Face coverings and clubs – from Thursday 5th November
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate another challenging change for our community and move into a new lockdown on Thursday.
Face Coverings and Masks
We have made the decision to make face masks or face coverings mandatory on school grounds during drop off and pick up, from Thursday 5th November.
This means that during pick up and drop off all adults and secondary school aged children should wear a face covering on the school site including the playground, unless you have a good reason not to (as stated on the web link below).
Further information can be found here:
We would also like to strongly advise that masks are also worn on the pavements and roads around school.
Can we also remind families of the following rules that were sent to families last term:
- Please observe social distancing where possible! We understand that some entrances, and pavements are narrow and therefore families will need to take their time, give way to each other and be careful when walking through these areas.
- Use space! When on school site please use all the available space on the playground and in the car parks to ensure families can wait at least two metres apart. Please enter the school sites and move away from entrances into the available space rather than gathering near a school site entrance, classroom or school door.
- Driving! Please avoid driving children to school. If you have to drive, please park away from school and walk the final distance. Families ARE NOT permitted to use the school car parks to either park in or use as turning points.
- One adult! Where possible can parents and carers please pick up individually, rather than as a family this will help reduce the number of adults around the school grounds.
Clubs – James Gray Football, Get Sported and Todo el Mundo Languages
After careful consideration, these clubs will have to be postponed from Thursday 5th November, through lockdown. We know this is a huge disappointment to the children, club providers and families. As soon as lockdown is relaxed and the guidance allows, we will offer providers the opportunity to restart these clubs.
Our in school Breakfast Clubs and SuperPirates After School clubs will continue to offer childcare unless Government guidance changes.
We are still waiting for possible updates from the Government regarding any other changes that schools will need to implement from Thursday.
As explained in my previous email, if further changes to our systems and risk assessment are required, I will communicate these to families.
Mr J Beament
St Saviour’s Schools