Since March 2020 the staff at St Michael's have worked tirelessly to protect the safety of our school community. The school environment has been adapted to ensure that 'Bubbles/Pods' of children /staff do not come into contact with other children throughout school. We have also introduced varying start and finishing times for the school day as well as different lunch and break times for all classes.
All arrangements have been issued to Parent/Carers at the beginning of the school term so that everyone is aware of the changes that have been put in place.
We have very strict procedures in place when dealing with positive or suspected Covid 19 cases and continually review our procedures inline with Government /Public Health England guidelines.
Arrangements for if a child is unwell in school
If a child becomes unwell in school they will be placed in an isolation area where they will be fully supervised by an adult in PPE. Every effort will be made to minimise the stress for the child in these circumstances whilst keeping them safe. It is crucial that parent/carers keep their contact details up to date in the school office to ensure that we can contact them immediately in these circumstances.
There is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly given that the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete.
Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for people. Having children and young people at home, often when people are trying to work themselves, adds another layer of stress. It is therefore important to not only consider our physical health during such challenging times, but also to pay attention to our mental health. It is normal to feel worried, stressed and anxious when we are faced with uncertain situations, but the sooner we acknowledge and learn to take care of our mental health, the healthier and better equipped we’ll be to cope with the situation we’re having to face.
Please find links below to services available to provide support during these difficult times.
If it becomes necessary for a child to isolate due to family or class / bubble isolation, work will be uploaded to the Class DoJo website. All children have a log in and have been instructed on how to access the site. Parents /children are able to communicate with teachers via email who are always available to provide support.