COVID-19 SUPPORT & ADVICE
COVID at Christmas - A letter from the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire
Headteacher's newsletter - Christmas Holidays
COVID 19 Risk Assessment - updated January 2021
NCS RA Addendum - Operating during the period of national lockdown from 5 January 2021
COVID 19 testing - advice for parents
For further generic advice and support regarding COVID 19, please click here
Our Shake and Wake breakfast care runs from 7.30am until the start of the school day. The facility will remain open throughout any periods of school closure or individual class isolations. The facility works within the guidance and risk assessment for the school, and children are separated into class groups for the duration of their time at Shake and Wake. Should you wish to book your child into the Shake and wake Breakfast club, please contact the School Office via telephone on 01246 232370.
NCS currently requests that all parents wear a face mask, unless except, when entering the school site. It is understood that parents of reception, infant and Y3 children may need to enter the site for drop off or collection, but Y4 - Y6 parents are encouraged to drop off / collect at the top of the school path. Where possible, parents are encouraged to contact the school via email or telephone rather than enter the school building. Should parents need to speak in person to the school office, we request that only 1 person enters the entrance area at a time.
Staff are expected to wear PPE when moving around communal areas of the building. Class teachers and Teaching assistants have been provided with face visors which they can choose to wear when operating within their class bubble.
Children are not expected to wear face coverings in school.
During periods of class or whole school closure, children who are in school are expected to wear their school uniform as usual. PE kits should be worn to school on the day that the class teacher has informed parents the class has PE. For the duration of Spring term 1 2021, the PE timetable is as follows:
The Branching Out after school club will continue to run as normal while ever the school is fully open. However, during periods of school closure, when the school is only open for children of Key Workers and those identified as vulnerable / SEN, the facility will only run from the end of the school day until 5pm. This means there will be no 5pm - 6pm after school care available. The facility works within the guidance and risk assessment for the school, and children are separated into class groups for the duration of their time at Branching Out. Please contact the school office to book your child a place should you require it.
The school uses the School Jotter system to communicate with parents. All communication with regards to COVID 19 updates, school closures and class isolations can be found on School Jotter, alongside links and updates for remote learning. This is a free App and can be downloaded without giving any personal information. Please speak to a member of the school office staff if you have problems with the School Jotter System.
If you have any questions regarding the implications of COVID 19 on the running and daily organisation of Newbold Church school, please email the school office firstname.lastname@example.org, who will ensure that your question is answered!
At this time the school will not be running any after school or lunchtime enrichment activities, in order to ensure that children working in different class bubbles are not mixed together. We hope to restart all our after school activities and lunchtime clubs once guidance allows us to do so.
The School Kitchen will remain open and serving meals throughout any periods of school closure or individual class isolations. The kitchen works within the guidance and risk assessment for the school, and children are separated into class groups to collect and eat their lunches. Each class has their own lunchtime supervision, and individual areas in which to play at breaktimes and lunchtimes.
Children who receive Free School Meals and are working in school during a closure will continue to receive their meals as normal. Those who are working from home will be provided with food hampers or meals vouchers, dependent on government guidance at that point in time. The school will contact any parents of children who are at home and receive FSM to confirm arrangements at each separate closure point.
In line with current guidance, Pupils at Newbold Church school will not be undertaking any school visits or residential trips. We are aware that this is continually under review by the Government, and will re start our visits programme once it is deemed safe to do so.