Re-opening

 

 

We are planning to welcome all the children back from Tuesday 8th September. Nursery and Reception children will start on their designated days.  Please can parents and carers look back at the date provided in the summer term.  

The children will attend school on a full time basis and whilst there will be some differences to their classrooms and key routines/protocols in order to meet the necessary health and safety requirements, we are confident that the children will settle back in to the normality of school when we are back. 

The school has conducted an in depth Local Authority risk assessment which assesses 36 separate areas of control and over 200 individual control measures.  It remains a ‘live’ document, which is regularly reviewed, now, over the summer and in readiness for September.  You will be able to access a copy of this by clicking here at the end of August. Of course, even with all these measures in place it will still not be possible to remove the risk entirely. 

The measures in place at Talbot in order to reduce contacts will be based on keeping children within year group bubbles.  This will also allow the children to return to their classes with their class teacher, whilst also allowing us to manage the practical logistics both within and around the building, i.e. break and lunchtimes and to deliver our broad and balanced curriculum, including PE and Computing. 

What are the staggered start time and finish times for September?

We have staggered the drop off and pick up times to ensure everyone can enter and leave the site safely, with appropriate social distancing. Please leave 2 metres between each other when on the school site. We have endeavoured to maintain our usual school hours as much as possible and also made the process as straightforward as possible to follow.  Please follow these timings from Tuesday 8th September. 

 

Nursery

Reception

Year One

Year Two

Drop off time

8.45am

9.00am

8.45am

9.00am

Where from?

Entrance via staff car park

Main Entrance or RCC entrance (staff will tell you which entrance to use after your first day– please arrive as per your directed time on your first day)

Key Stage One playground entrance

Key Stage One playground entrance

Pick up time?

3.15pm

(or 3.45pm if you have requested additional, paid time)

3.30pm

3.15pm

3.30pm

Where from?

For afternoon drop offs: access via the Main Entrance.

For the end of the day:

Entrance via staff car park

Main Entrance or RCC entrance

Key Stage One playground exit

Key Stage One playground exit

 

 

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

Drop off time

8.45am

9.00am

8.45am

9.00am

Where from?

Year 3/4 entrance and entrance nearest to the modular buildings

Year 3/4 entrance and entrance nearest to the modular buildings

Year 5/6 entrance and entrance nearest to Talbot Road

Year 5/6 entrance and entrance nearest to Talbot Road

Pick up time?

3.15pm

3.30pm

3.15pm

3.30pm

Where from?

Year 3/4 entrance and exit nearest to the modular buildings

Year 3/4 entrance and exit nearest to the modular buildings

Year 5/6 exit and entrance nearest to Talbot Road

Year 5/6 exit and entrance nearest to Talbot Road

 

It is very important that everybody keeps to these timings and ensures children are dropped off at their allocated time.  By doing so it reduces congestion on the school site and subsequently the risk.  Senior leaders will be on hand to support families, remind them of the need to be on time and also to leave the premises promptly after drop off. We will review these timings as the term progresses.  If, as we all hope, there are further health and safety relaxations, we will adapt these timings accordingly and of course keep you informed. 

 

I have children in more than one class?  What should I do about drop off and pick up?

Parents and carers can drop off and collect children at the same time.  Please ensure that you drop your child at the earlier drop off point first and then go to the entrance point for your next child.  Either Mrs Mitchell, Mr Youdan or Mr Middleton will be on hand to escort the children inside.  At the end of the day, please collect your child from the earlier pick up time and then go to the other exit points.  At collection time teachers will of course supervise children until you arrive, however you will support us immensely by prioritising collection of your child(ren) before engaging in discussions with other parents. 

Please take some time to read our full re-opening policy for Autumn 2020 by clicking here. 

For details about our Remote Learning Policy click here.

We know that you may have additional questions, so click on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to get some answers.

You can also access the latest advice from the DfE by clicking herePunjabi, Urdu and Arabic versions can be accessed by just clicking on the language.

The DfE have also produced a useful leaflet for parents and carers to read before the return to school.  Click here to access this.  

Click here for a handy absence guide for Parents and Carers.