Keeping us all safe: Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19

At Southway, we have put in place measures to keep our school a safe place during these challenging times...

A copy of our risk assessment can be found by clicking here or via our parent page.

Staggered starts and separate entrances:

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 enter and leave the site via our service yard entrance. Year 4 Pupils use the main entrance. Year 3 pupilsenter via the hall door. Pupils from Year 2 & 1 enter via the main gate and walk round to their classroom entrances. Reception classes enter and exit via the main gate and follow the signs to their class entrances. Our nursery children use the nursery gate as usual.

Classes have staggered start and finish times - please look at our parent page for more information. 

Good hygiene:

We continue to emphasise with both staff and pupils the importance of handwashing and hygiene, in line with the guidance about how best to prevent the spread of infection. We also promote the 'Catch it, Bin it, Kill it' message with our children. We are taking opportunities to reinforce these messages regularly and to encourage staff and pupils to wash their hands at regular points throughout the school day.

What happens if a child cannot attend Southway due to having to isolate due to Covid-19?

We have developed our continuity of learning provision which aims to give those children off site the chance to maintain their learning and avoid gaps forming. We currently have pupils who are joining their peers virtually from home using Microsoft Teams, allowing them to engage with the learning as if they were able to be in the classroom.

Our continuity of learning plan, which outlines how we will support learning offsite in the event of a pupil not being able to attend school due to Covid isolation, can be accessed via this link.

If you have any questions about the how the school is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, please contact Mr Blackman via this email address: office@southwayprimary.co.uk

How is Southway spending the 'catch up' grant?

Every school has been allocated a funding grant to help with the 'catch up' needed following the National lockdown. This grant is to counteract the impact the lockdown has had on children's learning. At Southway, we have a plan to address the areas we need to focus upon which helps us to identify and close any gaps in our children's learning. You can access this plan by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding this plan, please contact us via the office@southwayprimary.co.uk email address.

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Helpful links for parents:

Guidance on children's mental health and well being during Covid

Guidance for households with a possible infection

How to get a Covid-19 test

Stay at home guidance if someone has symptoms or tests positive for Covid 19

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(Please note general visitors cannot be admitted to the school at the current time - please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.)

On behalf of all the staff at Southway, we would like to thank you for all your co-operation and support throughout the period of school closure and our full reopening. We will come through this together as a school community.

Please keep safe and follow all the guidance on hygiene and social distancing to minimise you and your family’s risk of infection.

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