Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

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Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

COVID Safe School Information

Risk Assessments

The operation of our school is based on a comprehensive Risk Assessment procedure in conjunction with Government advice.  All Risk Assessments are 'live' documents and are open to change to reflect updated guidance or local circumstances.  The RA document can be found below:

Olsw Risk-Assessment-March-2021

 

 

Start and End of Day Routines

(Please refer to the school map)

To protect our parents and staff, there are staggered start and finish times, to allow access to the school site and to maintain social distancing. On making your journey to school, walking is the preferred option. If you are driving your children to school, please be aware that there will be no vehicle access to the school or church site for any parents at any time. If you park your car in the local area, please distance yourself accordingly to avoid causing upset to residents. Please avoid blocking driveways, or parking illegally on road junctions. 

It is essential that you only come at the specified time for dropping your child off as to avoid congestion.  If you need to drop your child off early, Wise Owls will be happy to look after your child until the appropriate time.

 

 

Nursery

Nursery children can enter the school from 9:10am.

Children will walk onto the school site with one parent only, through the main gate on the church car park.  Please line up on the social distancing markers (See Map) and you will be met at the School Gate by staff.  This allows you to distance yourself safely from the other parents. As soon as your child enters the school, please ensure you leave promptly.  Whilst you are waiting with your child, please keep them close to you not allowing them to run around the parked cars.

The school day will end at 2:55pm. One parent only to walk through the same gate and make your way to the social distancing markers. You will again be met by a member of school staff who will bring your child to you – please do not enter the school building.  Please leave promptly after you have collected your child.

Reception

Reception children can enter the school from 9:00am.

Children will walk onto the school site with one parent only through the gate on the church car park. Please line up on the social distancing markers (See Map) and you will be met at the School Gate by staff. This allows you to distance yourself safely from the other parents. As soon as your child enters the school, please ensure you leave promptly. Whilst you are waiting with your child, please keep them close to you not allowing them to run around the parked cars.

The school day will end at 3:15pm. One parent only to walk through the same gate and make your way to the social distancing markers. You will again be met by a member of school staff who will send your child to you. Do not enter the building. Please leave promptly after you have collected your child.

 

Year 1

Year 1 children can enter the school from between 8:55am.

Children can be walked onto the school site through the gate on the church carpark by one parent only. When on the church car park, please let your child walk to the school gate independently.

Year 1 children are to walk directly through the School Gate to their classrooms. 

The school day will end at 3.10pm. Please come to the same gate and make your way to the social distancing markers. You will be met by a member of staff who will send your child to you. Please leave promptly after you have collected your child.

 

Year 2

Year 2 children can enter the school from 8.50am.

Children can be walked onto the school site through the gate on the church carpark by one parent only.  When on the church car park, please let your child walk to the school gate independently.

Year 2 children can walk directly through the School Gate to their classrooms. 

The school day will end at 3:05pm. Please come to the same gate and make your way to the social distancing markers. You will be met by a member of staff who will send your child to you.  Please leave promptly after you have collected your child.

 

Year 3

Year 3 children can enter the school at 8:50am.

Children are to walk on their own onto the school site, through the Rear Gate at the back of the school directly into their classroom through the fire escape door.

A member of school staff will be on duty to supervise the children.

Parents – please do not wait and gather by the gate

The school day will end at 3:05pm. One parent only to enter the Rear Gate onto the Top Playground on foot (no vehicle access to the site) and spread out over the playground space maintaining social distancing.  The children will leave through the classroom fire escape door onto the playground.  Please leave as soon as possible to avoid congestion.

 

Year 4

Year 4 children can enter the school at 8:55am.

Children are to walk on their own onto the school site, through the Rear Gate at the back of school directly into their classroom through the fire escape door.

A member of school staff will be on duty to supervise the children.

Parents – please do not wait and gather by the gate

The school day will end at 3:15pm. One parent only to enter the Rear Gate onto the Top Playground on foot (no vehicle access to the site) and spread out over the playground space maintaining social distancing.  The children will leave through the classroom fire escape door onto the playground.  Please leave as soon as possible to avoid congestion.

 

Year 5

Year 5 children can enter the school from 8:50am

Children are to walk on their own onto the school site, through the Pedestrian Gate at the side of school directly into their classroom through the fire escape door.

Parents – please do not wait and gather by the gate.

The school day will end at 3:05pm. One parent only to enter the Rear Gate onto the Top Playground on foot (no vehicle access to the site) and spread out over the playground space maintaining social distancing.  The children will leave through the classroom fire escape door onto the playground.  Please leave as soon as possible to avoid congestion.

 

Year 6

Year 6 children can enter the school from 8:55am

Children are to walk on their own onto the school site, through the Pedestrian Gate at the side of school directly into their classroom through the fire escape door.

Parents – please do not wait and gather by the gate.

The school day will end at 3:15pm. One parent only to enter the Rear Gate onto the Top Playground on foot (no vehicle access to the site) and spread out over the playground space maintaining social distancing.  The children will leave through the classroom fire escape door onto the playground.  Please leave as soon as possible to avoid congestion.

  

Siblings

We know that there are number of families who have siblings across the Infants and Juniors.  Junior siblings can now enter the top playground through the gate assigned to their year group (Pedestrian Gate Years 5&6; Top Gate Years 3&4) from 8:50am and walk directly to their classrooms through the fire escape door.  School staff will be on duty throughout this time.

 

Talk to us

We understand that these continued arrangements mean that there is less opportunity to speak to your child’s teacher. There will be a member of staff on the main entrance who will forward any messages to the appropriate teacher. Please send us an email or give us a call if there’s something specific you wish to talk about with your child’s teacher and we’ll always pass on any information or make an appointment to call you back.

 

Thanks Again!

We have spent the first few weeks of the new school year establishing a safe routine that allows enjoyable learning for our children. You’ll understand that we need to keep these arrangements in place, but we hope that these modifications will make your mornings and afternoons run a bit more smoothly, and maintain your safety. We have been thrilled to see our children’s attitudes to learning, and remain grateful for your daily co-operation. Please see the accompanying infographic for all the information in one place, we hope that you continue to find it useful.

 

Thank you for continued support, and my thanks to our governors for their continued oversight.

 

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