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parrotonmyshoulder · 30/08/2020 06:17

Are your schools making a pretence that there will be social distancing, excellent hygiene, reduced adults in class, no singing (?!) etc, or have you been able to come up with a genuine and honest solution?
We’re back to business as usual this week, with no phased transition for students who haven’t been in since March. We’ve been open throughout of course, but take up from parents was low.
We have very few mitigation measures -except only one adult allowed in the one adult loo and staff meetings via zoom. Weekly assembly dropped and only one class (bubble) in each specialist room each day. Oh, and books from the library are to be quarantined for 72 hours.

I’m not saying I have a better solution (well I have - for my school we should have been starting with a part time/ half classes system to reintegrate and work out measures. Behaviour will be very challenging, mostly due to anxieties and return to a new routine) but what else is going on out there and do your parents get it?

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drspouse · 30/08/2020 09:22

My DS is at a primary AP and their risk assessment is massive. Really well thought through I think.
No communal areas to be used (though there are no Y1/2 s coming back it seems so they can use that room). Toys etc to be quarantined for 72 hours or sanitised (frankly I think this is overkill). TAs to sit alongside not in front of children. Windows open (but watch for escapees and animals!). Staff have breaks separately. I could go on...
Of 30 spaces 20 are still on roll (so that's mainly the KS1 class not coming back). But some have not engaged at all with home learning or answered school phone calls. So they are getting all of those to have a home visit and they must engage with the school worker to come back, then it's part time (as well as for some others that are high risk or have just not been in at all despite good engagement with home learning).

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JuiceyBetty · 30/08/2020 09:57

Business as usual for us. All back in full time (like you, I wish this wasn't the case). Vague plans of one way system round school which won't be stuck to and will be abandoned by week 2.

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