Keyworker Information

During this period of partial closure Bishop Luffa School continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Irrespective of any partial closure or collaboration with another school, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact with Mrs Nicky Christopher, Head Teacher's PA by emailing keyworker@bishopluffa.org.uk  

Guidelines for Using Key Worker Facility at Bishop Luffa School

The aim of the Key Worker Facility is to keep frontline staff in the workforce. To ensure we meet this aim, we need to do all we can to minimise the risk of key worker families catching the virus, and to protect staff in school. This means that we need rules in place that everyone must follow. Please can you go through this list with your children, as we don’t want this to be a shock when they arrive.

The protocol will be:

  • Students do not have to wear school uniform.
  • Students should wear exercise clothes if they have PE that day.
  • Students should ensure that they bring in headphones and the equipment they need to undertake their lessons for that day.

Our catering company, Caterlink, will be open for students to purchase food at break and lunchtime.  Please ensure that your child has their lanyard with them.

At the beginning of the day:

Students to should arrive a school wearing a face mask/covering. They must sanitise their hands on entering the school building and then going directly to their allocated room.

During the day:

We will be cleaning door handles and surfaces regularly to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, but please encourage your children to not touch their faces during the day. Students must refrain from physical contact with other students and must not share equipment or food. Students must try to maintain a safe distance from each other. We know that this will be hard but it is necessary to reduce the risk to themselves and others. Students must stay in the section of the building that we identify to them. To protect others, we will have to send students home who exhibit symptoms of Covid19 (please see below). Please ensure you are contactable should we need you to collect your child. If your job means that you are not contactable at times during the day, please ensure you have given us additional numbers of people who could collect your child.

The structure of the day:

Students will follow their normal timetable.  They will remain in their Year Group bubbles all day and only take their break and lunch with those students in their bubble.

Absence should be reported by emailing keyworker@bishopluffa.org.uk

Symptoms

Children should not be in school if they have:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a 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).

If you or your child displays any of these symptoms, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Instead use the 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

For further information please visit the NHS guidance below

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Reminder of DFE guidance

The aim of school closure and offering a key worker provision is to limit the spread of the virus.

The DFE states:

Children with at least one parent or carer who is critical to the COVID-19 response can attend school if required.

However, many families with a parent or carer working in critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.