I am pleased to say that both children and staff are settling into our new way of school life. We are maintaining the processes as described in the school’s risk assessment to keep everybody as safe as possible. It has also been very pleasing to see that, as usual, we are getting wonderful support from our parents and families in the Four Swannes community.
In line with that support, I would like to remind all parents/carers that we MUST treat all reports of illness very seriously. There are strict guidelines as to how we deal with reports of unwell children. If you report that your child has a high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell, upset stomach (diarrhoea) or vomiting then you MUST NOT bring your child into school. Any symptoms that staff see at school, we will ask you to collect your child. You must then keep your child at home whilst you have them tested for the virus. Any siblings (brothers or sisters) of the child showing symptoms will also be sent home for at least ten (10) days. I would ask that there is an understanding that these processes must be followed in order to keep us all as safe as possible. For further information on how to deal with a suspected case whilst at home, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
Thank you to those who have helped by observing the timings for drop-off and collection from the school. I am pleased to say that the mornings are working very well which means that I am shortening the time between drop-off to just five (5) minutes. From Monday 14th September, Years 5/6 and 1/2 need to be dropped off at 8:40am and Years 3/4 at 8:45am. This will reduce any waiting time at the school gates.
Collection times will still have 15 mins intervals as we still have parents not collecting at the allotted time. Years 5/6 and 1/2 will still be at 3:00pm and Years 3/4 at 3:15pm. Once all parents ensure that children are collected at the specified times then I may be able to reduce waiting times. Please collect your children at the specified time.
Deputy Head Teacher