WELCOME BACK

We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Tuesday 7th September. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to keep the whole school community safe. Parents are respectfully reminded that they must not enter any school buildings other than Main Reception, or the School Hall for specific events as listed in the School Calendar. A copy of our COVID-19 Risk Assessment is available to view HERE.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

We are advised by the Government to minimise the number, proximity and duration of close contact between people who do not live together.

– Except in extremis, only one member of the family should pick up and drop off.
– Parents should vacate the site quickly after drop-off and pick up.
– Face masks are not mandatory, but they can be worn.
– Children are urged to wash their hands before coming to school.

COVID-SYMPTOMS

Parents must not come onto the school site if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

If your child has COVID-19 symptoms, however slight, please do not send him or her to school. You must inform the School using the covid19@thebluecoatschool.com email address and then get a PCR test for your child.  If the result is negative your child can return to school. If it is positive you should follow NHS guidance.

Likewise, if your child has come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, please inform us immediately.

Our updated COVID-19 Policy can be found on the Policies page of our website.

SELF-ISOLATION

Children do not need to self-isolate if they are in contact with someone who has tested positive. However, if a child has been identified as a close contact by the NHS, then he or she will be advised to get a PCR test.

If your child tests positive and is required to self-isolate, work will be provided via a Google Classroom and tasks for the children will be uploaded on a daily basis.  In such cases, on the first day of your child’s absence, you will receive an email from Main Reception with details of the specific year group codes for these Google Classrooms.  Children who are unwell should not be completing work, as it is important they rest and recover fully.

CO-CURRICULAR

The after-school activity programme will commence on Wednesday 8th September.

SUPPORT

The following members of staff remain the first point of contact for you as they assume prime responsibility for all aspects of your child’s welfare and academic progress:

Nursery and Pre-Prep  – Class Teacher
Year 3 and 4  – Form Tutor
Year 5 and 6  – Pastoral Tutor

Chaplain, Miss Levett and Mrs Neeson will continue to support pastoral care.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School Reception T:0121 410 6800 or by email: office@thebluecoatschool.com. For Pre-Prep, please contact Mrs Arch, Pre-Prep Secretary. E:archpa@thebluecoatschool.com and for Prep, please contact Mrs Wilkinson, Prep Administrator, E:wilkinsonj@thebluecoatschool.com