School Reopening Information - March 2021

March 2021

We are delighted to confirm that Long Lawford Primary School will fully re-open on Monday 8th March to all pupils.  Mrs Stringer has written a letter to you all (see our COVID-19 Letters page).  Over the coming week, our website will be updated with all March re-opening information.  If you have any questions, please email admin2405@welearn365.com and we will do our best to answer them quickly.  Here is the latest guidance for school re-opening from Central Government.

On this page, you will find all key information regarding school re-opening, including WCC approved COVID-safe operating and opening procedures. 

Have you got a question that isn't answered on this page?  Take a look in the below documents.  If your question is still not answered, please email it to admin2405@welearn365.com and we will answer it as soon as we can.

  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions document for any questions you have.  We will update this document regularly.
  • Please see the temporary start and end times in the 2020 Schedule.  This document will be reviewed weekly and you will be notifies of any changes.
  • One Way system in place to help make our school COVID-safe.  This will be in place for at least the first half term and ask all parents/carers to adhere to this to help keep the school site COVID-safe.
  • Operational Procedures (which are taken from the school's risk assessment) to show what will happen and when.  These procedures will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with our risk assessment.
  • Should you wish to see a copy of the schools risk assessment (which has been reviewed and agreed already by WCC), please see the bottom of this page for a copy.

 

Due to COVID cases in Warwickshire, WCC have advised all parents to wear face coverings when entering/on school site.  We ask all of our families for their co-operation with helping to control the virus.  Our staff on gate duty will be wearing a visor for gate and door duties.  If you have any questions, please email admin2405@welearn365.comWe are working with Local Government to help reduce the spread of the virus and ask our school community to adhere to the latest Lockdown restrictions, available here.

 

We often get asked what to do if my child has a cough or a high temperature.  Here is some information from Public Health Agency and Department of Education that may help parents to decide what to do.

How to wear a face mask

There are many different types of masks out there.  Here is some great advice from the World Health Organisation about how to wear masks safely.

Welfare Calls

The school has regularly undertaken welfare calls to parents and carers for a variety of reasons.  COVID-19 related reasons will also be a reason for the school to contact parents and carers.  We can offer you a wide range of support from a listening ear, support with accessing online learning with/for your child, support with acquiring food during an isolation period, providing access to financial support etc.  We are also happy for parents to call the school and ask for support.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can support you all during these unprecedented times.  We also have a Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing page to our school website, which we hope you will find useful.  We also have a list of useful links for parents, including the Job Centre, Foodbank, Children's Centre etc.  Click here to go to the page of our website that has them!

 

Latest Government Guidance

Please also see the latest government guidance (updated with the latest Lockdown restrictions from January 2021):

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Guidance for schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

School Reopening - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964351/Schools_coronavirus_operational_guidance.pdf

 

School Risk Assessment

Schools are required to take reasonable steps to protect all members of the school community from COVID-19 within the education setting.  Schools must assess the risks and implement proportionate control measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. It is a legal requirement that we revisit and update our risk assessments regularly. The risk assessment below is a “dynamic document” which is kept under regular review and accounts for changing school circumstances, Government Guidance and advice from Department of Public Health/Public Health England.  Our Risk Assessment can be found below.

 

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after partial school closure from March 2020. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in full school opening guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.  

Long Lawford Primary School's spending Plan can be found below.