Face coverings requirement

In response to the concerns parents have raised and the obvious difficulty surrounding social distancing, we have decided that with immediate effect, every adult must wear a face covering when dropping off and picking up children.

 

Adults turning up to the school without a face covering will not be allowed to enter the school site and children will be brought to them when a member of staff is available to do so.  Likewise, all staff who are on the gate or at classroom doors will also wear a face covering.

 

Reception parents: with immediate effect, please drop your child off at 8:45am at the Nursery garden gate. To get to the Nursery garden you will need to come in via the main front gate. To your right, the garden gate is between the Nursery entrance and Site Manager's workshop. Pick up will be from the same place (NOT the back gate) at 3:00pm.  Watch video here.

Following current government guidelines, please only bring essential items into school e.g. book bags, PE kits, coats, hats, reading books, lunchboxes.  We are trying to reduce the number of items being brought into the school.

X     Drinks bottles – children not to bring in these unless it is part of their packed lunch.  All children have a school water bottle that will be washed regularly.

X     Pencil cases – children not to bring in these. They all have pencils, pens, rulers and other stationery provided for them.

X     Sanitiser & tissues – children not to bring in these. We have enough in every class for all the children.

Your child MUST stay at home if you have observed one or a combination of the following:

  • A high temperature.

  • A continuous cough.

  • A change to their taste or smell.

  • Feel unwell.

  • Sickness and diarrhea

 

We have been advised that if children have a temperature they should be monitored or observed without medication. This will help identify whether their temperature is continuous or going up and down.  We are not medical professionals so if you would like further information then please visit the NHS website or contact the following helpline number.

The Department for Education corona-virus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about corona-virus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687          Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

       Important drop-off pick-up instructions:​ 

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  • Drop-off: both gates will be open at 8.35am.

  • Pick-up: both gates will be open at 3pm. 

  • Years 1, 2, and 3 to drop-off and pick-up from the OAK TREE ROAD main gate (the usual entrance).

  • Y1 (Brook and Wye) and Y3 Mersham to be collected from the gazebos.  All other children to be collected from their respective classroom door.

  • Years 4, 5, and 6 drop-off and to be collected from the NOAKES MEADOW entrance (back gate). 

 

       General guidelines

  • Please do not arrive early.  

  • Maintain social distancing at all times when waiting near other parents.

  • Leave as soon as you have dropped off or collected your child/children.

We're back, school is back!​  We have welcomed back our lovely children in all year groups, and once again our school has come alive with the sound of laughter, and the sound of learning.  A big thank you to all our parents and staff for making this possible by helping to keep us all safe.  

How are we making sure that the school is safe?  

Does my child have to come to school?  

What will go back to ‘normal’?  

What will be different?  

Drop off and pick up.  

Will my child have an opportunity to be with their friends?

Find the answers to these and many more questions that you may have.

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Direction for Reception children drop-off and pick-up.

Direction for Reception children drop-off and pick-up.

 

Oak Tree Road  Ashford  Kent  TN23 4QR  📞01233 631259

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