School in these COVID-19 times
COVID-19 School Day
Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2 (including Foundation)
- We request only one parent/carer only comes onto the premises at drop off and pick up times.
- Parents must stand behind the cones on the yard to allow for social distancing at classroom doors. If you have a query, question, message for class teacher you can do this via the school office by email [email protected] or by phone (01253) 392179.
- Drop off times are between 8.40am and 8.55am
- School finishes at 3pm
Key Stage 2 – Years 3, 4, 5
- For years 3, 4 and 5 it is not necessary for parents to come onto the premises at the start of the school day.
- Parents can drop off children at the Meyler gates between 8.40am and 8.55am.
- After 8.55am, classroom doors will be closed and children must sign in at the school office.
- At the end of the school day, one parent/carer may come onto the yard to collect their child from year 3, 4 or 5. They must enter via Meyler gates and must maintain social distancing.
- Parent/carer are asked to stay behind the line on the yard.
- Teachers will dismiss children once they know an adult is present to collect them.
- Please do not attempt to collect your child before the teacher has dismissed them, this is to ensure safety.
School finishes at:
Year 3 – 3.10pm
Year 4 – 3.15pm
Year 5 – 3.20pm
Key Stage 2 – Year 6
- Children should enter through either Lynwood gates or Eastwood gates.
- They must use the same route at the end of the day.
- Parents of year 6 children do not need to come onto the site.
- Parents can wait for their children at the Lynwood or Eastwood gates at the end of the school day or agree alternative meeting points with their child.
School finishes for year 6 pupils at 3.15pm
Please note, children in years 4, 5 and 6 can walk home but school office must be notified that permission has been allowed.
- Meyler Gates are at the bottom of Meyler Avenue. Meyler Avenue runs parallel to St Walburgas Road and is off the A586 Poulton Road which becomes Westcliffe Drive.
- Lynwood Gates are at the bottom of Lynwood Avenue, which runs off Layton town centre (Westcliffe Drive) by P&G Stores.
- Eastwood Gates – Eastwood Avenue is at the bottom of Highbury Avenue. Highbury runs off Westcliffe Drive just past the Tesco Express. You can find the gate at the bottom of Eastwood Avenue on the right.
COVID -19 PE, Bags, Packed Lunches & Equipment
- At present we request children do not bring bags into school unless it is a book bag provided by school
- A suitable packed lunch bag or container can be brought into school. Clearly named.
Please note all children regardless of whether they have a packed lunch from home or have a meal from the school kitchen, must bring in their own filled drinks bottle. Clearly named.
- Children are asked to come into school in their PE kits on the days that they have PE.
- In addition to the PE shorts and top, they can wear either a Layton Primary tracksuit (these can be purchased from Ragamuffins in Layton town centre) or plain dark jogging bottoms and their school jumper. These can be worn over their PE shorts and top.
- Children can wear PE pumps or a plain trainer on their PE days.
1AM and 1M Friday
2CB Wednesday (from 19.10.20 Mondays)
2B and 2T Thursday (from 19.10.20 Wednesdays)
Year 3 Monday
Year 4 Thursday
Year 5 Friday
Year 6 Wednesday
Foundation class teacher will advise of PE days
Risk Assessment – COVID-19
Overarching Guidance for all staff:
In all education, childcare and social care settings, preventing the spread of coronavirus involves dealing with direct transmission (for instance, when in close contact with those sneezing and coughing) and indirect transmission (via touching contaminated surfaces). A range of approaches and actions should be employed to do this. These can be seen as a hierarchy of controls that, when implemented, creates an inherently safer system, where the risk of transmission of infection is substantially reduced. These include:
- minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend childcare settings, schools or colleges
- cleaning hands more often than usual – wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands and wrists are covered
- ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ and ‘hands, face , space’ approach
- cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
- minimising contact and mixing by altering, as much as possible, the environment (such as classroom layout) and timetables (such as staggered break times)
- Do not come to work if you have coronavirus symptoms or go home as soon as these develop (informing your line manager and Lisa Sheldon) and access a test as soon as possible. Tests can be accessed here: https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type
- Clean your hands and wrists more often than usual – with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.
- Use the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ and ‘hands, face , space’ approach.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces often using standard products.
- Think about ways to modify your teaching approach to keep a distance from children in your class as much as possible, particularly close face to face support (noting that it’s understood that this is not possible at all times, which is why hygiene and hand cleaning is so important).
- Consider avoiding calling pupils to the front of the class or going to their desk to check on their work if not necessary.
- Help your class to follow the rules on hand cleaning, not touching their faces, ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ and ‘hands, face , space’ etc, including updating your classrooms displays with posters. These will be printed and provided.
- Prevent your class from sharing equipment and resources (like stationery). Each child will have their own bag/resource tray (specific to the year group).
- Keep your classroom door and windows open if possible, for air flow.
- Limit the number of children from your class using the toilet at any one time.
- Limit your contact with other staff members, and don’t congregate in shared spaces, especially if they are small rooms.
- Make sure you’ve read the school’s updated behaviour policy and know what role in it you’re being asked to take.
- LA/Government guidance; please see the following documents:-
Risk assessment for cleaning available from ORION (Cleaning contract company)
Risk assessment for Catering staff available from Lancashire Catering services
Both Risk assessments to run alongside, and concurrent with, this document
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Collection: guidance for schools and other educational settings Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings
- COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings
Risk Assessment Details – Below are the Assessment Details and Hazard Identification and Control Measures