COVID-19 National Lockdown
On Monday 4th January 2021 the government declared a national lockdown. From 5th January 2021 school has only been open to the parents of critical workers and vulnerable children. All other children must remain at home and are being educated remotely.
Risk assessment for reopening to all pupils- September 2020.
School has undertaken a thorough risk assessment prior to opening to all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. This risk assessment will be continually reviewed and evaluated with amendments as necessary being made.
This risk assessment has been shared with all staff and is available below for all parents to read.
Major updates to the risk assessment are identified below.
Arrangements for opening school to all pupils from 2nd September 2020.
Please find below an information booklet for parents regarding the return to school. All children in Years 1- 6 should be returning to school on Wednesday 2nd September. This booklet will hopefully help parents to see the measures that we are putting in place within the school setting to try and minimise the risk of cornavirus.
Our reopening plans are based around the following aspects:
- Fulfilling the expectation required of us.
- Ensuring the safety of everyone is paramount in all our decisions and actions.
- Continuing to provide a high quality, well balanced curriculum to best support our pupils in their education.
You will also find located further down the information for pupils which has been sent to all families on Friday 28th August. This information includes:
*A mini behaviour booklet.
*A pupil guide (bubble specific)
*Return to school booklet provided by Children’s commissioner.
We hope that many of our children will be excited to return to school to see their friends and return to some normality. There may be some children who are feeling very nervous and worried about the school return. This is completely normal and please reassure your child that we will do everything we can to settle them back into school life.
We are very excited to be welcoming back all our pupils on Wednesday and can’t wait to reunite our school community again.
Return to school information for pupils- September 2020
Below are three documents which we would like all parents to share with their child prior to their child returning to school.
We have included:
An updated mini behaviour guide to reflect some of the changes necessary due to coronavirus.
A pupil guide specific for each bubble explaining some of the changes.
A return to school booklet from the Children's Commissioner.
All of the staff are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back to school on Wednesday 2nd September.
Thank you for your continued support.
Below you will find some further documents regarding the school return.
Opening school to more pupils from the 1st of June 2020.
From the 1st of June we will be opening to more pupils as part of the phased re-opening of schools.
At Gayton we already have a high number of critical worker families who have been accessing our childcare facility since lockdown in March. We fully appreciate that many of our parents, who are critical workers, have not been utilising our services as they have tried to alter their shift patterns or have made alternative arrangements.
However, as restrictions are lifted and more people return to work we recognise that more families will have no choice but to send their child to school. Therefore, in line with Government guidance, the Governors of Gayton Primary School agreed that the first phase of reopening will be to open to more critical worker families. All places are offered on a full time basis which is also in line with the Government guidance.
Information below has been distributed to our critical worker families in order to share information about opening school to more pupils.
Parents will be aware that from Friday 20th March 2020, the government took the decision to close all schools nationally.
Schools are now only open to the families of critical workers to provide emergency childcare. It is vital that, where possible, families are keeping their children at home as your child is safer at home. Passing your child from place to place endangers wider family networks, our staff and their families. Therefore, if you can keep your child at home, you must!
Below you can download the letters that have been sent to families where parents qualify as a critical worker. Please note to ensure that we are operating as safely as we can, at the current time, we are only offering emergency childcare to the families where there are two critical workers. School also requires evidence of critical worker status and it is vital that parents can demonstrate thier their role is critical for the COVID-19 response.