Coronavirus (Covid-19): Update March 2021
Orchard Meadow Primary School is currently closed to all pupils except children of key workers and vulnerable pupils in line with the National Lockdown. We are preparing for full re-opening on 8 March in line with the recent announcement. Please click here for more information.
We follow all government guidance and regularly review our Covid-19 Risk Assessment (updated 1 March 2021) to ensure that everything we do continues to keep our school community safe.
I want to thank everyone -parents, pupils and staff- for their continuing hard work and commitment in this regard.
Please click here for a video explaining the measures we have introduced and what they look like in school. Please note that we are operating a staggered start and end of the day and a one-way system. It is really important that you follow the timings specified and maintain social distance (2m) with other pupils and parents.
Click here for a video explaining our updated drop off and pick up routine.
Click here for guidance about what to do if you or a member of your family tests positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) over the Christmas period.
Our full school Covid-19 Risk Assessment is regularly reviewed and updated (latest 1 March 2021), but you can view previous versions in the Covid-19 section of the Policies Page. You may also wish to read our subject specific risk assessments for P.E., Music, and our risk assessment for Safeguarding (in the event of a school closure), Remote Learning and Enrichment clubs.
Our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions Guide for Parents will support you if your child is unwell and you are not sure what to do. If you suspect your child has Covid-19, call 111 and do not bring your child into school unless advised that it is safe to do so.
In the event of a local lockdown or if a class bubble needs to be dissolved, please see the Learning from Home area of this website for guidance and support to continue learning from home including our Continuity of Learning Strategy and Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions document. I am delighted that we have provided Chromebooks to all pupils in Y2-6 and are looking to roll this out to Y1 too.
Click here for our Code of Conduct for home learning.
Ideas for enagagement at home for pupils with special educational needs https://national.lgfl.net/Educators/IncludED/Inclusion-Resources/Inclusion-at-Home.
Our weekly newsletter also contains the latest news and information to support everyone at this challenging time. This includes a weekly safeguarding section and Covid-19 symptoms guide.
As ever, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Take care and stay safe,
Mr William Power
Mrs Harry Paget-Wall Collins