We have put thoroughly thought-out systems in place that take every step of a student’s school day into consideration. These are in accordance with government guidelines and are designed to keep our community safe, whilst ensuring our staff and students feel welcome and supported. These measures include, but are not limited to:
Students who travel with a chaperone or driver observe social distancing in their vehicles, and are encouraged to wear a mask if they are able and not exempt. Students will be provided with a mask if they do not have one.
Arrival at the school
Each student is greeted by a member of staff who will guide them through the hygiene process. This includes:
Each student’s specific needs are taken into account, and staff adopt a responsive, communicative approach to ensure the individual feels secure, looked after and reassured.
We have introduced ‘grab bags’ to avoid queuing.
Staff are proactive in supporting and guiding socially responsible behaviour, using positive reinforcement and communicating calmly and clearly. We aim to lead by example, demonstrating best practice through our actions and encouraging replication of responsible behaviours. We have also put the following measures in place to ensure safe learning stations:
Ensuring social distancing
Frequent and thorough sanitisation
We have allocated two areas for dining to ensure social distancing is easily observed. Staff will be on hand to help students maintain a safe distance whilst also being able to socially interact.
Students are called downstairs once their method of getting home arrives; this avoids congregating. Masks worn in school are safely disposed of at the end of each day, and any personal masks will be returned for the journey home.
Help us to lead by example
We are committed to keeping our community well informed of any changes to protocol and advice relating to Covid, and will continue to model best practice for our students verbally and by example. We ask that you continue to help support our staff and students by having open conversations with your children about their responsibility: towards themselves and towards others. This can include:
Play it safe if your child feels unwell
If your child feels unwell and has symptoms that might be Covid related, please follow the steps detailed below rather than sending them to school
Please avoid coming to the school
We have limited the number of visitors to the school to help keep our community safe. We are always on hand to discuss any concerns over the phone, and encourage parents and carers to contact us rather than coming into school. If necessary, we will arrange for an in person meeting on site following an initial call.
Check if their symptoms could be those of Covid
You and your household will have to isolate until you have received the test results. For more information about the testing process, visit the NHS website.
Check your child’s symptoms using the NHS 111 symptom checker, either online or by calling 111. If you think that your child’s symptoms indicate Covid, order a free test immediately. Your whole household needs to isolate (remain indoors) until the results of the test have been received. For more information about the testing process, visit the NHS website.
If a child presents with symptoms in school they will be sent home immediately or isolated in the one-on-one learning room (adjacent to the Welfare Office) until they can be picked up. The individual needs of the child will be taken into careful account should this situation arise, and every precaution will be taken to ensure their safety whilst maintaining the safety of our school community.
For those who suffer with a medical condition that would previously have categorised them in the critically vulnerable or critically extremely
vulnerable group you will have been advised that it is now safe to return to school. We understand, though, that this can be a worry for some of you.
For advice on keeping your child safe now that they have returned back to school, you can learn more on the NHS website’s page for those at higher risk. Or contact our Welfare Team to arrange for a detailed discussion about how we can continue to support you.
If you feel that your child would benefit from one-on-one support with Jason, please speak to the Welfare Team or our deputy head, Lisa, who will be happy to discuss and facilitate this for your child.
Contact our Main Office and they can put you in touch with the right person or department
Telephone: 020 8981 2413
Alternatively, you can email:
Deputy Head (IMHS) Trust Safeguarding
and Compliance Reporting Lead
Assistant Head Teacher and (DT)
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Designated Mental Health Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Attendance and Welfare Coordinator
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Welfare and Family Support Practitioner
Lead Inclusion and Welfare Practitioner
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lynn St Phillip-Ross