COVID-19

Update 2nd March

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the announcement by the government on 22nd February, that all children are to return to school on Monday 8th March, we are writing to you so that you have a little more information, which we hope will be helpful to you. In planning, we have considered government guidelines carefully and also looked at adjustments that might be necessary for our premises, our site and for our particular school community.

This letter focuses on some specific detail for St Martin’s.

As always, the well-being of your child will be central to all of our thinking as we take the next steps forward through this pandemic. Therefore, for their initial few days in school, we will be sharply focused on ensuring that all the children feel welcomed, happy and safe.

You will be aware that the government expects all children to return to school on Monday 8th March and therefore it is our expectation that every child will attend school.

We aim to continue to stagger the children into school in the mornings and ensure that they leave our site in a similar fashion.

Arrivals

Y6 – Please arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am. Entry via the far gates and straight into the classrooms.

Y3 – Please arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am. Entry via the green gates and straight into the classrooms.                                                                                                             

Y4 – Please arrive between 8.45am and 8.55am. Entry via the green gates and straight into the classrooms

Y5 – Please arrive between 8.45am and 8.55am. Entry via the far gates and straight into the classrooms.

KS1 – Please arrive between 8.30am and 8.55am. Entry via the green gates and onto the lower playground.

All parents of children in Year 1 to Year 6 are asked NOT to come any further than the car park and to say goodbye to your children by the gates. There will always be staff on duty at the front of the school, to assist you or available if you need to talk to them before school.

EYFS – Please wait by the green gates and you will be invited to walk your children down to their classes, once all the children from KS1 have gone into their classrooms.

This time slot is from 8.55am to 9.05am. Please be prompt and drop between these times.