Thank you to pupils, parents and staff for all your ongoing understanding, support and continued hard work throughout the recent lockdown.This has been very much appreciated and has ensured Milefield Primary continues to be a safe and positive environment in which to work and learn. The COVID outbreak has certainly tested us all in many different ways and I continue to wish that you, your families and friends are keeping safe and well at such a challenging time. - Mrs Trickett
As of the 8th March 2021, Milefield Primary will re-open its doors to all pupils.
As a school, I would like to assure you that the safety and well-being of all our pupils, parents and staff is our priority. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure every measure is in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.
We are dedicated to ensuring that all pupils, parents and staff feel confident in returning to a safe and happy school environment.
We have followed government guidelines to adapt routines and procedures in school whilst ensuring that pupil’s happiness and transition back into school is still at the forefront of everything we do.
I know I can rely on the support of both parents and staff to ensure that 'the new school normal' is a place where pupils feel confident and secure so they can thrive and learn.
Thank you- Mrs Trickett
Adult or child showing symptoms...
The following protocol has been implemented:
- Pupil to be taken to COVID isolation area.
- Child who is symptomatic to wear face mask immediately.
- Escorting adult to wear face mask and supervise at distance.
- Office/SLT will be informed.
- Where appropriate, Public Health and the Local Authority will be informed and advice followed.
- Parent/family member collecting child will be advised about self-isolation and testing.
- Deep cleaning of bubble and isolation area will be conducted.
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCES
Areas for learning have been adapted and relocated to allow for social distancing. Classroom layouts have also been adapted to follow the government guidelines.
Outdoor spaces have been scheduled on a ‘rota style’ basis to avoid free flow of groups and ensure children continue to remain in their ‘bubble’.
Pupils are asked to bring minimal items to school with them, a coat, any medical items (inhalers etc. -prescribed only) and packed lunch (as required). All children will be given a water bottle from school. Please do not bring anything else.
The following has been implemented to reduce risks and ensure safety...
- Table/seating arrangements will be forward facing.
- Pathways around classrooms, entrances/exits and sink areas will be kept clear at all times.
- All excess/unnecessary furnishings, particularly soft furnishings have been removed.
- Pupil access to resources will be limited and pupils will have their own set of equipment/resources.
- Pupils will store coats in cloakrooms. Staff to monitor number of pupils accessing cloakrooms at any one time.
- All pupils will be provided with a school water bottle which should be kept on/under desks.
- Tables/surfaces will be kept tidy and cleared at the end of each day to ensure surfaces can be easily cleaned.
- Inhalers/medication must be signed for and brought into school via main office. Only vital medication must be brought in and a doctor’s prescription must be printed on the item.
- A number of medical stations have been set up around school to avoid children moving to different areas around school.
- The school has devised a number of areas to act as staffrooms to ensure staff working within different bubbles have limited contact with each other.
Curriculum, Teaching & learning
For information regarding curriculum, teaching and learning including recovery plans and expectations please refer to the Recovery Curriculum presentation available on the school website.
In the event of a bubble closure or pupil shielding, staff will provide home learning as set out in the remote education spark page on our website.
We are committed to supporting pupils to recover lost learning time and be back on track by the end of the Summer Term.
Recovery = Keep up not catch up!
Key Dates Spring Term 2021
- Monday 8th March - ALL pupils return to school.
- 8th - 12th March - Science Week in school.
- Parents Meetings will only take place week commencing 5th July (Summer term) further information to follow.
- Wednesday 24th March - School Photographs.
- Friday 26th March - Final day before 2 week Easter break.
- Monday 12th April - First day back after Easter.
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