Please read our Risk Assessment for returning to school in September
Covid risk assessment
Return to school
A message from Mrs Crichton
Information for Parents
Protective steps the school has taken to reduce the risk to your child:
1. We have reduced class sizes to a maximum of 15 children
2. We have created ‘bubbles’ to restrict movement of children and adults
3. We have a put in place a thorough handwashing timetable
4. We have arranged a deep cleaning programme
5. We have provided children with their own resources
6. We have asked that anybody with symptoms not come to school and to be tested
7. We have created a sick-bay room for anybody who develops symptoms at school
8. We have installed additional hand washing facilities
9. We have separated entrance and exit points and different start and finish times to keep children and staff apart
10. We have relocated EYFS and Year 1 classes to different areas of the school
STEPS WE NEED PARENTS/CARERS TO TAKE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE (Dfe guidelines)
- Please ensure your child wears fresh clothes every day, they do not need to wear school uniform
- All children must bring in their own water bottle which is clearly labelled with their name.
- Do not send your children in with any bags or toys. They should only attend school with their water bottle, snack and packed lunch in a disposable bag.
- For F2 and Year 1, please encourage your child to have a school dinner every day. If you are sending in a packed lunch, please make sure it is in a disposable bag.
- School risk assessment will be available to all parents and they will be notified of any major updates; this will be available on the school website.
- Parents and carers are not allowed in school unless this is essential and a meeting has been booked in advance.
- Only one parent should collect and drop off their child(ren).
- Keep your 2 metre distance from other parents and children.
- On arrival at school, you will be asked to line up in a designated area. These are:
-F1 = Red Zone playground-opposite office
-F2 = Outside Mrs Johnson’s Room-main playground
-Y1 = Outside Year 3/4 new building.
-From 29th June- Y6 = children will go directly through the glass tunnel to the small hall/ large hall. Member of staff will be present to guide children in.
-Keyworker/ Vulnerable Group = to go straight into Mrs Johnson’s Room to be met by member of staff.
-Hub children to go straight into the Hub mobile
Welcome back bubble booklets
Message from chair of governors
Please read latest letter regarding schools opening
Letter to parents and carers
Letter from Steve Wilson
Marriott’s Chair of Governors
Opening School to Selected Years
As you will have heard on the news, the government is asking schools to open on the 1st June for some year groups, following a full risk assessment being completed by each school.
Marriott’s governing body met last week and again this afternoon to review the school’s risk assessment and it was decided that Marriott would not open to F1, F2, Yr1 or Yr6 on the 1st June. Our aim is to open on Monday 15th June to F1, F2 and Yr1 with Year 6 to start on the 22nd June.
The school has followed the DfE’s most up to date guidance and has completed a risk assessment aimed at reducing the risk of children and staff catching the coronavirus whilst at school and therefore reducing the risk of it spreading into the community.
The government has instructed that classes are divided into groups of 15 children and located in different classrooms, that children do not share resources and a distance between desks is maintained. The school has to ensure that the children remain with their group throughout the day, this includes break-times and lunchtimes. Parents are not to be allowed on school premises but children to be collected by staff at the school gates with different start and finish times for each year group. To prevent the threat of infection, areas of the school premises need to be cleaned throughout the day and children directed to wash their hands on a very regular basis.
The risk assessment identified 4 key areas that need to be addressed before the school can re-open to an increased number of children. The re-location of F2 and Yr1 classes to key stage 1 and 2 classrooms, the installation of extra hand washing facilities throughout the school grounds, the temporary office secured from the rest of the school and the relocation of the first aid room and disabled toilet to another part of the school; due to the building works on the office extension being incomplete.
Having reviewed the risk assessment, the governing body came to the decision that Marriott should not open at this point but wait until the 4 key areas have been completed. I hope you are reassured that the health and safety of the children, parents and staff is of the utmost importance to the school’s governing body and to the leadership team at Marriott.
We will ensure the correct policies and procedures are put in place, before we extend the number of children and adults attending Marriott, but we cannot give a guarantee that any child or adult will not come into contact with someone who may have the virus.
We will be in touch with you nearer to the 15th June to confirm arrangements.
The school will continue to be open to vulnerable and key worker children.
Thank you again
Chairperson of Marriott’s Governing Body
I know there has been lot of talk in the press, concerning the reopening of schools and that many parents are extremely worried about sending their children back to school at this moment in time.
We are currently completing an in-depth risk assessment, in close consultation with our governing body and the local authority, looking at what needs to be done before we can plan to safely open Marriott to the years identified by the government.
The safety of your children, the community and the staff at Marriott is our number one priority and the outcome of the risk assessment will inform our next steps.
The Governing Body will be meeting early next week, after which I will be in touch to
let you know what has been decided.
Please stay safe and well
Mrs S Crichton
Please read to help protect and monitor what your children do and see on their computers and android devices, There are also some scratch lessons so the children can continue to progress in the computing curriculum.
Capital Bytes parent resources
Statement from Leicestershire Police regarding Loan Sharks
Statement from Leicestershire police