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Return to School for all Students

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following our careful examination of the latest government guidance for the reopening of schools to all students from 8th March, we can now share our detailed plans for welcoming all students back from next week. These plans minimise risk and provide a full educational experience for our young people.

Our risk assessment and plan has been approved by our trust and these documents can be found on our website http://www.telfordlangleyschool.co.uk/school-information .

The plan is very detailed and staff will be receiving thorough training to ensure that it is effectively implemented. We will also be working carefully with parents, carers and the students to ensure that all of our community adhere to the plan and comply with the government guidance. Much of the guidance is unchanged from the Autumn Term, so I have highlighted the changes to our risk assessment and plan in yellow for ease of reference.

Further to this please note the following key information regarding the return to school for all of our students:

As stated in my last letter (link below for reference) students’ start times depend on their year and tutor group. Please take note of the times and dates in the attached letter, so that your child arrives on the correct day and at the right time. A text message has been sent today and another will be sent on Friday as a reminder. All students, regardless of whether consent has been given for a test, should arrive as close to their allotted time as possible at the allocated gate shown in the table. Both gates are clearly signed, but Gate F is the back gate between the tennis courts and the sports Hall and Gate E is a little further up the road towards the main entrance of the school. Staff will be on duty to guide students and please be reassured that no student will be tested without consent.

After arriving in school at their allotted time/date next week, the students will then stay in school, moving to week 2 of their normal timetable and adopting the 'usual' start and finish times that were in place prior to the Christmas break, shown below:

-Year 11 arrive at 8.25am via the main entrance and leave at 2.20pm via the main entrance

-Year 8 arrive at 8.30am via the rear gates, behind the sports hall, opposite the main staff carpark and leave at 2.25pm via the rear gates, behind the sports hall, opposite the main staff carpark

-Year 7 arrive at 8.35am via the main entrance and leave at 2.30pm via the main entrance

-Year 9 arrive at 8.40am via the rear gates, behind the sports hall, opposite the main staff carpark and leave at 2.35 via the rear gates, behind the sports hall, opposite the main staff carpark

-Year 10 arrive at 8.45am via the main entrance and leave at 2.40pm via the main entrance

  • Breakfast club will resume on Thursday 11th March from 7.30am onwards, for those students who had previously booked places during the Autumn term. Places are limited to ensure appropriate social distancing and year group zoning.
  • To start with, Homework Club will be for year 7 and 8 only and run for 1 hour after school each day and the same booking arrangements will apply.
  • After school Intervention session will also resume this term with more information to follow shortly
  • Students will be required to wear full school uniform as normal
  • Following the students return to school next week, mandatory school attendance will apply. The pupil ready reckoner is attached for guidance. Please can I stress the importance of informing the school if your child is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and has received a shielding letter.

The main operational change from the Autumn term are the expectations regarding face coverings. The correct use of face coverings will be now required for all students (other than those who are exempt) in the following situations:

  • When moving around the school in busy areas when 2 metres cannot be maintained
  • When queuing in the heart space for food or when in communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain
  • When in classrooms or specialist rooms such as Science labs, workshop lessons etc where 2 metres social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • In PE lessons students should wear face coverings whilst lining up, when in changing rooms and corridors etc. However, they should be removed during exercise/physical activity, when outside and when social distancing can be maintained.

Face coverings should be without any offensive logos or slogans and in the event that a pupil attends without a suitable face covering, a disposable face covering will be provided. Please see below guidance for the correct use of face covering and ask that you discuss this with your child to ensure that they are reminded of this before their return to school.

As always, If you have any queries regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at: info@telfordlangleyschool.co.uk or langleypastoralsupport@taw.org.uk .

Finally, I would like to thank all parents, carers, staff  and the students for the incredible resilience that has been shown by our community throughout this unprecedented time and look forward to successful and happy return to school for all.

Continued thanks for your ongoing support.

Kind regards

Steve Carter

Headteacher

Useful Links 

 Covid Ready Reckoner

 Full School Opening Letter

Mental Health Support 

 Government Guidance on Face Coverings

School Risk Assessment 

School Plan