Much Woolton Catholic Primary School

COVID Guidance for Parents

In opening school, we have followed national and local guidance in minimising the risk of COVID infection to those on site through a number of measures and thorough risk assessment process. Our risk assessment can be found here.

The government is providing a catch-up premium fund to help us support our children in closing learning gaps created by lost learning time due to the pandemic. You can find the report on how we intend to spend this funding here.

Parents and families are asked to adhere to the following from school to support the health of our school community:

  • All adults and secondary aged pupils are asked to wear a face mask covering both nose and mouth when dropping off and picking up children each day ro coming to the office. This began on Monday  14 September.
  • If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to wait until all other families have dispersed from the playground before being granted access to the school site.

Suspected cases

  • A new or continuous cough; a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above; a change/ loss of their sense of taste or smell

If in school they  will be isolated in our sick bay with a member of staff and will be sent home immediately along with any siblings.

You will be asked to get your child tested and advised that the household should self isolate until you have received the result of your test.

If the result is negative, your child and any siblings may return to school.

If the result is positive, your child will isolate for 10 days from the day symptoms began and the household should isolate for 14 days from the day symptoms began.

If your child becomes symptomatic during the weekend, please let us know immediately by emailing:

safeguarding@muchwoolton.co.uk

With the following details:

Name of child

Class and year group

Names of any siblings in school with year groups also.

Day/ date and time of symptoms first showing

Type of symptom

A contact phone number. A member of staff will contact you at some point in the weekend to further advise and support you.

If you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of a child, please call Careline on 0151 2333700 or Childline on 08001111.

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, then please call the Police on 999.

If you would like to talk to a member of our staff about a child’s welfare, please call  07933786780

Start and end of day procedures

EYFS children are dropped off at their gate at 8.30am and picked up from here at 3pm. Siblings of EYFS children can then be picked up from the school hall car park gate.

Y1+2 children plus siblings are dropped off at the Children’s entrance at 8.45am.

Y3+ 4 children are dropped off at the Children’s entrance at 8.55am.

Y5 children enter school at 8.45am at the Main entrance.

Y6 children enter school at 8.55am at the Main entrance.

Y1-6 children can be picked up from school between 3.15 and 3.30pm.

All parents and secondary aged children picking up from school must wear a mask. Those that who are not wearing a mask will be asked to wait until it is safe for them to enter away from other people, unless they are exempt.

To reduce numbers we ask that only one person per family comes on to the school site when collecting children.

Parents are only allowed to pick up by car where they have 1 child isolating but a sibling in school.

Visiting school

Any parent wishing to speak to the office will be asked to hand sanitise before entering and will not be able to enter the main building. You will be required to wear a face mask at the office window.

We will only arrange face to face meetings between staff and parents in exceptional circumstances. Phone calls are preferable at this time.

From Monday 14 September, for any exceptional face to face meetings in school, the adults taking part in the meeting, including staff, are asked to wear masks.