|1. REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION|
|1a. Legal documents:|
Canary Island laws affecting the re-opening of schools in September 2020.
|Protocolo COVID-19 en centros educativos||Gobierno de Canarias – Educación|
|1b. What we know about COVID-19 and children||What we know about COVID|
|1c. The local situation in Las Palmas/Spain and epidemiology of COVID-19||Información actualizada del Gobierno de Canarias sobre COVID-19||Gobierno de Canarias|
|1d. Risk Assessment.|
Full evaluation of risks and actions to take.
|2. HEALTH AND SAFETY|
|2. Covid-19 Health and Safety Committee:|
The Board of Directors have stated that the single most important aspect of the return to school is the Health and Safety of all our staff. To this end we have created a Covid-19 H+S Committee to advise us on our protocols so we can return to school in a safe and secure manner. ……………………………………..
|Covid-19 H+S Committee:|
Board of Directors
Consultants: Director of local Health Centre, 6 doctors, school lawyer, architect, 2 teachers, 2 parents……………..
Uniform Policy update 2020/21 course
Due to current Covid conditions we have reviewed the uniform policy for this year and amended it to the following;
From November, for students from Y3 to Y11 during the current pandemic in order to facilitate frequent clothes washing, those who wish to continue to use the P.E. uniform may do so for this academic year only. The winter uniform may also be worn as normal for those who wish to do so. The uniform policy will return to the normal published version from the academic year 2021/22.
Office manager, nurse.
|3. LIMITING CONTACT PROTOCOL|
Primary classes arranged in class bubbles and secondary arranged in year group bubbles.
Separate toilets for each year group bubble.
Separate playground area for each class/year group bubble.
Dining room arrangements in primary is class group eat in bubbles.
In secondary students eat with 1.5m distance between each person and year groups at the same time.
SECONDARY HOME ROOMS:
In secondary the students will remain in a “home” classroom not moving during the day. The specialist teachers will move between rooms.
ONE WAY SYSTEMS:
All school movements are in a one-way system and no two year groups will come into contact with each other.
Library-social spacing of 1.5m between students.
|School map of class “home rooms” and year group playgrounds and toilets.
Inform staff as to which rooms are to be opened
Discuss what resources will be needed in each area
Plan and display information posters for parents/careers/visitors in welcome areas.
Ensure that there is secure access to drinking water, facilities for hand washing, and access to hand sanitizer as appropriate.
|3b. Protective Measures-PPE:|
Masks worn by all school community, except under 6’s. No protective gloves are required.
Temperature taken for everyone entering the building.
|Increased personal hygiene:|
Gel at every entry point. Handwashing at each play time and lunchtime. Additional outdoor hand basins have been provided.
H+S Posters around school.
Additional H+S classes for students.
|3c. Cleaning, disinfecting and ventilation:|
New cleaning/disinfecting protocol and daily cleaning plan.
Open windows/doors protocol.
Shared resources (eg computers) cleaned before use).
New disposal of waste protocols.
|Contact cleaning team|
Manager to carry out a cleaning audit once complete.
|Non T. manager|
|4. CASE MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS|
|4a. Actions to protect the school community: All staff and parents to complete a consent form before return to school. Authorising tracking and confirming free from symptoms. See consent form|
Actions in case of suspected case of Covid:
Clear protocol for actions, isolation and collection. Followed up by test and trace procedure and testing as required.
Actions in case of confirmed Covid case in school community:
Follow medical instructions and protocols.
|Actions in case of confirmed Covid case in school|
The school will contact the Covid helpline (900.112.061/112) and follow the stipulated protocols.
|5. REORGANISING SCHOOL|
|5a. Staffing Plan: |
Find out which members of staff are able to work and produce a staffing plan going forward.
Develop a critical staffing list identifying the minimum staffing required for a group of students/class for it to operate and the cutoff point when the class cannot continue in school (having to move to online learning).
Duty cover list: see 5a duty lists
|Contact staff and check availability.|
Complete staffing plan.
|5b. Building re-opening plan:|
Plan which rooms will be open, including kitchens, staff areas, access to drinking water and pupil/staff/visitor toilet facilities. Bins in each room emptied twice a day minimum.
|Complete risk assessment|
Inform staff and parents
Playground markings (1.5m). One way systems around school.
|5c. Additional school signage:|
Prepare welcome areas for receiving pupils and visitors/parents/careers.
|Display welcome posters and information about staffing/safeguarding and infection control etc.|
Update website if applicable
Consider spaces for pupils and staff to store belongings such as bags etc
|5d. Morning and afternoon routines for parents:|
Action Plan for beginning and end of day.
Communicate with parents the school opening date for each age group.
Take decision on school transport.
Cancelation of before and after school activities.
Early birds, extra-curricular and after school clubs as normal.
|Letter with information about where/when parents can drop off/collect their child/ren and what they need to bring to school.|
Update website if applicable and share information about which learning/welcome spaces will be open.
|5e. First Aid rooms:|
Isolation rooms in both buildings for those showing signs of Covid. Ensure adequately stocked.
|Zuloaga- Medical room and old German room (beside staffroom/reception).|
Primary-Meeting room and external office near KS1 gate.
|5f. Bus organisation||Protocolo de actuación de Autobuses Moreno ante COVID-19|
|5g. School fees|
• When a student or class is in quarantine for up to 14 days (and online teaching is in place) the school fees will be charged as normal. Lunch conditions as per the present policy.
• When a student or class is in quarantine for 15 days or more discounts will be activated.
|6. TEACHING AND LEARNING|
|6a. On-line learning:|
System set up and ready for implementation if needed.
A. Teaching from school to whole class and on-line teaching simultaneously.
B. Teaching from home for 2 week periods, if all class/sent home.
| Updated 06.10.20|
Hybrid teaching and learning –What is it?
We have developed the online teaching and learning model which began back in March this year and now are using a “hybrid model” where the majority of students are in the classroom but some can be at home attending the class via live-video technology using Google Meet. Students who are attending from home have the same access to the classroom as every student attending in person.
Hybrid learning -who it’s for:
• Hybrid learning is specifically for children who are not able to attend school; are feeling well enough to learn, either awaiting a PCR test, in quarantine, or for another medical reason, they are required to stay at home for a certain period.
Hybrid learning-when is it not available:
• Students at home sick and unable to attend school are by definition too ill to be learning and are not eligible for hybrid learning. They need to recover from their illness and return to school for face to face learning.
• Homework is published on google classroom and can be accessed from there.
Hybrid learning-how children access it:
• First step is for the parent to contact the school office and advise of their child’s absence and if they are medically fit for hybrid learning. Those undergoing a PCR, in quarantine or with a long term sickness eg broken leg or other condition, are eligible for hybrid teaching.
• Second step is the Principal will approve students who are eligible and activate the hybrid teaching in the class.
Hybrid teaching will begin the day after being approved.
Primary children can access hybrid learning from google classroom, following the instructions detailed on this link.
Secondary students will get an invite to each class from their teacher via Google Meet.
Returning to school after extended absence:
• Parents need to obtain approval from the Principal to return to school after extended absence, when hybrid teaching has been activated. After receiving a negative PCR result, completing quarantine or having recovered from a long term illness, Mr Donat needs to be contacted on email@example.com during working hours (when possible). This is to confirm there are no risks for the rest of the class/staff on the students return and to deactivate hybrid teaching. Only after return approval has been received by the parent, can the child return to school the following day.
|6b. Staff and children Wellbeing:|
Put in place a wellbeing Action Plan
Ensure student voice active in being consulted regarding new changes.
Coronavirus: resources to support the return to school
Mental Health Awareness Day – Hello Yellow
Our role as educators is to prepare our children for life in the real world. This year more than ever, we are aware and focusing our efforts and work towards supporting our children and community to deal with the ever changing world.
The 9th October is World Mental Health day. We would like to celebrate this day by participating in the Hello Yellow initiative to raise awareness of Mental Health. Help us spread the word that, together, we can look out for each other and feel hopeful about the future, by wearing something yellow to school on the 9th October.
The children will also be participating in specific activities this day around raising mental health awareness.
AFESur asociación salud mental is a local charity and those who wish may bring 1€ to their class teacher /tutor, which will be donated to the charity.
Whether it’s a scarf, hat, or your favourite bow tie, dig out your best yellow clothes and wear them with pride on 9 October for World Mental Health Day.
|Care and guidance counselor|
|7a. Staff communication:|
Organise regular staff meeting online (or email staff) with the latest updates, including the risk assessment.
|7b. Parent communication:|
Update parents with any further information as a result of contacting staff/parents.
This year due to Covid restrictions we will not be celebrating our whole school Halloween event. There will be an opportunity for students to come to school on the Halloween day in fancy dress and collect for our local children’s cancer charity. Primary department will have specific events and celebrations in their class groups. More details to follow.
Normally at this time of year the children have their individual and class photos taken. This will be postponed until later on in the year.
|7c. Student communication: |
Regular E-mails to keep student body informed.
|As per plan||SLT|
|Review Action Plan:|
Adapt measures as the pandemic develops.
|Weekly or before if significant changes occur.||SLT|