The School Site

Hubs for year groups: Year groups will be, for as much as rooming allows, grouped into certain parts of the site for lessons. On our site, there will inevitably be areas where year groups come into closer proximity. Our site won't allow anything else (we don't have 6 canteens and 6 sets of toilets, for example!). Year 12 and 13 will form one group rather than two (hence 6). There will be much more teaching outside of normal department rooms as a result.


One-way system: We will be having a one-way system around the school, which ALL will follow. This will be an important part of how we reduce contact between students of different classes. Much of the time, a year group will be grouped within an area of school, so the one-way system is mainly relevant when pupils go beyond their year group area. See the end of this information for a plan of the school.


Hand Sanitiser stations: We are buying large numbers of these so that they are outside every classrooms across the school site as well as at entrances and exits.


Canteen: We would strongly encourage children to bring packed lunches to school to avoid crowding the canteen. However, there will be hot food to buy. We will allow hot food in lidded containers to be taken out of the canteen and eaten in the playground where possible, only being taken inside where this is not possible due to the weather. It is worth noting that the cash machines in the vestibule are not being used by the catering company and so the only way to top up your child's account is online via ScoPay.


Paying for school-related items

Like many shops, we are not going to be handling money at school in September, and so all such transactions need to go through our ScoPay system.


Sixth Form Common Rooms: These can remain as sixth form students will be within one bubble. It also removes the need for sixth formers to be elsewhere around school. They will be given guidance on how to use the space appropriately in terms of numbers and hygiene.


Social Times: We plan to have 4 sections of the playground for 4 different year groups, and the quad for year 11. Extra staff will be on duty at lunchtime to support this.


PE changing Rooms: To avoid the need to use the changing rooms, we ask that students who are doing PE come into school wearing their PE kits, which they will be able to wear for the whole day. They may wish to wear their school jumper or blazer over their PE kit for other lessons.we will consider asking some groups, where needed, to come in to school in their PE kits for the day.


Pastoral Provision: We will determine how pupils can most safely get support in the pastoral team when this currently involves multiple year groups visiting the same spaces.


Library: Due to the nature of the library being a space where multiple year groups congregate, we will need to consider carefully what, if anything, can take place in the library. The virtual library on Teams has been incredibly well run by Miss Vlismas and it may be that an element of this needs to continue into the new academic year. We will consider how we can continue after school provision in the library and surrounding areas for those children from different year groups that need it.

Cleaning Staff: We are looking to hire three extra cleaners to be onsite all day to support cleaning of communal areas.


Posters: There will be Catch it, Bin it, Kill it posters in each classroom. An updated SHOW poster for September will be put up around school.

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