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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Updates

Risk Assessment Summary in Tier 4 (from January 4th 2021)

In addition to the steps outlined above, we will also:

  • Limit visitors into the school to essential personnel only
  • Ask all essential visitors into the school to wear a mask at all times whilst in the building
  • Provide all MDSAs with facemasks and visors during lunch service
  • Keep the windows and doors in the lunch hall open (where possible) during all sittings
  • Hold all staff meetings electronically via Teams
  • Offer additional training and information for parents and carers on the importance of the government 'Hands, Face, Space' campaign
  • Encourage all adults to wear facemasks everywhere whilst in communal areas within the school building (excluding their own classroom)  

 

In school we:

  • Ensure good ventilation throughout the day. The windows and external doors are opened at every break and lunch time, with no more than 1 hour between each ‘refresh’ of air.
  • Tables and equipment will be cleaned at the end of each session throughout the day.
  • Hand washing/ sanitizer routines are built into the timetable so that this takes place before and after each activity.
  • Each child has their own personal set of stationary and equipment to limit shared resources.
  • Lunch is eaten in smaller groups to ensure limited mixing of ‘bubbles’ (it is impossible to completely remove mixing so our aim is to minimize the occasions when this happens).

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tier-posters-medium-high-and-very-high

 

 

Risk Assessment Summary in Tier 1:

We ask visitors to our site to:

  • Arrive at school on time. The gates are open from 8:30am and they close promptly at 8:45am. If you are late, you put staff at increased risk due to handover taking place inside the Main Entrance rather than outside in the fresh air.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times on the school premises when bringing and collecting your children (unless medically exempt and after discussion with Mrs Booth).
  • The one-way system must be followed by everyone. 
  • Everyone attending the site must follow social distancing guidelines, even if you are wearing a face covering.
  • When absolutely necessary, only one person to enter the Main Entrance to speak to a member of staff in the Main Office

Infinity Academies Trust Remote Learning Policy

This policy sets out clearly, what academies within the Infinity Academies Trust will offer in terms of 'remote learning' if and when the need should arise. Please read it carefully, alongside the school-specific offer, so that you are clear about what St Nicholas CE Primary Academy will provide in order to enable your child's education to remain as uninterrupted as possible during this challenging time. 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Bell or Mrs Booth on 01205 363210.

St Nicholas Primary Academy Specific Remote Learning Offer

One-way system

The one-way system applies to all families accessing the school site. This reduces the amount of times anyone has to cross-paths with members of different households and therefore keeps everyone much safer. Both gates remain open as usual.

 

Hands, Face, Space

Our approach to keeping everyone safe is going brilliantly! We are so impressed with the way every single member of our Church School family is following the guidance and wearing their face masks whenever they are on the school site. Thank you everyone - it's making a HUGE difference to the safety and well-being of our whole school community.

Public Health England Letter to parents and carers.

Symptomatic children action cards

6th April 2020- Emergency Childcare over Easter

Our Emergency Childcare provision continues to be in place over the Easter period across all our Trust schools for vulnerable children and those of critical workers. We are pleased to be able to continue to offer food boxes to our Free School Meal families (food vouchers at Spilsby Primary) throughout the Easter holidays. Please remember if you need to use our emergency childcare this should be an absolute last resort and you need to make school aware in advance. Also, if for any reason your circumstances change and your child will not be attending please do let your school know.

20th March 2020- Emergency Childcare

Message from Infinity Academies Trust- As you will have seen in the national news we have been instructed by the Government to keep our schools open but only for vulnerable children and the children of Key Workers. Please see below a letter detailing all our Emergency Childcare arrangements for these key groups. Wherever possible all children should be looked after at home to support the Government's Social Distancing plans to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please only use our Emergency childcare if you have absolutely no alternatives  and you meet the Government criteria. The schools are closed for the vast majority of pupils.

Coronavirus update - school closures to most pupils - letter from CEO

19th March- Infinity School Closures 

In line with the Government announcement yesterday all Infinity Academies Trust schools will be closing from Friday until directed to re-open by the Government. This is to support the national efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The schools will be offering some childcare provision for vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers. We are awaiting final definitions of these terms and will contact families directly when we know more. For further information about our closures please read the letter above. We wish all our families and children well at this challenging time and please do contact your school's main office if you have any questions.

Sending you all our very best wishes

Gavin Booth

CEO

17th March 2020-11am

Message from Infinity Academies Trust: Following the announcements made by the Government yesterday we have instructed our schools to take further actions to support Social Distancing and reduce non-essential travel. We have asked our schools to cancel any non-essential travel including visits, sporting fixtures and training events. We are restricting visitor access to our schools and will not be holding any in-school events including Governor meetings and parent engagement events. Wherever possible we are limiting time spent in large groups and therefore will not be holding whole school Collective worship or assemblies. We are asking our staff to not attend any out of school training to ensure as many people as possible are available to support children and families in school. We are working closely with our staff to ensure that those who may be vulnerable are taking sensible precautions and will do our best to ensure that our schools continue to run as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. As always if you have any questions please contact the main office at your child's school.

17th March 2020

The Government have updated their guidance relating to self-isolation for those that are demonstrating coronavirus symptoms. If you or your child has a new continuous cough and/or high temperature the whole family/household should self-isolate for 14 days. Please be clear that this is a change in guidance and we require your cooperation to keep all of our children and families safe. As always please let school know if your child will not be attending school.

 

Please see the NHS link below for further information on Self-isolation.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we will be using this page to update you on our current position and post links to key Government Guidance.

 

As you will be aware the Government has now moved from the "Contain" to the "Delay" phase in its response to the Coronavirus. The advice to schools continues to remain the same but it may change in the coming days. 

 

The current advice is that schools are to remain open. The biggest focus for schools in terms of "delaying" the spread of the virus is to ensure that everyone is washing their hands regularly and following the "Catch it. Bin it. Kill it." guidance relating to sneezing and coughing. We are monitoring closely the Government advice through Public Health England and the Department for Education.

 

We are currently undertaking a review of all our work including upcoming trips and events; we want to ensure that if our schools are asked to close that we have systems in place to make work available to our pupils. In this circumstance, we will give parents/ carers as much notice as possible to make alternative childcare arrangements. 

 

Latest guidance suggests that if your child has a new continuous cough and/ or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) then they should self-isolate for 7 days.

If your child is not able to come to school for any reason,

you must contact the Main office as soon as possible to inform us of their absence and the reasons behind it.

 

We understand that these are worrying and unsettling times. The safety and well-being of your children is our number one priority which is why we will continue to follow Government advice over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated through information on this page, via Twitter @BostonStNic and with the TextAround service but if you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Main Office directly where we will endeavour to offer support and guidance to help in these unprecedented times.

 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in the face of this ever-changing situation.          

Coronavirus Government Guidance for Educational Settings and Staying at home

When to wash your hands

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