Drop off and collection update
As we approach the end of the second week of term, I would like to thank you for your continued support for the measures which have been put in place. Now that the ‘settling-in’ phase of the return has been successfully achieved, it is time to look towards a more permanent and sustainable plan for morning drop-off and afternoon collections.
A number of parents have commented on the positive impact that the staggered start and collection times have had. Unfortunately this could only be a temporary measure given the amount of learning time which is being used in getting the children into school and preparing to send them home. The Senior Leadership Team and I have therefore been looking at alternative arrangements which will allow for safe social distancing, whilst ensuring children are not missing out on essential learning time.
The following measures will therefore take effect from Monday 14th September. Given the current Covid situation both locally and nationally, we would encourage and appreciate the wearing of face coverings whilst on the school grounds.
Doors will lock at 9:10am with registration closing at 9:15am
All children to enter through Glebelands Road gate which will be open at 8:35am. School doors will open at 8:45am
- Foundation children – Enter through small gate onto their playground and enter through the main Foundation door.
- KS1 children – Enter through their usual KS1 Door
- LKS2 children – Enter through their usual LKS2 Door
- UKS2 children – Enter through their usual UKS2 Door
The Register will open at 8:45am and close at 9:15am which should provide parents with a more flexible and staggered start to the day
All parents to follow the current one-way system and leave through the Chancel Road Gate.
Foundation – 2:50pm Mrs. Hobson / Mrs. Savage
2:55pm Mrs. Williams
Parents to enter through Glebelands Road gate and make their way to the Foundation playground. All children will be brought by their teacher onto the playground for collection. Parents to leave through the same Foundation playground gate and follow the one-way system around the school and exit through the car-park gates.
Due to the large number children being dismissed, teachers have requested that parents who wish to speak to them, get in touch via Class Dojo.
Key Stage 1 – 3:00pm collection Children in Mr. Kitchener’s class and Mrs. O’ Brien’s class to enter through Chancel Road gate and make their way onto the KS1 playground.
Children will be dismissed via their classroom door. Parents to exit through the KS1 playground gate and make their way out through the car park gates.
If an older sibling also needs to be collected, then make your way through the Foundation playground and follow the one-way system around the school.
Parents collecting children from Ms. Alvey’s class are to enter through the Glebelands Road entrance. Children to be collected from outside of their classroom then follow the one-way system around the school and exit through the car park gates.
Lower Key Stage 2 – 3:05pm collection All parents enter through the Glebelands Road entrance
Children in Miss Talbot/Mrs Pugh’s class and Miss Musson’s class to wait on the Key Stage 2 (main) playground – NOT outside the Year 3/4 doors as this will create a bottle-neck.
Children will be brought onto the playground by their class teacher. Please ensure that you are on time!
Children and parents to exit through the playground gates and make their way out through the car park gates
Parents collecting children from Mrs. Webster’s class to enter through the Glebelands Road gate and collect from their usual classroom door. Could parents please stand away from the door by the railings to allow for others to pass through. Then follow the one-way system around the school and exit through the car park gates.
Upper Key Stage 2 – 3:10pm collection Parents collecting children from Year 5&6 to enter through the Glebelands road entrance. Children to be collected from outside of their usual door. Children and parents to make their way past the bike sheds and onto the car park where they will exit through the car-park gates.
All children and parents should leave through the car park gates which will be closed to all traffic between 2:55pm and 3:20pm.
Please follow the markers on the ground pointing out the one-way system.
Can I remind parents that should you wish to speak with your child’s teacher that you do not enter the school building but contact them via Class Dojo or make an appointment.
I appreciate that this new system may take a little time to become fully embedded and may require some adjustments as the week progresses. These measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of our parents and children. I would therefore ask that you continue to show the support and patience which you have been doing and give everyone a little time to become accustomed to the new arrangements.