28 May 2020


Preparing for partial re-opening




As you consider your actions please maintain a focus on the MUSTs set out by the Trust:


(These will be added as we gather further information and advice from the DfE)




Signage will be the key here for KS2 especially.






Monitoring/Evaluation strategy inc timescales

Entry/ Exit to school

How we will manage the entry and exit of pupils, parents and staff?


Office Staff


25 spots are on each playground for parents and children to stand on at the beginning and end of every day. If there are no spots available, parents to wait outside against the markers.

Playground spots


Markers placed outside the school to show 2m – these can be attached to the fence. Parents to queue outside if all the spots on the yard.

Taped markers outside the school gates


Clear distancing signs and markers are placed on the entrances to school.


School gates will open early every day to avoid a build up/ queue of parents outside the school gates.



All staff to arrive before the children through the car park entrance.

Gates open at 8.30, doors at 8.40. This should provide a steady stream of children into school.

If there are several children, safety spots are on the playground for children and parent to stand on until asked by a member of staff to enter.

Staff supervising to emphasise the need for adults to drop and leave.

No parents will be able to visit the office in the morning.

EY/Y1/Y2 enter through main gate and leave through EY.

Y3 – Y6 to enter through water lane gate and leave through Manchester Road gate.

This will mean 2 sets of a one way system.

All gates will be manned by TAs – Ensuring children do not leave the building.


Staggered timings will be used to avoid too many adults.

Children will be brought out in lines 2m apart onto the playgrounds.

Parents use same entry and exits as the morning.

Rubber spots placed on playground 2m apart parents enter and move down the spots picking up children as they go.

Any KS2 children with siblings can go and stand with their siblings.

Y6 children will be released before everyone.

Again, all gates will be manned to restrict flow, to ensure safeguarding of the children and discourage loitering.

Parents who need to come to school for any reason will be allowed in one at a time – markers will be placed outside to show 2m distance.


2.50pm - Y6 without siblings leave school through Manchester Road gate.

2.50pm - Any Y6 parents picking up enter through Water Lane and stand on spots on KS2 playground.

3.00pm – Y6 with siblings go to KS1 playground and stand on a spot.

3.00pm - Parents picking up Y6 and siblings enter playground and stand with Y6 child to wait for younger children.

3.10pm - Parents of EY/ KS1 enter through main gate and stand on a spot. EY/ KS1 children will be sent out by staff.



Keyworker children enter through the main entrance to school – unless they are attending EY/Y1 or Y6 at normal times.


Keyworker children will be collected from classes at 2.45pm.


Keyworker children either need to be collected at the finishing times above or after half past 3. School will close to children at 4pm.


Any visitors to school from delivery companies or other agencies will go directly to the office and follow standard procedures.




TAs in each class to place spots daily at 2.40pm






RF at gate 1

JS at gate 2

SW at gate 3

SH at gate 4





HC and LS to collect keyworker children


JT placed all signage



Daily monitoring.

Letters sent out 14.5.20


Partial Opening plan sent 28.5.20


Tape ordered, rubber spots ordered – placed W/B 25.5.20



Parents with babies/ prams/ toddlers... if at all possible then do not bring them. If not possible they must be in a pram or on reins to avoid children running around the playground.

SLT – letter to parents

Nursery to run morning sessions only. Parents to collect at the EY door. Session will run 08.45 - 11.30.

Movement around school/ breaktimes





Signage will be the key here for KS2 especially.



How we will minimise contact and manage unstructured times such as playtime, including social distancing

SLT and all Staff


Teachers/ TAs appointed particular groups.




Mid – day staff to be responsible for lunch time activities.

Evaluated on a daily basis by SLT Alterations made wherever needed.



All play equipment that causes proximity will be taped off. This will include the trim trail and the EY climbing frame, as well as the KS1 and 2 seating areas

Play equipment will be put into ABCD boxes so that there is a 4 day rota to reduce spread of infection on equipment.

Bowls with water and soap placed outside for children to use when changing activity.

Staggered playtime and lunchtimes with restricted areas and games which can be played at a distance.

One – way system in and out. Appointed toilet times for classes. Restricted toilet passes – one per class. This will be a case of getting the children to manage their own safety in KS2. Signs to say there is someone in so don’t go in and wait in a particular spot.

KS1 toilets are off the class so is easier to monitor.

Lunchtimes – use both halls as we currently do. Stagger lunch time.

Use house system to line children up so lines are smaller and less children so can space out.

Provide sufficient resources so pupils do not need to share pencils, books etc.

Keep windows open


Provision of school meals

How we will manage the safe provision of meals at dinnertime


Kitchen staff

Mid – Day staff

SLT to monitor.

Daily feedback from staff and children.

Use both halls. Packed lunches stay in classroom spaces.

Mid – days assistants assigned to groups of children.

Children queue – 2m spots to the hatch.

Y1 eat in own classroom

EY 2m apart in hall

KS2 use hot trolley in KS2 hall. Don’t need to go to KS1 hall.

Keyworkers in KS1 eat in own classroom, KS2 eat in own classroom.

Mellors update – training for use of plastic cutlery and cardboard trays etc...

Staff to prepare meals in staffroom if needed.

Classrooms can be used – no more than 4 adults in a room at 2m distance.

From 8th June, meal charges will be reinstated for all pupils that are not eligible for a free school meal or universal infant free school meal; this includes for children of critical/key workers. The school meal menus have been updated by Mellors and can be accessed via the school website; the price of a meal remains at £2.25 per day.

You can of course opt to send your child with a packed lunch from that date if you prefer.

Free school meals - including vouchers - will remain available for eligible pupils that are required to stay at home during this pandemic. If your child is educated in one of the year groups identified to return to school, and you choose not to send your child, then they will not be entitled to a free school meal or voucher.

Managing hygiene

How we will manage hygiene across the school including our practices and the spaces we use eg toilets. Can we start to prepare resources and methods of cleaning?


Site Staff


PM to monitor and check cleaning daily of all classrooms.

Every class has a spray, soap and paper towels and a bin near the sink.

Surfaces washed down at lunch and again at the end of each day. This includes handles and door plates.

Children wash hands on the way in, before and after lunch and before heading home.

Toilets are cleaned at lunchtime by cleaning staff (we have one who is also mid – day so will pay her another 40 minutes per day to do this.

No items brought from home

PE kit brought in and remains in school.

No reading books etc.. Sent home. Use on line learning.

Soft toys and cushions etc... removed

Promoting good hygiene practices using websites/ NHS materials.

PPE for first aid, cleaning up waste, dealing with changing children/ vomit.


Managing health and safety

Are our health and safety practices still fit for purpose eg. fire assembly points, signing in to school.

J Taylor

Phil M

Reviewed daily by site team

Teachers to feed back any health and safety matters to site staff or SLT via e mail

Continue with same fire and entry/ exit procedures. These are already spaced and touch free.

Visitors to school are scheduled and briefed on procedures.

Parents discouraged from entering the building without prior arrangement.

Behaviour policy updated and discussed with children and shared with parents.


Organisation of class size/ membership of classes

How we will determine who can/ should attend, design timetables and cater for different groups of pupils including the children of key workers and siblings



Staff briefings to review weekly.

Daily registers to ensure correct details are collected.


Weekly TEAMS meeting with the home team to measure interaction and engagement.

15 children per class would allow 2m distancing.

Children will be allocated to staff dependent on needs – this will include social, emotional and learning needs.

Key worker children to be in the spare classroom if not in classes that are in. Keyworker children split into 2 groups and 2 classrooms.

Learning completed will be supervised by teachers and TA’s. Learning will be structured from the home learning team on Teams.

One teacher and one TA per class

3 x TA’s for SEN support.

SLT on duty – this will depend on the number of children in. Currently one is in each day. This will change to at least 2. All SLT members will be working their full hours. Safeguarding procedures will remain as one member of staff each day.

Support for children with EHCP/ SEN – depending on numbers. Where possible, interventions will being in week 2. SEN support staff will be allocated children and will not expand beyond 15.

Management of learning spaces

How will we organise environments to ensure the safety of pupils and staff? What do we need to consider re resources eg personal sets of equipment?

SLT to organise class sizes and rotas for learning and playtime.

Daily monitoring by teachers and SLT.

Pencil cases ordered for all children – personal equipment will include basic working tools.

Children already have personal water bottles in KS2. Ks1 have been ordered.

Tables will be split and one child per table.

Children have minimal movement around the classroom and are released one at a time to avoid a funnel at the door.

Keyworker children will remain in the pre fab.

Library is shut.

PE will take place outside where possible and when indoors keep doors open.

Equipment to be stored or washed between sessions.


Organisation of staffing

How we will organise staff to manage our provision, ensuring the safety of staff and pupils inc first aid?


Phase leaders to establish roles for individuals

Daily monitoring by SLT

First aid will be managed on a ratio. 1 per 60 children in KS2, 1 per 30 children in KS1/EY. PPE is available if needed.

One Teacher / HLTA per classroom.

Staff and children on staggered lunches – staff to split between the 3 staffrooms.

Mid – days allocated a group.

Staff allocated roles for entry and exit

PPA  taking place – PE, dance and music. Tameside services have their own risk assessments and will also follow school procedures.

Office staff to resume duties.

Staff shielding to work from home.

Reassuring staff and parents

How will we support the wellbeing of staff and reassure them and parents that we will minimise risk?


Trust and parent/ staff feedback.

Letters home stating procedures and keeping paretns up to date.

Regular TEAMs for staff to keep informed.

Staff presence at the school gates and around the building to reassure parent when entering the premises.

Staff meetings to brief on procedures – taking place W/B 25.5.20 in small groups.

The provision of home learning alongside learning in school

How we will support teachers to manage the provision of home learning whilst delivering teaching in school?

SLT teachers

Monitoring through engagement on TEAMS.

Clear home learning plan in place. As far as is possible, have ‘A’ teachers in and ‘B’ teachers at home or vica versa. This will mean one teacher and TA responsible for children in school and the other at home doing home learning sessions.

Keyworker children will completed the TEAMS work supervised by staff in school.

Shared tasks on team so that children can complete work together if they are in key worker or at home.