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Return to school June 2020

Welcome back to those in Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 who have made the decision to return to school. This page is also for our key workker and vulnerable children groups. We hope the information you find here will be useful to you.

Parent Leaflet - this summaries the guidelines for returning to school. Please make sure you have read and understand this leaflet.

Preparing your child

We are fully aware that children will need extra support and preparation for this return to school. We have created a 'social story' for each year group for you to talk through with your child. It will help them know who their teacher will be, what their room will look like and some of the procedures for the start, end and during the day. As the school will seem very different from how they last knew it, the teachers will support the children with this as they join us - our priority will be ensuring they are supported emotionally.

Social story for our key worker group
Social story for Pre-School
Social story for Reception
Social story for Year 1
Social story for Year 6

'Coming back to school in a bubble' - this video will also support your child with the concept of 'bubbles' and some of the ways school will be different.

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Parent information letters for each bubble

Documentation

Travel using Public Transport

TfL information on travel using public transport - https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/coronavirus-covid-

TfL guidance for parents and pupils returning to school

  • From the 15th June it is law in England to wear a face covering on public transport.
  • Face coverings must be worn when using TfL including buses, trains, underground, taxis and private hire vehicles.
  • A face covering does not need to be a face mask but covers you nose and mouth.
  • Face coverings reduce the risk of spreading the virus and are not a substitute for maintaining social distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Face coverings need to be worn in enclosed spaces including stations and interchanges.
  • You can be refused travel if you are not wearing a face covering.
  • Failure to wear may result in a £100 fine (reduced to £50 if payed within 14 days).
  • Children under the age of 11 are exempt from wearing face coverings.
  • Under 3s should not wear a face covering for safety reasons.
  • If travelling on a long journey take spare face coverings.
  • When taking off your face covering you should put it in a bag and then wash your hands.

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How to make and wear a face covering

To enable social distancing of 2 metres, public transport will have severely reduced capacity, even when 100% of services are operating fully. TfL specifically recommend that parents and students:

  • Walk, cycle or scoot to school wherever possible. We have no facilities to store bikes and scooters hygienically and safely during the school day so, parents must take these home with them.
  • Use local Streetspace improvements, which include widened footpaths and cycle lanes, to help maintain social distancing when travelling
  • Avoid busy stations and interchanges, if using public transport.
  • Plan ahead and allow more time for journeys as travelling at the busiest times may take longer than it would normally, as queuing is likely.
  • Regularly check tfl.gov.uk where there’s advice and information of how the network will operate differently
  • If using public transport, or taxi and private hire services, please use a facial covering, carry a hand sanitizer and wash your hands before and after you travel.
  • Follow the advice on maintaining social distancing and act on the instructions of TfL staff.