be expected to come to school in full PE kit (white T-shirt, black or navy jogging bottoms, black or dark trainers). Navy shorts can be worn on hot days. No leggings, multi coloured tops or bright trainers allowed.
- Reception will sometimes be seated at tables but we will not use social distancing in class. The adults may wear face shields when working closely with the children.
We will not have a whole school collective worship until the government guidelines changes; the children will have daily collective worship in class.
The items that are handled and shared by the children will be wiped down on a regular basis as and when they are needed.
We recommend that each child has their own bottle of sanitiser which they can use when they need to.
Support: Some children maybe finding it difficult to understand the situation we are currently in, they may find it useful to talk to someone who is trained specifically to listen and support children through anxiety and fear.
Childline: 0800 1111 (under 18’s)
There has been a huge increase in women seeking support for Domestic Abuse, if anyone you know is in an unsafe household. Please let them know the following:
If they dial 999 from a mobile phone and are unable to speak, they can press 5 twice, help will come. Alternatively, they can call the Freephone number below.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (free 24 hours a day)
Remember to stay safe.
God bless and keep you at this unique time.