Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Covid-19

Update 9/11/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v6.2

Update 22/10/2021 - Letter to parents/carers re: Covid protective measures / CLT additional measures addendum 

Update 3/9/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v6.1 Contingency Plan

Update 26/5/2021 - Letter from Mr Hudd re: May half term track and trace

Update 14/5/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.4

Update 28/4/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.3

Update 22/4/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.2

Update 10/3/2021 - Arrangements for safeguarding and child protection following school reopening after covid-19 lockdown

Update 3/3/2021 - Letter to parents/carers from Mr Hudd re: 8th March reopening

Update 2/3/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.2 / CLT Risk Assessment Lateral Flow Testing updated v1.1

Update 11/2/2021 - Letter to parents/carers from Mr Hudd / CLT Letter to Parents/Parents

Update 9/2/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.1

Update 29/1/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment Lateral Flow Testing v1.0

Update 28/1/2021 - CLT MEPS Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy

Update 13/1/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v5.0

Update 7/1/2021 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v4.0

Update 6/1/2021 - Letter to parents/carers from Mr Hudd

Dear Parents/Carers

DATA/DEVICES

I hope that you are all well and safe. 

We have been informed that schools can request free mobile data increases for students without broadband and/or who can't afford extra data for devices. 

Three, Smarty, Virgin Mobile, EE, Tesco Mobile & Sky Mobile are all taking part in the scheme.

If this is something that you would benefit from pleae do email us the following information:
the name of the account holder
the number of the mobile device
the mobile network of that device (for example Three)
We are still liaising regarding laptops. We do have a handful of oldere laptops available of loan. Again, please do contact us if you would benefit from this.

Kind regards

Dean Hudd
Headteacher

Update 5/1/2021 - Letter to parents/carers

Update 4/1/2021 - Letter to parents/carers from CLT

Update 4/1/2021 - Letter to parents/carers from Mr Hudd

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am sure that you will have seen the announcement by Boris Johnson this evening.Unfortunately, this leaves us only a matter of hours to partially shut the school - we heard the news at exactly the same time as the general public. 

On Tuesday 5th January we have to keep numbers of children in school to a minimum to safeguard children and staff. We will only be able to offer childcare for those families who are critical workers, where we are already aware of your critical worker status (from March lockdown) and where you have no one available to safely care for your child at home, and you are working tomorrow. We can also offer childcare to those of you who are classed as vulnerable. If you are new to our school and have completed the form to say that you require critical worker care. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow your child into school unless they are eligible following Government guidelines.  

For those who are eligible to attend, please can I request that the same gates and one-way systems are used as well as face coverings worn on site. For those who were booked into Breakfast Club - as from Tuesday 5th January, we are needing to close the facility. I will be talking to Sunbeams about after school club tomorrow.  

Thank you to those who have responded to our form sent earlier this afternoon - please do continue completing this for us and could I ask that this is now completed by 9am on Tuesday 5th January. We will be reviewing this tomorrow. The outcomes of the review of this form will be communicated to parents/carers on Tuesday, as stated in the form the completion of it does not mean you will automatically get a place.  

I will write to you again tomorrow to provide details on what our home/remote learning will look like and what our provision will be for this lockdown including our welfare calls and checks. Teachers will switch to home-learning as soon as possible but it may not be available at 9am tomorrow. 

I am sure that many of you have queries and questions and unfortunately, we will not be in a position to respond these until tomorrow. Please be rest assured that we will ensure that we will provide you with all the information that you require.  

This is a challenging time for you all and we are here to support you all within the Government guidance. Thank you for your continued support and I will be in contact tomorrow after 11am. 

Stay safe

Kind regards 

Dean Hudd 

Update 16/12/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v3.5

Update 7/12/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v3.4

Update 9/11/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment updated v3.3

Update 5/11/2020 -  CLT Risk Assessment updated v3.2

Update 19/10/2020 - To report a positive Covid-19 test, please follow this link:Mary Elton Positive Case Reporting

Update 12/10/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment Updated

Update 29/09/2020 - Privacy Notice – NHS Test & Trace Addendum.

This addendum to our Privacy Notice explains how and why we may share stakeholder personal information with the NHS Test and Trace service.

Update 15/09/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment updated

Update 03/09/2020 - CLT Risk Assessment September 2020

Update 02/09/2020 - CLT letter to parents/carers

Update 17/07/2020 - September information

Letter to parents/carers

Map for drop off

Behaviour Policy Appendix

Update 16/07/2020 - Risk Assessments

School Holiday (July/August)

Full Opening September 2020

Update 12/06/2020 - Letter to parents/carers

Update 08/06/2020 - Useful resources to share with children prior to returning to school.

Top tips for preparing your child for returning to school.

Coronavirus - a book for children

Update 04/06/2020 - Decision on 8th June 2020 opening

Dear Parents/Carers
Please find attached a statement from the Clevedon Learning Trust regarding the reopening of schools. 
I can confirm that the CLT has made the decision to begin the process of reopening Clevedon Learning Trust schools in Clevedon from Monday 8th June. 
I will be sending out a further letter tomorrow (Friday 5th June 2020) detailing the specific timings, dates, systems, processes and expectations for the reopening of Mary Elton. 
Thank you in advance
Kind regards

Dean Hudd

Update 02/06/2020 - CLT Covid-19 MEPS Risk Assessment updated

Update 29/05/2020 - Decision on 1st June 2020 opening

Dear Parents/Carers
Please find above a Clevedon Learning Trust communication regarding the reopening of schools on 1st June 2020.

On June 1st Mary Elton Primary School will remain open to the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils only.  Childcare for these groups will be available Monday to Friday until further notice

 

Please note the information that you have already received on Tuesday 26th May still stands, only the dates will change. I will inform you of the changes of dates in due course.

 

Stay safe

 

Kind regards

Mr Dean Hudd

Headteacher

Update 27/05/2020 - CLT Covid-19 MEPS Risk Assessment

Update 26/03/2020 - Letter to parents/carers

The Clevedon Learning Trust fully endorse the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19. If children can stay safely at home, they should, in order to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible. At this current time, all the schools in the CLT will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. This will need to be reviewed regularly in relation to staffing and safety requirements.

We are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - those who are vulnerable and whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home by another member of the family.

The government have provided guidance (19 March) relating to Critical Workers. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure that their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

In order to allow your Critical Worker partner to go to work we would encourage non-Critical Workers to go back to your employer and ask for time off to care for your child. If you are self-employed or an employee, the Chancellor is due to announce how you will be able to claim for loss of earnings.

We will only be able to provide this service whilst we have sufficient staff to operate safely. Should we find that we do not have enough staff, due to illness and self-isolation, then we will be forced to close until such a time that we have staff available to safely provide educational provision. Should we need to close, we will work with the Clevedon Learning Trust to signpost parents to alternative provision.

Latest Information from the Department for Education

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

Infection Control

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

Pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:

  • before leaving home
  • on arrival at school
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
  • see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
  • PHE has a suite of materials that contains public health advice about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like those that cause COVID-19, by practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene. To access, download and share this information you will need to register for an account which only takes a couple of minutes.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

UK Government Response:https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

About Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Guidance for educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas