Covid 19 updates - March 2021
We will be using this page to communicate any updates to parents/carers and the local community.
We are currently busy working upon plans for the full reopening to all children of Glen Park Primary on Monday 8th March.
Whilst we are all very excited to get all of our children back to school, safety remains our ultimate priority. We have taken time to review all of the updated government, DFE and Public Health England guidance and are confident that our procedures and operational structure will minimise risk and provide everyone in our school with as safe an environment as possible.
The Department for Education have also provided updated guidance for parents ands carers about the reopening of schools on the 8th March. Please click here to access the information.
Safeguarding and Child Protection during the period of national lockdown.
This appendix was first developed in response to and aligned to DfE guidance in March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for vulnerable children and those of workers critical to the COVID-19 response. It has now been updated in response the national lockdown which commenced on 6 January, 2021 and in light of the latest DfE Guidance, “Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools”
Schools and all childcare providers have once again been asked to provide care for a limited number of children:
- children who are vulnerable and
- children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 or EU-transition (Brexit) response and cannot be safely cared for at home
This appendix of the Safeguarding, and Child Protection policy contains details of our individual safeguarding arrangements during this period of time and is likely to be reviewed at regular intervals particularly when new advice is released by the DfE. The document can be accessed through clicking on the link below.
School Re-opening Planning and Risk Assessment
In preparation for the reopening of the school we have undertaken a thorough risk assessment to ensure that the school is compliant with all current Government, NHS and Public Health England requirements to safeguard our school community. A blank copy of the risk assessment can be viewed below.
Remote Learning Strategy
During periods of school closure, government guidance confirms that effective remote education plans should be in place. These should ensure that procedures are in place for the school to continue to deliver it's planned curriculum.
Our Remote Education Strategy
During this academic year, we recognise that there may be times when schools will need to operate beyond their normal working boundaries. We are committed to providing our children with the breadth of curriculum and learning opportunities whether they are present in school or having to learn from a home environment.
Using an online learning platform will allow us to continue to deliver our planned curriculum during any period of closure to children. It will enable our staff and children to communicate with each other on a daily basis, provide challenge and work that would have been given in class and give feedback to children about their progress and learning.
Our strategy is designed to not overwhelm children or parents and provide a meaningful way for families to continue to engage with their children’s education. In all communications, we will prioritise the wellbeing of our children.