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Please visit this page of the website regularly for updates on the Coronavirus situation. We will also use ParentMail, texts and the newsletter to communicate important information.
Please visit this page of the website regularly for updates on the Coronavirus situation. We will also use ParentMail, texts and the newsletter to communicate important information.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 2nd July 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL TO MORE PUPILS

We currently have pupils from Reception, Year One and Year Six in school, alongside children of key workers and vulnerable pupils. No other year groups (including Nursery) will be able to return to St Richard’s until after the Summer holidays. You will not be pressured to send your child back to school this term and the government has said that there will be no fines issued to parents of children not attending school during the period of school closure in this academic year.

Any more Year Six, Year One and Reception children will only be allowed to attend St Richard’s if parents have informed us in advance via email or phone (the weekly closing date is 3pm on the Wednesday before the Monday that children can return). Please DO NOT bring your child to school unless you have received confirmation from school following your application.

Details of how parents can make this application are contained in Headteacher’s letter on the wider re-opening of St Richard’s school – 29th May 2020 (see the link lower down on this page). A link to our detailed risk assessment for the wider reopening of St Richard’s is also available below. Please read this very carefully in advance of your child’s return. Please also read the Revised School Procedures (link below). All three documents contain essential information. By sending your child back to school you are agreeing to abide by all the conditions and rules contained in these three documents.

PROCEDURES FOR RECEPTION PUPILS

  • Reception children must arrive at the main Sutcliffe Avenue gate between 9.30am and 9.39am each morning. They may be accompanied by a maximum of one parent or carer. This gate will be locked at exactly 9.40am every morning.
  • Each child and their one parent/carer may have to queue. If this is the case, you must use the yellow floor markings on the pavement on Sutcliffe Avenue in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Reception children will exit from the main Sutcliffe Avenue gate at 3.30pm every day and must be picked up on time by one parent/carer, observing social distancing.
  • Children must be in full school uniform (but must not wear a school tie).
  • Children may bring a coat, and a packed lunch in disposable packaging (if they usually have a packed lunch from home). Otherwise, school will be providing packed lunches to all pupils in Reception who attend.
  • Children must bring nothing else to school (named, individual water bottles will be provided by school).

PROCEDURES FOR YEAR ONE PUPILS

  • Y1 children must arrive at the main Sutcliffe Avenue gate between 9am and 9.09am each morning. They may be accompanied by a maximum of one parent or carer. This gate will be locked at exactly 9.10am every morning.
  • Each child and their one parent/carer may have to queue. If this is the case, you must use the yellow floor markings on the pavement on Sutcliffe Avenue in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Y1 children will exit from the main Sutcliffe Avenue gate at 3pm every day and must be picked up on time by one parent/carer, observing social distancing.
  • Children must be in full school uniform (but must not wear a school tie).
  • Children may bring a coat, and a packed lunch in disposable packaging (if they usually have a packed lunch from home). Otherwise, school will be providing packed lunches to all pupils in Year 1 who attend.
  • Children must bring nothing else to school (named, individual water bottles will be provided by school).

PROCEDURES FOR YEAR SIX PUPILS

  • Y6 pupils must arrive at the Norton Avenue gate between 8.30am and 8.39am each morning. They may be accompanied by a maximum of one parent or carer. This gate will be locked at exactly 8.40am every morning.
  • Pupils and a maximum of one parent/carer may have to queue. If this is the case, you must use the yellow floor markings on the pavement on Norton Avenue in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Y6 pupils will exit from Norton Avenue gate at 2.30pm every day and must be picked up on time if they are not walking home alone (by one parent/carer, observing social distancing).
  • Pupils must be in full school uniform (but must not wear a school tie).
  • Children may bring a coat, and a packed lunch in disposable packaging (if they usually have a packed lunch from home). Otherwise, school will be providing packed lunches to all pupils in school who are eligible or who pay for one. We are receiving dinner money.
  • Children must bring nothing else to school (named, individual water bottles will be provided by school).

 

LINKS TO ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

Detailed Risk Assessment for the Wider Reopening of St Richard’s – V2, updated 12.06.20

Headteacher’s letter on the wider re-opening of St Richard’s school – 29th May 2020

Revised School Procedures 15th June – 17th July 2020 – V2, updated 12.06.20

A downloadable application form (which must be printed off, filled in, signed and brought back to school) for parents of children at St Richard’s who are key workers in critical sectors is available here:

Application for reduced educational provision at St Richard’s by a key worker in a critical sector V2

We have produced an Appendix to our current Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy to be used during the current school closure period.

View our Mission Statement here Mission Statement

View our Children’s Mission Statement here Children’s Mission Statement

We wish you all the very best,

Mr J Murray Headteacher.  Mr J Keyworth Deputy Headteacher.

Mrs A Toal Assistant Headteacher. Miss K Broadbent Assistant Headteacher.

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