Useful Information About School Life
On the right you will find various pieces of information about our school which may be helpful to you. Please contact Zoe Jeffries or Fiona McGowan in the school office (tel: 01483 222442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need any more information.
Daily Routines at Clandon School During Covid-19
School is a bit different at the moment due to Covid-19. Mrs Voller has written a helpful information booklet about what the school, children and their families can all do to keep one another safe. You can open the link below to read the booklet but here are some of the key things you need to know.
We are continuing to use the Bubble School model as we did in the Summer Term, with some slight differences to reflect latest guidance. Your child will spend most of their time in their class bubble and will not come into contact with children in other classes.
What to wear and what to bring to school
Everyone will spend most of the time outside and hopefully enjoy some good weather. This is because the risk of virus transmission is reduced outdoors. All children must wear their school uniform. They will need their book bag and a warm, waterproof coat. Please limit the amount of equipment or other items your child brings to school.
We ask that children wear a clean set of clothes to school each day that they attend. Wash items in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, using the warmest water setting and drying items completely.
Your child will need to bring a clearly named water bottle. This will be brought home each day and should be emptied and washed in hot water or put through the dishwasher (if possible). Please refill with fresh water and send every day. We would rather not provide cups as children are more likely to accidentally share these.
During sunny weather please ensure your child has applied sun cream before coming to school. Teachers will not be able to apply sun cream at this time. Please also provide a named sun hat.
Everything your child brings to school must be named, including book bags and items of uniform. It is quicker and easier to reunite named items with their owner and valuable learning time is wasted in class trying to find missing unnamed belongings.
Staggered Starts and Pick-ups
It will be important to maintain social distancing when coming to school and when collecting children. Only one parent should accompany children to school unless you have children across more than one bubble.
To avoid congestion some changes have been made to drop off and collection times. It is vital you arrive at your allocated time. We cannot allow children to enter the site before their allotted time and we cannot accommodate lateness.
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Please use the car park at Clandon Park which is free for school parents. The National Trust has agreed to open this car park as a special favour to the school. If this is abused, they may not allow us access in the future; please respect their generosity.
Badgers and Kestrels: Walk from the car park along the woodland path as far as the pub gate. This path is narrow, so you will need to work with others to maintain social distancing. Move aside to let others pass and leave a two-metre gap in front of you. Keep your child with you and do not allow them to run off along the path. Once you reach the pub gate, please cut through the pub car park and through the school car park to the football pitch gate where you should queue beside the 2 metre spaced rainbow signs for your child's class. While queueing please keep your child with you and gently explain the importance of social distancing.
Rabbits and Squirrels: Walk from the car park along the woodland path all the way to the back gate and queue beside the 2 metre spaced rainbow signs for your child's class. The path is narrow, so you will need to work with others to maintain social distancing. Move aside to let others pass and leave a two-metre gap in front of you. Keep your child with you and do not allow them to run off along the path. They must also stay with you as you wait in the queue.
We need to avoid adult to adult contact. Staff cannot physically take your child from you, as we might have done in the past; we need to encourage children to bridge this gap independently. You can really help by talking to your child before they come back to school and explaining what will happen.
If your child is very distressed, we will advise you to take them home for that day. The return to school should be about promoting mental health and wellbeing and a poor transition will not support either. We can try again the next day and/or come up with a better plan to alleviate the anxiety.
When to stay at home
Your child must not come to school if you, your child, or anyone in your household has or is showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have tested positive in the last 10 days.
- A new continuous cough,
- and/or fever,
- and/or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
Do not send your child to school if you have been in contact with anyone with or who is showing symptoms of coronavirus or who has tested positive for coronavirus.
Do not send your child to school if you are unable or unwilling to follow current government regulations on social distancing.
Do not send your child to school if they are generally unwell, for example with sickness or diarrhoea, and would not normally attend school.
You need to let the school office know if your child will not be coming to school for any reason, tel: 01483 222442.