Welcome Fortnight Evaluation 21.09.2020

‘Welcome Fortnight’ Evaluation

Dear parents and carers ,
thank you to the children, home grown ups, staff and governors who responded to our request for feedback about our ‘Welcome Fortnight’. I have summarised the response and would like to share with you the main themes and the resulting action we are going to take as a school.
WWW: What Went Well?
  • The children are happy in school
  • The children feel safe
  • The recovery curriculum provision in the first two weeks was fun
  • The opportunity to meet the teachers
  • The children are keen to come to school
  • The children enjoyed the outdoor focus
EBI: Even Better If
  • Children waited calmly next to their parents and did not run around
  • The ‘only 1 home grown up’ at the school was carried out by all families
  • Teenage children are only at school if they are the 1 person to collect the child
  • Adults do not congregate together in groups
  • Adults do not hang around at the school waiting for their friends
  • Families arrive at the correct times and are not here early and therefore queueing
I would like to clarify the rationale behind our decision making with regard to the staggered starts and lunchtimes.
The staggered starts are in place to reduce the footfall entering and leaving the school at any time. We have two start and end times for the school day to enable this to happen. The DfE have been very clear that no learning time should be lost as a result of this arrangement. We have  therefore reduced lunchtime by 15 minutes for each bubble to accommodate this. In addition, as we have 7 ‘bubble sittings’ for lunch, we have to allocate 15 minutes per bubble in the Log Cabin to remain within the working pattern of Chartwells our hot food provider. We have asked for a healthy snack to help support the children.
ACTION WE ARE TAKING
Please can all families be clear about the expectation of
  • only 1 adult to be on the school run,
  • ensure that children stand quietly and remain with their adult,
  • families do not wait for other families on our school site
  • teenagers are only at school if they are the 1 family member allocated to collect children from school
 
FROM TUESDAY 22/09/2020 
  • ALL ADULTS COMING ON TO THE SCHOOL PREMISES WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK (THIS INCLUDES NORTH END ROAD ADJACENT TO THE SCHOOL). SCHOOL STAFF WIIL BE WEARING VISORS WHEN AT THE SCHOOL GATE OR CLASSROOM DROP OFF POINTS.
Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us.
These are unusual times and we must continue to work together, placing the children at the centre of our actions.
Take care
Kim Huggett