COVID 19 Information for Parents/Carers
SCHOOL WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR ALL PUPILS ON THE 8TH OF MARCH 2021. HOME LEARNING WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PUPILS WHO CANNOT ATTEND SCHOOL DUE TO SELF ISOLATION.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child have to attend school?
All pupils need to return to school on the 8th of March, unless they are self-isolating (e.g. travel restrictions or health reasons). The school’s usual attendance policy will resume and any pupils not attending school will be managed in accordance to the school attendance policy.
What time does my child start school and which entrance do they use? What time does school finish and where do I collect my child?
The details of their start and end times and points are listed in the table below. You must make sure that you are on time for drop off and pick up points and that you wear a face covering and observe social distancing. If you are continually late for either drop off or pick up, you will put the school community at high risk as groups will be compromised and a member of the Senior Leadership will need to speak to you.
Start Time Home Time Entry and Exit Point
Nursery 9:05am 3:00pm
(P/T pupils 12:00pm)
Reception 8:40 - 8:50am 3:10pm Top Gate
Class 1 8:35 - 8:45am 3:05pm Side Gate
Class 2 8:35 - 8:45am 3:05pm Side Gate
Class 3 8:35 - 8:45am 3:05pm Car Park Gate
Class 4 8:50 - 9:00am 3:20pm Side Gate
Class 5 8:50 - 9:00am 3:20pm Car Park Gate
Class 6 8:50 - 9:00am 3:20pm Car Park Gate
Class 7 8:35am 2:45pm Front Entrance
Attendance and Reporting Absence
Usual procedures for reporting absence are in place and must be adhered to. If your child does not attend you must inform us by 9:00am on the day to explain why your child is off via the school app or you must call the school office on 0151 709 3802. This is to ensure we are fully aware if they are off with Covid-19 symptoms so that we can support you in next steps and put our Covid-19 risk assessment process into action.
I have more than one child in school and their start times/home times are different, what do I do?
Children in KS2 classes will not be allowed to leave early at the end of the day, you will need to wait for them to finish at a social distance to others.
Does my child have to have a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before attending?
Liverpool is in a unique position where Lateral Flow Testing is available for residents. Since this has been available in the city we have encouraged members of the school community including staff and parents to take advantage of the testing. There will be no requirement for your child to have a LFT test before attending school, however if you decide you would like to test your child regularly we would encourage this.
Does my child have to wear uniform?
Children must be in full school uniform All uniform must be clearly labelled with their name and class, we suggest that you purchase pens/labels to do this so children do not mix uniforms.
Will my child be in a bubble?
All children will be organised into year group bubbles, the pupils in the bubbles will remain the same each week.
Can my child bring in their own equipment?
Children can only bring coats, PE Kits and Packed Lunch bags into school (please make sure packed lunch bags are wiped clean at home daily). Classroom equipment will be provided for each pupil. Items such as pencil cases, pens, pencils, hand gel etc will not be allowed in school.
Can my child wear a mask in school?
Masks are not permitted in school, if and when Government guidelines change for primary school pupils we will update this information in accordance to their advice. Please do not send your child into school with a mask as they will not be allowed to wear one.
What can the children have for lunch?
Lunches will be as usual, children have the option of bringing their own packed lunch or having a school dinner. To assist with admin we ask that children stay on their chosen food choice for the duration of a half term. If you pay for your lunch please place payment in an envelope with your child’s name and class and give it to your child or one of the members of staff at the entrances, you will not be able to come into school to pay for lunches. We are hoping to move to an online payment system in the near future.
Does school have a risk assessment in place?
The current Risk Assessments that have been devised for the return of pupils and staff for the summer term, will be adapted in accordance to the wider-opening of school in September. Individual Risk Assessments will be in place for pupils and staff as necessary.
What happens if my child displays COVID symptoms?
If your child becomes unwell in school and displays COVID symptoms we will ask you to collect your child and book a COVID test.
If your child displays COVID symptoms at home/at the weekend we ask you to book a COVID test and inform us straight away via a phone call or via email out of hours.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. Guidance states that a high temperature is classed as 37.8 degrees and above.
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. Further information about COVID 19 can be found by clicking this link. If your child develops any of the symptoms above on the weekend please email email@example.com to let us know as soon as possible.
Does the school expect anything from me as a parent?
The safety for both children and adults is paramount. It is important that you have the school app and you have notifications switched on so that you receive the most up to date information quickly. You must also make sure we have your most up to date contact information if we need to call you in an emergency or if your child is unwell. We have devised a code of conduct that explains the changes below. One of the most important expectations is the information listed above about reporting absence.
How do I speak to a member of staff?
If you need to speak to a member of staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 709 3802 so we can assist you. Please note we are working at a reduced staffing level so we may take some time to get back in touch with you. Please be patient.