On 15th July the Department for Education published new guidance about what moving to Step 4 of the roadmap will mean for schools. We are now reviewing our COVID-19 risk assessment and will share this with staff, parents and governors before the end of term so we are ready to implement changes at the start of the new academic year.
On 16th July the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London confirmed that "until the end of the summer term we encourage all schools to continue managing contact tracing of confirmed cases using the processes that are currently in place."
In line with this advice we will be keeping all our current measures in place for the last week of term.
Sacred Heart opened to all children from Nursery to Year 6 on Monday 8th March 2021. Please note that school attendance is mandatory for all pupils from 8th March.
Drop off/pick up
To reduce congestion and maintain COVID protective measures, we will continue with the one-way system by entering through the normal pedestrian gate and leaving via the car park gate. We will also be using the same allocated drop off/pick up points from the autumn term.
Drop off – gate opens at 8.25am
Parents, please wait in playground with your children. Children will be admitted from 8.30am
Y1/2 pick-up point
8.35 – 8.55am
Pick up gate opens at 3pm
Parents, please wait in playground & maintain social distancing
Y1/2 pick-up point
Y5/6 pick-up point
Health and Safety measures in place
The following protective Covid measures will continue to be in place:
Frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices
Regular daily and deep cleaning of our school including frequently touched points (morning and end of day)
Ensuring good ventilation inside classrooms
Avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms (continuation of measures to ensure no-one who has symptoms is attending school). Please note that symptoms include a high temperature and/or persistent cough and loss of smell and taste. Any member of the community whether that be staff, children or parents, with these symptoms must not attend school, should seek a test and self-isolate and notify school of the test outcome.