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THE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED EXCEPT FOR THE CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

As we have entered another lock down as of the 6th January 2020, we are reinforcing stricter rules to ensure we keep the whole school community safe.   

Notification of Covid-19 test results

It is important that we are informed of any positive or suspected Covid-19 cases within our school community in order that we can track and trace close contacts. Going forward this includes weekends as well.

We have therefore created an email address for parents/carers and staff to use. This is covid19@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk. Once you have used the email, you will receive further communication requesting essential information which allows us to establish all close contacts. A member of staff may call you as well.

This is an extremely important process to follow to ensure the safety of pupils and school staff.

If you, your child, or a member of your household or support bubble receives a positive test result during normal school hours please telephone the main office immediately on 020 3727 5171

Travelling overseas during the Christmas break

Dear Parents/Carers,

 If you are travelling abroad with your children over the school Christmas holiday, we must remind you to follow the Government's quarantine guidance upon your return to the UK.

  If the country you are travelling from is not on the safe corridor list, (which can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors) then you MUST self-isolate for 10 days upon your return. This is because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

The 10-day period is counted from the day after you leave a non-exempt country, or territory or island. A non-exempt country, or territory or island is any country, or territory or island that is not on the travel corridors list.

You will need to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you visit somewhere that is not exempt in the 10 days before you arrive. Visiting includes making a transit stop.

 In England, if you do not self-isolate, you can receive a fixed penalty notice of £1,000.

If you are self-isolating for this reason, you must inform the school office by email along with a copy of your flight details. Please send this to the dedicated school Covid email address - covid19@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk

If your child/children are self-isolating, they will be able to access their year group’s home learning. Home learning can be found on the school website https://www.graftonprimary.co.uk/.

To access the home learning, please click on ‘Class Pages’, then your child’s year group, and click on the ‘Home Learning’ tab on the left.

Please can we also remind you that this information is constantly being updated, as are the countries on the travel corridor list, therefore you must follow the most up to date guidance upon your return.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Winter

  • Children should not be on scooters or bikes on the school playground.  
  • The climbing frames are out of bounds before and after school each day.  Please do not allow your child/children to climb on this equipment.
  • Do not stay and chat with other parents/carers  on the playground or outside of the school gates.
  • Barking and Dagenham Public Health Authority states is that all adult visitors are requested to wear face coverings on the playground, inside the school building and at the school gate.  This is due to the rapidly rising numbers of Covid-19 within the Borough.  We have noticed a growing non-compliance with this, particularly in the KS2 playground.   When coming to, in or around the school, please wear a mask.

 

If you are late, respect the other parents and children and please join the queue.   It is not our intention to keep you and the children standing and waiting in line, we work as quickly as possible to have the children safely into school.  School staff are on the gates to support parents / carers and children and have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

We should be able to do our jobs without the fear of being physically or verbally abused.

All cases of physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and will be treated very seriously.  The offending individual will be asked to leave the school premises or vicinity immediately, the police will be called, and you will be barred from the school. 

We are trying to ensure we keep the whole community safe and prevent a school closure.

New guidelines given by Barking and Dagenham Public Health Authority is that all adult visitors are requested to wear face coverings on the playground, inside the school building and at the school gate.  This is due to the rapidly rising numbers of Covid-19 within the Borough.

We are trying to protect the whole school community and want to prevent a community outbreak that will force us to close bubbles or sections of the school.

Please see the parents tab- Covid-19 information for more details.

 

Keep our community safe

Thank you for supporting the safety measures we have in place at Grafton Primary School. We must all work together to stop the spread of coronavirus, keep each other safe and avoid another lockdown.

 

Visiting our school site

When dropping your child off, or waiting to pick them up, you must:

  • wear a face mask (unless you are exempt from wearing one)
  • stay at least 2 metres away from others

Self-isolation

Do not send your child to school if:

Please also self-isolate yourself and your family for the advised amount of time if you have just returned from a country on the Government’s quarantine list.

 

Tests

Arrange a test only if you or your child develops symptoms and please inform us of the results.

 

We thank you for your cooperation in this and your continued support through these difficult and ever-changing times.

 

Please see our school's risk assessment below.