St Michael's
We believe that a three way partnership between the school, its students and their parents is vital to success

Procedures & Risk Assessments for Students' Return

Guidance for Parents/Carers

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has made adjustments to its policies and procedures to ensure that we can all stay healthy and safe when the school reopens. The changes relating to each area are listed below.

Uniform

Students are expected to adhere to the uniform policy at all times.

All uniform items, except for the school blazer, should be washed every day where possible. The school blazer should be washed at least once a week.

If students have PE on their timetable, they will be expected to wear their PE kit to and from school, as social distancing requirements make the changing rooms inaccessible.

Please note that the uniform policy has not changed and violations, such as false nails, facial piercings, unnatural hair colour and extreme hair styles, will result in sanctions.

Student entry  into and exit from school

All students are expected to enter school via the specified entry block (see below)

All students must wash their hands on entry and exit from school

Movement around the building

We are introducing teaching and break time year bases. This means that most year groups will have classrooms in a specific area of the school and the teachers will move to the class. There are exceptions of course, such as PE, but we are aiming to reduce movement around the school as much as possible.

Eating and play areas will be year-specific. These will be clarified with the students during their induction days in the first week of September.

Hygiene expectations

Toilets will be year-group zoned and there will be high expectations of personal hygiene, with numerous additional sanitisation stations around the building and regular opportunities to use them. Additionally, we would like to encourage your child to bring a personal hand sanitiser to school.

To avoid cross contamination, it is vital that your child brings their own stationery to school, including pens, pencils, eraser and the recommended calculator.

Food provision

Please send your child to school with a packed lunch if possible. This will help us to ensure that social distancing measures can be more easily applied.

To protect the catering staff and pupils, we will not be providing hot meals. We will provide grab bags with a variety of options, such as pizzas, pasta pots, baguettes and sandwiches alongside cookies, waffles and drinks. A full list of options and details of how to pre-order food will be emailed out to parents and placed on the school website before September.

As the biometric fingerprint system will not be used, we will put in place a pre-ordering system and the grab bags will be issued in the students’ zoned areas at break and lunchtimes.

The behaviour policy

We have made additions to the list of sanctions to incorporate COVID-related behaviours. Please ensure that your child is aware of the potential dangers of spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing, shouting, singing and touching others.

If your child deliberately flaunts the rules, we will have no alternative but to send them home as they will be considered a health and safety risk to all those around them.

Curriculum

Students will be following their usual timetable and there will be no narrowing of the curriculum or fewer learning hours per week. Wherever possible, we will endeavour to deliver our normal curriculum.

There might be slight changes to sequencing in order to adhere to social distancing protocols, mainly affecting some of our more practical subjects.

There will be a blended learning offer for those students to have to self-isolate, should that become necessary.

Travelling to and from school

Students must follow government guidelines regarding face masks when travelling on public transport.

Students must follow government guidelines regarding social distancing when walking to and from school

             

 Student Lunch Order Form:      

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Full Opening Handbook for Parents´╗┐  

Local Authority Guidance on

Face Coverings in Schools 

  COVID Visitor Information  

Health & Safety Safeguarding Appendix

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Risk Assessments´╗┐

Full Re-opening Risk Assessment   Pupils' Risk Assessment  
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Staff Risk Assessment   Visitor Risk Assessment  
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