Keeping Team Elvin Safe
Key steps we are taking to keep our pupils safe:
- Each year group will have their own zone of the school building, own toilets and own zone of the outdoor areas for breaktime and lunch- time
- As normal pupils will be expected to have all their equipment for school with them every day – we also encourage parents to ensure their child has a bottle of water with them. See equipment list here
- If your child has to use public transport to get to school they must wear a mask for their journey. This mask must be removed when they enter school and safely stored in a plastic bag and not touched during the school day
- All staff and pupils must wear masks outside classrooms in all communal areas of the school.They will be required to safely remove their masks when they enter the classroom. If you wish for your child to wear a mask in the classroom, you must inform their Head of Year who will give them a pass. If your child has a medical condition which means they cannot wear a mask please let your child's Head of Year know.
What will happen if there is a positive Covid case in our school?
If a pupil or adult test positive for Covid we will check to see who they have come into contact with – typically this means spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person. So, in the case of a child testing positive it might just be the pupils who sit within 2 metres of them in their classroom and any friends they have not socially distanced with being told to self-isolate for 14 days. If your child is told to self-isolated, they will be supported to complete their learning from home.
What will happen if there are further lockdown measures introduced by the government?
The government have told schools to prepare for a number of different lockdown measures. If Covid cases continue to rise in London we may be told to:
- Only have certain year groups in on certain days
- Send certain year group home and keep some year groups in school
- Send all year groups home and only remain open for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers in community classroom provision.
How will my child be supported to work from home if they are told to self-isolate or if further lockdown measures are introduced?
If small groups of pupils are told to self-isolate but the majority of pupils are still in school your child will be set home learning tasks to complete at home through Microsoft Teams. They will follow their normal school timetable and complete the home learning tasks for the subjects they would normally have lessons in each day. We have been training our pupils so they know how to do this, and this will mean that they can continue to keep up with what is being taught in their lessons. They will be able to email their teachers for help and we will call you and your child during the week to check on how they are doing.
If a whole class or year groups is told to work from home, we will be moving to live online lessons for English, maths and science and some other subjects in KS4 and 5 and all other subjects will set tasks on Microsoft teams. Pupils will follow their normal timetable through Microsoft teams. They will start they day with form time and then move through each lesson as they would in a normal day at school. We will let you know if your child has missed a lesson or task and children will be receiving merits for hard work and displaying our school values as normal.
If your child does not have access to a computer or laptop to access this on-line learning, we are working with our network Ark and the government to supply your child with a device. However, there are delays with the delivery of these devices and if your child can not access their work online, they will be provided with workbooks to complete.