On this page we will endeavour to provide you with relevant information concerning the pandemic and the school's response to and arrangements in place as a result of it.
Resources for support
Back to school work book.pdf - An excellent resource to work through at home ahead of children returning in September
The Government have announced the clear expectation that all children should return to school in September 2020
"The risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low and there are negative health impacts of being out of school. Given the improved position, the balance of risk is now overwhelmingly in favour of children returning to school." DfE July 2020
Full Government guidance for parents and carers can be found via the following link:
In making arrangements for the fuller return in September, schools have been asked to complete a comprehensive risk assessments detailing the system of controls that will be implemented to minimise the risk of assessment. Minworth's can be found by clicking the following link: Risk assessment September
Arrangements from September 2020:
Detailed below are some of the key details of the arrangements that parents need to be aware of ahead of the September return. The full arrangements are detailed in the letter, a link to which is found here: September re-opening
Arrival and collection times:
In order to promote social distancing and reduce gathering of larger numbers of people, we will be operating staggered drop-off and collection times as detailed below. Please support us by:
- Ensuring prompt drop-off and collection within the defined windows.
- Limiting the number of parents collecting your child, adhering to 1 adult per child wherever possible.
- Maintaining social distancing from other adults.
- Understanding that for the foreseeable future, there will be restrictions regarding parents accessing the school site.
Rec, Y1 and Y2: 8.45-8.55 and then 3.05-3.15
Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6: 8.55 - 9.05 and then 3.15-3.25
Zone breakfast and afterschool club
We are intending to resume provision in the Zone from Monday 14th September, subject to the latest Government advice at the time.
Lunchtime and snack arrangements
For the foreseeable future, there will be no hot meal provision in school. Packed lunches can be ordered from school via the usual way or children are welcome to bring their own from home adhering to allergy guidelines.
There will also be no opportunity to purchase break time snacks in school but again, children are welcome to bring in their own.
Inline with Government guidance, there will be reduced contact within the school environment for both children and staff. Whilst children will be in their usual classes, they will also be part of a larger 'bubble' with who they will spend their playtimes and lunchtimes, along with other limited curriculum events.