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‘Drop-off’ and ‘Pick-up’ routines

Hello everyone,

A big ‘thank you’ to all of you who have been working with us to improve the drop off and pick up routines throughout this week.  The improvements we have seen have shown us that the better we are at sticking to these times, the safer it is becoming for everyone.  We have had some helpful feedback and supportive comments which have been useful when deciding what adjustments needed to be made.  The better we all are at social distancing, the safer everyone will feel and be.

We want to continue to support the pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 to be able to leave school feeling comfortable that they are able to be socially distanced.  Today some children were confidently leaving the school site with great social distancing because they knew where they were meeting their adult.  Those who were less sure had not arranged a meeting place.  If you have not done so already, please arrange a meeting place at a distance that you and your child feel comfortable with.  This cannot be right outside the school gate as we just don’t have the space for this, but it can be close by. We are lucky with the amount of space we have to spread out along. Therefore our children can feel safe to leave the school site and be able to see you in just a matter of seconds.  Agreeing a meeting place helps your child feel safe about their exit from school.  Please remind your children that should they not find you at your agreed meeting place, they should head back to school to the members of staff at the school gate.

There have been a few requests today to confirm timings again so they are included below.

The start times are as follows:

Nursery 08:30, Reception 08:45, Years 1 & 2 09:00, Years 3 & 4 09:15, Years 5 & 6 09:25.

The end times are as follows:

Nursery 14:45, Reception 14:55, Years 1 & 2 15:05, Years 3 & 4 15:15, Years 5 & 6 15:25.

For those of you who have siblings with start times that follow on from one another, we have some helpful advice that has been working well this week.  Parents who have been following this advice have been finding it reduces their wait time and leaves them with no need to queue.  Each year group has a ten minute start period.  For example, if you have a child in Year 1 or 2 and another in Year 3 or 4, we suggest bringing the youngest child towards the end of the 10 minute start period (which for Year 1 and 2 is between 08:55am-09:05am), at around 09:05.  This way, the older child can walk round to their door and will arrive at the start of their 10 minute start period (between 09:10am-09:20am).

Thank you once again for working with us to help with the great improvements we are now seeing at the start and end of the school day.

Best wishes

Jo Read