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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

September Information For Parents

Information For Parents September 2020

This information is provided so that you are aware of the current Government guidelines and what St Peter and St Paul is doing to ensure children have full access to teaching and learning and the risk of infection is minimalised. These measures will be in place for the Autumn Term and are subject to constant review. The risk assessment in place for the opening of the Academy in September has been reviewed in the light of the current guidance.

Academy Staggered Start and Finish Times

Year 1 – Year 6 Pupils Return Friday 4th September

Year Group

Start Time

Finish Time

Upper Key Stage 2

(Years 6 and 5 only)

8:30 am

2:45 pm

Lower Key Stage 2

(Years 4 and 3 only)

8:40 am

2:55 pm

Key Stage 1

(Years 2 and 1 only)

8:50 am

3:05 pm

Early Years (Only)

9:15 am

3:15 pm

Nursery (Only)

8:30 am

3:30 pm

Stars Sessions (Extended Day)

Sessions start Friday 4th September

Session

Collection and Delivery Times

Additional Information

Morning

7:30am

7:45am

8:00am

Breakfast will only be available for those children attending the 7:30/7:45 am sessions.

Twilight

4:00pm

4:15pm

4:30pm

A snack will be provided for children attending Twilight Stars.

Evening

5:00 pm

5:15pm

5:30 pm

Tea will be provided for children attending Evening Stars.

Staggered start and finish times will not reduce the amount of overall teaching time. It will result in staggered playtimes and lunch times so children are able to remain in their contained groups. It is important for your child to arrive on time so no learning is missed. 

A bell will ring and a card raised to indicate which year group is being allowed in through the gates. If you arrive early for your year group your child will not be admitted. Following arrival children will wash their hands at the washing stations, be registered and start their learning. To ensure sufficient time for all children to wash their hands there will not be any early play sessions. Additional playtime will be provided throughout the day.

Parents are not allowed on site unless there is a medical emergency and then face coverings must be worn.

If you are able to walk or cycle to the Academy please do so.

Uniform

It is expected that all the children will wear full Academy uniform.

What Your Child Should Bring With Them To The Academy

All the equipment needed for learning will be provided by the Academy. There will be no need to bring anything from home except:

  • a named bottle refilled daily with water from home (additional water is available throughout the day). Water is provided for all children at lunchtime so there is no need to bring an additional drink for lunchtime.

  • a packet of tissues

  • a coat if the weather is cold

  • Essential medicines (the appropriate form needs to be completed online and emailed to the Academy)

No bag is required or needed

Please do not bring your PE Kit on Friday 4th September

Lunches

The Academy would prefer all children to have an Academy hot lunch. The meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day and are carefully planned to ensure they meet the children’s nutritional needs.

If you intended to provide your child with a packed lunch, this must be in a sealed bag, with a cool pack inside. All wrappings etc: will return daily inside the bag. Please do not put their lunch bag inside another bag as this increases the risk of the spread of infection further.  Remember, if your child is in Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2 the meal is free. If you are eligible for Free School Meals the meal is free. If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals please apply information regarding how to can be provided by emailing the Academy on admin@stpstp.co.uk

Year 5 and Year 6 Pupils Only

Year 5 and Year 6 pupils will be allowed to travel home on their own with parental permission. (Letter available on the Academy website). Parents can meet their child further away from the Academy entrances if they so wish to ease social distance.

Siblings

The Government advice to all schools and academies is that the start and end of the day is staggered to reduce the gathering of adults. However, the Academy is aware that some parents may find it challenging to deliver children in different year groups at separate times. If this is the case siblings can be delivered at the latest arrival time for the siblings i.e. if a child in Year 4 has a sibling in Year 2 then both children can be delivered at the Year 2 time of 8:50am not the earlier time as staff will not be available to supervise your child. Please be aware that your eldest child may be marked late and will miss the beginning of their learning. Siblings cannot be collected at the same time from across year groups at the end of the Academy day.

Face Coverings

The current Government advice is that children do not need to wear face coverings whilst at school. If you feel your child needs to wear a face covering whilst travelling to and from school this should be removed on arrival at the Academy. For children who are travelling alone and wearing a mask this needs to be removed on arrival and placed in a small sealed bag that will be kept in their tray. Masks that are not kept in this way will be disposed of in accordance with the Government guidance.

Attendance

As from the start of the Autumn term the usual rules on school attendance will be enforced. These are:

  • the parental duty to secure that their child attends regularly
  • the schools’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absences
  •  the availability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices

Education is not optional.  All pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

SEND Support

SEND support will be available for children. Outside agencies will be allowed to work alongside Academy staff to support, assess and meet with children and parents. Mrs Mint is able to provide information regarding your child and should you wish to ask specific questions please email her at admin@stpstp.co.uk or ring the Academy office.

As an Academy the Government advice on system controls to minimise the spread of COVID 19 is as follows:

  • Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend the Academy
  • Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
  • Enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often
  • Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible

In response to any outbreak of infection we are asked to:

  • Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
  • Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community
  • Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice