September Parents Update

Wembley Crest web

01/09/20

Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. It has clearly been a very difficult, unsettling period for our families and staff. We are now looking forward to welcoming all our children back to school.
I would also like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome all our new families. I look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks.
I am sure that you are aware that school will again be compulsory from September. We know that returning to school is so important for our children’s education and for their well-being. As a school we have ensured that we have put in place and agreed with governors and the local authority a detailed Risk Assessment.
You will find details below of what we have put in place and what we are now asking from our families as part of our system of controls.
Absolutely vital is that parents do not send a child to school who is unwell/displaying symptoms of Covid-19.
The medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms or live in the same household as somebody who does. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

In addition, we must have 2 emergency contact numbers (up to date) for every child.

We are trialling a ‘soft start’ in the morning and afternoon to support the effective flow of parents into and out of school. We are a large school community and it is therefore important that parents promptly drop off their child/or pick up and leave the site as quickly as possible. If our ‘soft start’ approach is not effective, we will have to move to a structured allocation of time slots for year groups.

Please read all the guidance below under September School Arrangements 2020. If you have any concerns/queries do not hesitate to contact the school office -telephone or email and the message will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff who will return your call/email.

Further information can be found in the Back to School document provided by Brent Council 

This clearly continues to be a difficult situation. However, I know that as a school community we can work together to ensure all our children are now able to return to school, to learn with their teacher in a classroom and enjoy the company of their friends.

 

Mrs Taylor-Kent