From Sunday 2nd January, it is recommended that face coverings are worn in classrooms where students in Year 7 and above are educated. The advice is short term only, to support students and teachers as they return to school this term and builds on the existing proportionate guidance that recommends face coverings for all adults in communal areas of all settings. The advice on face coverings in classrooms will be in place until Wednesday 26th January, when Plan B regulations are currently scheduled to expire, at which point it will be reviewed.
Restrictions due to Class and Year Group bubbles have been removed, but remain as a contingency measure should there be a need to do so.
Staggered Entry and Exit
Whilst there are currently no restrictions imposed, we must still consider the logistics of having 14 Year Groups entering and exiting the same site through one entrance. Students must continue to adhere to the staggered start and finish times as advised on The School Day webpage. Departure times have been amended slightly to ensure that Primary and Secondary students are not departing school at exactly the same time each day.
The Plaza gates will be opened at 8.20am by a member of the Primary staff team to allow Primary students to be dropped off at school. Kiss and Drop arrangements for Primary students will continue as previously. Parents of students in Reception and Year 1 may continue to park in the school car park at the beginning of the day.
At the end of the school day, parents may collect their Primary aged child at the designated time. Once the child has been collected from a member of staff, parents must leave the plaza quickly to avoid congestion.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
The school has assessed the risks and implemented proportionate control measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. Please refer to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment [PDF] for details of the current measures in place.
The flow diagram in the Covid-19 Symptoms and Negative or Positive Test Results [PDF] details the actions that must be taken if:
- a student or member of staff develops symptoms of COVID-19;
- a student or member of staff without symptoms tests positive (+ve) for COVID-19 using a LFD test; or
- a family member tests positive (+ve) for COVID-19 / is symptomatic awaiting a result / is pinged by the NHS app.
Please refer to the Gildredge House Remote Learning Policy [PDF] for further information.