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Hinchley Wood Primary School

Hinchley Wood Primary School

Welcome Back!

We are delighted to be welcoming all our children back to school on Monday 8th March. This means that we return to Scenario 1 with all children attending school for their learning. 

Scenario 1 - School open as normal 

  • All children attend.
  • All staff attend.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum will be delivered within class bubbles by each class teacher.
  • Other adults entering the bubble will be avoided as much as possible but may take place, for example, to cover the class in the event of staff absence, to deliver specialist subjects or to support specific learning needs.
  • Appropriate adaptations to the curriculum and assessment/feedback procedures along with changes to the usage of resources will be made to support safe approaches within the classroom. These are outlined in our risk assessment document. 

We are confident that the structure and routines that worked so well in the Autumn 2020 Term will continue to ensure that our school operates safely.

Since many of our children have been learning at home, we would like to remind you of a few key points for returning to school:

Drop off in the morning

The drop off and collection procedures:

  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) - 8.40 – 8.50am arrive at any time in this 10 minute slot, drop your child/ren at classroom, and then please leave the site.
  • KS1 (Years 1-2) - 8.50 – 9.05am –arrive any time in this 15 minute slot, drop your child/ren at the classroom and then please leave the site.
  • Reception
    • Children who already have a sibling in the school - Drop off your older child first, then drop off your Reception child at the classroom between 8.50 – 9.05 am.
    • Children who do not have siblings in the school - 9.00 – 9.10 am – arrive any time in this 10 minute slot, drop your child/ren at classroom, and then please leave the site.

Collection in the afternoon

We are running a school wide, soft finish.  All children can be collected between 3.00 – 3.15pm. 

We would like you to space out your collection times as much as possible, to avoid congestion.  We suggest that if you have several children in the school you arrive at 3pm, whereas if you only have one child to collect you arrive at 3.15.

Keeping Others Safe

We strongly recommend that:

  • All adults who enter the school site for drop off and collection wear a mask to protect others. 
  • Parents/carers avoid queuing in the street when waiting for the gate to open.  Please do not arrive earlier than your drop off/collection time, as the gate will be closed until this time.
  • Parents/carers exit the site promptly and avoid gathering on site or close to the school gate at the end of drop off and collection, as this will increase congestion.
  • Only one adult per family should drop off/collect children
  • We understand that you may want to say hello to the teacher after the period of remote learning but the safest thing is that teachers get the children in as quickly as possible.  Please be assured that although they will be unable to chat they are very happy to see you and your child back at school.
  • You follow NHS guidance on isolation & inform school immediately if your family are going for a test.