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Write URGENT in the subject line and ‘Please contact me on the following number…(insert telephone number)’
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|This allows us to act immediately in order to safeguard our whole school community and wider community.
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Arrangements from 14th September
It is vitally important that we all stay safe. Please act responsibly. Should anyone in your household show ANY symptoms of COVID-19, you are strongly encouraged to follow the Public Health Wales guidelines.
If any child displays ANY of the symptoms of COVID-19, you will be contacted immediately to collect your child.
Stay at home if you or someone you live with has either:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
loss of smell or taste (anosmia)
Please see the current ‘Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus’ guidance from the Welsh Assembly Government
Please click here for the General School Arrangements for September
We have a separate page with lots of ideas and resources to support mental health and well-being during these unprecedented times. Please click on the ‘Health and Well-Being’ tab above.
In This Together:
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, we all continue to work together to keep everyone as safe as we are able to. As a school, we have comprehensive plans and strict risk assessments in place. We seek advice from Neath Port Talbot Local Authority, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.
We follow the most up to date Welsh Assembly Government guidance. For younger learners the emphasis remains on forming ‘pods’ of learners and ensuring separation of those groups. Our year groups are organised into ‘pods’ and remain separated from other pods during the school day. Regular handwashing is undertaken and ‘high-touch’ areas are cleaned regularly in conjunction with our risk assessment.
We fully comply with health and safety law by assessing risks and putting in place proportionate control measures.
We review our health and safety risk assessments thoroughly in collaboration with the local authority and trade unions. We have drawn up plans for the autumn term that address the risks identified using the system of controls set out below. Essential measures include:
- a requirement that people who are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home
- robust hand and respiratory hygiene including ventilation
- continue increased cleaning arrangements
- active engagement with Test, Trace, Protect strategy
- formal consideration of how to reduce contacts and maximise social and physical distancing between those in school wherever possible and minimise potential for contamination so far as is reasonably practicable.
Contact between learners, learners and staff are reduced by:
- grouping learners together in year group ‘pods’
- avoiding contact between separate groups as much as possible
- arranging classrooms with forward facing desks, where possible and appropriate
- staff maintaining distance from learners and other staff as much as possible.
Please click the link to access our risk assessment: Risk-assessment-for-schools-COVID-19-051020SH
If your child is unwell with any related symptoms, please do not send them to school. If your child displays any of the symptoms, they will be sent home in line with the most up to date advice from the government. Please use the NHS symptom checker and take advice from Public Health Wales if in any doubt.
Please do not be offended if staff contact you to collect your child, or if entry to school is denied following signs of ANY of the COVID-19 symptoms. We are following our strict risk assessments in order to keep everyone as safe as we can.
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